Polymorph Moa

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Polymorph Moa

Not available underwater  
Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Polymorph Tuna
1 Activation time  180 Recharge time  
Polymorph Moa

Turn your foe into a moa bird.

Duration.png Duration: 6 seconds
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Moa Form[edit]

While morphed, the skill bar is replaced with the following set of skills in slots 1-5. Slots 6-0 are disabled.

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Peck.png Claw 0.25¼ Scratch your foe.
2 Lunge.png Kick 1 4 Kick your foe.
3 Peck (Moa Morph).png Peck 2 4 Peck your foe.
4 Screech.png Screech 10.5½ 4 Let out a moa screech.
5 Flee (Moa Morph).png Flee 0.75¾ 10 Flee from your enemies.


  • This skill was replaced with Signet of Humility with the June 23, 2015 game update.
  • Causes the Morphed effect.
  • Can be dodged and blocked.
  • A successful cast will end any forms in use by an enemy such as Tornado or Lich Form, and destroy all necromancer minions (except Jagged Horrors).
  • You can practice the morphed skill set in the Heart of the Mists, the Mesmer training NPC will cast it on you in battle.
  • In sPvP, it will not interrupt an enemy's finisher. The target will change form and their finisher animation will disappear, but the finishing skill itself will not be interrupted.
  • Polymorph Moa can make certain NPC enemies much more dangerous, especially those of elite or higher rank, by giving them a set of skills with much shorter recharges and greater damage coefficients than their own, which greatly increases their damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill has been renamed to "Signet of Humility" (from Polymorph Moa) and is now classified as a signet skill.
  • Its passive effect reduces the duration of stun, daze, fear, and taunt by 20%.
  • Its active effect remains unchanged.
July 15, 2014
  • Skritt burglars are no longer affected by Polymorph Moa.
August 20, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to appear unselectable while underwater.
August 06, 2013
  • This skill should now animate when used with a greatsword.
April 30, 2013
  • Can be used while moving.
November 15, 2012
  • Targets transformed by this skill have 5 new and less-frustrating skills, and this skill can also be used underwater to turn enemies into tuna (Tuna Morph).
  • This skill now removes Death Shroud from the target instead of the necromancer being stuck in Death Shroud.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Polymorph Moa has been added to the game.


  • Polymorph Tuna and Polymorph Moa are the only player transform skills that affect other players, instead of the caster.