Illusionary Riposte

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Illusionary Riposte

20.25¼ Activation time  12 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Off-hand sword
Weapon slot 4
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Counter Blade.png
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Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.

 Damage.png Damage: 734 (2.0)?
 Duration.png Evade: 0.5½s
 Duration.png Block Duration: 20.5½s
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]


  • On counter, teleports a short distance away and creates a clone while dealing damage. The counter-damage and clone creation happen until 900 range, the block is always canceled after 1 hit.
  • The illusion created is a clone, though the skill doesn't specify.

Related traits[edit]

Dueling Fencer's Finesse - Gain a stacking ferocity effect when you or one of your illusions strikes with a one-handed sword or a spear. Reduces recharge on sword and spear skills.
Inspiration Mental Defense - Cast Phantasmal Defender on your attacker when you successfully block or evade an attack.
Illusions Illusionist's Celerity - Reduces recharge on illusion-summoning skills.
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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 22, 2017
  • This skill now evades attacks during the counterattack animation.
April 19, 2016
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • The attack activation time has been reduced by 0.4 seconds.
  • The aftercast delay has been reduced by 1 second.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to fail to summon a clone while the player had a scepter equipped as their main-hand weapon.
May 20, 2014
  • Changed the blocking skill fact and the buff gained while blocking to display the correct duration.
February 26, 2013
  • The reactionary strike that occurs when this skill blocks an attack now has the correct distance of the ability instead of half the distance.
  • Added a ranged fact to this skill.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill now functions properly with the Dueling trait Blade Training.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Illusionary Riposte has been added to the game.