Prismatic Understanding

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Prismatic Understanding

Mesmer icon small.png Chaos (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Increased stealth duration from mesmer skills. Gain random boons while you are in stealth.

 Aegis.png Aegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Regeneration.png Regen (3s): 390 Heal
 Might.png Might (5s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (3s): +33% Movement Speed
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 50%
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Elite skills that are improved by this trait

Downed skills that are improved by this trait

Drowning skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Chaos Chaos


  • Grants a boon immediately upon entering stealth and/or Hide in Shadows and every second after spent in stealth.
  • Synergizes with Chaotic Transference. When granting protection, regeneration is gained on the same tick (subject to internal cooldowns).
  • Hide In Shadows and Stealth both grant boons upon application onto a Mesmer; due to the fact they are different, they will both apply boons at the interval at based on which type was applied first, which can allow for two boons at once, if synchronized.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from functioning while downed.
  • Reduced the stealth duration increase from 100% to 50%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • No longer adds 1 second to your stealth skills.
  • Stealth applied by your mesmer skills lasts 100% longer.
September 09, 2014
  • This trait is now applies swiftness for 3 seconds and might for 5 seconds in addition to its previous boons.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait now pulses once every second while stealthed.
May 28, 2013
  • Now functions with torch's The Prestige.
December 14, 2012
  • No longer affects the Prestige.
  • Now grants a random defensive boon every three seconds while in stealth. (Protection, Aegis, or Regeneration)
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Prismatic Understanding has been added to the game.