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Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
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Underwater.png This skill is the underwater replacement for: Tornado
10.25¼ Activation time  180 Recharge time  

Cantrip. Shape-shift into a swirling maelstrom that pulls foes into its destructive vortex.

 Damage.png Damage: 585 (2.2)?
 Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
 Stability.png2 Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
 Pull.png Pull: 300
 Radius.png Boon Gain Interval: 3 seconds
 Interval.png Boon Application Interval: 3 seconds
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 15 seconds
 Interval.png Damage Pulse: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 150

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Air Air

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Catalyst Catalyst


  • Elixir X (underwater) has a chance to grant this transform.
  • Provides the Whirlpool effect.
  • All skills are disabled during the transformation.
  • This skill performs a whirl finisher on each pulse.
  • Killing blows dealt during this transformation count toward the Sword Master achievement.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 2.2 to 0.01.
July 26, 2016
  • Increased the number of stability stacks applied from 1 to 2.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This ability is now a cantrip.
March 16, 2015
  • This ability now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
September 09, 2014
  • This transform no longer increases power levels exponentially. The damage of this transform has been adjusted to compensate.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from granting stability to the player.
October 15, 2013
  • Added skill facts.
June 25, 2013
  • Whirlpool has had its underwater aftercast reduced by 1.1 seconds.
January 28, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused several spells, including Tornado, Arcane Shield, and most frequently Whirlpool, to sometimes fail to display any graphics.
October 07, 2012
  • This skill's damage has been decreased by 33%.
September 14, 2012
  • Now works underwater in PvE.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Whirlpool has been added to the game.