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Illusionary Ambush

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Illusionary Ambush

20 Recharge time
35 Recharge time
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage
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Deception. You and all your illusions shadowstep to a random point around your target and gain Mirage Cloak. Illusions' actions are interrupted when they change focus to the targeted foe.

 Mirage Cloak (effect).png Mirage Cloak (0.75¾s): Evade incoming attacks.
 Breaks Enemy Targeting.png Breaks Enemy Targeting
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]


  • Phantasms are affected by the shadowstep, but do not change focus.

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Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • Increased the recharge time of this skill from 20 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW only.
February 08, 2018
  • This skill no longer interrupts phantasms.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased Mirage Cloak duration to 1 second to be consistent with other skills.
  • This skill now takes into account your currently wielded weapon when determining maximum shadowstep distance from the target.
  • Updated minimum and maximum distances from target for random shadowstep calculations.
  • This skill will now rotate the camera to face your target after the shadowstep.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Illusionary Ambush has been added to the game.