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The visual effect of a blinded character: swarm of black dots in front of the eyes
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Condition. While suffering from this ailment, your melee and missile attacks have 90% chance to "miss." Your projectiles also have a greater chance to stray from their intended target.

Concise description: Your melee and missile attacks have a 90% chance to miss. Your projectile spells also have a greater chance to stray from their intended target.

— In-game description

Skills that cause blindness[edit]

Icon Name Description Other Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Belly Smash

Hammer Attack. Inflicts Blindness condition to adjacent foes (3...6...7 seconds) if target foe is knocked down. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior Hammer MasteryZ Prophecies
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Black Powder Mine

Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 20...30 damage. Inflicts Blindness and Bleeding conditions (7...10 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Blind Was Mingson

Item Spell. (15...51...60 seconds.) Drop effect: inflicts Blindness condition (3...7...8 seconds) on all nearby foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Restoration MagicZ Factions
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Blinding Flash

Spell. Inflicts Blindness condition (3...7...8 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Core
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Blinding Powder

Spell. Inflicts Blindness condition (3...13...15 seconds) on target and adjacent foes. Must follow an off-hand attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Blinding Snow

Spell. Interrupts an action. Also inflicts Blindness (10 seconds.) 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Z Core
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Blinding Surge

Elite Spell. Deals 5...41...50 lightning damage. Inflicts Blindness condition (3...7...8 seconds) on target and adjacent foes. 25% armor penetration. If target was attacking, also hits adjacent foes and deals 50% more damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Nightfall
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Dust Cloak

Flash Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Your attacks deal earth damage. Initial effect: deals 10...34...40 earth damage to adjacent foes. End effect: inflicts Blindness condition (1...3...4 second[s]) on adjacent foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Dust Cloak (PvP)

Flash Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Your attacks deal earth damage. Initial effect: deals 10...34...40 earth damage to adjacent foes. End effect: inflicts Blindness condition (1...3...4 second[s]) on adjacent foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Dust Trap

Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 10...22...25 damage every second (5 seconds). Inflicts Blindness condition (3...7...8 seconds) every second (5 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
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Ebon Dust Aura

Elite Flash Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Deal +3...13...15 earth damage with your melee attacks. Initial Effect: Blinds nearby foes for 1...6...7 second[s]. End Effect: removes Blindness. No effect unless wielding an earth weapon. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Eruption

Spell. Deals 10...34...40 earth damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes near target's initial location. Inflicts Blindness condition (10 seconds). 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Prophecies
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Gaze from Beyond

Spell. Deals 20...56...65 lightning damage. Inflicts Blindness condition for 2...5...6 seconds if you are within earshot of a spirit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Channeling MagicZ Factions
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Glimmering Mark

Elite Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Deals 5...21...25 damage each second to target and adjacent foes. Inflicts Blindness [sic] on foes using attack skills. Ends if you use a skill that targets this foe. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Prophecies
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Ineptitude

Elite Hex Spell. (4 seconds.) Also hexes foes adjacent to target. Deals 30...114...135 damage. Inflicts Blindness condition (10 seconds). No effect unless hexed foe attacks. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Lightning Touch

Touch Skill. Deals 10...50...60 lightning damage. Also hits foes adjacent to target foe. Inflicts Blind (1...3...4 second[s]) and Cracked Armor (1...8...10 second[s]) on all struck foes. 25% armor penetration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Core
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Raven Shriek

Shout. Removes Blindness from allies in earshot. Inflicts Blindness condition (4...10 seconds) to nearby enemies. 0 0 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
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Ride the Lightning

Elite Spell. Deals 10...58...70 lightning damage. 25% armor penetration. Blinds all adjacent foes (1...4...5 second[s]). You instantly move to your target. May target allies. 5 Tango-overcast.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Factions
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Ride the Lightning (PvP)

Elite Spell. Deals 10...58...70 lightning damage. 25% armor penetration. Blinds all adjacent foes (1...4...5 second[s]). You instantly move to your target. May target allies. 5 Tango-overcast.png 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Factions
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Rupture Soul

Spell. Destroys target allied spirit. Deals 50...122...140 lightning damage and inflicts Blindness condition (3...10...12 seconds) to nearby foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Spawning PowerZ Factions
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Shadow Sanctuary

Enchantment Spell. (10 seconds.) You gain +7...10 Health regeneration and +40 armor. You are Blind (5 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Allegiance rankZ Factions
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Shadowsong

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30-second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and inflict Blindness condition (1...5...6 second[s]). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png ritualistaRitualist CommuningZ Factions
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Shadowsong (Master Riyo)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...5...6 spirit (30 second lifespan). Its attacks inflict Blindness condition (1...5...6 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonster CommuningZ Bonus Mission Pack
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Shadowsong (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...5...6 spirit (30-second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and inflict Blindness condition (1...5...6 second[s]). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist CommuningZ Factions
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Shockwave

