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Axes of Symmetry

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Hero panel Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.pngPvP Menu Bar icon.png This skill is split between game modes — select one to view:
 
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Axes of Symmetry

0.75¾ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Specialization
Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link
External links
API

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: 642 (1.75)?
 Confusion.png3 Player Confusion (6s): 180 Damage, 149 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 287 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png6 Player Confusion (3s): 180 Damage, 297 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 573 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png Clone Confusion (6s): 60 Damage, 50 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 96 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png Clone Confusion (3s): 30 Damage, 50 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 96 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 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.

Notes[edit]

  • 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
July 10, 2018
  • Inflicted confusion duration has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds in PvE.
May 08, 2018
  • This skill has regained its confusion-inflicting function.
  • Confusion remains split between game modes and will inflict 6 stacks for 3 seconds in PvP and WvW, and 3 stacks for 8 seconds in PvE, with each clone inflicting one stack of the condition.
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.

Trivia[edit]

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