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A miss is an attack that fails to hit its target because of direct interference. After each miss, the game displays a yellow "miss" message beside the target; in addition, projectiles from missed ranged attacks will fly off to the side of the target.

Game mechanics[edit]

  • Blind creatures have a 90% chance to miss with all attacks.
  • Some skills affect the target's chance to miss.
  • The chance to miss stacks multiplicatively (rather than additively). For example, two 50% miss chances equal a 75% chance to miss.
  • Blocking, failing, straying, being obstructed, and dodging are not the same as missing, although players sometimes use the term "miss" to simply mean "did not hit".
  • One can miss projectile attacks even if the effect (e.g. Blind) is applied after the attack but before the projectile reaches its target. For example, attacking before getting blinded does not guarantee a hit.

Skills that increase chances for opponent(s) to miss[edit]

IconNameDescriptionOtherEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Ash Blast.jpg Ash Blast Hex Spell. Deals 35...59...65 earth damage. Burning foes are hexed for 5 seconds and miss 20...64...75% of attacks. Also strikes adjacent. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalistEarth MagicZ Factions
Blurred Vision.jpg Blurred Vision Hex Spell. Also hexes foes adjacent to target (4...9...10 seconds). They have 50% chance to miss. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalistWater MagicZ Core
Price of Failure.jpg Price of Failure Hex Spell. (30 seconds.) 25% chance to miss. Target foe takes 1...37...46 damage whenever it fails to hit. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngnecromanceraNecromancerCursesZ Prophecies
Reckless Haste.jpg Reckless Haste Hex Spell. Also hexes foes adjacent to your target (6...11...12 seconds). These foes have 50% chance to miss, but attack 25% faster. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerCursesZ Factions
Shadow Form (PvP).jpg Shadow Form (PvP) Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) Hostile spells targeting you fail, and attacks against you miss. End effect: lose all but 5...41...50 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinShadow ArtsZ Factions
Spirit of Failure.jpg Spirit of Failure Hex Spell. (30 seconds.) Target foe has 25% chance to miss. You gain 1...3...3 Energy whenever this foe misses. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Prophecies
Well of Darkness.jpg Well of Darkness Well Spell. (5...41...50 seconds.) Hexed foes in this well have 50% chance to miss. Exploits a fresh corpse. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerCursesZ Nightfall
Winds.jpg Winds Ebon Vanguard Ritual. Creates a level 4...10 spirit (54...90 second lifespan.) Affects foes within range. 15% chance to miss with ranged attacks. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyEbon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North

Other skills related to misses[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Asuran Scan.jpg Asuran Scan Hex Spell. (9...12 seconds.) You cannot miss target foe. If you kill this foe, you lose 5% Death Penalty. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyAsura rankZ Eye of the North