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Imaginary Axes

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Hero panel Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.pngPvP Menu Bar icon.png This skill is split between game modes — select one to view:
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Imaginary Axes

0.5½ Activation time  1 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage
Main hand axe
Weapon slot 1
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Ambush. Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay.

 Damage.png Damage (2x): 366 (1.0)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Seek Range: 480
 Torment.png3 Player Torment (4s): 264 Damage, 382 Damage if Moving
 Torment.png1 Player Torment (4s): 88 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
 Torment.png Clone Torment (4s): 88 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
 Range.png Range: 200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Mirage Mirage
Mirrored Axes Mirrored Axes - Reduce recharge of axe skills. Axe skills generate an additional phantom axe.


  • An axe that hits a target during the delay will not seek that target.
  • As this is an ambush skill, you must be under the effects of Mirage Cloak to cast it.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • Reduced the amount of torment stacks applied in PvP and WvW from 3 to 1. This skill can no longer be used on targets behind the mesmer.
July 10, 2018
  • Inflicted torment duration has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The torment duration of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 5-second duration in all modes.
February 08, 2018
  • Now applies torment instead of confusion. Previous durations unchanged.
February 06, 2018
  • The confusion aspect of this skill has been split, and the confusion duration has been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW only.
December 12, 2017
  • Increased confusion stacks from player to 3
  • Increased confusion duration to 5 seconds for both player and clone attacks
November 28, 2017
  • This skill will no longer hit the same target twice with the same axe.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased seek distance for the follow-up attack by 20%.
  • Increased stacks of confusion for the player version of this skill from 1 to 2 (clones still apply 1 stack).
  • Increased damage by 20%.
  • This skill no longer requires you to face your target.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Imaginary Axes has been added to the game.


  • The skill name is a wordplay on imaginary axis (a mathematical concept), and the plural of axis (a homograph for the plural of axe).