Vapor Form

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Vapor Form

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
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Vapor Form

Assume a mobile, vaporous form, returning to a downed state when the effect ends.

Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
Miscellaneous effect.png Prevents Capture-Point Contribution

— In-game description


Difference between the Vapor Form (left) and Mist Form (right) appearance.
  • When cast, the elementalist transforms into a cloud of vapor. They can move, perform emotes, dodge, pick up loot, interact with objects, and jump; but do not have access to weapon nor utility skills. They can no longer be the target of a finisher, allies cannot revive them, and they cannot revive allies. They evade all attacks during its duration, even attacks that Launch, the only form of Crowd Control that affects downed players.
  • This skill works by temporarily reviving the elementalist. When Vapor Form ends, the elementalist is downed again. This produces several interactions:
    • Because of the reviving effect, elementalists are briefly invulnerable when casting Vapor Form, and again briefly invulnerable when Vapor Form ends and they return to downed state. Whereas during Vapor Form they only evade incoming attacks, remaining vulnerable to conditions already affecting them.
    • Elementalists can still Rally during Vapor Form, which prematurely ends Vapor Form. They will revive with the amount of health that they had while in Vapor Form, but they will remain unable to use skills for the remaining duration that Vapor Form had left.
    • The start and end of Vapor Form trigger sigil effects that occur upon weapon swap.
    • When Vapor Form ends, it deals damage to the elementalist equal to their current health, ignoring effects that reduce damage, or prevent death, or barrier; but this does not increase downed penalty. Since casting Vapor Form counts as reviving, it resets death breakdown in Player versus Player, and the damage taken from Vapor Form will appear in said breakdown.
  • It is possible to regenerate health in Vapor Form if the elementalist manages to be out of combat mode.
  • As with most transformations, elementalists can still glide during Vapor Form.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 23, 2019
  • Fixed an issue in which this skill would sometimes fail to revive a poisoned player.
  • Fixed an issue in which applying barrier to an elementalist in Vapor Form prevented them from being downed when the skill ended by timing out.
  • Removed an unlisted function of this skill that caused it to apply regeneration to nearby allies.
September 20, 2016
  • The elementalist downed-state skill Vapor Form will no longer spawn an additional fractal avenger.
September 09, 2014
  • Updated visuals to indicate that this skill has different properties from Mist Form (specifically, this skill does not prevent crowd-control effects).
January 28, 2013
  • This skill will no longer allow players to rally off of kills that grant zero experience.
  • This skill will now also properly restore death state on completion.
November 15, 2012
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to contest a capture point
October 22, 2012
  • This skill has been moved to skill 2, is instantly available upon being downed, and has a 20-second recharge.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Vapor Form has been added to the game.

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