Lesser Chaos Storm

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Lesser Chaos Storm

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (trait skill list)
Method of Madness Method of Madness
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35 Recharge time
75 Recharge time
Lesser Chaos Storm

Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and boons to allies. The first strike of the storm dazes foes.

Damage.png Damage: 88 (0.33)?
Aegis.png Aegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
Resolution.png Resolution (3s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
Swiftness.png Swiftness (3s): +33% Movement Speed
Chilled.png Chilled (1s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
Poisoned.png Poison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Weakness.png Weakness (2s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, +50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Daze.png Daze: 1 second
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Ethereal
Evade.png Defiance Break: 100
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Domination Domination

Dueling Dueling

Chaos Chaos

Chronomancer Chronomancer

Virtuoso Virtuoso


  • This skill can hit enemies up to 6 times - with the first strike and then in 5 pulses over 5 seconds. The first strike and each pulse deal the listed damage and inflict either Chilled, Poison or Weakness on enemies while applying either Aegis, Resolution or Swiftness to allies. Additionally, the first strike also dazes enemies.
  • Hits up to 5 targets at once.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
May 11, 2021
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Method of Madness: Increased cooldown from 35 seconds to 75 seconds.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill now always dazes on the first strike but can no longer randomly daze on other strikes.
  • Added a skill fact to show Chaos Storm's duration.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Descent into Madness: The skill fired by this trait has been renamed to Lesser Chaos Storm. This trait now casts Lesser Chaos Storm when you use your healing skill in addition to when you take falling damage.
October 15, 2013
  • Descent into Madness: Fixed a bug with the Chaos Storm triggered by this trait to properly deal the correct damage.
October 15, 2013
  • Facts have been added to trait tooltips.
  • Skills that are fired off from traits will now be displayed in the tooltip.
  • Descent into Madness: Fixed the Chaos Storm created by this skill to match the actual Chaos Storm functionality.

See also[edit]