Chaos Armor

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Chaos Armor

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20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Chaos Armor

Blind and confuse nearby foes while you gain chaos aura. Chaos aura grants you a random boon and inflicts your foe with a random condition whenever you are struck.

Chaos Aura.png Chaos Aura (5s): Give yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
Confusion.png3 Confusion on Cast (5s): 165 Damage, 148 Damage on Skill Use
Blinded.png Blindness on Cast (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Protection.png Protection When Hit (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
Regeneration.png Regeneration When Hit (3s): 390 Heal
Swiftness.png Swiftness When Hit (5s): +33% Movement Speed
Weakness.png Weakness on Attackers (3s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, +50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Confusion.png Confusion on Attackers (5s): 55 Damage, 49 Damage on Skill Use
Crippled.png Cripple on Attackers (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description


  • The boon/condition trigger uses an internal cooldown of 1 second.
  • The chance of each boon or condition being applied is random.

Related traits[edit]

Dueling Dueling

  • 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.

Chaos Chaos

Illusions Illusions

Chronomancer Chronomancer

Mirage Mirage

Virtuoso Virtuoso

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
May 11, 2021
  • Reduced recharge to 25 seconds. This skill no longer applies a random condition to nearby foes when cast. Instead, it now applies blindness and confusion to nearby foes when cast.
October 15, 2019
  • Fixed a bug in which the effect granted by this skill was incorrectly called Chaos Armor instead of Chaos Aura.
February 22, 2017
  • Reduced recharge to 30 seconds.
  • This skill now applies a random condition (confusion, cripple, or weakness) to nearby foes when activated.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill no longer blinds enemies. It will instead apply weakness to them for 3 seconds.
  • The applied duration for swiftness and confusion has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
December 01, 2015
  • The visual effects have been replaced with a new version to reduce visual noise.
October 21, 2014
  • Removed the range indicator from this skill.
May 20, 2014
  • Increased the culling priority on this effect.
July 09, 2013
  • This skill no longer automatically applies protection when activated.
  • This buff now provides an equal chance to trigger regeneration, swiftness, or protection on hit with a 1-second internal recharge.
  • The random condition applied now has a 1-second internal recharge per target.
  • These changes apply to the Chaos Armor provided through combo finishers as well.
October 07, 2012
  • Decreased recharge to 35 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Chaos Armor has been added to the game.