Mesmer - Core Shatter Roamer

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

Focused on: Direct damage

Designed for: WvW Roaming

Overview

A Power Core Mesmer WvW roamer that's all about pulling off massive bursts and pressuring targets through interrupts and smaller combos inbetween or just surviving until the main combo comes off CD. Usable by F2P players as well.


Skill Bar

Greatsword
Sword/Torch
Utility


Skill Bar Variants

Utility

can be replaced by either the following skills:

  • - Decoy-lite, lower stealth duration but more frequently available. You do lose an extra source of clone generation though which could potentially lower burst damage. Another big reason for picking this one is that, unlike , the signet doesn't interrupt your own casts and therefore could be used even in the middle of casting .
  • - makes it easier to reap the benefits of several damage modifiers on Domination/Dueling by CCing the target right before the burst.


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Specializations

Variants

  • is the more conventional trait for the Master tier slot and remains viable, but lowers your burst potential unless it removes Protection Protection.


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Marauder
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Ring
Berserker
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Berserker
Torch
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18

Stats

  • Beginners can mix in a few additional Marauder Marauder pieces for more sustain (don't overdo it though), while more experienced players could even consider going full Berserker for higher burst potential.


Runes

  • - better mobility.


Consumables

Food

  • - good stats and passive damage mitigation.
  • - cheap crit chance bump with armor ignoring damage procs which also heal.


Utility

  • or .


Usage

General

  • is a very long duration AoE stealth, get creative! Couple of applications include stealthing yourself or the entire team in order to get to open on the enemy team, or cloaking downed allies to prevent a stomp.
  • Your manipulation skills , and have shorter cooldown and they give Superspeed Superspeed.
  • Your condition cleanses are , and .
  • Poke with and in teamfights if you don't see an opening.
  • reflects projectiles while the skills is being channeled. To an extent, this can be abused. If you stow your weapon before the channeling finishes, you get to reflect projectiles while only sending your healing skill on a 4 second CD. Of course if you do this, you won't be healed. It's a niche use but might be worth knowing.
  • The build is all about pulling off a major burst combo and getting a kill with it. There's a downtime between bursts where you should primarily just focus on personal survival and rotations.


Bursting

  • What the build lacks in sustained damage, it makes up for in bursts.
  • There are two important damage modifiers to note, and . In a way both are tied to your opponent being inactive. The best way to ensure that both of these traits are going to take effect is to CC the target with right before bursting them. Diversion itself may procs various traits on Domination for Vulnerability which translates to even more damage.
  • The burst combo is best done in melee range for various reasons. One, to get the most out of the bounces and two, to make yourself act as an extra clone for shatters.


Basic combo:

  1. in melee range.
  2. immediately after the first bounce of Mirror Blade.
  3. a split second after Power Spike.
  4. as soon as you can.


Extended burst combo:

  1. Optional - start from stealth to make the burst less predictable. If you're using you could time your burst in a way that the stealth runs out in the middle of the combo as The Prestige does AoE damage after it runs out. Breaking the stealth doesn't cause the damage to go off any sooner.
  2. Optional - if you start from Sword/Torch you could try rooting the target with .
  3. Optional - if you can afford to discard a strong defensive CD, using right before the burst spawns another clone that can be shattered by for extra damage.
  4. in melee range.
  5. the same time as Mirror Blade.
  6. once the clone from Mirror Blade has spawned.
  7. as soon as you can.
  8. If the opponent is still alive, you can use / / .

Related Builds

Core Shatter (sPvP) - the Conquest PvP version of the build.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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5 stars
Artemix77 gave this build 5 stars • April 2022
A build with massive one-shot potential, which is more fun to play than celestial roaming builds. Sustain is good enough to disengage after a burst with evades and stealth. The build takes a bit of practice (burst rotation, taking camps, knowing when to back off) but is definitely worth learning!
4 stars
Hanz gave this build 4 stars • July 2021
Amazing burst damage and the focus on stealth makes it really hard to kill unless you get too greedy. Has trouble with 1vX though and it's rather bad at taking camps. Tanky opponents could also prove to be difficult to kill.

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