Magic Bullet

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Magic Bullet

0.5½ Activation time  25 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Off hand pistol
Weapon slot 5
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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
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Interrupt#Related traits
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Dazzling Dazzling - Dazing or stunning a foe also applies vulnerability.
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Dueling
Duelist's Discipline Duelist's Discipline - Pistol attacks from you and your illusions cause bleeding. Interrupting a foe recharges pistol skills. This trait can only reduce recharge on enemies with defiance bars once per interval.
Ineptitude Ineptitude - Interrupting a foe inflicts blind, and blinding a foe inflicts confusion. This trait can only activate on enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.


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