Ether Bolt

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Ether Bolt

0.5½ Activation time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 1
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Ether Blast.png
Ether Clone.png
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Shoot a bolt of energy at your target.

 Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
 Torment.png Torment (2s): 44 Damage, 64 Damage if Moving
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]


  • Unlike most chain skills, Ether Bolt and all other skills in the chain can be chained without hitting a target.
  • Can hit targets at ~1100 range.
  • When autocasting, the next skill in the chain will not start until the projectile actually hits. Accordingly, attack speed is faster the closer you are to the target. However, Malicious Sorcery and Quickness seem to ignore this behavior. The attack speed is still faster in melee, yet multiple bolts can be in mid air at the same time.
  • The whole sequence takes 2.95 sec at max range and 2.55 sec at melee.
  • With Malicious Sorcery it takes 2.45 sec at max range and 2.15 sec at melee.
  • Under the effect of Quickness it takes 2.10 sec at max range and 1.80 sec at melee, regardless of Malicious Sorcery, since Quickness is the attack speed cap.

Related traits[edit]

Malicious Sorcery Malicious Sorcery - Increases attack speed while wielding a scepter. Reduces recharge on scepter skills.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 19, 2016
  • Reduced the aftercast delay by 0.16 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill now inflicts 2 seconds of torment on hit. This change also affects mesmer scepter clones that use Ether Bolt.
October 22, 2012
  • Projectile skills for the scepter have had their velocity increased by 33%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ether Bolt has been added to the game.