Power Spike

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Power Spike

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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1 Recharge time  2 Ammunition  
Power Spike

Damage your target and nearby foes. Inflict vulnerability on foes whose skills aren't active.

Damage.png Damage: 354 (1.33)?
Damage.png Damage: 120 (0.45)?
Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (8s): +5% Incoming Damage, +5% Incoming Condition Damage
Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (6s): +12% Incoming Damage, +12% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 10 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Domination Domination

Inspiration Inspiration

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 30, 2024
  • This mantra no longer requires a target.
February 14, 2023
  • Mesmer mantras now require an initial casting time to prepare the mantra charges.
  • (Undocumented) Requires a target to activate.
May 11, 2021
  • Mantras no longer need to be prepared before use. They regenerate ammunition normally.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.33 to 0.45. Adjusted vulnerability from 5 stacks for 8 seconds to 12 stacks for 6 seconds.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill now requires mesmers to face their target and respects line of sight.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Mantras: The instant portion of these skills can now be cast while jumping.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Mantra skills will no longer display their number of charges in the enhancement bar and will instead use the ammo system.
  • Ammo count has been set to 2.
  • Recharges between casts have not changed.
  • Power Spike: Count recharge has been set to 10 seconds.
  • Inflicts 5 stacks of vulnerability for 8 seconds on foes not using skills.
  • Updated the skill description to reflect that this skill his multiple targets.
July 28, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to deal approximately 25% of the intended damage.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill now affects up to 5 foes within 240 units of the target.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Power Spike has been added to the game.