Distortion

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Mesmer skill. For the effect, see Distortion (effect).
Distortion.png

Distortion

50 Recharge time  

Profession
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Slot
Profession mechanic
Type
Shatter
Game link
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API

Gain distortion and destroy all your clones, gaining additional distortion for each one shattered.

 Distortion.png Distortion (1s): Evade all attacks.
[sic]
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 1
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Miscellaneous effect.png Prevents Capture-Point Contribution
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Shatter#Related traits
Mirage Mirage
Desert Distortion Desert Distortion - Illusions shattered by Distortion become Mirage Mirrors. Ambush skills become available for a short time whenever you grant distortion to yourself.

Notes[edit]

Although Distortion's skill fact says "evade all attacks", it provides invulnerability

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Updated the tooltip description of this effect to better reflect its functionality.
February 06, 2018
  • Shatter skills now only shatter clones. Descriptions have been updated to reflect their new functionality.
September 29, 2015
  • Updated the description of these skills to include the effects added when Illusionary Persona functionality was made baseline.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Using any shatter skill now creates the shatter effect on you as well by default.
  • Reduced the recharge to 50 seconds.
  • When affected by traits such as Maim the Disillusioned and Illusionary Retribution, this skill now strikes 1 target.
May 21, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this buff to grant evasion instead of invulnerability.
  • Updated the description of this buff to indicate invulnerability.
April 30, 2013
  • This skill no longer allows capture of control points in all formats or communing in PvP.
January 03, 2013
  • Shatter skills now share a global 0.25 second recharge, to prevent multiple shatter effects triggering on the same illusion.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Distortion has been added to the game.

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