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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.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Metaphysical Rejuvenation.png Metaphysical Rejuvenation 10 Grant regeneration to nearby allies when you use a healing skill.
Major Adept Method of Madness.png Method of Madness Cast Lesser Chaos Storm when you use a healing skill.
Major Adept Illusionary Defense.png Illusionary Defense Grant protection to nearby allies when you use a Shatter skill.
Major Adept Master of Manipulation.png Master of Manipulation Manipulations grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.
Minor Master Illusionary Membrane.png Illusionary Membrane Gain chaos aura when you use Shatter skill 2. While you have chaos aura, condition damage you deal is increased.
Major Master Auspicious Anguish.png Auspicious Anguish 35 Convert damaging conditions to boons whenever you gain Distortion or become disabled.
This trait can only trigger when disabled once per interval.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Master Chaotic Transference.png Chaotic Transference Gaining chaos aura grants boons to nearby allies.
Major Master Chaotic Potency.png Chaotic Potency Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a staff. Staff and trident skills gain reduced recharge.
Minor Grandmaster Chaotic Persistence.png Chaotic Persistence Gain concentration and expertise while affected by regeneration.
Major Grandmaster Chaotic Interruption.png 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.png Prismatic Understanding Increased stealth duration from mesmer skills. Gain random boons while you are in stealth.
Major Grandmaster Bountiful Disillusionment.png Bountiful Disillusionment Gain stability when you use a Shatter skill. Grant an additional boon to nearby allies based on which Shatter is used.
See also: List of mesmer traits