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Disambig icon.png This article is about the ability. For the gliding-related object, see Updraft (object). For the Gliding Mastery, see Updraft Use.



Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Off hand dagger
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20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time

Gain swiftness from a gust of wind that launches nearby foes.

Swiftness.png Swiftness (10s): +33% Movement Speed
Launch.png Launch: 200
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Evade.png Evade: 1 second
Evade.png Defiance Break: 232[sic]

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Air Air

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Weaver Weaver

Catalyst Catalyst


The Defiance Break displays 232 instead of 332.
  • The rollback's maximum range is roughly 300 units.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to display a warning area for allies.
June 27, 2023
  • Increased radius from 180 to 240.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 40 seconds to 20 seconds.
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • The launch of this skill now has an indicator to enemies and occurs 1s after the initial cast.
September 29, 2015
  • Updated this skill to no longer be affected by movement-speed increases or decreases.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Updraft has been added to the game.