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Seize the Moment

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Seize the Moment

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Gain quickness for each clone you shatter. Nearby allies also gain quickness.

 Quickness.png Quickness per Clone (10.5½s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Quickness.png Quickness per Clone (0.75¾s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description


  • Affects up to 5 targets per October 1, 2019 patchnote.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • This trait has been reworked. It now counts the mesmer as a clone. Reduced quickness gained per clone in PvE from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds. Reduced quickness gained per clone in PvP and WvW from 1 second to 0.75 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced quickness duration from 2 seconds to 1 second.
October 01, 2019
  • This trait now applies quickness in a 240 area-of-effect radius around the mesmer and can hit 5 targets (including the mesmer).
July 16, 2019
  • The quickness per clone shattered has been increased from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • This trait now grants the full quickness amount as soon as it is activated instead of waiting for illusions to shatter.
March 27, 2018
  • Fixed the tooltip for this trait that incorrectly referenced illusions instead of clones.
February 06, 2018
  • Increased the duration of quickness per each summoned illusion from 1 second to 1.5 seconds.
  • Updated the description to specify that it counts clones rather than all illusion types.
November 17, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused the quickness from this trait to not appear as a skill fact on the shatters it affected.
November 04, 2015
  • Updated this trait to count the player as an illusion, as do other similar traits.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Seize the Moment has been added to the game.