Chaos damage

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Chaos damage is a damage type inflicted by all wands and staves linked to Mesmer attributes, as well as all crafted, all collector, some unique, and all PvP wands and staves linked to the Energy Storage attribute and Decade Rod "Antipode Alloy".

Only one dervish form can change a weapon's damage type to chaos. There's currently no skill that inflicts direct chaos damage.


  • Chaos damage is not armor-ignoring; it is non-physical, non-elemental damage which uses the normal damage calculations.

Skills that make a weapon inflict chaos damage[edit]

IconNameDescriptionOtherEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Avatar of Lyssa.jpg Avatar of Lyssa Elite Form. (10...74...90 seconds.) Your Dervish enchantments recharge 50% faster and deal chaos damage with attacks. Steal 1 Energy from nearby foes when you lose a Dervish enchantment. This skill is disabled for 45 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall


  • According to the developers, nothing in the game currently checks for chaos damage, making chaos damage functionally identical to dark damage.

Damage types
Elemental damage Cold damageEarth damageFire damageLightning damage
Physical damage Blunt damagePiercing damageSlashing damage
Miscellaneous Chaos damageDark damageHoly damageShadow damage