Manipulation is a type of utility skill set used to evade attacks, mislead opponents, redirect forces or to simply escape from a deadly situation. Many of these skills focus on the aspect of control, turning what could have been a mesmer's end into an opponent's undoing. Manipulation skills are exclusive to mesmers.
 List of Manipulation skills
|Mesmer||Arcane Thievery||Send three conditions you have to your foe and steal three of their boons.|
|Blink||Teleport to a target location.|
|Illusion of Life||Gives allies Illusion of Life at the target location, allowing them to get up from downed state and keep fighting. Fully revives allies if they kill a foe.|
|Mimic||Absorb a projectile attack to be redirected at a foe.|
|Echo||Echo your mimic, shooting the stored projectile at your foe.|
- Master of Manipulation - Reduces recharge on manipulation skills.