Tornado

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Tornado.png

Tornado

Not available underwater  1 Activation time  
150 Recharge time
90 Recharge time
 Hero point  
Profession
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Slot
Elite
Type
Cantrip
Game link
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API
Not available underwater.png This skill has an underwater replacement: Whirlpool

Cantrip. Gain stability and shape-shift into a tornado that damages and launches foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 292 (1.1)?
 Stability.png2 Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared or taunted.
 Launch.png Launch: 600
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Interval.png Boon Application Interval: 3 seconds
 Duration.png Duration: 15 seconds
 Duration.png Duration: 10 seconds
 Interval.png Stability and Damage Pulse: 3 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable
 Combo.png Combo Field: Lightning
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl

— In-game description [?]

Skills[edit]

  • Tornado transforms the user into a tornado, giving the player the Tornado effect.
# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1
Chain Lightning.png
 Electrified Tornado
1 Electrify your tornado form and make it shoot lightning.
2
Dust Devil.png
 Dust Tornado
1 Gather up dust into your tornado form, making it shoot out dust devils that blind foes.
3
Throw Boulder.png
 Debris Tornado
1 Gather up debris into your tornado form and send it flying.
4
Elemental Requiem.png
 Elemental Requiem
5 Unleash the elements from your core, firing a random elemental in all directions. Elements have differing effects based on your current tornado type.
5
Dust Charge.png
 Dust Charge
10.25¼ 10 Move swiftly in a direction, knocking back enemies you collide with.

Related traits[edit]

Water[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Increases vitality by 1000 for the duration.
  • Tornado pulses roughly every 3 seconds, starting at 3 seconds after transforming, for a total of 4 pulses. Each pulse inflicts damage and knockback.
  • The skills granted while as Tornado set an effect that triggers a short moment after each regular pulse. The effect will be displayed in addition to the transform effect, corresponding to the name of the skill. The modifier will stay active until a new active effect is set or the transform ends. Additionally the current effect changes the applied conditions and style of the skill Elemental Requiem.
  • The skill Electrified Tornado applies Electrified Tornado (effect), Dust Tornado yields Dust Tornado (effect) and Debris Tornado results in Debris Tornado (effect).
  • All stacks of stability are lost when leaving the transform, regardless of boon's source.
  • Elixir X has a chance to grant this transform.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 150 seconds to 100
    [sic]
    seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Reduced the transform duration from 15 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
July 26, 2016
  • The stability stacks per pulse have been increased from 1 to 2.
  • This transform now has new abilities on skills 4 and 5.
    • Elemental Requiem: Launch missiles in multiple directions, based on the current tornado type (air, dust, debris).
    • Dust Charge: Move at a rapid rate, knocking back foes.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This ability is now a cantrip.
March 16, 2015
  • This skill now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
September 09, 2014
  • This transform no longer increases power levels exponentially. The damage of skills in this transform has been adjusted to compensate.
  • Tornado now counts as a lightning field.
July 01, 2014
  • Removed the range indicator.
June 03, 2014
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the area effect ring to persist if the player exited the skill early.
August 06, 2013
  • Added a duration skill fact. This skill can now be used while moving.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the cooldown to 150 seconds.
April 30, 2013
  • Tornado move speed is now correctly reduced while carrying the orb (in the context of Spirit Watch).
January 28, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused several spells, including Tornado, Arcane Shield, and most frequently Whirlpool, to sometimes fail to display any graphics.
November 15, 2012
  • Leaving this elite skill now removes the stability it grants in order to make it consistent with other elite transformation abilities.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Tornado has been added to the game.