Build

Mesmer - Condition DPS (R)

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Focused on: Condition damageUtility.

Designed for:

Overview

Condition based dps-build providing good damage-uptime while dealing with mechanics. This build is most commonly used at Matthias, because of the safe bleed-damage from
Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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Phantasmal Duelist
Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
Damage.png8Damage: 744
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
and the option of being main reflect without trading any dps.

Skill Bar

Scepter/PistolHealingUtilityElite
X/Torch

Weapon Variants

Use focus over torch if pulls are needed.

Slot Changes

Utility

  • Feedback Feedback
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    Feedback
    Glamour. Create a dome around your foes that reflects projectiles.
    Duration.pngShield Duration: 6 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Ethereal
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    if you need reflect
  • Signet of Inspiration Signet of Inspiration
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    Signet of Inspiration
    Signet Passive: Grants swiftness and an additional random boon every ten seconds.
    Signet Active: Copy all of your boons to nearby allies.
    Aegis.pngAegis (10s): Block the next incoming attack.
    Fury.pngFury (5s): 20% Critical Chance
    Might.pngMight (20s): 35 Power, 35 Condition Damage
    Protection.pngProtection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Regeneration.pngRegen (5s): 650 Heal
    Retaliation.pngRetaliation (5s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
    Swiftness.pngAlways receive - Swiftness (5s): 33% Movement Speed
    Vigor.pngVigor (5s): 100% Endurance Regeneration
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 600
    to help with boon share.
  • Mantra of Distraction Mantra of Distraction
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    Mantra of Distraction
    Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will daze your target.
    Attribute bonus.pngExtra Toughness While Channeling: 600
    Book.pngNumber of Casts: 2
    for a little more CC.

Specializations

Main Build

Variant

  • Use
    when you have an mantra on your skillbar.


Equipment

Stats

  • Back is Sinister's.
  • Weapons, Boots and Leggins are Viper's.
  • Everything else is Rampager's.

Upgrades

Scepter.png
Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Agony
Superior Sigil of Agony.pngSuperior Sigil of Agony
Increase Inflicted Bleeding Duration: 20%
Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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  • 6x
    Superior Rune of the Berserker Superior Rune of the Berserker
    Superior Rune of the Berserker.pngSuperior Rune of the Berserker
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Power (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Power (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +5% Damage and +5% Condition Damage.
  • Use Sigill of Earth instead of Geomancy, if you aren't able to proc Geomancy in range

Infusions

  • 6x Precision
  • 8x Condition-Damage

Food/Potions

  • Use
    Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    /
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Use Toxic Maintenance Oil Toxic Maintenance Oil

Usage

Start of the Fight (with torch)

  1. Phantasmal Mage Phantasmal Mage
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    Phantasmal Mage
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that burns foes and grants fury to allies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 252
    Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance.
    Burn.pngBurnig (6s): 786
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap to pistol.
  3. Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  4. Signet of the Ether Signet of the Ether
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    Signet of the Ether
    Signet Passive: Gain health every few seconds, based on the number of active illusions you control.
    Signet Active: Heal yourself and refresh all phantasm skill recharges.
    Heal.pngHealing: 5,560
    Heal.pngPassive Heal - 3 Illusions: 980
    Heal.pngPassive Heal - 2 Illusions: 660
    Heal.pngPassive Heal - 1 Illusion: 340
    Radius.pngInterval: 3 seconds
  5. Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  6. Replace
    Phantasmal Mage Phantasmal Mage
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    Phantasmal Mage
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that burns foes and grants fury to allies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 252
    Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance.
    Burn.pngBurnig (6s): 786
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    with
    Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    as soon as the skill is recharged.

Start of the Fight (with focus)

  1. Phantasmal Warden Phantasmal Warden
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    Phantasmal Warden
    Phantasm. Create a phantasm that attacks your target and creates a defensive bubble, protecting itself and allies from projectiles.
    Damage.png12Damage: 1,104
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap to pistol.
  3. Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  4. Signet of the Ether Signet of the Ether
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    Signet of the Ether
    Signet Passive: Gain health every few seconds, based on the number of active illusions you control.
    Signet Active: Heal yourself and refresh all phantasm skill recharges.
    Heal.pngHealing: 5,560
    Heal.pngPassive Heal - 3 Illusions: 980
    Heal.pngPassive Heal - 2 Illusions: 660
    Heal.pngPassive Heal - 1 Illusion: 340
    Radius.pngInterval: 3 seconds
  5. Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  6. Replace
    Phantasmal Warden Phantasmal Warden
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    Phantasmal Warden
    Phantasm. Create a phantasm that attacks your target and creates a defensive bubble, protecting itself and allies from projectiles.
    Damage.png12Damage: 1,104
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    with
    Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    as soon as the skill is recharged.

During the Fight

  1. Use
    Confusing Images Confusing Images
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    Confusing Images
    Channel a beam of energy that damages and сonfuses your foe.
    Damage.png6Damage: 1,068
    Confusion.png6Confusion (7s): 297 Damage On Skill Use, 420 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
    and
    The Prestige The Prestige
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    The Prestige
    Disappear in a cloud of smoke blinding nearby foes. Reappear three seconds later, burning nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Burn.pngBurning (3s): 984 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    on cooldown.
  2. Use auto-attack to fill the gap

Combat

  • You can use
    Illusionary Counter Illusionary Counter
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    Illusionary Counter
    Clone. Block the next attack. Counter by creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
    to block an attack. This attack won't spawn a clone when you jump while blocking.
  • Replace any Illusion other than
    Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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    Phantasmal Duelist
    Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
    Damage.png8Damage: 744
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    with such as soon as possible.
  • Try avoiding the use of any shatter skill, as this will reduce the dps heavily.

Breakbar

  • Easily accessible CCs:
    • Coordinate it with the Mesmer/Chronos in the team.
    • (2 sec stun)
    • (1 sec daze)
  • Other CCs:
    • (1-4 sec daze) you lose all your phantasms when you shatter, so try to avoid it.
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1 Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Idlev said this build was great February 2017

Very strong build at Matthias. Good damage that is easy to achieve. Moa and reflect give this build some strong utility as well.

The lack of cleave and the needed time to build up the phantasms, make this build more of a situational build.