Inspiring Distortion

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Inspiring Distortion

Mesmer icon small.png Inspiration (trait list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
Inspiring Distortion

Grant aegis to other nearby allies whenever you give yourself distortion or use Shatter skill 4.

Aegis.png Aegis (2s): Block the next incoming attack.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 300

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that are improved by this trait

Inspiration Inspiration


Both  Continuum Split.png Continuum Split and  Bladeturn Requiem.png Bladeturn Requiem grant allies aegis.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 30, 2021
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait did not activate when a Virtuoso uses Bladeturn Requiem.
July 07, 2020
  • This trait will now also trigger when activating Shatter skill 4.
July 10, 2018
  • Reduced the duration of aegis shared by this trait from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.
December 12, 2017
  • Updated this trait to now grant Aegis to allies instead of distortion
September 29, 2015
  • Updated this trait to prevent the distortion granted from being applied to objects.
August 11, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this trait to apply distortion to WvW structures.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Inspiring Distortion has been added to the game.