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Tides of Time

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Tides of Time

0.75¾ Activation time  40 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
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Launch a wave of temporal energy that damages and stops enemies it passes through and buffs allies. The wave then returns to you. Touching the returning wave reduces the recharge of this skill.

 Damage.png Damage: 264 (0.8)?
 Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
 Alacrity.png Alacrity (2s): 25% Skill Recharge Rate
 Quickness.png Quickness (2s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Stun.png Stun: 1 second
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Time Reduced: 10 seconds
 Combo.png Combo Field: Ethereal
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • Breakbar damage is affected by Sigil of Paralyzation.
  • This skill has no target limit, and will affect all targets it passes through.
  • Will disappear when it collides with terrain or blocked targets.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.8 to 0.01.
March 05, 2019
  • This skill's collision logic has been updated to reduce instances where the projectile could be unexpectedly destroyed. The returning wave now returns toward the current location of the mesmer rather than trying to predict the mesmer's future location based on movement speed and direction. This skill now applies quickness while traveling outward and alacrity while returning.
December 11, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill could strike foes multiple times per wave.
March 27, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that caused the recharge refund to fail if the chronomancer catches a wave from another chronomancer.
February 08, 2018
  • Updated aiming calculations for this skill so that it more accurately reflects the intended firing direction while the caster is moving.
  • The wave will now attempt to fire in the aimed direction relative to the player character's facing.
February 06, 2018
  • This skill no longer applies quickness.
  • Instead, it applies 2 seconds of alacrity to allies when the skill's wave animation passes through them.
  • This skill now uses ground targeting.
December 12, 2017
  • Improved the consistency of the returning wave in situations where the outgoing wave impacts walls or terrain
May 16, 2017
  • The casting time of this skill has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
November 04, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to destroy unblockable projectiles.
October 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused the effects from this skill to fail to appear under certain graphical settings.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Tides of Time has been added to the game.