Illusionary Counter

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Illusionary Counter

2 Activation time  8 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Block the next attack and counter by inflicting torment and creating two clones that cast Ether Bolt.

 Damage.png Damage: 367 (1.0)?
 Torment.png5 Torment (8s): 880 Damage, 1272 Damage if Moving
 Duration.png Evade: 0.5½s
 Duration.png Block Duration: 2s
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Inspiration Inspiration
Mental Defense Mental Defense - Cast Lesser Phantasmal Defender on your attacker when you successfully block or evade an attack.
Illusions Illusions
Malicious Sorcery Malicious Sorcery - Increases attack speed while wielding a scepter. Reduces recharge on scepter skills.
Dueling Dueling
Ineptitude Ineptitude - Interrupting a foe inflicts blind, and blinding a foe inflicts confusion. This trait can only activate on enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 23, 2019
  • This skill now uses an 8-second cooldown in all game modes.
August 28, 2018
  • This skill now summons two clones instead of one if the mesmer successfully blocks a strike.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 8 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • This skill now evades attacks during the counterattack animation.
April 19, 2016
  • The cooldown of this skill has been reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • The damage from this skill has been increased by 50% when an attack is blocked.
  • The attack activation time has been reduced by 0.2 seconds.
  • The aftercast delay has been reduced by 0.24 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from receiving reduced recharge when traited with Malicious Sorcery in certain situations.
October 15, 2013
  • Reduced the recharge from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • This skill damage has been reduced to 50% of what it was.
  • It now applies 5 stacks of torment for 8 seconds.
February 26, 2013
  • The range of the reactive part of this ability is now consistent with its indicated range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Illusionary Counter has been added to the game.