Disambiguous This article is about the PvE version of a split skill. For the PvP version, see Empathy (PvP).
Skill details
Campaign: Core Mesmer-icon
Profession: Mesmer
Attribute: Domination Magic
Type: Hex Spell
    10 Energy 2 Activation 10 Recharge

Full: For 5...13 seconds, whenever target foe attacks, that foe takes 10...46 damage and deals 1...12 less damage.

Concise: (5...13 seconds.) Target foe's attacks deal 1...12 less damage, and that foe takes 10...46 damage with each attack.

Domination Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Duration 56678891010111212 13141415161617181819
Damage 101316192225283134374043 46495255586164677073
Damage reduction 12345678891011 12131415161718192021


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  • Melee attackers hexed with Empathy can quickly find themselves causing more damage to themselves than their target. Human enemies will usually cease attacking, while NPCs will ignore the hex and attack through it. Attacks that can target more than one foe or hit more than once will have the effect multiply, causing even more damage (with exclusion to the Scythe's inherent AoE property).
  • The hexed foe's attacks do not have to hit to trigger Empathy.
  • NPCs hexed with Empathy will attack even if the next attack is suicidal (unlike NPCs hexed with Backfire).

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