Phase Retreat

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Phase Retreat

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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10 Recharge time
12 Recharge time
Phase Retreat

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 be used while affected by some crowd control effects, 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. [verification requested]
  • Despite not being included in the skill description, the teleport distance is 360 units.
  • This skill teleports the Mesmer directly away from the targeted enemy, regardless of the direction the Mesmer was facing.
  • Without a target, the Mesmer will always teleport directly backward.
This skill might teleport the Mesmer in place if their target is using a movement ability.

Related traits[edit]

Chaos Chaos

Inspiration Inspiration

Illusions Illusions

Chronomancer Chronomancer

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 10 seconds to 12 seconds.
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.