Auspicious Anguish

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Auspicious Anguish

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Convert damaging conditions to boons whenever you gain Distortion or become disabled.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.

 Bleeding.png Vigor.png Vigor (10s): 50% Endurance Regeneration
 Burning.png Aegis.png Aegis (5s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Confusion.png Retaliation.png Retaliation (5s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
 Poisoned.png Regeneration.png Regen (5s): 650 Heal
 Torment.png Might.png3 Might (10s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Converted: 2

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • This trait has been reworked. It now causes up to 2 damaging conditions on the mesmer to be converted into boons whenever the mesmer gains distortion or becomes disabled.
December 11, 2018
  • This trait has been renamed Auspicious Anguish. It now causes the skill Distortion to instantly recharge when the mesmer is affected by a control effect. It also causes the distortion effect to grant a random boon when it ends. The cooldown of this trait is 50 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added taunt to the list of crowd-control effects that trigger this trait.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the description of this trait to indicate "pull" in the list of triggers.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from working under water.
December 10, 2013
  • Reduced the cooldown from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
October 22, 2012
  • This trait no longer functions on necromancers when they have Reaper's Protection active.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Mirror of Anguish has been added to the game.