Signet of Humility

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Signet of Humility

1 Activation time  180 Recharge time  9 Hero point  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
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Passive: Reduces duration of incoming stuns, dazes, fears, and taunts.
Active: Transforms your foe into a moa bird.
(Defiant foes will have their defiant bar reduced instead.)

 Duration.png Duration Decreased: 20%
 Duration.png Duration: 6s
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]


Moa form[edit]

While morphed, the skill bar is replaced with the following set of skills in slots 1-5. Slots 6-0 are disabled.

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
0.25¼ Scratch your foe.
1 4 Kick your foe.
Peck (Moa Morph).png
2 4 Peck your foe.
10.5½ 4 Let out a moa screech.
Flee (Moa Morph).png
0.75¾ 10 Flee from your enemies.

Tuna form[edit]

When morphed underwater, the skill bar is replaced with the following set of skills in slots 1-5 instead.

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Bite (armorfish).png
0.25¼ Bite your foe.
Feeding Frenzy (shark).png
0.5½ 4 Chomp your foe.
Stunning Rush.png
3 5 Attack nearby foes.
Chomp (armorfish).png
10.25¼ 15 Spit at your foe to confuse them.
Fear (shark).png
0.75¾ 15 Flee from your enemies.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 18, 2016
  • The signet's casting effect will now occur at the beginning of the ability.
  • This ability can no longer target enemies behind the mesmer who casts it.
May 03, 2016
  • Reduced the moa transform duration of this skill from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • The defiance-bar damage has not been changed.
November 17, 2015
  • Fixed a bug with this skill that prevented it from transforming rangers who were in Celestial Avatar form.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill has been renamed to "Signet of Humility" (from Polymorph Moa) and is now classified as a signet skill.
  • Its passive effect reduces the duration of stun, daze, fear, and taunt by 20%.
  • Its active effect remains unchanged.
July 15, 2014
  • Skritt burglars are no longer affected by Polymorph Moa.
August 20, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to appear unselectable while underwater.
August 06, 2013
  • This skill should now animate when used with a greatsword.
April 30, 2013
  • Can be used while moving.
November 15, 2012
  • Targets transformed by this skill have 5 new and less-frustrating skills, and this skill can also be used underwater to turn enemies into tuna (Tuna Morph).
  • This skill now removes Death Shroud from the target instead of the necromancer being stuck in Death Shroud.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Polymorph Moa has been added to the game.


Unlike Polymorph Moa, Signet of Humility has no underwater replacement. Despite the name and description, the foe gets transformed into a tuna, as with Polymorph Tuna.