Build

Mesmer - MtD Roaming

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Focused on: Condition damageMobility.

Designed for:

Overview

A shatter build that is built around applying terrifying amounts of torment and confusion and mercilessly punishing the enemy for even thinking about fighting back.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Scepter/Torch
Utility
Elite
Ether Bolt
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Ether Bolt
Chain. Shoot out a bolt of energy at your target.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Torment.pngTorment (2s): 64 Damage, 128 Damage if Moving
Range.pngRange: 900
Illusionary Counter
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Illusionary Counter
Clone. Block the next attack. Counter by creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
Range.pngRange: 900
Confusing Images
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Confusing Images
Channel a beam of energy that damages and сonfuses your foe.
Damage.png6Damage: 1,068
Confusion.png6Confusion (7s): 297 Damage On Skill Use, 420 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 900
The Prestige
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The Prestige
Disappear in a cloud of smoke blinding nearby foes. Reappear three seconds later, burning nearby foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Burn.pngBurning (3s): 984 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Phantasmal Mage
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Phantasmal Mage
Phantasm. Create an illusion that burns foes and grants fury to allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 252
Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance.
Burn.pngBurnig (6s): 786
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Ether Feast
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Ether Feast
Heal yourself. Gain additional health for each active illusion.
Heal.pngHealing: 5,560
Heal.pngHeal per Illusion: 640
Arcane Thievery
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Arcane Thievery
Manipulation. Send three conditions you have to your foe and steal three of their boons.
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Decoy
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Decoy
Clone. Gain stealth and summon an illusion to attack your foe.
Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Blink
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Blink
Manipulation. Teleport to a target location.
Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Mass Invisibility
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Mass Invisibility
Manipulation. You and all allies gain stealth for a short time.
Stealth.pngStealth (5s): Invisible to foes.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 10
Radius.pngRadius: 1,200

Second Weapon Set

Staff
Winds of Chaos
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Winds of Chaos
Bounce an orb of energy between foes and allies that applies random boons to allies and random conditions to foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 117
Fury.pngFury (2s): 20% Critical Chance
Might.pngMight (5s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
Bleed.pngBleeding (7s): 154 Damage
Burn.pngBurning (1s): 131 Damage
Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (5s): 1% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 2
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Phase Retreat
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Phase Retreat
Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Phantasmal Warlock
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Phantasmal Warlock
Phantasm. Summon an illusion that deals extra damage for each unique condition on the target foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 544
Book.pngExtra damage per condition: 10%
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chaos Armor
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Chaos Armor
Give yourself chaos armor, which gives yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
Chaos Armor.pngChaos Armor (5s): Give yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
Protection.pngProtection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Confusion.pngConfusion (3s): 65 Damage On Skill Use
Cripple.pngCripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chaos Storm
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Chaos Storm
Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and random boons to allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 129
Aegis.pngAegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
Retaliation.pngRetaliation (3s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
Chill.pngChilled (1s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Poison.pngPoison (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Weakness.pngWeakness (2s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Daze.pngDaze (1s): Unable to use skills.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Ethereal
Range.pngRange: 1,200

Slot Changes

  • Mantra of Recovery Mantra of Recovery
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    Mantra of Recovery
    Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will instantly heal you when activated.
    Attribute bonus.pngExtra Toughness While Channeling: 600
    Book.pngNumber of Casts: 2
    over
    Ether Feast Ether Feast
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    Ether Feast
    Heal yourself. Gain additional health for each active illusion.
    Heal.pngHealing: 5,560
    Heal.pngHeal per Illusion: 640
    - Better condition cleansing and allows to free the utility slot used for this purpose.
  • Mantra of Resolve Mantra of Resolve
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    Mantra of Resolve
    Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will cure conditions for you and nearby allies.
    Attribute bonus.pngExtra Toughness While Channeling: 600
    Book.pngNumber of Casts: 2
    over
    Arcane Thievery Arcane Thievery
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    Arcane Thievery
    Manipulation. Send three conditions you have to your foe and steal three of their boons.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    - For a great deal more condition cleanse if Arcane Thievery + Mender's Purity isn't enough.
  • Mirror Images Mirror Images
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    Mirror Images
    Clone. Summon two clones to attack your foe.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    - For more bursty condition application.
  • Signet of Domination Signet of Domination
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    Signet of Domination
    Signet Passive: Improved condition damage.
    Signet Active: Stun your foe.
    Signet of Domination.pngSignet Passive: 180 Condition Damage
    Stun.pngStun (3s): Unable to use skills or move.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    over
    Decoy Decoy
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    Decoy
    Clone. Gain stealth and summon an illusion to attack your foe.
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    - Gives you a reliable interrupt to proc your perplexity runes as well as more passive condition damage. (Will move up to main build once I've tried it some more)
  • Mantra of Distraction Mantra of Distraction
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    Mantra of Distraction
    Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will daze your target.
    Attribute bonus.pngExtra Toughness While Channeling: 600
    Book.pngNumber of Casts: 2
    over
    Signet of Domination Signet of Domination
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    Signet of Domination
    Signet Passive: Improved condition damage.
    Signet Active: Stun your foe.
    Signet of Domination.pngSignet Passive: 180 Condition Damage
    Stun.pngStun (3s): Unable to use skills or move.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    More reliable interrupt ( instant) and potent defensive tool.


