Chaos Storm

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Chaos Storm

0.25¼ Activation time  
25 Recharge time
35 Recharge time
Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and boons to allies. The first strike of the storm dazes foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.33)?
 Aegis.png Aegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Resolution.png Resolution (3s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (3s): +33% Movement Speed
 Chilled.png Chilled (1s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Poisoned.png Poison (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Weakness.png Weakness (2s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, +50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Daze.png Daze: 1 second
 Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Ethereal
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 100
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

See also: Interrupt#Related traits

Domination Domination

Dueling Dueling

Chaos Chaos

Chronomancer Chronomancer


  • This skill can hit enemies up to 6 times - with the first strike and then in 5 pulses over 5 seconds. The first strike and each pulse deal the listed damage and inflict either Chilled, Poison or Weakness on enemies while applying either Aegis, Resolution or Swiftness to allies. Additionally, the first strike also dazes enemies.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
May 11, 2021
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill now always dazes on the first strike but can no longer randomly daze on other strikes.
  • Added a skill fact to show Chaos Storm's duration.
January 22, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from applying boons and conditions to players in a downed state.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Increased poison duration from 2 seconds to 4 seconds.
January 21, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to stun enemies whether or not it dazed them when traited with Confounding Suggestions.
October 07, 2012
  • Increased recharge to 35 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Chaos Storm has been added to the game.


See also[edit]