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Axes of Symmetry

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PvP Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.png This skill has a PvP and WvW version — see Axes of Symmetry (PvP).
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Axes of Symmetry

0.75¾ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage
Main hand axe
Weapon slot 3
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You and all your axe clones shadowstep to a random location around your target and strike, applying torment. This attack breaks enemy targeting, and your illusions change focus to the targeted foe.

 Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
 Torment.png5 Player Torment (4s): 440 Damage, 636 Damage if Moving
 Torment.png Clone Torment (4s): 88 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
 Breaks Enemy Targeting.png Breaks Enemy Targeting
 Evade.png Evade: 0.75¾s
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Mirage Mirage
Mirrored Axes Mirrored Axes - Reduce recharge of axe skills. Axe skills generate an additional phantom axe.


  • While only axe clones are teleported, the focus change affects all clones.
  • Phantasms are entirely unaffected.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 08, 2018
  • Now applies torment instead of confusion. Previous durations unchanged.
February 06, 2018
  • The confusion aspect of this skill has been split.
  • Confusion stacks have been reduced in WvW and PvP from 5 to 3, and their duration has been reduced from 4 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Clone-inflicted confusion duration has been reduced from 4 seconds to 3 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • This skill will now rotate the camera to face your target after the shadowstep.
  • This skill now performs a range check before casting.
  • Shortened maximum distance to target after shadowstep by 20%.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Axes of Symmetry has been added to the game.


  • An axis of symmetry is a line which splits a graph into two perfect mirror images.