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"Where some see chaos, I see opportunity."
Focusing heavily on disorienting their enemies at the height of battle, a mesmer's chaos magic enhances the application of boons—often at random—and other improvements to personal defense. It also provides bonuses to condition and boon duration.
— In-game description
Chaos is a core specialization for the mesmer that focuses on improving defense and the application of random boons and conditions.
|Minor Adept||Metaphysical Rejuvenation||15||Gain regeneration when struck while below the health threshold.|
|Major Adept||Method of Madness||Cast Lesser Chaos Storm when you use a healing skill.|
|Major Adept||Illusionary Defense||Gain a stacking damage reduction whenever you summon an illusion.|
Virtuoso: Triggers when stocking a blade.
|Major Adept||Master of Manipulation||Manipulations grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.|
|Minor Master||Illusionary Membrane||While you have regeneration, condition damage you deal is increased, and condition damage you take is reduced.|
|Major Master||Auspicious Anguish||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.
|Major Master||Chaotic Transference||15||Chaos Armor grants protection when cast. When you gain protection, also gain regeneration.|
|Major Master||Chaotic Potency||Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a staff. Staff and trident skills gain reduced recharge.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Chaotic Persistence||Gain concentration and expertise while affected by regeneration.|
|Major Grandmaster||Chaotic Interruption||1||When you interrupt a foe, recharge one of your equipped-weapon skills at random.|
Only affects weapon skills that are recharging.
|Major Grandmaster||Prismatic Understanding||Increased stealth duration from mesmer skills. Gain random boons while you are in stealth.|
|Major Grandmaster||Bountiful Disillusionment||Gain stability when you use a Shatter skill. Gain an additional boon based on which Shatter is used.|
- See also: List of mesmer traits