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Well of Action

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Well of Action.png

Well of Action

Not available underwater  Ground-targeted  
Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Chronomancer icon small.png Chronomancer
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Well of Action

Well. Create a well of delayed time, damaging and slowing foes. When the well expires, time snaps back, granting boons to allies.

Damage.png Pulse Damage: 399 (1.5)?
Damage.png Pulse Damage: 186 (0.7)?
Slow.png Slow (1s): Skills and actions are slower.
Superspeed.png Superspeed (5s): Movement speed is greatly increased. Maximum duration: 10s
Superspeed.png Superspeed (3s): Movement speed is greatly increased. Maximum duration: 10s
Might.png8 Might (15s): Increased outgoing damage; stacks intensity.
Might.png5 Might (6s): Increased outgoing damage; stacks intensity.
Fury.png Fury (6s): Critical Chance increased; stacks duration.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 3
Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Ethereal
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Chronomancer Chronomancer


  • Despite the skill description, this Well pulses 4 times, with the first pulse applying on Well placement.
    • The first 3 pulses each deal the listed damage and apply slow.
    • The last pulse applies superspeed and boons (and activates All's Well That Ends Well if you have it traited).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE only. Increased pulse power coefficient from 0.7 to 1.5 in PvE only.
February 14, 2023
  • This skill now grants might and fury to allies on its final pulse in addition to superspeed.
June 28, 2022
  • Now provides Superspeed to allies on the final pulse instead of quickness.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced quickness duration from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
December 11, 2018
  • The duration of quickness that the final pulse of this skill applies has been increased from 4 seconds to 5 seconds.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased the quickness duration from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused wells to display their effects incorrectly while under the effects of quickness or slow.
May 17, 2016
  • The visual effects of this skill has been restored to their original state for the player. The previous effects are now used as the lower level-of-detail versions.
April 19, 2016
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
November 17, 2015
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Well of Action has been added to the game.


  • The skill icon depicts a d20, a special die often used for pen-and-paper roleplaying games.
  • Well of Action's signature sound effect has a ticking sound, while a low chime rings, getting longer with each pulse. The ending pulse plays the sound of cogs spinning.