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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Mesmer skill. For the effect, see Distortion (effect).


50 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Profession mechanic
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Gain distortion and destroy all your clones and phantasms, gaining additional distortion for each one shattered.

 Distortion.png Distortion (1s): Evade all attacks.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Targets: 1
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Miscellaneous effect.png Prevents Capture-Point Contribution
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Shatter#Related traits


Although Distortion's skill fact says "evade all attacks", it provides invulnerability

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 29, 2015
  • Updated the description of these skills to include the effects added when Illusionary Persona functionality was made baseline.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Using any shatter skill now creates the shatter effect on you as well by default.
  • Reduced the recharge to 50 seconds.
  • When affected by traits such as Maim the Disillusioned and Illusionary Retribution, this skill now strikes 1 target.
May 21, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this buff to grant evasion instead of invulnerability.
  • Updated the description of this buff to indicate invulnerability.
April 30, 2013
  • This skill no longer allows capture of control points in all formats or communing in PvP.
January 03, 2013
  • Shatter skills now share a global 0.25 second recharge, to prevent multiple shatter effects triggering on the same illusion.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Distortion has been added to the game.



  1. ^ Sept 16, 2014 Game Update