Mental Defense

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Mental Defense

Specialization
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Inspiration (trait list)
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
External links
API

Cast Lesser Phantasmal Defender on your attacker when you successfully block or evade an attack.

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Phantasmal Defender.png Lesser Phantasmal Defender (PvE) 40 Phantasm. Summon an illusion that taunts your target and all nearby targets while blocking attacks. It explodes when it finishes blocking, dealing increased damage for each attack blocked.
Phantasmal Defender.png Lesser Phantasmal Defender (WvW, PvP) 90 Phantasm. Summon an illusion that taunts your target and all nearby targets while blocking attacks. It explodes when it finishes blocking, dealing increased damage for each attack blocked.

Notes[edit]

This trait can summon more than one phantasm before going on recharge if multiple attacks are blocked or evaded at the same time.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased internal cooldown from 50 seconds to 90 seconds.
February 06, 2018
  • The recharge of Lesser Phantasmal Defender has changed to the same values as Phantasmal Defender.
May 17, 2016
  • The recharge of this trait has been increased from 25 seconds to 30 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • The cooldown on this trait is no longer affected by Signet of the Ether.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Mental Defense has been added to the game.