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Cataclysm

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Cataclysm is a Druid skill from the Ultimate skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Lightning Dmg N/A
Knocks Back (CC)
Vulnerable
Nature Magic
Storm Skills

Cataclysm Details and Upgrades

cataclysm

Cataclysm

A massive storm follows you for 8 seconds.

Twisters Knock Back (CC) enemies, and lightning strikes wildly dealing 95% damage.

Type: Nature Magic

Damage: Lightning

Cooldown: 60 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 62%

Tags: Ultimate, Nature Magic, Storm

Upgrades

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Prime Cataclysm

Cataclysm's duration is increased by 4 seconds.

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Supreme Cataclysm

Lightning strikes from Cataclysm make enemies Vulnerable for 6 seconds.


Other Skills that work with Cataclysm

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Cataclysm can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Cataclysm creates
Basic Tree
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Fierce Earth Spike

Fortify for 12% of your Maximum Life whenever Earth Spike damages enemies who are Stunned, Immobilized, or Knocked Back.

Skill

Companion Tree
Nature's Reach

Nature's Reach

Deal x 3 /6 / 9% increased damage to Distant enemies. Double this bonus if they are also Slowed, Stunned, Immobilized or Knocked Back.

Passive

Wrath Tree
Crushing Earth

Crushing Earth

Earth skills deal x 5 / 10 / 15% increased damage to Slowed, Stunned, Immobilized or Knocked Back enemies.

Passive

Elemental Exposure

Elemental Exposure

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

Passive

Endless Tempest
Endless Tempest

Increase the duration of Hurricane and Cataclysm by x 5 / 10 / 15%.

Requires a point in Elemental Exposure.

Passive

Electric Shock
Electric Shock

Lucky Hit: Dealing Lightning Damage to enemies has up to a 8 / 16 / 24% chance to Immobilize (CC) them for 3 seconds.

If the target is already Immobilized, the Lightning Damage dealt to them is increased by x 7 / 14 / 21% instead.

Requires a point in Charged Atmosphere.

Passive

Bad Omen
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.

Passive

Ultimate Tree
Defiance

Defiance

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

Passive

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.

Passive

Resonance
Resonance

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.

Passive

Key Passives Tree
Earthen Might

Earthen Might

Lucky Hit: Damaging enemies with Earth skills has up to a 5% chance to:

  • Restore all of your Spirit
  • Cause your attacks to be guaranteed Critical Strikes for 5 seconds.

This chance is increased by:

Passive

Nature's Fury

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.

Passive

Presence

Perfect Storm

Your Storm skills that you cast grant 1 Spirit and deal x20% increased damage when damaging Vulnerable, Immobilized or Slowed enemy.

Passive


Items that work with Cataclysm

The following items either:

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

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Natural Balance
Offensive Casting a Storm Skill grants your Earth Skills 29.0%[x] Critical Strike Damage for 4 seconds.Casting a Earth Skill increases the Critical Strike Chance of Storm Skills by 7.7%[+] for 4 seconds.

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

N/A Extraction Druid
Earthguard Aspect
Defensive Gain 9% bonus amount to your next Earthen Bulwark for each enemy you Crowd Control up to a maximum of 100%.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, 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
Overcharged Aspect
Offensive Lucky Hit: Up to a 14% chance when dealing Lightning damage to overload the target for 3 seconds, causing any direct damage you deal to them to pulse 172 additional damage to surrounding enemies.

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

Mariner's Refuge
(Map)
Scosglen Druid

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.


Unique Items

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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: Ancestral Unique Helm
Class: Druid

Description: Lucky Hit: Storm Skills have up to a [15 - 25]% chance to grant 4 Spirit.Your base Storm Skills are now also Werewolf Skills


    Affixes: (Item Power 925)
    • +[10.5 - 17.5]% Damage while Shapeshifted
    • +[14.0 - 21.0]% Critical Strike Damage
    • +[5 - 13] Maximum Spirit
    • +[19.0 - 40.0]% Poison Resistance


    Changes to Cataclysm

    Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

    • Lightning damage increased from 64% to 77%, and Tornado damage from 19% to 23%.
    • Prime Cataclysm - Duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds.
    • Supreme Cataclysm - Vulnerable duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.

    Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

    • Base damage increased from 52% to 64%.