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Wind Shear

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Wind Shear is a Druid skill from the Basic skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Damage N/A
Nature Magic
Storm Skills
Movement Speed

Wind Shear Details and Upgrades

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Wind Shear

Conjure a piercing blade of wind, dealing 18% damage.

Type: Nature Magic

Damage: Physical

Generates: 14 Spirit

Lucky Hit Chance: 20%

Tags: Basic, Nature Magic, Storm


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Enhanced Wind Shear

Wind Shear has a 20% chance to make enemies Vulnerable for 4 seconds.

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Wild Wind Shear

Wind Shear grants 3 additional Spirit for each enemy hit beyond the first.

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Fierce Wind Shear

Each enemy hit by Wind Shear increases your Movement Speed by 5% for +5 seconds, up to +20%.

Tips for using Wind Shear

  • The projectile will pierce multiple enemies as long as they are directly behind the target.

Other Skills that affect Wind Shear

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Wind Shear can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Wind Shear creates
Core Tree

Basic skills generate x 6 / 12 / 18% more Spirit.

Requires a point in Heart of the Wild.


Wrath Tree

Elemental Exposure

Lucky Hit: Your Storm skills have up to 10% chance to make enemies Vulnerable for 1/2/3 seconds.


Bad Omen

Lucky Hit: Up to a 10 / 20 / 30% chance when dealing damage to a Vulnerable, Immobilized or Stunned enemy that a Lightning Bolt also hits dealing 55% damage.

Requires a point in Charged Atmosphere or Endless Tempest.


Ultimate Tree


Nature Magic skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to Elites.



Nature Magic skills deal 2 / 4 / 6% increased damage.

Triple this bonus if an Earth skill is the next skill cast after a Storm skill or a Storm skill is the next skill cast after an Earth skill.

Requires point in Circle of Life or Natural Disaster.


Natural Disaster

Your Earth skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Your Storm skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to enemies that are Stunned, Immobilized, or Knocked Back.

Requires point in Defiance.


Key Passives

Nature's Fury

Casting an Earth skill has a 30% chance to trigger a free Storm skill of the same category, and vice versa. These free Skills count as both Earth and Storm Skills.


Perfect Storm

Your Storm skills that you cast grant 1 Spirit and deal x15% increased damage when damaging Vulnerable, Immobilized or Slowed enemy.


Items that work with Wind Shear

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Wind Shear
  • Create a condition Wind Shear can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Wind Shear creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of the Calm Breeze
Resource Lucky Hit: Wind Shear has up to a 7 - 12% chance to fully restore your Spirit.


Grinning Labyrinth
Dry Steppes Druid
Aspect of Natural Balance
Offensive Casting a Storm Skill grants your Earth Skills 30 - 45% Critical Strike Damage for 4 seconds.

Casting an Earth Skill increases the Critical Strike Chance of Storm Skills by 8.0 - 12.0% for 4 seconds.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Mighty Storm's Aspect
Offensive The Earthen Might Key Passive also applies to your Storm Skills.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid

Unique Items


Tempest Roar

"Listen, child, to the music of the storm. It has its own rhythm. Its own melody. Hear how beautifully it sings, and perhaps one day you will be able to join in its harmony." – Airidah

Type: Helm

Description: Lucky Hit: Storm Skills have up to a 15% - 25% chance to grant 4.0 Spirit.

Your base Storm Skills are now also Werewolf Skills.

Affixes: - Item Power 725

Malignant Hearts

The Malignant Pact
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Cycle through a Malignant bonus every 20 kills:
  • Vicious: Gain 20% Attack Speed.
  • Devious: Core and Basic Skills have a 15% chance to fully restore your Primary Resource.
  • Brutal: Every 21 seconds, gain a Barrier absorbing 85 - 102 damage.

Changes to Wind Shear

Patch 1.1.1, August 8, 2023

  • Spirit gain increased from 13 to 14.

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

  • Base damage increased from 17% to 18%.
  • Spirit generated increased from 12 to 13.