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Skill details
Ethereal Burden
Ethereal Burden.jpg
Campaign Prophecies Mesmer
Profession Mesmer
Attribute Illusion Magic
Type Hex Spell
    15 Energy.png 1½ Activation.png 30 Recharge.png

Full: For 10 seconds, target foe moves 50% slower. When Ethereal Burden ends, you gain 10...16...18 Energy.

Concise: (10 seconds.) Target foe moves 50% slower. End effect: you gain 10...16...18 Energy.

Illusion Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Energy gain 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 21


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  • If an enemy hexed with this spell dies before it would wear out naturally, the energy bonus triggers immediately. For this reason, with very high Illusion Magic (7 points or more for any increase at all), it can be worthwhile to cast this spell on a dying foe for a quick energy recharge. Unfortunately, the high cost and massive recharge time make it impractical as a primary energy management skill.
  • Using this skill with Mantra of Persistence will increase the snare time, but also prolong your wait for energy gain. Conversely, casting this on an enemy with natural resistance will decrease the snare time, but also shorten the wait for energy gain.
  • If you find you need energy immediately, you can end the spell with Shatter Delusions or Drain Delusions.
  • If multiple people cast this on the same target, all will gain energy when it ends.
  • This hex ends prematurely if the caster dies.

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