Water Attunement

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Water Attunement

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Profession mechanic
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Water Attunement

Attune to water, gaining superior support and healing abilities.

— In-game description

Hand aura of an elementalist attuned to water

Water Attunement is an elementalist attunement skill that attunes the elementalist to water. While attuned to water the elementalist's weapon skills are water magic skills.[1] Elementalists unlock Water Attunement at level 5.

Skills by weapon[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Vapor Blade.png Vapor Blade 0.5½ Cast a vapor blade that inflicts vulnerability and returns to you.
2 Cone of Cold.png Cone of Cold 20.25¼ 10 Spray an icy blast in a cone that damages foes and heals allies.
3 Frozen Burst.png Frozen Burst 0.25¼ 12 Detonate a burst of ice that chills nearby foes.
4 Frost Aura.png Frost Aura 10 Protect yourself with frost armor that reduces incoming damage by 10%. While active, it chills foes that hit you. Each attacker can be affected by this only once per second.
4 ChainTransmute Frost.png Transmute Frost 0.5½ 10 Cause your frost aura to violently explode, healing allies and damaging foes.
5 Cleansing Wave.png Cleansing Wave 0.75¾ 20 Heal yourself and nearby allies, curing conditions.
1 Soothing Splash.png Soothing Splash 0.5½ Shoot a bullet of water. Heal for each unique condition on the enemy.
2 Frigid Flurry.png Frigid Flurry 10.25¼ 5 Fire a volley of icy bullets that inflict bleeding.

If you have an ice bullet, consume it to heal for each strike. If not, create an ice bullet.
3 Frozen Fusillade.png Frozen Fusillade 0.5½ 15 Fire a shot that freezes the ground underneath it, creating an area that speeds up allies while slowing enemy movement.

If you have an ice bullet, consume it to cause the frozen ground to shatter when it expires. If not, create an ice bullet.
1 Ice Shards.png Ice Shards 0.75¾ Fire three ice shards at your foe.
2 Shatterstone.png Shatterstone 0.5½ 3 Cast a shatterstone that will explode at the target area.
3 Water Trident.png Water Trident 0.5½ 1 Cast a water trident that damages foes. Deal more damage to chilled foes and heal for each target struck. Heal for a lesser amount for each target struck beyond the first.
4 Freezing Gust.png Freezing Gust 0.5½ 25 Chill your foe for a brief time.
5 Comet.png Comet 0.75¾ 25 Drop a comet of ice on target foe, damaging and dazing foes in the area.
1 Water Blast.png Water Blast 0.75¾ Spray a jet of water at your foe that splashes to heal nearby allies.
2 Ice Spike.png Ice Spike 0.75¾ 6 Drop a giant ice spike on foes to make them vulnerable.
3 Geyser.png Geyser 0.75¾ 20 Create a geyser to heal nearby allies.
4 Frozen Ground.png Frozen Ground 30 Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it. Grant frost aura to allies in the area.
5 Healing Rain.png Healing Rain 1 35 Call down a healing rain on the target area, granting regeneration to allies and curing conditions once every three seconds. Allies are healed for each condition removed.
1 Water Missile.png Water Missile 0.5½ Launch a slow-moving homing missile.
2 Ice Globe.png Ice Globe 0.5½ 8 Shoots a slow-moving orb that detonates upon impact.
3 Ice Wall.png Ice Wall 0.5½ 12 Create a wall of ice that shatters when touched by enemies or when it expires, dealing heavy damage and chilling foes.
4 Undercurrent.png Undercurrent 0.75¾ 25 Release a current of water to damage foes and regenerate allies.
5 Tidal Wave.png Tidal Wave 10.75¾ 25 Charge forward with tidal force, damaging foes and healing allies.
Warhorn (requires Tempest icon small.png Tempest)
4 Tidal Surge.png Tidal Surge 0.25¼ 30 Send out a tidal wave that regenerates and heal[sic] allies, then knocks enemies back.
5 Water Globe.png Water Globe 0.5½ 30 Blast out a watery orb that heals allies as it travels.
Sword (requires Weaver icon small.png Weaver)
1 Seiche.png Seiche 0.5½ Imbue your blade with water, healing yourself for each target you strike.
1 ChainClapotis.png Clapotis 0.5½ Deliver a second strike that heals yourself for each target it hits.
1 ChainBreaking Wave.png Breaking Wave 0.75¾ Strike your enemies and unleash a wave that heals allies.
2 Riptide.png Riptide 1 12 Use the element of water to propel yourself backward and regenerate, leaving a healing area at your location.
3 Aqua Siphon.png Aqua Siphon 0.75¾ 15 Strike an enemy and draw water from them, causing them to deliver a healing burst to your allies.
Hammer (requires Catalyst icon small.png Catalyst)
1 Stream Strike.png Stream Strike 0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe with a watery blow.
1 ChainWater Rush.png Water Rush 0.5½ Chain. Slam your foe with a rush of water.
1 ChainChilling Crack.png Chilling Crack 0.5½ Crack the ground to chill your foes.
2 Rain of Blows.png Rain of Blows 10.5½ 6 Strike your foes repeatedly. Enemies hit by all strikes become chilled.
3 Icy Coil.png Icy Coil 18 Summon a projectile of ice that circles around you, damaging foes. While this projectile is active, you take reduced damage from conditions. Summoning a circular projectile refreshes the duration of all other circular projectiles.
4 Crashing Font.png Crashing Font 0.75¾ 20 Leap at your target and strike nearby foes.
Heal for each target struck. Heal for a lesser amount for each target struck beyond the first.
5 Cleansing Typhoon.png Cleansing Typhoon 0.5½ 25 Strike nearby foes, cleansing a condition for each target struck.

Related traits[edit]

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest

Weaver Weaver

Catalyst Catalyst


  • This skill has an instant cast time and may be cast during other actions.
  • This skill can be activated while in the air.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Reduced base attunement recharge from 13 seconds to 10 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Water Attunement has been added to the game.


  • Gwwlogo.png A Guild Wars skill bears the same name as this skill.
  • When attuning to water, the character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on race and gender.
Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura Cleansing will now begin!
Turn the tide!
The water's rage!
Wave and torrent!
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Behold the ocean's power!
My power will drown you!
Feel the cold!
Making waves!
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Behold, the ocean's power.
My power is like a tidal wave!
Behold, the ocean's power!
Feel Grenth's icy embrace!
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Drown in my power.
The flow and freeze.
Cold power.
Feel the cold.
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Element of water, attend me!
I am rain and ice!
Persistent water!
Currents flow by my will!
I am river and ocean!
Powerful water!

See also[edit]