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{{MBuild
 
{{MBuild
 
| profession = mesmer
 
| profession = mesmer
| designed for = Open World
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| designed for = Open World, Open World Roaming, Open World Core, Open World Zergs
| focus = Events, Solo Content, Direct Damage, Control
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| focus = direct damage, single target, melee damage, area damage, ranged damage, mobility, roaming, core
| rating = basic
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| rating = good
 
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<div class="section-revised">This build is up to date as of September 14, 2019.</div>
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
:High burst damage and excellent control options make this build a great starter for those playing only the core game. It is a very versatile build that performs well in virtually all open world content.  
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:While mesmer's core profession isn't as strong as other options, it can handle its own in zergs and can solo most hero points due to mesmer's high utility and moderate burst damage.
  
 
==Skill Bar==
 
==Skill Bar==
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|profession = Mesmer
 
|profession = Mesmer
 
|set1 = greatsword
 
|set1 = greatsword
|set2 = sword, pistol
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|set2 = sword, sword
 
|healing = Signet of the Ether
 
|healing = Signet of the Ether
|utility1 = Mantra of Pain
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|utility1 = Mantra of Pain
 
|utility2 = Mantra of Resolve
 
|utility2 = Mantra of Resolve
 
|utility3 = Blink
 
|utility3 = Blink
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===Weapon Variants===
 
===Weapon Variants===
* You can run '''Focus''' to group up enemies with {{Skill|Temporal Curtain}} or '''Offhand Sword''' for more defense.
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* You can run '''Focus''' to group up enemies with {{Skill|Temporal Curtain}}
  
 
===Skill Variants===
 
===Skill Variants===
 
:'''Utility Skills'''
 
:'''Utility Skills'''
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* {{Skill|Phantasmal Disenchanter}} - more damage and boonstrip.
 
* {{Skill|Portal Entre}} is an incredibly powerful tool available to Mesmers. Use it to transport others to places they might not normally be able to reach or to shorten distances when looping back to areas.
 
* {{Skill|Portal Entre}} is an incredibly powerful tool available to Mesmers. Use it to transport others to places they might not normally be able to reach or to shorten distances when looping back to areas.
 
* {{Skill|Feedback}} - if having trouble with projectiles.
 
* {{Skill|Feedback}} - if having trouble with projectiles.
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==Specializations==
 
==Specializations==
{{Specialization|Domination|mid|mid|top}}
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'''Build Code'''
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{{BuildTemplate
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| code = [&DQcKKgEdGBkjDw8BaQGAAWgBZwFlAWYBvAHtEgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]
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| id = build-template-1
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}}
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{{Specialization|Domination|mid|mid|mid}}
 
{{Specialization|Dueling|top|bot|top}}
 
{{Specialization|Dueling|top|bot|top}}
{{Specialization|Illusions|bot|mid|top}}
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{{Specialization|Illusions|top|mid|top}}
  
 
==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
 
:Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.  
 
:Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.  
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===Standard Equipment===
 
===Standard Equipment===
:The '''Standard Variant''' uses similar gear to the [[Build:Chronomancer - Power DPS]] build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set.
 
 
{{PvE equipment
 
{{PvE equipment
| stats = Berserker
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| stats = Marauder
 
| rarity = Ascended
 
| rarity = Ascended
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Scholar
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Pack
| s1w1 = Ascended, Berserker, Greatsword, Superior Sigil of Force+Superior Sigil of Impact
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Marauder, Greatsword, Superior Sigil of Force+Superior Sigil of Air
| s2w1 = Ascended, Berserker, Sword, Superior Sigil of Force
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| s2w1 = Ascended, Marauder, Sword, Superior Sigil of Force
| s2w2 = Ascended, Berserker, Sigil, Superior Sigil of Impact
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| s2w2 = Ascended, Marauder, Sword, Superior Sigil of Accuracy
 
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:'''Variants'''
 
:'''Variants'''
* {{Rune|Vampirism}} provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
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* {{Berserker}}, {{Assassin}} gear - higher dps, much lower survivability
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* {{Knight}} gear - lower dps, higher survivability
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* {{Sigil|Air}} / {{Sigil|Strength}} {{to}} {{Sigil|Impact}} - valid DPS option
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* {{Rune|Strength}} - higher DPS, lower burst
  
 
==Consumables==
 
==Consumables==
:'''Food:'''
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===Farming===
* {{food|Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup}} or {{food|Dragon's Breath Bun}} for more damage.
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:This food is used to maximize profit when farming events.
* {{food|Plate of Truffle Steak}} for playing with groups.
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:'''Food'''
* {{food|Plate of Steak and Asparagus}} is a good budget option.
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* Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
* {{food|Dragon's Revelry Starcake}} is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
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* {{food|Peppermint Omnomberry Bar}} - Use for general farming.
* {{food|Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew}} for more dodges.
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* {{Food|Chocolate Omnomberry Cream}} - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
* {{food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}} for more healing.
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* {{food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}} - more sustain (requires crit chance)
* {{food|Peppermint Omnomberry Bar}} is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
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* Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.  
  
