Deception (mesmer skill)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the mesmer downed skill. For the thief skill type, see Deception (skill type).
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0.5½ Activation time  15 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Create a downed clone of yourself to attack your target.

 Stealth.png Stealth (2s): Invisible to foes.
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Chaos Prismatic Understanding - Increased stealth duration from mesmer skills. Gain random boons while you are in stealth.
Illusions Illusionist's Celerity - Reduces recharge on illusion-summoning skills.


  • Does not require a target in order to be cast.
  • You teleport to a random nearby location and gain stealth for 3 seconds upon using the skill.
  • The clone will attack with Mind Blast and inflict 5 seconds of confusion.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 27, 2015
  • This skill no longer requires a target in order to cast.
October 22, 2012
  • Fixed a crash when resurrecting a Mesmer clone created with the Deception skill.
September 14, 2012
  • Movement now allowed after casting underwater.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Deception has been added to the game.