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Deja Vu

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Deja Vu

10.5½ Activation time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer
Weapon slot 4
Activ. type
Echo of Memory.png
Deja Vu.png
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Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants protection to allies.

 Damage.png Damage: 907 (0.9)?
 Damage.png Damage: 453 (0.45)?
 Slow.png Slow (2s): Skills and actions are slower.
 Protection.png Protection (20.5½s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Phantasm#Related traits
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Inspiration
Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer


Unlike other phantasms, this skill can be evaded and won't produce a Phantasm.
  • Phantasms have their own unique weapon strength that is independent of the player's equipped weapon rarity. The avenger has a weapon strength range of 2459-2772, with the midpoint being 2615.5.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 22, 2018
  • Reduced the damage inflicted by the illusionary avenger by 50% (in WvW and PvP).
February 06, 2018
  • Phantasms can no longer be shattered and no longer count toward your maximum illusion count.
  • Phantasms are destroyed and then replaced by clones after completing their unique attack or if their attack is interrupted.
  • The phantasm summoned by this skill no longer applies alacrity when it attacks. Its attack damage has been increased by 160%.
October 18, 2016
  • Illusionary Avenger: Fixed a bug that allowed this illusion to activate Fencer's Finesse.
December 15, 2015
  • Block duration has been reduced from 2.25 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
November 04, 2015
  • Illusionary Avenger: Increased the distance traveled for this phantasm's charge attack by 346%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Deja Vu has been added to the game.


  • Déjà Vu is a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.