Mesmer - Signet Duelist

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: Condition damageUtility.

Designed for:

Overview

Excellent single target burst, moderate AoE damage and great sustain. More suitable for smaller skirmishes than teamfights.

Skill Bar

Sword/PistolHealingUtilityElite
Staff

Slot Changes

  • 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
    over
    Portal Entre Portal Entre
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    Portal Entre
    Glamour. Create an entry portal at your location that teleports allies to your exit portal.
    Book.pngRange Threshold: 5,000
    Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
    for beginners and less competitive matches.

Specializations




Equipment

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Pistol.png
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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)
Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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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)
Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Krait
Superior Rune of the Krait.pngSuperior Rune of the Krait
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Bleeding Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +15% Bleeding Duration; 25% chance when struck to cause bleeding for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 15s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Bleeding Duration; When you use an elite skill, you inflict bleeding, torment, and poison for 8 seconds to nearby foes. (Cooldown: 30s)
Celestial Amulet
Celestial Amulet.pngCelestial Amulet
+460 Power +460 Precision +460 Toughness +460 Vitality +460 Ferocity +460 Healing Power +460 Condition Damage

Sigil Variants

Staff

  • 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 Energy.

Sword/Pistol

  • 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)
    over Doom.

Equipment Variants

Rune Variants

  • Superior Rune of Lyssa Superior Rune of Lyssa
    Superior Rune of Lyssa.pngSuperior Rune of Lyssa
    (1): +25 Precision (2): +5% Condition Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): When you use a heal skill you gain a random boon for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s) (5): +100 Precision (6): When you use an elite skill, convert up to 5 conditions into boons. (Cooldown: 45s)
    - for more condi cleanse.

Usage

Will be expanded in the near future

Staff basics:

  • 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
    - even if it's not a stunbreaker, it can save your life because you can teleport away even while under CC effects. This skill can also be used to create shortcuts on maps - more about this can be found at the section of PvP Guides.
  • Phantasmal Warlock 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
    - deals a decent amount of damage.
  • 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
    - grants you defensive boons and inflicts conditions when an enemy hits you. Keep it for your opponent's burst.
  • You can also gain Chaos Armor by using a leap (or blast) finisher in
    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
    -
    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
    is a Leap Finisher.
  • 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
    - probably one of the strongest mesmer skills, don't waste it. Placing it on a downed ally or foe can secure or prevent a res. Standing in the AoE also applies boons to you and your allies.

Counters

TBD

Streamers

Notes

  • Sword #3's chain skill,
    Swap Swap
    Swap
    Swap places with your clone. Immobilize nearby foes.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 600
    breaks stun after you shadowstep to the clone's location.
  • Phantasms are not affected by Might Might that is applied to them. They are, however, affected by might which is applied to the caster, meaning that as long as the mesmer has might, his phantasms will hit harder as well.
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