Compounding Power

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Compounding Power

Mesmer icon small.png Illusions (trait list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Creating an illusion increases your outgoing damage and gives increased condition damage for a short duration.

Virtuoso: Triggers when stocking a blade.

 Compounding Power.png Compounding Power (8s): +2% Damage, 30 Condition Damage
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Stacks: 5

— In-game description


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.