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Axes of Symmetry

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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 confusion. This attack breaks enemy targeting, and your illusions change focus to the targeted foe.

 Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
 Confusion.png5 Player Confusion (4s): 188 Damage On Skill Use, 440 Damage
 Confusion.png Clone Confusion (4s): 38 Damage On Skill Use, 88 Damage
 Breaks Enemy Targeting.png Breaks Enemy Targeting
 Miscellaneous effect.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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.