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Disambiguous This article is about the PvE version of a split skill. For the PvP version, see Frustration (PvP).
Skill details
Campaign: Nightfall Mesmer-icon
Profession: Mesmer
Attribute: Illusion Magic
Type: Hex Spell
    10 Energy 1 Activation 7 Recharge

Full: For 5...17 seconds, target foe casts spells 50% slower and takes 5...41 damage whenever interrupted. If a skill is interrupted, Frustration deals double damage.

Concise: (5...17 seconds.) Causes 50% slower spell casting. Target foe takes 5...41 damage whenever interrupted. Deals double damage on skill interrupt.

Illusion Magic 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Duration 5678910111213141516 17181920212223242526
Damage 5811141720232629323538 41444750535659626568


Skill Trainers:

Hero Skill Trainers:


  • Works well in combination with dazed.
  • A common misconception with this skill is that you need to interrupt spells to make Frustration deal damage, but in fact it works on any interrupt, even if a non-spell skill or a plain attack is interrupted. (Knockdowns and skill failure are not considered interrupts by the game mechanics, however).
  • Combines very well with Wailing Weapon or Warmonger's Weapon.


  • Skill balancer Isaiah Cartwright, employee of ArenaNet, appears to have been the model used in the skill icon.

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