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Warding Rift

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Warding Rift

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Game link
10.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  
12 Recharge time
20 Recharge time
Warding Rift

Create a rift from the Mists that blocks incoming attacks. When the rift closes it blinds foes in front of you.

Damage.png Damage: 161 (0.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 40 (0.1)?
Blinded.png Blindness (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 2 seconds
Range.png Range: 180

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Salvation Salvation


  • Blocks attacks for 1.5 seconds while channeling (Unlike the 2 duration written in the tooltip).
  • Near the end of the channeled activation time, up to 3 nearby foes in front of the revenant are Blinded.
  • Not affected by Quickness.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.2 to 0.1. Increased cooldown from 15 seconds to 20 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • Clarified the description to specify that this skill blocks incoming attacks. Instead of shooting projectiles, this skill now blinds foes in front of the revenant when it ends. Increased the number of targets from 3 to 5. Increased damage by 100%.
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.