List of mesmer skills

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This is a list of core mesmer skills. For additional skills available to mesmer's elite specializations, see:

Profession mechanic[edit]

Shatters are the mesmer's profession mechanic, occupying the F1F4 slots above the skill bar. Using a shatter will create a powerful effect by destroying all of your illusions.

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
F1 Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack 12 Shatter. Destroy all your clones, damaging nearby foes. The shatter effect also occurs at your location.
F2 Cry of Frustration.png Cry of Frustration 25 Shatter. Destroy all your clones, confusing nearby foes. The shatter effect also occurs at your location.
F3 Diversion.png Diversion 38 Shatter. Destroy all your clones, dazing their targets. The shatter effect also occurs at your location.
F4 Distortion.png Distortion 50 Shatter. Gain distortion and destroy all your clones, gaining additional distortion for each one shattered.

Weapon skills[edit]

Two-handed[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Greatsword[edit]

1 Spatial Surge.png Spatial Surge 1 Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
2 Mirror Blade.png Mirror Blade 0.75¾ 5 Clone. Throw an illusionary blade that creates a clone at its first target and then bounces to enemies and allies, dealing less damage to foes per hit and granting might to allies.
3 Mind Stab.png Mind Stab 0.25¼ 10 Stab an illusionary greatsword through the ground to cripple foes at your targeted location.
4 Phantasmal Berserker.png Phantasmal Berserker 0.75¾ 12 Phantasm. Throw an illusionary greatsword at your foe, removing boons from struck enemies. Create a phantasm that whirls through foes.
5 Illusionary Wave.png Illusionary Wave 0.5½ 25 Knock back foes with a wave of magical energy.

Staff[edit]

1 Winds of Chaos.png Winds of Chaos 0.75¾ Bounce an orb of energy between foes and allies that applies random boons to allies and random conditions to foes.
2 Phase Retreat.png Phase Retreat 10 Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
3 Phantasmal Warlock.png Phantasmal Warlock 0.75¾ 18 Phantasm. Summon illusions that deal damage and inflict vulnerability.
4 Chaos Armor.png Chaos Armor 30 Apply a random condition to nearby foes and gain chaos aura. Chaos aura grants you random boons and inflicts your foe with random conditions whenever you are struck.
5 Chaos Storm.png Chaos Storm 0.25¼ 35 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.

Main-hand only[edit]

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Scepter[edit]

1 Ether Bolt.png Ether Bolt 0.5½ Chain. Shoot a bolt of energy at your target.
1 ChainEther Blast.png Ether Blast 0.5½ Chain. Shoot a second bolt of energy at your target.
1 ChainEther Clone.png Ether Clone 0.75¾ Clone. Deliver a damaging attack directly to your target. Summon a clone that casts Ether Bolt. Inflict torment instead if you have the maximum number of illusions.
2 Illusionary Counter.png Illusionary Counter 2 8 Clone. Block the next attack, and counter by inflicting torment and creating clones that cast Ether Bolt.
2 ChainCounterspell.png Counterspell 0.5½ Shoot out a bolt that blinds enemies in a line and summons a clone to attack the first foe it strikes.
3 Confusing Images.png Confusing Images 20.25¼ 12 Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.

Main- and off-hand[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Sword[edit]

1 Mind Slash.png Mind Slash Chain. Slash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 ChainMind Gash.png Mind Gash 0.5½ Chain. Gash your foe to make them vulnerable.
1 ChainMind Spike.png Mind Spike 0.5½ Stab your foe and rip a boon off of them. Does additional damage when the target has no boons.
2 Blurred Frenzy.png Blurred Frenzy 1 10 Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, distorting the space around you, making you evade attacks.
3 Illusionary Leap.png Illusionary Leap 0.5½ 12 Clone. Summon an illusion that leaps at your target, crippling them. After the initial leap, the clone will execute the Mind Slash sword chain.
3 ChainArcane Thievery.png Swap Swap places with your clone. Immobilize nearby foes.
4 Illusionary Riposte.png Illusionary Riposte 20.25¼ 12 Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
4 ChainCounter Blade.png Counter Blade 0.75¾ Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
5 Phantasmal Swordsman.png Phantasmal Swordsman 1 15 Phantasm. Perform a sword strike and create an illusion that attacks your foe. If the sword strike hits, you gain might.

