Mesmer - Core Shatter

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Focused on: OutnumberingBurst.

Designed for:

Overview

A glass cannon F2P mesmer build.

Skillbar

Sword/TorchHealingUtilityElite
Greatsword

Traits




Variants

  • for a bit more sustain.

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Cleansing
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Superior Sigil of Cleansing.pngSuperior Sigil of Cleansing
Remove 1 condition when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Sigil of Agility
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Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
Berserker Amulet
Berserker Amulet.pngBerserker Amulet
+1200 Power +900 Precision +900 Ferocity

Variants

Rune

  • for a bit of condition defense and longer burst window (due to extended Might Might duration) from , giving damage potential in exchange.
  • if you feel you don't gain enough value from . However, this is a damage loss.

Usage

General Playstyle

  • Try to play as a thief who is more suitable for teamfight/skirmish and with nearly no decap potential.
  • is the substitute for when the burst is done from medium or long range. Don't waste your if your opponent isn't in point-blank range.
  • is a very long duration AoE stealth. Use it wisely.
  • Your shatters remove boons via the trait .
  • Your manipulation skills , and have shorter cooldown and they give Superspeed Superspeed.
  • Your condition cleanses are , and .

Bursting

  • The main burst without stealth is as follows:
    • to your opponent while casting
    • Before hits, use (which stuns for 1.5 seconds thanks to ) to maximize damage from .
    • After hits, use and .
    • Then use to complete your burst.
    • If the opponent is still alive, you can use and/or .
  • The main burst with stealth:
    • You can use or for stealth, which has longer duration thanks to .
    • If your target is in a chaotic environment such as a teamfight, you can use this advantage to cast .
    • Try to go to point blank range and start casting .
    • Then proceed from there.

Counters

  1. Thieves
  2. Holosmiths
  3. High condition pressure
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