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This article is about the utility skill type. For the mesmer downed skill, see Deception (mesmer skill).
List of deception skills
|Hide in Shadows||1||30||Deception. Vanish in stealth and cure conditions. Then gain regeneration and heal yourself.|
|Blinding Powder||¼||40||Deception. Blind nearby foes and grant stealth to nearby allies.|
|Shadowstep||50||Deception. Shadowstep to target area. Becomes Shadow Return, which returns you to your starting area and cures three conditions.|
|Shadow Return||Deception. Return to your starting location, and cure three conditions.|
|Shadow Refuge||¼||60||Deception. Create a pulsing refuge at the target area that heals allies and cloaks them in stealth.|
|Smoke Screen||½||25||Deception. Create a smoke screen that blocks missiles and blinds foes.|
|Thieves Guild||1½||120||Deception. Call more thieves to support you in combat.|
|False Oasis||¾||25||Deception. Create a mirage at your current location and heal over time. When the mirage expires, it spawns a mirage mirror.|
|Crystal Sands||¼||20||Deception. Draw in shards of crystal sand that confuse foes they pass through on their way to your targeted location. The shards form a Mirage Mirror upon reaching their destination.|
|Illusionary Ambush||20||Deception. You and all your illusions shadowstep to a random point around your target and gain Mirage Cloak. Illusions' actions are interrupted when they change focus to the targeted foe.|
|Mirage Advance||¾||25||Deception. Shadowstep and unleash an attack that blinds your target and nearby foes. You may reactivate this skill to return to your original position.|
|Mirage Retreat||Return to your starting point and leave behind a clone at your previous location.|
|Sand through Glass||25||Deception. Evade backward and leave behind a mirage mirror.|
|Jaunt||½||Deception. Shadowstep to a target location and confuse nearby foes.|
Traits that improve deceptions
- Hidden Thief — Stealing grants you stealth. Deception skills gain reduced recharge.
- Self-Deception — Using a Deception skill will create a clone if you have any other clones active.
- This skill type was previously called Maneuver.