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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill type. For the thief trap, see Ambush (skill). For thief attack while stealthed, see Stealth Attack. For the shortbow, see The Ambush.

Ambush is a skill type available exclusively to the mesmer specialization Mirage. They replace the mesmer's first weapon skill while the mesmer is under the effects of Mirage Cloak and are determined by the main hand weapon.

List of ambush skills[edit]

Weapon Ambush Description
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 Imaginary Axes
Ambush. Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay.
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 Mirage Thrust
Ambush. Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword, briefly dazing them. Leave behind a clone at your original location.
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 Ether Barrage
Ambush. Launch a barrage of chaos orbs at your foe, inflicting either confusion or torment each hit. Condition duration halved for clones.
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 Split Surge
Ambush. Shoot a beam at a targeted foe, and secondary beams at foes near your target.
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 Chaos Vortex
Ambush. Release a vortex of chaos energy that inflicts conditions on foes and grants boons to allies.
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 Ambush Assault
Ambush. Blink to your target and unleash a series of low-damage strikes that rapidly stack vulnerability.
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 Wave of Panic
Ambush. Release a wave of energy that interrupts and confuses foes.

Related traits[edit]

Traits that share ambush skill[edit]