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Lingering Thoughts

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the original Lingering Thoughts. For the virtuoso version with Weaponmaster Training, see Lingering Thoughts (virtuoso).

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Lingering Thoughts

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Mirage icon small.png Mirage
Main hand axe
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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0.75¾ Activation time  0.25¼ Recharge time  2 Ammunition  
Lingering Thoughts

Spin forward and strike multiple times, inflicting conditions and leaving a mirage at your starting position. If an enemy is near the mirage when it expires, a clone is summoned.

Damage.png Damage (3x): 441 (1.2)?
Crippled.png3 Cripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed
Torment.png3 Torment (4s): 264 Damage, 382 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 6 seconds
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 10 seconds
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Inspiration Inspiration

Illusions Illusions

Mirage Mirage

  • Mirrored Axes Mirrored Axes — Axe skills generate an additional phantom axe.


Finishing this skill while in the air with Mirrored Axes Mirrored Axes equipped will not generate a  Phantasmal Seeking Axe.png Phantasmal Seeking Axe.
  • This skill moves the user forward 360 units.
  • The clone will spawn on the nearest target within 480 radius.
  • Counts as 2 whirl finishers.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 30, 2024
  • Reduced the number of whirl finishers from 4 to 2.
December 12, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to have a higher cooldown than intended for players in PvE and for virtuosos in all game modes.
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the ammunition recharge from 8 seconds to 6 seconds in PvE and from 12 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 16, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused axe clones to attack faster than intended.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased ammo recharge from 10 seconds to 12 seconds.
December 11, 2018
  • The ammunition-recharge time of this skill has been split between game modes and has been increased from 8 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP only.
November 07, 2017
  • Lowered aftercast by 0.1 second.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to show an incorrect casting time.
  • Added a 0.25-second recharge between uses of this skill to prevent accidental double use.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Lingering Thoughts has been added to the game.

See also[edit]