Illusionary Defense

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Hero panel Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.pngPvP Menu Bar icon.png This trait is split between game modes — select one to view:
 
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Illusionary Defense

Specialization
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos
Tier
Adept
Type
Major
Game link
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API

Gain stacking damage reduction whenever you summon an illusion.

 Illusionary Defense.png Illusionary Defense (5s): -5% Incoming Damage
 Illusionary Defense.png Illusionary Defense (5s): -2% Incoming Damage
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Stacks: 5

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 22, 2018
  • The damage reduction per stack this trait applies is now split between game modes and has been reduced from -5% per stack to -2% in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • This trait now grants a stacking 5% damage-reduction enhancement (maximum of 5 stacks) for 5 seconds whenever you summon an illusion.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
October 15, 2013
  • Fixed this trait to properly decrease damage taken by 3% per illusion.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Illusionary Defense has been added to the game.

Notes[edit]

Stacks additively with Protection and damage reduction food resulting in higher damage reduction than expected.