Temporal Curtain

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Temporal Curtain

0.25¼ Activation time  25 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  
Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Temporal Curtain.png
 → Vortex.png
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Create a wall of energy that grants swiftness to allies who cross it and cripples foes who touch it. Allies may cross the wall more than once but receive less swiftness after the first crossing.

 Swiftness.png Initial Swiftness (12s): +33% Movement Speed
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (1s): +33% Movement Speed
 Crippled.png Cripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
 Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Inspiration Inspiration

Chronomancer Chronomancer


  • Evading enemies still get affected by the cripple.
  • Allied miniatures get crippled when crossing the curtain.
  • The light field lingers, even after using  Vortex.png Into the Void, for the remaining duration.
  • The curtain can affect a limitless amount of targets.
  • There is a one second cooldown after casting Temporal Curtain before Into the Void can be used.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this skill's effects to not line up with its visual elements in some situations.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Increased the height of the spell by 22% to better interact with the Warden's Feedback trait.
September 29, 2015
  • Removed functionality that prevented the swiftness applied by this skill from applying to allies that already had swiftness.
  • Now applies 12 seconds of swiftness to allies the first time they cross the wall and 1 second of swiftness to allies that cross it again after receiving the initial swiftness.
December 14, 2012
  • Increased swiftness duration to 12 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Temporal Curtain has been added to the game.