Mesmer - Power DPS

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

Focused on: Direct Damage.

Designed for:


A basic power DPS build for players without access to expansions. If you have Heart of Thorns or Path of Fire, run Chronomancer - Power DPS or Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos (Fractal) instead.




  • Time Warp.png Time Warp if you don't have a Support Chronomancer providing quickness.



Phantasmal Fury.png Phantasmal Fury

Fencer's Finesse.png Fencer's Finesse

24px Superiority Complex


Empowered Illusions.png Empowered Illusions

Egotism.png Egotism

Mental Anguish.png Mental Anguish


Shatter Storm.png Shatter Storm

Phantasmal Haste.png Phantasmal Haste

Phantasmal Force.png Phantasmal Force



Ascended Head (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
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Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Focus.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Only a single mainhand sword is required.




  • Furious Sharpening Stone Furious Sharpening Stone
    Furious Sharpening Stone.pngFurious Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Ferocity equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills


Dealing damage with this build is very simple and revolves around spamming phantasms and resetting them with Signet of the Ether.png Signet of the Ether. Weapon swap often so you have access to both Phantasmal Warden.png Phantasmal Warden and Phantasmal Swordsman.png Phantasmal Swordsman. When all phantasms are on cooldown, just fill with Blurred Frenzy.png Blurred Frenzy and autoattack chains.

Opening Rotation

DPS Priority

Use skills off cooldown and prioritize them in the following order:


  • Make sure not to interrupt your autoattack chain as the damage from it is heavily loaded into the final strike, Mind Spike.png Mind Spike.
  • Aim to cast 2 Phantasmal Swordsman.png Phantasmal Swordsman before weapon swapping to Sword/Focus.
  • Save clones to shatter with Diversion.png Diversion if you will need to CC in the immediate future.
  • You can use
    Temporal Curtain Temporal Curtain
    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
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Into the Void Into the Void
    Into the Void
    Shatter your Temporal Curtain, pulling nearby enemies toward its position.
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    to pull adds together if needed.
Build rating - 3 stars
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1 Ratings
3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars October 2018

This build deals low damage but brings strong vulnerability and utility. Even a core Mesmer is an asset to the party thanks to portals and Signet of Humility. The best option for F2P dungeon and fractal players.

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