Phantasmal Whaler

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Phantasmal Whaler

0.5½ Activation time  5 Recharge time  
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 4
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Phantasm. Cast Siren's Call on nearby foes and create an illusion that confuses foes with a harpoon gun.

 Damage.png Damage (4x): 588 (0.6)?
 Confusion.png8 Confusion (6s): 480 Damage, 396 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 764 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png4 Confusion (3s): 120 Damage, 198 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 382 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Casts: 3
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 15 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 600
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]


Skill used Effect
Whaler's Volley Whaler's Volley Deals damage and causes confusion.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Phantasm#Related traits

Dueling Dueling

Chaos Chaos

Inspiration Inspiration

Illusions Illusions

Chronomancer Chronomancer

  • Chronophantasma Chronophantasma — The first time a phantasm would become a clone, it instead resummons itself and attacks again. Resummoned phantasms inflict a percentage of the original's damage. (Resummoned phantasms are briefly dazed.)

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 06, 2018
  • This skill has been renamed to Phantasmal Whaler for consistency with other phantasm skills.
  • Confusion duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • Increased the confusion stacks per hit from 1 to 2.
  • Reduced the recharge from 20 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • This skill now uses the ammunition system and has 2 casts with a 15-second recharge between casts.
  • Damage has been increased by 30%.
May 16, 2017
  • This skill now fires Siren's Call projectiles at 3 nearby foes in addition to summoning a phantasm.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Increased the damage of this phantasm by 53% to put it in line with other phantasms.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Phantasm damage has been increased by 15%.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this ability to be cast without a target.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the skill facts to have the appropriate damage indicator (separate from the general fix to minion skill damage).
December 14, 2012
  • This phantasm now attacks more often, and now does a reasonable amount of damage.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Illusionary Whaler has been added to the game.


  • The skill icon bears a very close resemblance to a Mind Flayer, a psionic creature infamous for its mind-affecting abilities in Dungeons & Dragons.