Off-hand only[edit]

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Focus[edit]

4 Temporal Curtain.png Temporal Curtain 0.25¼ 25 Create a wall of energy that grants swiftness to allies who cross it and cripples foes who touch it. Allies may cross the wall more than once but receive less swiftness after the first crossing.
4 ChainVortex.png Into the Void Shatter your Temporal Curtain, pulling nearby enemies toward its position.
5 Phantasmal Warden.png Phantasmal Warden 0.5½ 20 Phantasm. Create a phantasm that throws axes at nearby targets and creates a defensive bubble, protecting itself and allies from projectiles.

Pistol[edit]

4 Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist 0.5½ 20 Phantasm. Fire multiple crippling bullets at your target and summon an illusion that unloads its pistols on your target.
5 Magic Bullet.png Magic Bullet 0.5½ 25 Hit up to four foes with a single shot, inflicting confusion on each foe. In addition, the first target is stunned, the second is dazed, and the third is blinded.

Torch[edit]

4 The Prestige.png The Prestige 30 Disappear in a cloud of smoke, blinding nearby foes and losing conditions. Reappear three seconds later, burning nearby foes.
5 Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage 0.75¾ 30 Phantasm. Strike and burn nearby foes. Create an illusion that releases a massive wave of fire that burns, confuses, and interrupts foes.

Aquatic[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Spear[edit]

1 Stab (mesmer skill).png Stab 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainJab (mesmer skill).png Jab 0.75¾ Chain. Jab your foe.
1 ChainEvasive Strike.png Evasive Strike 0.5½ Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.
2 Feigned Surge.png Feigned Surge 10.75¾ 8 Clone. Surge toward your foe, striking enemies on the way and creating a clone upon reaching your initial target.
2 ChainFeign.png Feign Teleport back to you [sic] starting point, leaving behind a clone.
[[File:|33x33px|link=Illusionary Mariner]] Illusionary Mariner
4 Slipstream.png Slipstream 0.5½ 25 Create a current at your location that immobilizes enemies entering it and grants superspeed to allies passing through it.
5 Vortex.png Vortex 10.25¼ 40 Create a vortex at your location, pulling nearby foes toward you.

Trident[edit]

