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ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Impulse (Frost).pngON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Impulse (Shock).pngON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Impulse (Fire).png Impulse
Line Destruction Staff
Line Rank 38 Cost 3510 Magicka
Cast Time Instant Duration
Target Area
Area 6 meters
Morph ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Elemental Ring.png Elemental Ring
ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Pulsar.png Pulsar
Deals damage at a target location instead of around you.
Impulse (Shock)
Impulse: Release a surge of elemental energy, dealing [2249 / 2272 / 2298 / 2324] Magic Damage to nearby enemies.
Elemental Ring: Range: 28 meters, Target: Ground.
Release a surge of elemental energy, dealing [2321 / 2348 / 2374 / 2396] Magic Damage to enemies at the target location.
Pulsar: Release a surge of elemental energy, dealing 2321 Magic Damage to nearby enemies and afflicting them with Minor Mangle, reducing their Max Health by 10% for [7 / 8 / 9 / 10] seconds.
Impulse (Fire)
Impulse (Frost)

Impulse causes a ring of elemental damage that hits all enemies within range. That damage will be either Flame Damage, Cold Damage, or Shock Damage depending on the type of staff you have equipped. The Pulsar morph reduces your targets' Maximum Health, which prevents them from healing, while Elemental Ring can be cast at a target location.

This spell changes its name and icon depending on the type of staff you have equipped. Specifically, Impulse becomes:

  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Fire Impulse.png Fire Impulse
  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Frost Impulse.png Frost Impulse
  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Shock Impulse.png Shock Impulse

Pulsar becomes:

  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Flame Pulsar.png Flame Pulsar
  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Frost Pulsar.png Frost Pulsar
  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Storm Pulsar.png Storm Pulsar

and Elemental Ring becomes:

  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Fire Ring.png Fire Ring
  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Frost Ring.png Frost Ring
  • ON-icon-skill-Destruction Staff-Shock Ring.png Shock Ring


  • Impulse can be cast repeatedly in quick succession, as its casting time is instant. This makes it particularly effective at clearing away any hostiles near the caster.
  • Before Update 13, Elemental Ring dealt additional damage over time instead of being cast at a target area.
  • The Wild Impulse set from Blackrose Prison will reduce the Magicka cost and add additional damage over time.

Patch Notes[edit]