Mesmer - Power DPS

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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.




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



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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 . Weapon swap often so you have access to both and . When all phantasms are on cooldown, just fill with and autoattack chains.

Opening Rotation

DPS Priority

Use skills off cooldown and prioritize them in the following order:
  • (if 3 clones are up or you have more than one charge remaining)
  • (don't use the last charge)
  • (to refresh your phantasm cooldowns)
  • Autoattack chain


  • Make sure not to interrupt your autoattack chain as the damage from it is heavily loaded into the final strike, .
  • Aim to cast 2 before weapon swapping to Sword/Focus.
  • Save clones to shatter with if you will need to CC in the immediate future.
  • You can use
    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
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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
    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.