Illusionary Whaler

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Illusionary Whaler

0.5½ Activation time  20 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 4
Game link

Create an illusion that confuses foes with a harpoon gun.

 Damage.png Damage per strike (4x): 112
 Confusion 40px.png4 Confusion (3s): 198 Damage On Skill Use, 120 Damage
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]


Skill used Activation time Recharge time Effect
Whaler's Volley Whaler's Volley 0.75 7 Deals damage and causes confusion.

Related traits[edit]

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Dueling
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Inspiration
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Illusions
Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Increased the damage of this phantasm by 53% to put it in line with other phantasms.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Phantasm damage has been increased by 15%.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this ability to be cast without a target.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the skill facts to have the appropriate damage indicator (separate from the general fix to minion skill damage).
December 14, 2012
  • This phantasm now attacks more often, and now does a reasonable amount of damage.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Illusionary Whaler has been added to the game.


  • The skill icon bears a very close resemblance to a Mind Flayer, a psionic creature infamous for its mind-affecting abilities in Dungeons & Dragons.