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Transcendent Tempest

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Transcendent Tempest (effect).png

Transcendent Tempest

Tempest icon small.png Tempest (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Transcendent Tempest

Time to attain singularity is reduced. Upon successfully completing an overload, gain increased damage.

Count Recharge.png Singularity Delay Reduction: 33%

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait


  • Reduces the singularity time from 6 seconds to ~4 seconds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 22, 2023 Secrets of the Obscure release:
  • Increased damage bonus from 15% to 25% in PvE only.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage modifier increased from +7% to all damage dealt to +15% to all damage dealt.
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
March 17, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to reduce Singularity delay by 25% instead of the listed 33%.
October 01, 2019
  • This trait has been reworked, and its name has been changed to Transcendent Tempest. This trait reduces the time it takes to attain a singularity by 33% when switching elements and increases outgoing damage and condition damage by 7% for 7 seconds after an overload completes.
April 23, 2019
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait no longer grants boon duration; it now grants Concentration.
July 26, 2016
  • Removed the need for a warhorn to be equipped for the Sand Squall portion of this trait. A warhorn is still required for added boon duration.
  • Fixed the trait fact to properly display its cooldown.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Imbued Melodies has been added to the game.