Phantasmal Rogue

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Phantasmal Rogue

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Illusionary Rogue
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0.5½ Activation time  8 Recharge time  
Phantasmal Rogue

Phantasm. Summon a phantasmal rogue that deals increased damage from behind. If the rogue hits, the recharge of this skill is reduced.

 Damage.png Damage: 1,158 (1.15)?
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 25%
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description


Phantasm Skill used Effect
Illusionary Rogue Phantasmal Rogue.png Shadow Assault Deals extra damage while flanking.

Related traits[edit]

Dueling Dueling

Chaos Chaos

Inspiration Inspiration

Illusions Illusions

Chronomancer Chronomancer

Virtuoso Virtuoso


  • Phantasms have their own unique weapon strength that is independent of the player's equipped weapon rarity. The rogue has a weapon strength midpoint of 2615.5.
  • Attack from this NPC will appear as "You hit Your-Target-Name-Here for xxx using Shadow Assault". This attack is not the Thief's underwater skill Shadow Assault.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 06, 2018
  • Phantasms can no longer be shattered and no longer count toward your maximum illusion count.
  • Phantasms are destroyed and then replaced by clones after completing their unique attack or if their attack is interrupted.
  • Reduced the recharge from 20 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • If the rogue hits with an attack, the recharge of this skill is reduced by 25%.
  • This skill no longer has an attack separate from the phantasm summon.
  • Significantly reduced the skill's aftercast.
  • Updated the underwater casting time to better match the casting time on land.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from dealing its bonus damage.
  • Bonus damage has been reduced to 50% in PvE and 25% in PvP and WvW.
May 16, 2017
  • This skill now performs an attack that applies 1 stack of confusion and 5 stacks of vulnerability for 5 seconds in addition to summoning a phantasm.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Phantasm damage has been increased by 15%.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the skill facts to have the appropriate damage indicator (separate from the general fix to minion skill damage).
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Phantasmal Rogue has been added to the game.