Mesmer - Phantasm Power DPS

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Focused on: Direct Damage.

Designed for:


Overview

A core mesmer build that derives a large portion of its DPS from phantasm attacks, making it an extremely simple DPS build with access to mesmer's flexible utility skills.

Skillbar

Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

There are several options for your second offhand weapon:

x/Torch
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
Torch provides a small DPS increase once you have all your sword phantasms up, by using
x/Focus
Temporal Curtain
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Temporal Curtain
Create a wall of energy that grants swiftness to allies who cross it while crippling foes who touch it.
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (12s): 33% Movement Speed
Cripple.pngCripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
Range.pngRange: 900
Phantasmal Warden
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Phantasmal Warden
Phantasm. Create a phantasm that attacks your target and creates a defensive bubble, protecting itself and allies from projectiles.
Damage.png12Damage: 1,104
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Focus provides the utility of a large pull in fights with adds thanks to
Temporal Curtain
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Temporal Curtain
Create a wall of energy that grants swiftness to allies who cross it and cripples foes who touch it. Allies may cross the wall more than once but receive less swiftness after the first crossing.
Swiftness.pngInitial Swiftness (12s): 33% Movement Speed
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (1s): 33% Movement Speed
Crippled.pngCrippled (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
Range.pngRange: 900
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Into the Void
Into the Void
Shatter your Temporal Curtain, pulling nearby enemies toward its position.
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 600
x/Pistol
Phantasmal Duelist
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Phantasmal Duelist
Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
Damage.png8Damage: 744
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Magic Bullet
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Magic Bullet
Hit up to four foes with a single shot. The first target is stunned, the second is dazed, and the third is blinded, and the forth is confused.
Damage.pngDamage: 71
Confusion.pngConfusion (5s): 50 damage on skill use, 50 damage
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Daze.pngDaze (2s): Unable to use skills.
Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Pistol provides additional breakbar contribution with

Variants

and should be used for maximum DPS if no other utility is required

  • for projectile management at Matthias or Slothasor
  • for better team boon uptime
  • for additional condition cleanse
  • for AoE stability/stunbreak

Traits




Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Utility

  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable


Usage

Initially, summon three sword phantasms by casting before refreshing it with . Auto-attack and use off cooldown until is finished recharging. Once the third phantasm has been summoned you should avoid over-writing any so they don't lose their stacks, simply auto-attack and use on cooldown

  • should be used enough to ensure it is always recharging, but make sure to never use the final charge unless the fight is about to end, as you will have to wait for the full recharge and channel the mantra.
  • If you are using a torch in your second weapon set you can begin the fight on torch and cast and before swapping to your sword/sword set when you start the encounter (Your third phantasmal swordsman will overwrite the phantasmal mage summoned). After you have all three sword phantasms up you can swap to torch and cast on cooldown for a slight DPS increase.

Breakbars

This build has many options available to it for contributing to breakbars:

  • for a massive break on a long cooldown
  • The second part of
    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
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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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