Fencer's Finesse

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Fencer's Finesse

Mesmer icon small.png Dueling (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link

Gain a stacking ferocity effect when you or one of your illusions strikes with a one-handed sword or a spear. Reduces recharge on sword and spear skills.

 Fencer's Finesse.png Fencer's Finesse (6s): 15 Ferocity
 Miscellaneous effect.png Maximum Stacks: 10
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


  • The effect of Fencer's Finesse affects the phantasms of the mesmer too.
An illusion with a sword in the offhand will trigger this trait regardless of the main hand weapon.

Skill Traited recharge
Sword Blurred Frenzy.png Blurred Frenzy 10 8
Illusionary Leap.png Blade Leap 12 9.6
Illusionary Leap.png Illusionary Leap 12 9.6
Illusionary Riposte.png Illusionary Riposte (PvE) 12 9.6
Illusionary Riposte.png Illusionary Riposte (WvW, PvP) 15 12
Phantasmal Swordsman.png Phantasmal Swordsman (PvE) 15 12
Phantasmal Swordsman.png Phantasmal Swordsman (WvW, PvP) 20 16
Spear Feigned Surge.png Feigned Surge 8 6.4
Phantasmal Mariner.png Phantasmal Mariner 10 8
Slipstream.png Slipstream 25 20
Vortex.png Vortex 40 32

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a typo in the description text.
September 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to apply ferocity when reflecting projectiles.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the ferocity boon to be applied when attacking with weapons other than swords.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Fencer's Finesse has been added to the game.