Mesmer - Core Support

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: SupportUtilityHealing.

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Support Mesmer is a frontline focused on crowd control and downstate control, primarily through Illusion of Life. Mesmer brings unique utility, modest healing, and has a variety of unique options.

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Skill Variants


  • Utility Changes
    • High AoE healing if used continuously.
    • Higher condition cleanse for less healing per second.
    • Access to a stunbreak and more stability if needed.
    • Personal escape/defensive CD and blink stomp option.
    • Modest boon addition and self distortion when traited.
    • Useful for more uses of Signet of Inspiration.
    • Portal gives very strong utility in open field but requires coordination and a team playing around the skill.


  • AoE boon support.
  • For single target focus.


  • For additional stealth.

  • If using Signet of Inspiration.


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Superior Rune of Durability
Healing WvW Infusion


  • Delicious Rice Ball Delicious Rice Ball
    Delicious Rice Ball.pngDelicious Rice Ball
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png100 Healing Power+10% Healing Effectiveness (Outgoing)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
  • Bountiful Maintenance Oil Bountiful Maintenance Oil
    Bountiful Maintenance Oil.pngBountiful Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain 0.6% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Healing PowerGain 0.8% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Concentration+10% Experience from Kills




  • Cleanse with boon duration option if not using .
  • Small AoE healing option.
  • Basic boons share and boon duration option.
  • Small AoE healing synergising with .


  • Plate of Mussels Gnashblade Plate of Mussels Gnashblade
    Plate of Mussels Gnashblade.pngPlate of Mussels Gnashblade
    Nourishment (30 min):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Concentrationn+10% Experience from kills
    Alternate option if in need of boon duration.




  • Make sure to use your Shatters to proc and , your main source of self boons and sustain.
  • Activate at the end of the cast time of a skill, rather than before casting, to fit more skills inside the split window.
  • All of your Shatters give a stack of Stability Stability if traited, don't be afraid to use them just to keep yourself safe.
  • Don't feel the need to max illusions before shattering, it is perfectly acceptable to shatter with one or no illusions out.


  • Provide large burst AoE healing through , and small additional healing from
  • Use a Shatter skill to gain Stability Stability when casting to prevent cast interruption, or when charging your healing mantra.
    • In regards to , this skill can be charged, then used instantly and recast, making it extremely high healing per second.
  • can be used to stealth downed allies or to disengage with stealth and superspeed.


  • isn't for dealing damage - it's your second, short CD which can be handy when you are expecting a burst, but ran out of dodges.
  • The chain skill of , is a powerful skill. You can Immobilize Immobilize the target so he can't dodge your team's burst.
  • Pull enemies to the line. The skill need to be placed and then reactivated, use it to bait dodges and stab skills. Also useful to grant swiftness to allies and crippling enemies.


  • Make use of the About Face keybinding to forwards quickly.
  • 's Ethereal Field is powerful at the beginning of fights, but be careful not to disrupt Water Fields later on.
  • can be used on downed players to fish for interrupts on stomps and rezzes.
  • can be combined with to safely finish downed players. Use after starting the stomp then just before the cast time finishes use to move back to the downed player.


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Build rating - 3 stars
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5 Ratings
4 stars
Kurnian gave this build 4 stars October 2019

Decent build, can full fill a similar utility role that chrono pre-shatter nerf had. A mix of both tankiness, reliable boon support and utility from stealth, CC and downstate control. Likely the best bet for mesmer in wvw zerging at the moment.

3 stars
Tawky Tawny gave this build 3 stars August 2019

Why domination tho? If you run Mirage instead of it you get even better sustain and Sand Shards which strip boons from 5 targets and convert them to you. This sound to me like a must pick for frontline mesmer.

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars July 2019

This build fills mostly the same role as Chronomancer support before it, but is significantly easier to play. Ridiculous tankiness and self sustain lets you get safe stomps in dangerous situations and get important revives with SoI.

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2 stars
Staub gave this build 2 stars July 2019

It's indeed better than crippled chrono, But I really don't see a point in running this build. It's very niche, and is outclassed by the rest of support classes by a huge margin.

2 stars
Freya gave this build 2 stars July 2019

Let's say that it is a bit better than chrono build, but it's still far from playable.