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Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
0.25¼ Activation time  20 Recharge time  

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.

Echo.png Echo (10s): Your next utility skill will recharge faster.
Count Recharge.png Recharge reduced to: 1 second

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Chaos Chaos


  • Mimic only reduces the recharge of utility skills. It does not affect Shatters, nor healing skills, nor elite skills, nor trait cooldowns.
  • As noted in the skill description, Mimic's recharge is completely unaffected by Continuum Split.
  • The effect will be used when casting mantras. This will affect the cooldown, but not the charge cooldown. Since mantra cooldowns are 4 seconds or less, mimic is wasted on mantras.
  • The effect will not be used when casting Portal Entre. It will be used as normal when casting Portal Exeunt.
  • Using Mimic before activating Blink can make yourself a great way to escape from dangerous situations or to move faster on the map by "skipping" long distances

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
July 16, 2019
  • The boon that allows faster skill recharge is now removed prematurely if the caster enters or exits a transformation or uses a mount.
March 05, 2019
  • Reduced the recharge time of this skill from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
December 11, 2018
  • This skill's recharge time has been reduced from 75 seconds to 40 seconds and is now increased by the recharge time of the utility skill that it affects. The recharge time of this skill cannot be reset by other mesmer skills.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been reduced from 90 seconds to 75 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill now causes the next utility-slot skill you use within 10 seconds to recharge in 1 second.
  • Increased recharge to 90 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • Mimic now will copies all boons from the target foe to the player.
July 01, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the underwater channel for this skill to be shorter than the land channel.
June 03, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the underwater channel for this skill to be shorter than the on-land channel.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Mimic has been added to the game.