Skill details
Arcane Mimicry
Arcane Mimicry.jpg
Campaign Core Mesmer-icon.png
Profession Mesmer
Attribute Unlinked
Type Spell
    15 Energy.png 2 Activation.png 60 Recharge.png

Full: For 20 seconds, Arcane Mimicry becomes the non-form elite skill from target other ally.

Concise: This skill becomes target ally's elite skill (20 seconds). Cannot self-target. No effect if target's elite skill is a form.


Skill Trainers:

Hero Skill Trainers:


  • When used on an ally without a non-Form elite skill, Arcane Mimicry simply begins its 60s recharge immediately.
  • You can continue to maintain copied maintained enchantments even after Arcane Mimicry reverts to itself.
  • Works wonderfully with Signet of Illusions or Symbols of Inspiration.
  • If you copy an elite from a chapter you have not purchased, it will not be available for your use.
  • Heroes use this skill on their own, but only for a skill they can use. That means, of all available elites around the team, they will copy a skill of an attribute that matches their highest attribute and if they have at least 6 points in that attribute. On the downside, they use Mimicry whenever possible, not necessarily when they or the team needs it.
  • This skill opens up many interesting team possibilities when used with Echo chaining.
  • Heroes cannot copy PvE only skills.
  • Glyph of Renewal does not affect Arcane Mimicry unless the casting of Arcane Mimicry is interrupted.
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