Mesmer - Basic Mesmer

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World General and Open World Core

Overview

Core Power Mesmer open world build that has moderate damage and is a good introduction to the Mesmer class as a whole, needing to rely on its clone generation and shatters to succeed.


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Skill Bar

Sword/Sword
Greatsword
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Focus - CC and area damage / vuln


Skill Variants

  • - phantasm that taunts
  • - 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.
  • - if fighting champions or bounties with defiance bars.


Specializations

  • - for better clone generation


Equipment

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

This set uses gear similar to Chronomancer - Power DPS, making it good for general PVE

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Sword
Berserker
Sword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • , - alternative DPS runes
  • , , - defensive runes
  • - defensive sigil
  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


Usage

Burst Opener

  1. from range
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap before entering combat
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. in melee


Rotation

Begin with the Burst Opener denoted in the above section.
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    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 off cooldown


Crowd Control

  • Arrow right.webp


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Kisyana gave this build 5 stars • January 2022
Surely will use this build as I wait for virtuoso.
4 stars
Melts Into Air gave this build 4 stars • December 2020
Solid build that is impressively strong for core. Can get you to the elite specs quickly and easily, soloing nearly every hero point (can just kite with greatsword if you have issues). My only real issue is the emphasis on shattering traits, as I've found them unnecessary in the vast majority of cases. Instead I would recommend: - Domination t1 - Bountiful Blades: makes it so Greatsword 4 and 2 massacre most things without needing to do anything else - Domination t3 - Vicious Expression: straightforward damage boost on most enemies, especially given you have a lot of built in boon removal - Illusions t1 - Persistence of Memory: this has great synergy with the rest of the build. Extra quickness uptime, insane fury duration, and some other shenanigans (see below). There's a very powerful interaction with Persistence of Memory and Rune of the Pack here. If you use GS4 to open combat at close-mid range, your phantasm(s) will gain the Rune buff, and then transfer it to you. With Bountiful Blades creating 2 phantasms, they each get the buff, vaulting you to 20+ might stacks (without Mantra of Pain!) almost immediately. Overall, this synergy not only boosts your damage significantly, but also your swiftness uptime when chaining kills. With these changes, Phantasmal Disenchanter is a good option over Mantra of Pain, especially if you're like me and only rarely end up charging Mantra in open world anyway.
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

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