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Phaser is a power skill which teleports the player behind a nearby enemy and empowers the next attack.


  • Special Effects:
    • Teleports the player behind a nearby enemy.
      • If no enemies are nearby, the skill fails and goes on a half-second cooldown.
      • If the teleport completes, the targeted enemy is inflicted with a status effect causing it to take a scaling amount of extra damage on the next hit, and the skill goes on its normal cooldown.
      • Upon teleporting, the enemy is rooted in place and cannot turn around.
  • Tags: ShortCooldown, MoveHero, UnlockInPublicEvent
  • Legendary Version: Viper
  • Forced Affix: Poison on Use
  • "Release a cloud of poisonous gas around you."


  • Pairs well with the Assassin's Dagger Icon.png Assassin's Dagger as it enables the player to easily deal critical damage.


  • The debuff applied by Phaser is counted as a melee attack and will therefore trigger relevant effects from mutations like Open Wounds Mutation Icon.png Open Wounds and Ripper Mutation Icon.png Ripper.
    • If the enemy was slowed beforehand, this can trigger the mutation Heart of Ice Mutation Icon.png Heart of Ice, instantly resetting its cooldown.


  • Phaser was the name for the Runner enemy prior to an update. The skill also mimics their teleportation ability.
  • Prior to v1.4, Phaser had a bug where it caused the Thorny to damage the player when used, even though the player didn't melee the Thorny.
  • After the Swarm Icon.png Swarm rework in v2.1, Phaser now has the shortest cooldown of all skills.
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