Blinding Tide

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Blinding Tide

0.5½ Activation time  12 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Befuddle your foes with a blinding flash of light.

 Damage.png Damage: 293
 Blind 40px.png Blind (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Targets: 4
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Chaos Chaotic Dampening - Chaos armor grants protection. Staff and trident skills recharge faster while you have chaos armor.
Illusions Ineptitude - Cause confusion when you blind a foe. Blocking or evading an attack inflicts blind on your opponent.
The same foe cannot be blinded more than once within the interval.
The description lists an abnormal number of targets of 4 despite the skill actually hits 5 targets.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a bug in which an incorrect number of targets displayed in the skill fact.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill has been renamed to "Blinding Tide" (from Ineptitude).
June 25, 2013
  • Fixed an issue that allowed this skill to be cast at infinite range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ineptitude has been added to the game.