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Warding Rift

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Warding Rift

10.5½ Activation time  10 
12 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant (skill list)
Weapon slot 3
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Create a rift from the Mists, warding you from attack. While the rift is open projectiles will hit nearby foes, blinding them.

 Damage.png Damage: 81 (0.2)?
 Blinded.png3 Blindness (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Duration.png Duration: 2s
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • Blocks attacks while channeling.
  • Near the end of the channeled activation time, up to 3 nearby foes are targeted by a blinding projectile.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 13, 2016
  • The cooldown of this ability has been increased from 12 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to be interrupted for a shorter cooldown.
  • Increased the cooldown of this skill from 10 seconds to 12 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Warding Rift has been added to the game.