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Unstable Conduit

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Unstable Conduit

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

Overloads grant an aura based on your attunement.

Fire Attunement.pngFire Aura.png Fire Aura (4s): Enveloped in a fiery shield that burns foes, grants might each time you are struck (1-second cooldown per attacker).
Water Attunement.pngFrost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura (4s): -10% Incoming Damage
Air Attunement.pngShocking Aura (effect).png Shocking Aura (4s): Stun nearby attacking foes with an electric shock (only once per 2 seconds for each attacker).
Earth Attunement.pngMagnetic Aura (effect).png Magnetic Aura (4s): Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Tempest Tempest


  • This trait activates at the end of Overloads (unlike Hardy Conduit).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 26, 2021
  • Multiplicative damage reduction enhancements have been updated to display how much damage was reduced by rather than displaying how much the damage is multiplied by. For example, protection now displays "-33% Damage" instead of "67% damage." This is not a change to functionality; it is only a change to display the bonus in a more intuitively understandable way.
October 05, 2021
  • All effects that provide a percentage reduction to incoming damage have been standardized to stack multiplicatively.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed the fire-aura skill fact when the One with Fire trait is equipped.
January 26, 2016
  • The durations of each aura applied by this trait have been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Unstable Conduit has been added to the game.