Mirage - LaserShow

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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: LasersDirect Damage.

Designed for:

Overview

Massive Cleave damage via the best light show available.


Things to Note: A lot of the power of this build comes from due to the nature of the ability. While taking a single weapon twice, might seem disadvantageous from a standard setup, the energy sigils and build focus are built to accommodate near constant output of evade and for loads of shenanigans. It is not designed to replace power mirage, but can confuse the crap out of people who are expecting a standard power mirage/mesmer (also gives a leg up on power mirage due to their miss guess of the match up).

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Greatsword

Optional Slot

For the optional utility slot:

  • - a defensive/offensive option to break targeting and provide additional mirage cloak usage
  • - strong positional tool
  • - if conditions are too pressuring


Specializations




  • Variants


Take instead of for some boon removal instead of extra quickness

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Courage
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On hit gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
Superior Sigil of Energy
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Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Sigil of Courage
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On hit gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
Superior Sigil of Energy
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Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Adventurer
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(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Power (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Power (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): When you use a heal skill you gain 50% endurance. (Cooldown: 10s)
Marauder Amulet
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+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity

Variants

Amulet

  • Berserker Amulet Berserker Amulet
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    +1200 Power +900 Precision +900 Ferocity
    trades health for additional damage.

Usage

General

  • Keep opponents at range or off point via . The trick to this build then becomes maximizing vigor uptime and energy regen to constantly spam clones and mirage cloak to have both you and your clones cleave with . Now two of the same weapon might seem odd, but the sigil of energy is essential to maximize energy gains. Enjoy the light show.
  • High uptime protection and regen + reduced effectiveness conditions makes this build tankier than it appears and allows for excellent coverage of a point if need be as well as massive cleave in team fight and mesmer duels

Basic Rotation

  • Open fight with
  • Evade
  • Swap Weapons
  • Evade
  • if lacking vigor or to generate mirrors
  • Try and maintain energy through swaps and vigor, do not spam evade as it can sometimes lead to missed casts of
  • Shatter in between rotations for damage and vigor upkeep
  • Use (post feb 6th change) to both burst before and refill right after a shatter
  • Enjoy your laser show

Counters

  • Power-resistant bunkers.
  • Heavy consistant condition damage.
Build rating - 2 stars
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3 Ratings
0 stars
CGSN gave this build 0 stars February 2018

A fun and flashy gimmick to use, I ran around for a while in open world PvE with something similar and a sigil of stamina. Split surge is a beautiful skill when tagging multiple enemies with multiple clones up.

That being said, to be the anti-fun police, it works there because anything works in open world PvE. Dodges are an incredibly important tool in PvP and giving them up to essentially do 1k-2k more damage on an autoattack is not even remotely close to unfair enough to make an entire build around.

Every single build in the metagame since GW2's inception has had ways to negate or play around opening bursts (save possibly Scourges, whose AoE offensive pressure eclipses every other builds', including this one, by such a large degree that it's acceptable). The reason those builds stick is because outside of burst, they offer extreme flexibility for the fight after the opening few seconds. This build has none of that, and even gives up the dodges and a second weapon set for a lackluster opening burst.

0 stars
Hanz gave this build 0 stars February 2018

It's fun and all, but not very effective and quite one dimensional. Taking the same weapon twice in general is just a huge handicap in PvP and standard power mirage is just much stronger.

5 stars
Maggek gave this build 5 stars February 2018

I’m a fairly new player to gw2 with most of my experience in other games like wow and swtor. But I have to say this build is so much fun. So many escapes and the screen clutter is glorious. I will continue even if it’s not the meta. Thanks for this!

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