Phase Retreat

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Phase Retreat

10 Recharge time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.

 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]


  • Although it is not a stun break, Phase Retreat can often be used while impaired, such as when knocked down. The impairing effect might get canceled visually, but the Mesmer will still be unable to move/act.
  • The clone only summons if the Mesmer targets a foe, and it casts Winds of Chaos every 1.25 seconds.
  • When used while targeting something (ally or foe) this skill will teleport the Mesmer directly away regardless of the direction s/he was facing.
  • Without a target, the Mesmer will always teleport directly backward.
When used in some locations, this can teleport you outside of the game world, both over and underwater. You may need to travel to a waypoint after exiting combat, since you likely won't be able to teleport back with skills both over and underwater.
Will sometimes teleport you in place when the target is using a movement ability.

Related traits[edit]

Chaotic Dampening Chaotic Dampening - Chaos aura grants protection. Staff and trident skills gain reduced recharge.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 21, 2014
  • Fixed an issue that caused this ability to be reflected or blocked by enemies.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill should no longer teleport players into geometry or other places they shouldn't be getting into.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Phase Retreat has been added to the game.