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Revision as of 19:09, 20 October 2019

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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: EventsSolo ContentDirect DamageControl.

Designed for:

This build is up to date as of October 20, 2019.

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.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Pistol

Weapon Variants

  • You can run Focus to group up enemies with or Offhand Sword for more defense.

Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • 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




Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Chronomancer - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Consumables

Food:
  • or
    for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • 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.
  • for more dodges.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
Utility:
  • or
    is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

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
    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 Mind Gash
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    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 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 Illusionary Riposte
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    Illusionary Riposte
    Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 734
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2½ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
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    Counter Blade Counter Blade
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    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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