Mantra of Distraction

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Mantra of Distraction

20.25¼ Activation time  12 Recharge time  
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Mantra of Distraction.png → Power Lock.png
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will daze your target. Diversion's recharge time is partially refunded when Mantra of Distraction is fully charged.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Casts: 2
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Time Reduced: 15 seconds
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Time Reduced: 10 seconds

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Inspiration Inspiration[edit]

Restorative Mantras Restorative Mantras - Heals allies around you when you finish preparing a Mantra.


  • While charging the mantra, the mesmer will occasionally chant "Obfuscate. Disorient. Confusion."
    • Female norns will shout "Disorient. Stupefy. Confuse." instead.
  • Contrary to the skill's description, Power Lock can daze up to five targets.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced diversion recharge from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
July 30, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from reducing the recharge of Time Sink.
April 23, 2019
  • Daze time for this skill has been increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Mantra skills will no longer display their number of charges in the enhancement bar and will instead use the ammo system.
  • Reduced cast time by 0.5 seconds.
  • Mantras no longer grant bonus Toughness while channeling.
  • Ammo count has been set to 2.
  • Recharges between casts have not changed.
  • Mantra of Distraction: When fully charged, this skill reduces the recharge of Diversion by 15 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 20 seconds to 12 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the toughness granted by channeling a mantra from scaling properly with your effective level.
July 28, 2015
  • Reduced this skill's recharge from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused mantras to begin recharging as soon as the preparation skill was complete instead of when the last charge was expended.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Mantras now give 600 toughness while channeling them.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to have mantra charges when the associated mantra was not equipped.
October 15, 2013
  • Reduced the underwater cast time to 2.75 seconds to match the on-land cast time.
April 30, 2013
  • Reduced mantra cast times from 3.25 seconds to 2.75 seconds.
December 14, 2012
  • Decreased all Mantra cast times by one second.
October 07, 2012
  • Added a much faster breakout for mesmer underwater mantras.
October 01, 2012
  • Updated mantras to now function underwater as they do above water.
  • They also no longer go on full recharge when interrupted.
September 25, 2012
  • Fixed text on "readied" mantra buffs.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Mantra of Distraction has been added to the game.