Magic Bullet

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Magic Bullet

0.5½ Activation time  25 Recharge time  
Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Off hand pistol
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
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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.

 Damage.png Damage: 73 (0.2)?
 Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
 Confusion.png3 Confusion (5s): 150 Damage, 149 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 287 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png3 Confusion (3s): 90 Damage, 149 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 287 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Daze.png Daze: 2 seconds
 Stun.png Stun: 20.5½ seconds
 Stun.png Stun: 2 seconds
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Bounces: 3
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 450[sic]
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

See also: Interrupt#Related traits

Domination Domination

Dueling Dueling

Chaos Chaos

  • Chaotic Interruption Chaotic Interruption — When you interrupt a foe, recharge one of your equipped-weapon skills at random. Only affects weapon skills that are recharging.

Chronomancer Chronomancer


The Defiance Break sums up the excluding stun and daze value to 382 rather than displaying 240 for stun and 200 for daze.

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.
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) Reduced power coefficient from 0.2 to 0.01. Reduced stun duration from 2.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • Stun duration for this skill has been increased from 2 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
February 06, 2018
  • This skill now inflicts confusion on each impact.
  • Confusion has been increased from 1 stack to 3 stacks with a duration of 5 seconds in PvE and 3 seconds in PvP and WvW.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Pistol skills used by you and your illusions have had their range increased to 1200.
  • Mesmer skills that create bouncing projectiles will now have them bounce one additional time.
May 20, 2014
  • Added a skill fact for number of bounces: 2.
  • Updated the skill facts to show increased bounces when traited with Illusionary Elasticity.
  • Added a skill fact to show the confusion duration on the fourth target when traited.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the aftercast by .2 seconds.
March 26, 2013
  • The traited version is now a projectile combo finisher to match the base skill's functionality.
  • No longer hits targets beyond maximum range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Magic Bullet has been added to the game.


  • The magic bullet theory is a disparaging name critics have given the single-bullet theory that the Warren Commission proposed to explain how a single bullet could have killed John F. Kennedy and injured Texas Governor John Connally.