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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill effect. For cosmetic transformation of a character model, see Transformation.

Transform is a skill effect that turns the user or target into something else. While transformed, the target is given an alternate set of skills for the duration of the effect. Most transform skills are replaced by "Leave Form" skill which allows the user to exit the transformed state manually. Profession skills that provide transform effects but do not have the Transform skill type are listed as well.

Many skills, items, or activities that provide transform effects. For example, characters will be transformed into various animals during the Champion of the Sun meta event.


  • When a transform skill is activated, the player retains all conditions and boons.
  • While transformed, the passive effects of signets are removed.
  • While transformed, attribute bonuses from weapons and the effects of sigils are removed.
    • On-kill stacking effects granted by some sigils are retained; however, new charges are not gained.

List of transform skills[edit]

Skill Description Attributes change at level 80

Warrior icon small.png Warrior[edit]

Rampage.png Rampage Physical. Take the form of a massive juggernaut, reducing the damage you take and the duration of incoming movement-impeding conditions. Power and Toughness + 916
Vitality + 1832
Weapon strength: 819

Engineer icon small.png Engineer[edit]

Elixir S.png Elixir S Elixir. Drink Elixir S to shrink yourself, recover from stun, and evade attacks. Weapon strength: 797
Elixir X.png Elixir X Elixir. Drink Elixir X to become a rampaging brute or whirling tornado. Underwater, become either a withering plague or a whirlpool. See Rampage, Tornado, Whirlpool and Plague
Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngToss Elixir X.png Toss Elixir X Elixir. Toss your Elixir X, transforming enemies at the location into moas. Unknown

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist[edit]

Tornado.png Tornado Cantrip. Gain stability and shape-shift into a tornado that damages and launches foes. Power + 1832
Precision and Vitality + 916
Weapon strength: 811
Whirlpool.png Whirlpool Cantrip. Shape-shift into a swirling maelstrom that pulls foes into its destructive vortex. Power + 1832
Precision and Vitality + 916
Weapon strength: 811

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer[edit]

Signet of Humility.png Signet of Humility Signet Passive: Reduces duration of incoming stuns, dazes, fears, and taunts. Signet Active: Transform your foe into a moa bird. (Defiant foes will have their defiant bar reduced instead.) Unknown

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer[edit]

Lich Form.png Lich Form Spectral. Assume the form of a lich for a brief time, improving your precision and vitality. Gain life force when this skill ends. Entering this form removes other spectral effects. Power + 1832
Precision and Vitality + 916
Weapon strength: 819

Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn[edit]

Become the Bear.png Become the Bear Shape-shift into norn bear form. Power and Toughness + 916
Vitality + 2748
Weapon strength: 811
Become the Raven.png Become the Raven Shape-shift into norn raven form. Power, Precision and Toughness + 916
Vitality + 1832
Weapon strength: 654
Become the Snow Leopard.png Become the Snow Leopard Shape-shift into norn snow leopard form. Power and Vitality + 916
Precision + 2748
Weapon strength: 654
Become the Wolf.png Become the Wolf Shape-shift into norn wolf form. Power + 1374
Precision, Toughness and Vitality + 916
Weapon strength: 654

Human tango icon 20px.png Human[edit]

Avatar of Melandru.png Avatar of Melandru Transform into an Avatar of Melandru. Power and Vitality + 916
Toughness + 2748
Weapon strength: 129

Transform-like skills[edit]


Transform skills do not remember Auto-attack settings.