Chaotic Dampening

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Chaotic Dampening

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos
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Chaos aura grants protection. Staff and trident skills gain reduced recharge.

 Chaos Armor.png Chaos Aura: Give yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
 Protection.png Protection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


Skill Recharge Traited
Phase Retreat.png
 Phase Retreat
10 Recharge time 8 Recharge time
Phantasmal Warlock.png
 Phantasmal Warlock
18 Recharge time 14.4 Recharge time
Chaos Armor.png
 Chaos Armor
30 Recharge time 24 Recharge time
Chaos Storm.png
 Chaos Storm
35 Recharge time 28 Recharge time
Blinding Tide.png
 Blinding Tide
8 Recharge time 6.4 Recharge time
Imminent Voyage.png
 Imminent Voyage
12 Recharge time 9.6 Recharge time
Phantasmal Whaler.png
 Phantasmal Whaler
5 Recharge time 4 Recharge time
Illusion of Drowning.png
 Illusion of Drowning
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 03, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from reducing the recharge of Lesser Chaos Storm.
March 27, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait did not properly reduce the recharge time of trident skills.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait now grants a flat 20% recharge reduction to staff and trident skills instead of scaling the recharge reduction with Chaos Armor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to grant an unlisted 50 Toughness while wielding a staff or trident.
January 26, 2016
  • The duration of protection has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased the recharge reduction from 2% to 2.5%.
June 24, 2015
  • Reduced the recharge reduction percent of staff skills per pulse of chaos armor from 5% to 2%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • No longer grants toughness while wielding a staff or trident.
  • No longer reduces recharge of staff skills.
  • Added: When you gain Chaos Armor, you also gain protection for 5 seconds.
  • While you have Chaos Armor, your staff and trident skills recharge by 5% of their full recharge every second.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Chaotic Dampening has been added to the game.