Fencer's Finesse

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Fencer's Finesse

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Dueling
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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.
Illusions striking a foe with any weapon, but a sword in the offhand will trigger this trait.
Skill Recharge Traited
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 Blurred Frenzy
10 Recharge time 8 Recharge time
Illusionary Leap.png
 Illusionary Leap
12 Recharge time 9.6 Recharge time
Illusionary Riposte.png
 Illusionary Riposte
12 Recharge time 9.6 Recharge time
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 Phantasmal Swordsman
15 Recharge time 12 Recharge time
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 Feigned Surge
8 Recharge time 6.4 Recharge time
Phantasmal Mariner.png
 Phantasmal Mariner
10 Recharge time 8 Recharge time
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time
40 Recharge time 32 Recharge time

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.