Desperate Decoy

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Desperate Decoy

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Dueling
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Cloak and leave a clone of yourself behind if you take damage while below the health threshold.

 Radius.png Health Threshold: 50%

— In-game description


  • This trait will cancel any action the mesmer is doing once triggered.

Related traits[edit]

Prismatic Understanding Prismatic Understanding - Increased stealth duration from mesmer skills. Gain random boons while you are in stealth.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to have a recharge longer than its listed value.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Now casts Decoy when you are struck while below 50% health.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this trait to stealth the player when they were revealed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Desperate Decoy has been added to the game.