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ArenaNet Reveals New Tempest Elite Specialisation for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Today ArenaNet revealed the tempest, the elite specialisation for the elementalist profession debuting in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.

The tempest enables players to harness the elements with a myriad of new skills and a new weapon to utilize – the warhorn.

ArenaNet Game Designer Karl McLain examines the strength and versatility of this new elite specialization, including how it came into being during the development of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, in a new blog on the official Guild Wars 2 website (https://www.guildwars2.com/en-gb/news/meet-the-tempest). Tempest is a close-range specialization capable of blasting out damage, healing and support abilities, including ‘Eye of the Storm’ which allows players to call down a storm on their characters and allies. Eye of the Storm breaks stun on anyone affected in a short radius and grants them super speed for a short time; there’s also ‘Aftershock’, an ability which cripples nearby enemies with earthen force.

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The tempest also possesses the Overload ability which allows players to call in the forces of either fire, water, air and earth to benefit the player and their allies, depending on their attunement. More details about these skills and how players can use the warhorn weapon can be found in the official developer blog.

ArenaNet will reveal the first in-game look at the tempest’s abilities when McLain joins host Rubi Bayer on Points of Interest airing on Friday 24th July at 9pm CEST (8pm BST) via the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel (http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2).

For more information about Guild Wars 2: Heart of Tho rns and to have an eye on future updates, visit: https://heartofthorns.guildwars2.com/en/.

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