Cracked Earth

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 Cracked Earth
  • 25m Range
  • Tactical Skill
  • Max Targets: 5
  • Radius: 7m
  • Induction: 2s
  • Resistance: Tactical
    Skill Type: Fire
  • Unstable earth deals Fire damage to several enemies, eventually rooting them in place.

    Mounted Combat Enemies: Root replaced with a mount acceleration debuff.
  • ... Fire Damage
  • Duration: 3s
  • Applied on expiration:
  • 30s Root
    25% break chance on damage
  • Cost: ... Morale
  • Cost: (Level × 1.5) Power
  • Cooldown: 10s

General Information

Class: Lore-master

Level: 14

Traits

The set bonus Master of the Elements (2) in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the damage of this skill by 10%.
The set bonus Exposure to the Elements (3) in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the critical chance of this skill by 20%.
The trait Master of Fire in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the damage of this skill by 15%.
The trait Burning Earth in the Master of Nature's Fury tree increases the damage of this skill by 15%.

Effects

Using this skill causes The Shaking of Arda to occur on an enemy target.
Using this skill causes Rooted to occur on an enemy target once The Shaking of Arda has expired.

Interactions

The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Cracked Earth Damage increases the damage of this skill by up to 15%.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Cracked Earth Range increases the range of this skill by up to 13m.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Fire Skills Critical Damage increases the critical magnitude of this skill by up to 25%.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Tactical Skills Direct Damage increases the damage caused by this skill by up to 10%.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Fire Skills Critical Rating increases the critical rating of this skill by up to 648.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Target Resistance (Damaging Skills) decreases the resistance to this skill by up to 1580.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Target Resistance (Fire Skills) decreases the resistance to this skill by up to 1580.

Equipping six pieces of the Stone-reader's Armour set increases the damage dealt by this skill by 10%.

Tactical Information

Cracked Earth is a good skill to root enemies, having an insignificant cooldown compared to Herb-lore. This is especially viable if a Lore-master traited down the Master of Nature's Fury line fights multiple targets, thus being able to reduce his/her incoming damage (note that Blinding Flash has a severely reduced duration), while at the same time dealing damage.