Winds of Chaos

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Winds of Chaos

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer (skill list)
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0.75¾ Activation time  
Winds of Chaos

Bounce an orb of energy between foes and allies. The first hit applies torment, while subsequent hits to enemies apply confusion. Allies that the orb bounces to gain fury and might.

Damage.png Damage: 121 (0.3)?
Damage.png Damage: 81 (0.2)?
Fury.png Fury (3s): +25% Critical Chance
Fury.png Fury (3s): +20% Critical Chance
Might.png Might (5s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Torment.png Torment (5s): 110 Damage, 159 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Confusion.png Confusion (5s): 55 Damage, 49 Damage on Skill Use
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Bounces: 2
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description


  • Attack rate is approximately 1.12 seconds per attack.
  • Does damage and then bounces to an ally or enemy, whichever is closer.
  • It will always try to bounce in a pattern of [Enemy > Ally > Enemy].
  • This skill's projectile is homing, meaning that it will track its target for a certain amount of time.
  • When cast by a clone, the duration of applied torment and confusion is 2 seconds in all game modes.

Related traits[edit]

Illusions Illusions

Virtuoso Virtuoso

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 25, 2021
  • When cast by a clone, the durations of applied torment and confusion have been reduced from 5 seconds to 2 seconds in all game modes.
May 11, 2021
  • Increased projectile speed by 25%. Increased casting speed by 0.1 second. Lowered aftercast animation lock by 0.2 seconds. Fixed an inconsistency with projectile behavior after bouncing. This skill now applies torment for 5 seconds to the first target struck and confusion for 5 seconds on subsequent hits to enemies. Allies hit gain might for 5 seconds and fury for 3 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.3 to 0.2.
February 08, 2018
  • Reduced bleeding duration from 7 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused clones using this skill to inflict vulnerability instead of torment.
  • Reduced torment duration from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
February 06, 2018
  • Instead of inflicting vulnerability, this attack now has a chance to inflict 1 stack of torment for 5 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Mesmer skills that create bouncing projectiles will now have them bounce one additional time.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to only inflict 5 seconds of bleeding instead of 7 when used by clones.
October 15, 2013
  • Fixed the bleeding skill fact to display the proper duration when Chaotic Dampening is equipped.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Winds of Chaos has been added to the game.