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(The Crown Killer, Ashworth and Delilah (and her clones) are immune to mesmerize.)
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[[File:Mesmerize Icon.png|right|Mesmerize ability icon.]]
 
[[File:Mesmerize Icon.png|right|Mesmerize ability icon.]]
'''Mesmerize''' is one of [[Emily Kaldwin|Emily Kaldwin's]] [[Supernatural Abilities|supernatural abilities]]. It allows her to summon a [[The Void|void]] spirit to distract living enemies and keep them trapped into a dream-like state for a few seconds.
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'''Mesmerize''' is one of [[Emily Kaldwin|Emily Kaldwin's]] [[Supernatural Abilities|supernatural abilities]]. It allows her to summon a [[The Void|void]] spirit to distract living enemies and keep them trapped into a dream-like state for a short time.
   
 
==Upgrades==
 
==Upgrades==
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==Usage tips==
 
==Usage tips==
*Mesmerize works on both guards and [[wolfhounds]], allowing Emily to sneak past completely unseen.
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*Mesmerize works on both guards and [[wolfhounds]], allowing Emily to sneak past completely undetected.
 
*The void spirit mesmerizes the closest individuals to it.
 
*The void spirit mesmerizes the closest individuals to it.
 
*Enemies not affected by Mesmerize will be unable to see the void spirit, and will simply notice their fellow guards acting suspiciously. As such, their own alert state will increase.
 
*Enemies not affected by Mesmerize will be unable to see the void spirit, and will simply notice their fellow guards acting suspiciously. As such, their own alert state will increase.
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==Related Bone Charms==
 
==Related Bone Charms==
 
*Void Rapture - Sometimes enemies are rendered unconscious by Mesmerize.
 
*Void Rapture - Sometimes enemies are rendered unconscious by Mesmerize.
*''Corruption'' - Sometimes enemies are unaffected by Mesmerize.
 
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
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*The void spirit always "points" towards a mesmerized individual. If multiple characters are mesmerized, it swaps between them. If there are no characters in range, it twists around randomly.
 
*The void spirit always "points" towards a mesmerized individual. If multiple characters are mesmerized, it swaps between them. If there are no characters in range, it twists around randomly.
 
*Mesmerizing enemies that have detected the protagonist, while making the enemies forget, does still lock the [[Shadow]] [[Dishonored 2 Achievements|achievement]].
 
*Mesmerizing enemies that have detected the protagonist, while making the enemies forget, does still lock the [[Shadow]] [[Dishonored 2 Achievements|achievement]].
*If mesmerized, Doctor [[Alexandria Hypatia]] will immediately transform into [[the Crown Killer]]. The Crown Killer itself is immune to Mesmerize.
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*The [[The Crown Killer|Crown Killer]], [[Breanna Ashworth]], [[Delilah Copperspoon]] and her clones are immune to mesmerize. For the latter three, the void spirit will be dispelled, while the Crown Killer will claim that her mind is "altogether different" and ignore the void spirit.
*The [[Crown Killer]], [[Breanna Ashworth]], [[Delilah Copperspoon]] and her clones are immune to mesmerize. For the latter three, the void spirit will be dispelled.
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*If mesmerized, Doctor [[Alexandria Hypatia]] will immediately transform.
*Like Domino, Mesmerize is based off Emily's role as Empress, in this case commanding the attention of a large crowd of people.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn1PJsf3fbE Emily Kaldwin Spotlight]</ref>
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*Mesmerize is based off Emily's role as Empress, in this case commanding the attention of a large crowd of people.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn1PJsf3fbE Emily Kaldwin Spotlight]</ref>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Dishonored 2 Mesmerize Still.jpg|A pre-release image of Mesmerize in action.
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Dishonored 2 Mesmerize Still.jpg|Concept art of Mesmerize in action.
Mesmerize Three.png|Mesmerize Three icon in ''Dishonored 2''.
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Mesmerize Three.png|Mesmerize Three icon.
Mesmerize Four.png|Mesmerize Four icon in ''Dishonored 2''.
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Mesmerize Four.png|Mesmerize Four icon.
Lasting Mesmerize.png|Lasting Mesmerize icon in ''Dishonored 2''.
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Lasting Mesmerize.png|Lasting Mesmerize icon.
Mesmerize in action.png|Mesmerize in action.
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Mesmerize in action.png|Mesmerize affecting Overseers and a wolfhound.
 
Dishonored2 Mesmerize.png|Emily mesmerizes members of the Grand Serkonan Guard on the streets of Karnaca.
 
Dishonored2 Mesmerize.png|Emily mesmerizes members of the Grand Serkonan Guard on the streets of Karnaca.
 