Elite Spell. Foes in the area take 15...51...60 earth damage and are Weakened (1...8...10 second[s]). Nearby foes also take +15...51...60 earth damage and have Cracked Armor (1...8...10 second[s]). Adjacent foes also take +15...51...60 earth damage and are Blinded (1...8...10 second[s]). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Factions
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Signet of Midnight

Elite Touch Signet. (15 seconds.) Inflicts Blindness condition. You suffer from Blindness (15 seconds). 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Z Prophecies
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Smoke Powder Defense

Stance. (8 seconds.) The next time you are struck, you take half damage and inflict Blindness condition (2...5...6 seconds) on adjacent foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Eye of the North
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Smoke Trap

Elite Trap. (90 seconds.) Inflicts Blinded and Dazed conditions (5...9...10 seconds) to nearby foes. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Nightfall
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Sneak Attack

Melee Attack. Inflicts Blindness (5...8 seconds). Counts as a lead attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
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Steam

Spell. Deals 20...52...60 cold damage. Inflicts Blindness condition (5...9...10 seconds) if target foe is Burning. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Water MagicZ Nightfall
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Temple Strike

Elite Off-Hand Attack. Interrupts a spell. Inflicts Dazed and Blindness conditions (1...8...10 seconds). Must follow a lead attack. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Dagger MasteryZ Factions
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Throw Dirt

Touch Skill. Inflicts Blindness condition (3...13...15 seconds). Also affects foes adjacent to target foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Unseen Fury

Stance. Inflicts Blindness condition on adjacent foes (3...9...10). You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes for 10...26...30 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Weapon of Shadow

Weapon Spell. (1...6...7 second[s].) Inflicts Blindness condition (5 seconds) on anyone who attacks target ally. Target ally's next 1...3...3 attack[s] inflict Blindness (5 seconds) if they hit. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Restoration MagicZ Factions

Related skills[edit]

Skills that benefit from blindness[edit]

Icon Name Description Other Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Signet of Shadows

Signet. Deals 5...29...35 damage. Deals 15...51...60 more damage if target foe is Blinded. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Deadly ArtsZ Factions
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Unseen Fury

Stance. Inflicts Blindness condition on adjacent foes (3...9...10). You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes for 10...26...30 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions
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Unseen Fury (PvP)

Stance. (15...51...60 seconds.) You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Shadow ArtsZ Factions

Skills with blindness-dependent effects[edit]

Icon Name Description Other Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Slippery Ground

Spell. Causes knock-down if this foe is Blind or moving. Affects foes adjacent to your target. 50% failure chance unless Water Magic greater than 4. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Water MagicZ Eye of the North

Skills that prevent blindness[edit]

Icon Name Description Other Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Sight Beyond Sight

Enchantment Spell. (8...18...20 seconds). You are immune to Blindness. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Spawning PowerZ Nightfall

Skills that remove blindness[edit]

See also: List of condition removal skills
Icon Name Description Other Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Antidote Signet

Signet. Remove Poison, Disease, and Blindness from yourself, and one additional condition. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Z Core
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Ebon Dust Aura

Elite Flash Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Deal +3...13...15 earth damage with your melee attacks. Initial Effect: Blinds nearby foes for 1...6...7 second[s]. End Effect: removes Blindness. No effect unless wielding an earth weapon. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Guiding Hands

Enchantment Spell. (20 seconds.) Your next 0...2...3 attack[s] cannot be blocked. Initial effect: removes Blindness. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
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Raven Shriek

Shout. Removes Blindness from allies in earshot. Inflicts Blindness condition (4...10 seconds) to nearby enemies. 0 0 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
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Sight Beyond Sight

Enchantment Spell. (8...18...20 seconds). You are immune to Blindness. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Spawning PowerZ Nightfall

Notes[edit]

Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki also has an article on Blind.
  • Blind can virtually neutralize a physical attacker, because they only have a one in ten chance of hitting with attacks. Blind is very useful in both PvP and PvE, and can significantly reduce damage output from melee or ranged attackers.
  • A Rune of Clarity and the inscription "I Can See Clearly Now" can be used to reduce Blind duration by 20% each.
  • Your projectiles may stray slightly off course while blinded. This can be seen while blinded and using a projectile weapon (bow, staff) or projectile spell (Flare, Crippling Dagger) on a target. They sometimes lean to the left or right side of a target, if the target moves or stop moving this can cause "stray" or "dodge". Other misses will simply display as the word "miss".
  • The visual indication of Blind is a swarm of black dots originating from the affected character's eyes.

See also[edit]


Conditions
Bleeding.jpg BleedingBlind.jpg BlindBurning.jpg BurningCracked Armor.jpg Cracked ArmorCrippled.jpg CrippledDazed.jpg DazedDeep Wound.jpg Deep WoundDisease.jpg DiseasePoison.jpg PoisonWeakness.jpg Weakness