Specializations

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Trait Variants

  • Debilitating Dissipation Debilitating Dissipation
    Debilitating Dissipation
    Clones apply a random condition to nearby foes when they are killed.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (4s): 340 Damage
    Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (5s): 3% Incoming Damage
    Weakness.pngWeakness (3s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    over
    Malicious Sorcery Malicious Sorcery
    Malicious Sorcery
    Increased condition damage when wielding a scepter. Reduces recharge on scepter skills.
    Attribute bonus.pngCondition Damage: +200
    Book.pngRecharge Reduced: 20%

Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Scepter
Stats: Rabid
Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
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Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion
  • Off Hand
Torch
Stats: Rabid
Superior Sigil of Corruption Superior Sigil of Corruption
Superior Sigil of Corruption.pngSuperior Sigil of Corruption
Gain a charge of +10 condition damage each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Staff
Stats: Rabid
Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
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Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
Superior Sigil of Energy 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)
Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion
Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion

Sigil Variants

  • Superior Sigil of Malice Superior Sigil of Malice
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    +10% condition duration.
    over
    Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
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    Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
    50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
    .
  • Superior Sigil of Doom Superior Sigil of Doom
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    Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
    Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)
    over
    Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
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    Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
    50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
    .


Equipment

Armor
  • Head
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Shoulders
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Chest
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Hands
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Legs
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Feet
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: Rabid/Dire mix
Magical Infusion Magical Infusion
  • Ring 1
Stats: Rabid/Dire mix
Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion
  • Ring 2
Stats: Rabid/Dire mix
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Earring 1
Stats: Rabid/Dire mix
Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion
  • Earring 2
Stats: Rabid/Dire mix
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion
  • Back
Stats: Rabid
Vital WvW Infusion Vital WvW Infusion

Rune Variants

  • Superior Rune of the Traveler Superior Rune of the Traveler
    Superior Rune of the Traveler.pngSuperior Rune of the Traveler
    (1): +8 All Stats (2): +5% Boon Duration (3): +12 All Stats (4): +10% Condition Duration; +10% Boon Duration (5): +16 All Stats (6): +25% Movement Speed
    for better speed.


Usage

  • Apply constant, heavy condition pressure by shattering, prioritising
    Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration
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    Cry of Frustration
    Shatter. Destroy all your clones and phantasms, confusing nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 117
    Confusion.pngConfusion (3s): 65 Damage On Skill Use, 30 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    as it applies 6 stacks of Torment and Confusion with a full shatter. Usually best to use it when you're sure they have little/no condition cleanse left, but it's equally good for forcing them to use said cleanse.
  • Phase Retreat Phase Retreat
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    Phase Retreat
    Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    means you can kite forever, and you always have
    Illusionary Counter Illusionary Counter
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    Illusionary Counter
    Clone. Block the next attack. Counter by creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
    and
    The Prestige The Prestige
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    The Prestige
    Disappear in a cloud of smoke blinding nearby foes. Reappear three seconds later, burning nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Burn.pngBurning (3s): 984 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    if they manage to get close to you.
  • Kiting is your best friend, do your absolute best to leave them dumbfounded as to which clone is you by jumping in and out of stealth. If they want to close the gap, they're gonna eat some heavy condition damage to get to you, at which point you block, apply torment and
    Phase Retreat Phase Retreat
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    Phase Retreat
    Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    away.
  • Never Underestimate
    Chaos Armor Chaos Armor
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    Chaos Armor
    Give yourself chaos armor, which gives yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
    Chaos Armor.pngChaos Armor (5s): Give yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
    Protection.pngProtection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
    Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Confusion.pngConfusion (3s): 65 Damage On Skill Use
    Cripple.pngCripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    . If you're finding it hard to keep your distance, pop
    Chaos Storm Chaos Storm
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    Chaos Storm
    Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and random boons to allies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 129
    Aegis.pngAegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
    Retaliation.pngRetaliation (3s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
    Chill.pngChilled (1s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
    Poison.pngPoison (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Weakness.pngWeakness (2s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Daze.pngDaze (1s): Unable to use skills.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Ethereal
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    on top of yourself with a
    Chaos Armor Chaos Armor
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    Chaos Armor
    Give yourself chaos armor, which gives yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
    Chaos Armor.pngChaos Armor (5s): Give yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
    Protection.pngProtection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
    Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Confusion.pngConfusion (3s): 65 Damage On Skill Use
    Cripple.pngCripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    , if they go for you in that they'll regret it very quickly.
  • The Prestige The Prestige
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    The Prestige
    Disappear in a cloud of smoke blinding nearby foes. Reappear three seconds later, burning nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Burn.pngBurning (3s): 984 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    is a fantastic skill, instant AoE blind as well as a free application of burning several seconds later. Try to move behind them while the stealth is running so that you can stay in range for the burning to hit whilst having time to back off again afterwards.
  • The beauty of this build is that the harder they try to kill you, the more damage they take. It works wonders against thieves; their backstabs are often extremely easy to predict, meaning you can negate a big part of their burst by catching the backstab on
    Illusionary Counter Illusionary Counter
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    Illusionary Counter
    Clone. Block the next attack. Counter by creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900

Counters

  • Meditation Guardians.
  • D/D elementalists.
  • P/D condi thieves.

Video Guides

  • YouTube:
    How to play: condi shatter mesmer, by Etheral mesmer
  • YouTube:
    Condi burst, by Otan
  • YouTube:
    Condi shatter WvW, by Ansau
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