Prismatic Understanding

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Prismatic Understanding

Mesmer icon small.png Chaos (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Prismatic Understanding

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


  • Grants a boon immediately upon entering Stealth.png Stealth and/or Stealth.png Hide in Shadows and every second after spent in stealth.
    • Both instances of stealth will grant boons on their own intervals, meaning if you have both effects at the same time, you could possibly gain two boons per second.
  • Although not explicitly stated, it only affects your mesmer skills. You do not gain increased duration from an ally mesmer's stealth.

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

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Chaos Chaos

Mirage Mirage

Virtuoso Virtuoso

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.