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Revision as of 14:37, August 27, 2017

Mesmerize Icon

Mesmerize is one of Emily Kaldwin's supernatural abilities. It allows her to summon a void spirit to distract living enemies and keep them trapped into a dream-like state for a short time.

Upgrades

Ability Runes Previous upgrade Description
Mesmerize 6 N/A Summon a Void spirit to enthrall humans or hounds.
Mesmerize Three 3 Mesmerize Enthrall up to 3 human or canine targets.
Mesmerize Four 3 Mesmerize Three Enthrall up to 4 human or canine targets.
Lasting Mesmerize 2 Mesmerize Extend duration.

Usage tips

  • Mesmerize works on both guards and wolfhounds, allowing Emily to sneak past completely undetected.
  • The void spirit mesmerizes the closest individuals to it.
  • Enemies not affected by Mesmerize will be unable to see the void spirit, and will simply notice their fellow guards acting suspiciously. As such, their own alert state will increase.
  • After Mesmerize has ended, guards and wolfhounds will forget about what happened and go about their normal duties.
  • While mesmerized, individuals are utterly oblivious to actions going on around them. This allows Emily to sneak past them or kill them with ease.
  • If summoned during combat, enemies will still be distracted by the void spirit, taking up to four combatants out of the fight temporarily.
  • With the Void Rapture bone charm, enemies can fall unconscious when Mesmerize ends. While this can have negative consequences in some cases, for example if a fellow guard is not knocked out and sees an unconscious body, in combat this is very useful, permanently removing some combatants from the fight.
  • Upgrading Mesmerize to Mesmerize Four is very important for a ghost playthrough, as it can distract all guards found in most places, while the lower upgrades will often leave a few guards unmesmerized and confused by the behaviour of the mesmerized guards.
  • When using Mesmerize along with Domino, more targets will be affected by the attraction. In the best case, it can enthrall up to seven targets.
  • The void spirit takes about two seconds to capture an enemy's attention.
  • Summoning a second void spirit will disband the first.
  • Using Mesmerize will make enemies forget about the protagonist, allowing basic Shadow Kill to take effect, even if the enemy was in combat before being mesmerized.
  • If the mesmerized character is attacked with a sword, but for whatever reason is not assassinated, they will turn hostile and utter the appropriate lines, but will not attack the protagonist, and basic Shadow Kill will not take effect. When the void spirit disappears, they will recall being attacked and will react accordingly.
    • If they turned hostile while mesmerized, but the killing blow was an assassination, basic Shadow Kill does work.
  • At the basic level, Mesmerize lasts for roughly twenty seconds.
  • Enemies do not have to be looking at the void spirit to be affected, as long as there is a direct line between them and it. If something is blocking that line, such as a floodlight, Mesmerize is ineffective.

Related Bone Charms

  • Void Rapture - Sometimes enemies are rendered unconscious by Mesmerize.

Quotes

During

  • "Hey, I've been waiting for you."
  • "What in the Void?!"
  • "Wait -"
  • "I feel so empty right now."
  • "Am I seeing things?!"
  • "You didn't go anywhere after all."
  • "It's saying something."
  • "I'm ashamed. Just looking at it, I'm ashamed."
  • "There's something comforting about this."
  • "Like it's looking right inside me."
  • "Do you see me?"
  • "There you are."
  • "Are you waiting for me?"
  • "What's that?!"
  • "It looks - familiar somehow."

After

  • "Huh, I feel dizzy."
  • "I thought I - nevermind."
  • "Huh, I'm so tired."
  • "Can't seem to think straight today."
  • "What was I supposed to be doing?"

Trivia

  • When looking at the void spirit, watchers see a kind of beautiful horror.[citation needed]
  • If a shopkeeper is mesmerized, the black market shop will not shut. In fact, it will function as normal.
  • The void spirit, despite being visible, has no physical form, allowing anything to pass through it unhindered.
  • The void spirit always "points" towards a mesmerized individual. If multiple characters are mesmerized, it swaps between them. If there are no characters in range, it twists around randomly.
  • Mesmerizing enemies that have detected the protagonist, while making the enemies forget, does still lock the Shadow achievement.
  • The Crown Killer, Breanna Ashworth, Delilah Copperspoon and her clones are immune to mesmerize. For the latter three, the void spirit will be dispelled, while the Crown Killer will claim that her mind is "altogether different" and ignore the void spirit.
  • If mesmerized, Doctor Alexandria Hypatia will immediately transform.
  • Mesmerize is based off Emily's role as Empress, in this case commanding the attention of a large crowd of people.[1]

Gallery

References

  1. Emily Kaldwin Spotlight
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