Phaser is a power skill which teleports the player behind a nearby enemy and empowers the next attack.
Details [ ]
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."
Synergies [ ]
Pairs well with the as it enables the player to easily deal Assassin's Dagger critical damage.
Notes [ ]
The debuff applied by Phaser is counted as a melee attack and will therefore trigger relevant effects from mutations like and Open Wounds .
Ripper If the enemy was slowed beforehand, this can trigger the mutation , instantly resetting its cooldown. Heart of Ice
Trivia [ ]
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 rework in Swarm v2.1, Phaser now has the shortest cooldown of all skills.