Blinding Tide

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Blinding Tide

0.5½ Activation time  8 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Expose your enemies, inflicting vulnerability in an area.

 Damage.png Damage: 293 (0.8)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Vulnerability.png3 Vulnerability (8s): 3% Incoming Damage, 3% Incoming Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Chaotic Dampening Chaotic Dampening - Chaos aura grants protection. Staff and trident skills gain reduced recharge.
Ineptitude Ineptitude - Interrupting a foe inflicts blind, and blinding a foe inflicts confusion. This trait can only activate on enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • This skill now inflicts vulnerability in an area around the player's target in addition to blindness.
  • Its cooldown has been reduced from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a bug in which an incorrect number of targets displayed in the skill fact.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill has been renamed to "Blinding Tide" (from Ineptitude).
June 25, 2013
  • Fixed an issue that allowed this skill to be cast at infinite range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ineptitude has been added to the game.