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Sand Shards

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (trait skill list)
Mirage icon small.png Mirage
Dune Cloak Dune Cloak
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Strike nearby foes, removing a boon from them. Gain a copy of any boon removed.

 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
 Aegis.png Aegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Alacrity.png Alacrity (3s): +25% Skill Recharge Rate
 Fury.png Fury (5s): +25% Critical Chance
 Fury.png Fury (5s): +20% Critical Chance
 Might.png Might (20s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Quickness.png Quickness (3s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Regeneration.png Regen (5s): 650 Heal
 Resistance.png Resistance (2s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.
 Resolution.png Resolution (5s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
 Stability.png Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (5s): +33% Movement Speed
 Vigor.png Vigor (5s): +50% Endurance Regeneration
 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Removed: 1
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 180

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Chaos Chaos

Mirage Mirage

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
May 11, 2021
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Dune Cloak: Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5.
July 16, 2019
  • This trait has been reworked and new visual effects have been added. It now attacks at the end of Mirage Cloak rather than the beginning. Additionally, its damage has been increased by 100%, and instead of inflicting bleeding it now removes a boon from up to 5 foes on hit. The mirage gains a copy of any boon removed.
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed the incorrect skill facts to show the actual value of 3 stacks of bleeding for 4 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Sand Shards has been added to the game.


  • Gwwlogo.png A Guild Wars skill bears the same name as this skill.
  • This skill's icon is the same as that of the Guild Wars skill Empathy.