Compounding Power

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Compounding Power

Mesmer icon small.png Illusions (trait list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Compounding Power

Creating an illusion increases your outgoing damage and condition damage for a short duration.

Virtuoso: Triggers when stocking a blade.

Compounding Power.png Compounding Power (8s): +2% Damage, +2% Condition Damage
Maximum Count.png Maximum Stacks: 5

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Downed skills that are improved by this trait

Drowning skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Chronomancer Chronomancer

  • Chronophantasma Chronophantasma — The first time a phantasm would become a clone, it instead resummons itself and attacks again. Resummoned phantasms inflict a percentage of the original's damage. (Resummoned phantasms are briefly dazed.)

Traits that are improved by this trait

Dueling Dueling

Inspiration Inspiration

Virtuoso Virtuoso


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • This trait no longer increases the condition damage attribute and instead increases outgoing damage from conditions by 2% per stack.
November 30, 2021
  • Added clarifying text stating that for Virtuoso, this trait triggers when stocking a blade.
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
May 08, 2018
  • The damage bonus per stack of this effect is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 2% damage bonus per stack in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the outgoing damage per stack from 3% to 2% in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • This trait has moved to the minor trait slot of the master tier, and it now grants a stacking 3% flat-damage boost and 30 condition damage (with a maximum of 5 stacks) for 8 seconds whenever an illusion is created.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Gain 50 condition damage for each illusion you control.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to be nonfunctional while downed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Compounding Power has been added to the game.