Illusion of Life

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Illusion of Life

10.25¼ Activation time  120 Recharge time  4 Hero point  Ground-targeted  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
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Gives allies Illusion of Life at the target location, allowing them to get up from downed state and keep fighting. Fully revives allies if they kill a foe.

 Illusion of Life.png Illusion of Life (15s): You are under the illusion that you are alive.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Miscellaneous effect.png Prevents Capture-Point Contribution
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]


  • Affected allies are temporarily alive and will become defeated (no further downstate) if they do not rally, incurring further downed penalty.
  • Allies return to life with 50% hp.
This skill does not rally properly when you are fully healed

Related traits[edit]

Master of Manipulation Master of Manipulation - When you use a manipulation skill, gain mirror for a short duration. Reduces recharge on manipulation skills.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Manipulation skill range has been increased to 1200.
January 27, 2015
  • The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 130 seconds to 120 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill can now be used underwater, centered on the mesmer's location.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that would reset the cooldown for this skill when Far-Reaching Manipulations was equipped.
  • Fixed a bug in which the skill would count the player as one of the max targets.
  • Added a skill fact for number of targets: 3.
August 06, 2013
  • Updated the animation and effects on this skill to make it easier to read when it is being cast in combat. The timing and effectiveness remains unchanged.
June 25, 2013
  • Fixed an issue so that Far-Reaching Manipulations no longer reduces the cast time of this skill.
April 30, 2013
  • Players can no longer circumvent the vengeance properties.
  • Increased cast time by 0.5 seconds.
January 28, 2013
  • This skill should no longer allow players to rally off of creatures that grant no experience.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Illusion of Life has been added to the game.