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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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Interrupting a foe inflicts blind, and blinding a foe inflicts confusion.
This trait can only activate on enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

 Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Confusion.png2 Confusion (5s): 100 Damage, 99 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 191 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png2 Confusion (3s): 60 Damage, 99 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 191 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Interval.png Interval: 3s

— In-game description


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 06, 2018
  • This trait has been split, and now confusion has been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP and WvW only.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster trait line in Dueling, to the slot previously taken by Mistrust, and its effects have changed.
  • This trait now causes interrupts to inflict blind for 5 seconds, and applies blind to inflict 2 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • This trait will now track the internal cooldown for confusion application on a per-target basis.
  • The blind earned from dodging and evading will now properly apply confusion as well.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a crash bug.
July 28, 2015
  • This trait no longer penetrates through defenses such as block and evasion.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Ineptitude has been added to the game.
Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Ineptitude.