Confusing Images

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Confusing Images

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Activ. type
Game link
20.25¼ Activation time  
9 Recharge time
12 Recharge time
Confusing Images

Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.

Damage.png Damage (7x): 1,953 (5.32)?
Damage.png Damage (7x): 658 (1.785)?
Confusion.png7 Confusion (7s): 539 Damage, 346 Damage on Skill Use
Confusion.png7 Confusion (4s): 308 Damage, 346 Damage on Skill Use
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description


  • This skill pierces.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the cooldown from 12 seconds to 9 seconds in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.38 to 0.255.
April 23, 2019
  • The physical damage of this skill has been split and reduced by 50% in PvP and WvW.
August 28, 2018
  • The animation length of this skill has been increased from 2 seconds to 2.25 seconds. The damage has been increased by 25% per strike, and the number of strikes has been increased from 6 to 7.
February 06, 2018
  • Confusion duration has been reduced from 7 seconds to 4 seconds in WvW and PvP only.
April 19, 2016
  • The damage output of this skill has been increased by 20%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Added one additional strike to this skill.
  • Strikes from this skill now display an additive total rather than individual hits.
  • This skill now activates 50% faster.
January 27, 2015
  • The duration of confusion from this skill has been increased from 5 seconds to 7 seconds.
October 15, 2013
  • Reduced the recharge from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
March 26, 2013
  • Now strikes enemies that it passes through.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill has been updated to fire at its correct distance.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Confusing Images has been added to the game.