Manipulation is a skill type used to evade attacks, mislead opponents, redirect forces or to simply escape from a deadly situation. Many of these skills focus on the aspect of control, turning what could have been a player's end into an opponent's undoing.
List of manipulation skills
|Mirror||1¼||15||Manipulation. Reflect projectiles, and heal yourself.|
|Arcane Thievery||¼||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||30||Manipulation. Teleport to a target location.|
|Illusion of Life||1¼||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||¼||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.
|Mass Invisibility||1¼||60||Manipulation. You and all your allies gain stealth for a short time.|
- Master of Manipulation — Manipulations gain recharge reduction and grant superspeed to yourself and allies affected by them.