:'''Utility:'''
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:'''Utility'''
* {{utility|Potent Superior Sharpening Stone}} or {{utility|Tin of Fruitcake}} is your best damage option.
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* {{Utility|Sharpening Skull}}, {{Utility|Lump of Crystallized Nougat}}, {{Utility|Flask of Pumpkin Oil}} - general farming
* {{utility|Hardened Sharpening Stone}} is a great budget option.
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* {{Utility|Tin of Fruitcake}} - good damage option with +karma
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===Solo===
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:This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
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:'''Food'''
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* {{Food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}}, {{Food|Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew}} - Defense/Damage
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* {{Food|Plate of Truffle Steak}}, {{Food|Plate of Steak and Asparagus}} - Damage
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:'''Utility'''
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* {{Utility|Tin of Fruitcake}} - Damage
  
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==
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* {{Skill|Illusionary Wave}}
 
* {{Skill|Illusionary Wave}}
 
* {{Skill chain|Illusionary Riposte}}
 
* {{Skill chain|Illusionary Riposte}}
 
:'''Video:'''
 
* [https://youtu.be/N5aO9OOeTqU?t=28s Showcase of boss rotation on a golem and burst combos in real scenarios.]
 

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Overview

While mesmer's core profession isn't as strong as other options, it can handle its own in zergs and can solo most hero points due to mesmer's high utility and moderate burst damage.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Sword

Weapon Variants

  • You can run Focus to group up enemies with

Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • - more damage and boonstrip.
  • is an incredibly powerful tool available to Mesmers. Use it to transport others to places they might not normally be able to reach or to shorten distances when looping back to areas.
  • - if having trouble with projectiles.
  • - if you need multiple successive stun breaks.
Elite Skills
  • - if fighting champions or bounties with defiance bars.

Specializations

Build Code

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Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Pack
Variants
  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's , Assassin stat icon.png Assassin's gear - higher dps, much lower survivability
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's gear - lower dps, higher survivability
  • / - valid DPS option
  • - higher DPS, lower burst

Consumables

Farming

This food is used to maximize profit when farming events.
Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
Food
  • , - Defense/Damage
  • , - Damage
Utility
  • - Damage

Usage

General Tips

  • When roaming around a map, try to stagger heavy-hitting skills to avoid running out of steam between weaker mobs.
  • Keep your Mantras prepared for instant damage and defensive skills.
  • When approaching a boss or veteran, discard all charges of by casting without a target selected. This allows to be prepared again for Might.

Burst Opener

Prepare beforehand for Might.
  1. from range
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap before entering combat
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. in melee
Cast after you enter combat, but before your target starts casting abilities, in order to apply Vulnerability.

Rotation

Begin with the Burst Opener denoted in the above section.
  1. Mind Slash
    Mind Slash
    Chain. Slash your foe to make them vulnerable.
    Damage.pngDamage: 242
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (5s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Mind Gash
    ½Activation.png
    Mind Gash
    Chain. Gash your foe to make them vulnerable.
    Damage.pngDamage: 242
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (5s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Mind Spike
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    Mind Spike
    Chain. Stab your foe and rip a boon off of them. Does additional damage when the target has no boons.
    Damage.pngDamage without Boons: 484
    Damage.pngDamage with Boons: 330
    Book.pngBoons Removed: 1
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until is available again.
  2. - interrupt autoattack chain
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. and until is ready
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
Repeat from step 1.
Notes:
  • Cast when 3 clones are active.
  • Cast when 3 clones are active and will not be available for several seconds.
  • Cast at 2 charges.

Crowd Control

  • Illusionary Riposte
    Activation.png
    12Recharge.png
    Illusionary Riposte
    Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 734
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2½ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Counter Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Counter Blade
    Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 37
    Daze.pngDaze: 1 second
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
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Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
4 stars
X Zeyrox X gave this build 4 stars August 2020

This build is very good for core content it's very easy and fun, I use it and it works great for me

4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars August 2020

While this build isn't very good on its own, it's basically the best that core mesmer offers for leveling up into Chrono or Mirage. It will hold its own against most hero points, but you should avoid the especially hard ones unless you are with a train.

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