Mind Spike

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Mind Spike

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Mind Slash.png → Mind Gash.png → 
Mind Spike.png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Mind Spike

Stab your foe and rip a boon off of them. Does additional damage when the target has no boons.

 Damage.png Damage without Boons: 734 (2.0)?
 Damage.png Damage without Boons: 489 (1.333)?
 Damage.png Damage with Boons: 550 (1.5)?
 Damage.png Damage with Boons: 244 (0.666)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Removed: 1
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Dueling Dueling

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient when striking enemies with boons from 1.0 to 1.5 PvE only.
July 07, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to display the incorrect tooltip damage in Competitive game modes.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced base power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.666. Reduced power coefficient against foes with no boons from 2.0 to 1.333.
February 06, 2018
  • Increased the damage of the final sword attack by 11% against foes with boons and by 51% against foes with no boons.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased damage to targets without boons by 10%.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the skill facts to correctly display the number of boons removed: 1.
August 20, 2013
  • Fixed a bug where this skill was checking for a boon on the mesmer instead of on the target. The extra damage will now be correctly applied when the player's target has no active boons.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the base damage by 20%.
  • This skill does an additional 50% damage to targets with no boons.
April 30, 2013
  • Renamed to Mind Spike (from Mind Stab).
February 26, 2013
  • This skill will now hit up to three targets.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Mind Spike has been added to the game.


  • Prior to the 30 April 2013 update, Mind Spike was called Mind Stab, which conflicted with the mesmer greatsword skill as it shared the same name. The old name is still used in the combat damage log.
  • As of 25 June 2013 update, Mind Spike damage was reduced by 20%.
  • Initially the skill only did 50% more damage if the Mesmer had no boons (not the actual target), however this was fixed with the August 20th 2013 update. Now the extra damage will be correctly applied when the player's target has no active boons.