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. The first target is stunned, the second is dazed, the third is blinded, and the fourth is confused.

 Damage.png Damage: 73 (0.2)?
 Confusion.png Confusion (5s): 38 Damage On Skill Use, 110 Damage
 Blind.png Blind (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Daze.png Daze: 2s
 Stun.png Stun: 2s
 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
Confounding Suggestions Confounding Suggestions - Chance to inflict stun whenever you daze a target. Increased stun and daze duration.
Dazzling Dazzling - Dazing a foe also applies vulnerability.
Duelist's Discipline Duelist's Discipline - Pistol attacks from you and your illusions have a chance to cause bleeding. Interrupting a foe recharges pistol skills.
Ineptitude Ineptitude - Interrupting a foe inflicts blind, and blinding a foe inflicts confusion.
Master of Misdirection Master of Misdirection - Confusion you inflict lasts longer. Reduces recharge of shatter skills.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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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