1 Siren's Call.png Siren's Call 0.5½ Unleash sonic energy that bounces between multiple foes, damaging and bleeding them. When it hits allies, it applies might, vigor, or swiftness.
2 Blinding Tide.png Blinding Tide 0.5½ 8 Expose your enemies, inflicting vulnerability in an area.
3 Imminent Voyage.png Imminent Voyage 0.75¾ 12 Clone. Retreat back, summoning a clone to attack your foe while granting chaos armor to nearby allies.
[[File:|33x33px|link=Illusionary Whaler]] Illusionary Whaler
5 Illusion of Drowning.png Illusion of Drowning 0.75¾ 25 Sink enemies around your target with an illusionary anchor.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Ether Feast.png Ether Feast 1 20 Heal yourself. Gain additional health for each active clone.
Mantra of Recovery.png Mantra of Recovery 20.25¼ 10 Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will instantly heal you when activated. Heal yourself when this spell fully charges.
ChainPower Return.png Power Return 1 Instantly heal yourself. Receive increased healing if you are below the health threshold.
Mirror.png Mirror 10.25¼ 15 Manipulation. Reflect projectiles, and heal yourself.
Signet of the Ether.png Signet of the Ether 1 30 Signet Passive: Heal yourself whenever you summon an illusion.
Signet Active: Heal yourself and reduce the recharge of phantasm skills.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Decoy.png Decoy 40 Clone. Gain stealth and summon an illusion to attack your foe.
Mirror Images.png Mirror Images 30 Clone. Summon two clones to attack your foe.
Feedback.png Feedback 32 Glamour. Create a dome around your foes that reflects projectiles.
Null Field.png Null Field 0.25¼ 25 Glamour. Create a field of energy that rips boons from foes and cures conditions on allies.
Portal Entre.png Portal Entre 72 Glamour. Create an entry portal at your location that teleports allies to your exit portal.
(Creating a new entrance portal while you have an active portal will destroy the active portal.)
ChainPortal Exeunt.png Portal Exeunt Glamour. Create an exit portal.
Veil.png Veil Not available underwater 0.25¼ 72 Glamour. Create a wall that grants stealth to you and your allies.
Arcane Thievery.png Arcane Thievery 0.25¼ 25 Manipulation. Send conditions you have to your foe and steal their boons. Successfully hitting your target inflicts slow on them while granting you quickness.
Blink.png Blink Not available underwater 30 Manipulation. Teleport to a target location.
Illusion of Life.png Illusion of Life 10.25¼ 75 Manipulation. Give allies Illusion of Life at the target location, allowing them to get up from downed state and keep fighting. Fully revives allies if they kill a foe.
Mimic.png Mimic 0.25¼ 30 Manipulation. The next utility skill you use has significantly reduced recharge, and Mimic's recharge is increased by the original recharge of the affected skill.
Mimic's recharge cannot be reset by other mesmer skills.
Mantra of Concentration.png Mantra of Concentration 20.25¼ 15 Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will break stuns and grant stability to nearby allies. Gain boons when this spell fully charges.
ChainPower Break.png Power Break 2 Break stuns on yourself and grant stability to nearby allies.
Mantra of Distraction.png Mantra of Distraction 20.25¼ 12 Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will daze your target. Diversion's recharge time is partially refunded when Mantra of Distraction is fully charged.
ChainPower Lock.png Power Lock 4 Daze your target and nearby foes.
Mantra of Pain.png Mantra of Pain 20.25¼ 1 Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will damage your target. Gain might when this skill is fully charged.
ChainPower Spike.png Power Spike 1 Damage your target and nearby foes. Inflict vulnerability on foes whose skills aren't active.
Mantra of Resolve.png Mantra of Resolve 20.25¼ 12 Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will cure conditions for you and nearby allies. Cure conditions on yourself when this skill is fully charged.
ChainPower Cleanse.png Power Cleanse 1 Remove conditions from you and nearby allies.
Phantasmal Defender.png Phantasmal Defender 1 40 Phantasm. Summon an illusion that taunts your target and all nearby targets while blocking. When it finishes blocking, the illusion explodes, dealing increased damage for each attack it blocked.
Phantasmal Disenchanter.png Phantasmal Disenchanter 1 20 Phantasm. Summon an illusion that removes boons from targets it hits. This attack deals increased damage against foes without boons.
Signet of Domination.png Signet of Domination 0.25¼ 45 Signet Passive: Improved condition damage.
Signet Active: Stun your foe.
Signet of Illusions.png Signet of Illusions 10.25¼ 60 Signet Passive: Creates a clone every few seconds.
Signet Active: Recharges shatter skills.
Signet of Inspiration.png Signet of Inspiration 0.75¾ 20 Signet Passive: Grant swiftness and an additional random boon every ten seconds.
Signet Active: Extends the duration of all boons on nearby allies.
Signet of Midnight.png Signet of Midnight 30 Signet Passive: Improves expertise.
Signet Active: Blind nearby foes and stealth yourself.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Mass Invisibility.png Mass Invisibility 10.25¼ 60 Manipulation. You and all your allies gain stealth for a short time.
Signet of Humility.png Signet of Humility 1 120 Signet Passive: Reduces duration of incoming stuns, dazes, fears, and taunts.
Signet Active: Transforms your foe into a moa bird.
(Defiant foes will have their defiant bar reduced instead.)
Time Warp.png Time Warp 0.25¼ 180 Glamour. Create an area that warps time, granting you and your allies quickness. Enemies in the field are slowed.

Downed and drowning skills[edit]

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Downed[edit]

1 Mind Blast.png Mind Blast 0.75¾ Create an explosion of magical energy, confusing your foe.
2 Vanish in the Deep.png Deception 0.5½ 15 Clone. Create a downed clone of yourself to attack your target.
3 Phantasmal Rogue.png Phantasmal Rogue 0.5½ 8 Phantasm. Summon a phantasmal rogue that deals increased damage from behind. If the rogue hits, the recharge of this skill is reduced.
4 Bandage.png Bandage 490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Drowning[edit]

1 Mind Blast.png Mind Blast 0.75¾ Create an explosion of magical energy, confusing your foe.
2 Vanish in the Deep.png Deception 0.5½ 15 Clone. Create a downed clone of yourself to attack your target.
3 Phantasmal Rogue.png Phantasmal Rogue 0.5½ 8 Phantasm. Summon a phantasmal rogue that deals increased damage from behind. If the rogue hits, the recharge of this skill is reduced.
4 Bandage.png Bandage 490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.