Phantasmal Warlock

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Phantasmal Warlock

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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Illusionary Warlock
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0.75¾ Activation time  
15 Recharge time
18 Recharge time

Phantasm. Summon illusions that deal damage and inflict vulnerability.

 Damage.png Damage (3x): 498 (0.45)?
 Damage.png Damage (3x): 249 (0.225)?
 Vulnerability.png2 Vulnerability (5s): +2% Incoming Damage, +2% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png4 Vulnerability (5s): +4% Incoming Damage, +4% Incoming Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 1,200
 Miscellaneous effect.png Illusions Summoned: 2
 Miscellaneous effect.png Illusions Summoned: 1

— In-game description


Skill used Effect
Mage Strike Mage Strike Deals damage, applies vulnerability.

Related traits[edit]

Domination Domination

Dueling Dueling

Chaos Chaos

Inspiration Inspiration

Illusions Illusions

Chronomancer Chronomancer

Virtuoso Virtuoso


  • Each warlock phantasm hits 3 times and inflicts 2 vulnerability per hit.
  • Phantasms have their own unique weapon strength that is independent of the player's equipped weapon rarity. The warlock has a weapon strength midpoint of 2877.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 18 seconds to 15 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) WvW will now use the PvP version of the skill, which summons 1 warlock.
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced the number of warlocks summoned from 2 to 1 in PvP only. Increased the vulnerability applied per hit from 2 stacks to 4 stacks in PvP only.
May 22, 2018
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 50% in PvP and WvW.
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.
  • This skill now summons two warlocks that channel a beam on your target, inflicting 2 stacks of vulnerability for 5 seconds. Each beam hits 3 times.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Fixed a bug that caused this phantasm’s attack to not increase in damage against foes with certain conditions.
February 22, 2017
  • In addition to its previous effect, this skill now also fires Winds of Chaos projectiles at up to 3 unique targets within a radius of 600 of the caster.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Phantasm damage has been increased by 15%.
May 28, 2013
  • The damage skill fact now displays accurately.
December 14, 2012
  • Damage now matches the tooltip.
October 22, 2012
  • This illusion's recharge between attacks is now slightly longer.
October 07, 2012
  • Increased recharge to 20 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Phantasmal Warlock has been added to the game.


  • These phantasms wield a staff with the same skin as Antique weapons, but with the characteristic mesmeric pink transparency.