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For the spell in Dragon Age: Origins, see Tempest (Origins).
For the specialization in Dragon Age: Inquisition, see Tempest (Inquisition).

Tempest is a mage spell from the Primal tree in Dragon Age II.


  • Electricity damage: 0.66x every 4s
  • Elemental force: 2x


Strikes Twice Strikes Twice
Requires: Level 9
Requires: 3 points in Primal
Tempest's fury increases substantially, striking the affect area much more frequently.

Strike interval: -2s (total: 2s)


  • This is considered an offensive spell, so it cannot be cast while Healing Aura is active.
  • This damage is dealt to every enemy within the AoE per 4s, unlike Firestorm, which only drops one bolt of fire at any part of the AoE every second.
  • Damage per strike is low, therefore it cannot be relied upon to interrupt enemy actions.
  • Lightning-based spells do not cause friendly fire damage on Nightmare difficulty.
  • The wide AoE and the friendly fire-proof nature of the spell makes it convenient for flushing rogues (though not necessarily Elite-ranked Assassins) out of stealth before they can get into position, although this works much better with the upgrade.