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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[edit]

Manipulation training.
Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

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Mirror.png Mirror 10.25¼ 12 Manipulation. Reflect projectiles, and heal yourself.
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 20 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 20 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.png Mass Invisibility 10.25¼ 48 Manipulation. You and all your allies gain stealth for a short time.

Related traits[edit]