Mantra of Distraction

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Mantra of Distraction

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Mantra of Distraction.png
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Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
20.25¼ Activation time  12 Recharge time  
Mantra of Distraction

Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will daze your target. Diversion's recharge time is partially refunded when this spell fully charges.

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

— In-game description


When the Dazzling Dazzling trait is equipped, the tooltip for this skill incorrectly lists Vulnerability.png Vulnerability.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 30, 2024
  • This mantra no longer requires a target.
February 14, 2023
  • Mesmer mantras now require an initial casting time to prepare the mantra charges. The effects they grant when completing the initial cast are as follows:
    • Mantra of Distraction: Reduce the recharge time of Diversion.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
May 11, 2021
  • Mantras no longer need to be prepared before use. They regenerate ammunition normally.
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.