In Avatar The Last Airbender a major point of the plot is Sozin's Comet, which every one hundred years passes close to the planet and greatly enhances the power of Firebending. While there are normal periodic situations when an element might be slightly enhanced (Fire is stronger when the sun is out, Water when the moon is out, etc), are there other rare situations similar to the comet during which the other three elements (Water, Air and Earth) are greatly enhanced?

  • There is no information about that. The comet seems to be the only one, enhancing firebinding.
    – Rainer
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 16:33

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Thus far, the only other situations shown to increase a bender's ability are:

  • The full moon strengthens waterbending. This could arguably fall under the moon simply being out, but this is the pinnacle of that circumstance. (i.e. bloodbending can only be performed under a full moon)
  • Water from the Spirit Oasis has unique properties that make it a powerful waterbending tool.

The Avatar Wiki says:

Furthermore, a Waterbender's power is strongest when he or she is situated in colder climates, during the winter, or near their native polar homelands.

I do not recall anything that explicitly demonstrates this in-show.

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    As far as I can recall, the Spirit Oasis is "just" a place of high spiritual power, thus enabling the Avatar to contact the spirit world. But it is not enhancing Waterbending.
    – Rainer
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 16:36
  • @Rainer - hrm, I remember the proximity to the Moon Spirit helping waterbending. I will remove that for now. Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 16:38
  • @OrigamiRobot Proximity to the Moon Spirit may help in the same manner as the full moon itself - the Moon Spirit being an earthly embodiment of the moon.
    – Iszi
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 18:09
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    OrigamiRobot, you may wish to add the following from the Avatar:TLA bible: Fault line energies strengthen the Earthbenders.
    – user1027
    Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 2:33
  • god only knows what happens to waterbenders during lunar eclipses
    – IG_42
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 12:28

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