Skill details
Spirit of Failure
Spirit of Failure
Campaign: Prophecies Mesmer-icon
Profession: Mesmer
Attribute: Inspiration Magic
Type: Hex Spell
    15 Energy 3 Activation 20 Recharge

Full: For 30 seconds, target foe has a 25% chance to miss with attacks. You gain 1...3 Energy whenever that foe fails to hit in combat.

Concise: (30 seconds.) Target foe has 25% chance to miss. You gain 1...3 Energy whenever this foe misses.

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  • This skill is ineffective by itself. With only a 25% miss rate, the opponent would have to attack an average of 20 times just to recover the energy cost, at 12+ Inspiration Magic. Therefore, it would be wise to combine it with blindness, blocking, or additional accuracy-reducing hexes like Blurred Vision to both increase the chance to missing and thereby increase the energy gained.
  • This skill can be used to offset the energy loss of Distortion. Depending on your Inspiration magic attribute, this can result in gained energy.

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