Skill details
Campaign: Core Mesmer-icon
Profession: Mesmer
Attribute: Domination Magic
Type: Hex Spell
    15 Energy 3 Activation 20 Recharge

Full: For 10 seconds, whenever target foe casts a spell, that foe takes 35...119 damage.

Concise: (10 seconds.) Target foe takes 35...119 damage whenever it casts a spell.

Domination Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Damage 35424956637077849198105112 119126133140147154161168175182


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  • The damage taken from casting a spell is received when that spell finishes casting but before the spell takes effect.
  • When Backfire's damage would be lethal, AI casters will often cancel a spell just before it would finish casting. Since the spell is immediately available they may cast it again, then cancel again. High cost spells can cause a drastic drop in energy.
  • The game's AI will only use this skill on targets wielding caster weapons. Switching to a melee weapon can be useful to avoid being targeted by it.

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