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Damage received on skill activation; stacks intensity.

— In-game description

Damage received on skill activation; stacks intensity. Confusion is a condition that deals damage each second and additional damage each time the affected target begins to activate a skill. Confusion stacks intensity. Like all damaging conditions, it will stack up to a maximum of 1500 times.

Characters suffering from confusion can be identified by twirling, purple tinted spiral over their heads. Additionally, the same effect will appear alongside damage dealt by confusion when using a skill.

The formula for confusion's damage is:

  • Damage over time:
(0.035 * Condition Damage) + (0.1 * Level) + 2 damage per stack per second.
  • Damage on skill activation:
(0.0625 * Condition Damage) + (0.575 * Level) + 3.5 damage per stack.

Confusion damage is applied on every skill activation, whether activated manually or automatically. For example, necromancers will take confusion damage when they create a Mark of Blood after dodging while equipped with the Mark of Evasion trait.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Condition#Related skills

Weapon skills that confuse[edit]

Underwater weapon skills that confuse[edit]

Utility skills that confuse[edit]

Skills with special conditions that confuse[edit]

Downed skills that confuse[edit]

Combos that confuse[edit]

Skills that remove confusion[edit]

Healing skills that remove confusion[edit]

Skills with special conditions that remove confusion[edit]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Condition#Related traits

Traits that apply confusion[edit]

Traits that improve confusion[edit]

Related effects[edit]

Effects that confuse[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Condition#Related equipment

Upgrade components that apply confusion[edit]


Upgrade components that affect confusion[edit]


Combat quotes[edit]

When confusion is applied to a character they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.

Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura My mind is scrambled! Where am I?
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr I can't remember my orders! Can't remember my orders!
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Where am I? What's going on?
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Is this... a dream? How many ales have I had?
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Everything's so blurry. Oh, what's happening?