Mesmer - The Mantra Way


The Official API is experiencing issues; skill, trait and item data cannot be loaded at the moment.
Note: Please note that builds will default to plain icons, these may not be as accurate. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Basic.png

Welcome to the Builds Archive. See the ones that gathered dust, were orphaned by their original writers, or became obsolete by balance patches. We keep the orphan builds together and salute the veteran builds that held a position in the good, great, or meta categories.

Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Basics

This mesmer build brings decent melee dps via Sword/Focus plus a ranged way of doing damage (Greatsword). Utilising the trait

Harmonious Mantras Harmonious Mantras
Harmonious Mantras
Mantras can be activated three times before needing to be channeled again.
Book.pngAdditional Charges: 1

, you get great utility as you can remove party member's conditions using Mantra of Resolve. This added to Time Warp, which provides massive dps boost to your entire party, and combined with a choice regarding the "Optional" skill gives this build a high degree of freedom and adaptability.

  • This build utilizes a combination of Berserker and Soldier's gear to provide a high damage output but still ensuring that it has enough survivability for most PVE content.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Greatsword
Utility
Elite
Spatial Surge
Activation.png
Spatial Surge
Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
Damage.png3Damage if range is less than 300: 132
Damage.png3Damage if range is between 300-600: 165
Damage.png3Damage if range is between 600-900: 198
Damage.png3Damage if range is greater than 900: 231
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Mirror Blade
¾Activation.png
8Recharge.png
Mirror Blade
Throw an illusionary greatsword that bounces between targets, damaging foes and giving might to allies. It creates a clone at its first target.
Damage.pngDamage: 273
Might.png3Might (10s): 90 Power, 90 Condition Damage
Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (3s): 3% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Mind Stab
¼Activation.png
12Recharge.png
Mind Stab
Thrust your greatsword into the ground, damaging foes and removing 1 boon.
Damage.pngDamage: 246
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Phantasmal Berserker
¾Activation.png
20Recharge.png
Phantasmal Berserker
Phantasm. Create a phantasm that uses a whirling attack to damage and cripple foes.
Damage.png4Damage: 812
Cripple.png4Cripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 4
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Illusionary Wave
½Activation.png
30Recharge.png
Illusionary Wave
Push back all foes in front of you with a wave of magical energy.
Damage.pngDamage: 73
Knockback.pngKnockback: 450
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 450
Mantra of Recovery
Activation.png
10Recharge.png
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
Optional.png
Mantra of Distraction
Activation.png
20Recharge.png
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
Mantra of Resolve
Activation.png
20Recharge.png
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
Time Warp
¼Activation.png
180Recharge.png
Time Warp
Glamour. Create an area that warps time, granting you and your allies quickness while slowing enemies.
Quickness.pngQuickness (1s): Skills and actions are 50% faster.
Slow.pngSlow (1s): Skills and actions of enemies are 50% slower.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPulses: 11
Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 360
Combo.pngCombo Field: Ethereal
Range.pngRange: 1,200

Second Weapon Set

Sword/Focus
Mind Slash
Mind Slash
Chain. Slash you foe to make them vulnerable.
Damage.pngDamage: 146
Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (5s): 1% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Blurred Frenzy
½Activation.png
12Recharge.png
Blurred Frenzy
Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, distorting the space around you, making you evade attacks.
Damage.png8Damage: 584
Distortion.pngBlur (2½s): Evade all attacks.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Illusionary Leap
¾Activation.png
12Recharge.png
Illusionary Leap
Clone. Summon an illusion that leaps at your target, crippling them. After the initial leap, the clone will execute the Mind Slash sword chain.
Damage.pngDamage: 1
Cripple.pngCripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 600
Temporal Curtain
¼Activation.png
25Recharge.png
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
1Activation.png
25Recharge.png
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

Slot Changes

For the optional skill there are several options:

  • Feedback Feedback
    32Recharge.png
    Feedback
    Glamour. Create a dome around your foes that reflects projectiles.
    Duration.pngShield Duration: 6 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Ethereal
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    : Offers a good way to reflect skills. Very useful against certain bosses and mobs.
  • Blink Blink
    30Recharge.png
    Blink
    Manipulation. Teleport to a target location.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    : Offers more mobility. Good for dodging certain spells and to move around.
  • Null Field Null Field
    ¼Activation.png
    32Recharge.png
    Null Field
    Glamour. Create a field of energy that rips all boons from foes, and cures all conditions on allies.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Ethereal
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    : Offers good party wide condition removal. Very useful against mobs and bosses that inflict AoE conditions.

Depending on certain dungeons/mobs, it is sometimes a good idea to change some of the skill:

  • Portal Entre Portal Entre
    72Recharge.png
    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
    : Very good in certain situations, like in the Cliffside fractal, you can run up and then port your party members up. Also very usefull, in certain parts of CoF or when doing jumping puzzles.
  • Mass Invisibility Mass Invisibility
    Activation.png
    90Recharge.png
    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
    : Very good in certain places, for example, in certain paths of CM where you want to run past alot of mobs.
    Veil Veil
    ¼Activation.png
    72Recharge.png
    Veil
    Glamour. Create a wall that grants stealth to you and your allies.
    Stealth.pngStealth (2s): Invisible to foes.
    Duration.pngCurtain duration: 6 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    Range.pngRange: 900
    and
    Decoy Decoy
    40Recharge.png
    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
    are also good for this effect.
  • Mantra of Concentration Mantra of Concentration
    Activation.png
    25Recharge.png
    Mantra of Concentration
    Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will break stuns and grant stability to nearby allies.
    Attribute bonus.pngExtra Toughness While Channeling: 600
    Book.pngNumber of Casts: 2
    : Very usefull against mobs that have alot of cc or when doing activities such as the Cliffside Fractal, since it allows you to be unaffected by the wind in the mini jumping puzzle parts.

Specializations

AdeptMasterGrandmaster

Can't find such trait "Mesmer"! Please refer to our trait index Can't find such trait "Mesmer"! Please refer to our trait index Can't find such trait "Mesmer"! Please refer to our trait index Can't find such trait "Mesmer"! Please refer to our trait index Can't find such trait "Mesmer"! Please refer to our trait index

Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Greatsword
Stats: Berserker (Power/Precision/Ferocity)
Superior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Force
Superior Sigil of Force.pngSuperior Sigil of Force
+5% Damage
Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
1Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Sword
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Force
Superior Sigil of Force.pngSuperior Sigil of Force
+5% Damage
  • Off Hand
Focus
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
1Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)

Sigil Variants

  • Use
    Superior Sigil of the Night Superior Sigil of the Night
    Superior Sigil of the Night.pngSuperior Sigil of the Night
    Outgoing damage is increased by 10% at night.
    For night time dungeons.
  • Use
    Superior Sigil of Frailty Superior Sigil of Frailty
    2Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Frailty.pngSuperior Sigil of Frailty
    50% Chance on Hit: Inflict Vulnerability (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 2s)
    For day time dungeons.
  • Use
    Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying
    Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying.pngSuperior Sigil of Undead Slaying
    +10% Damage vs. Undead
    For the ARAH.

These sigils would replace

Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
1Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)

, and while more efficient when doing dungeons, it is not a easily affordable set-up.

Equipment

Armor
  • Head
Stats: Berserker (Power/Precision/Ferocity)
Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
  • Shoulders
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
  • Chest
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
  • Hands
Stats: Soldier's (Power/Toughness/Vitality)
Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
  • Legs
Stats: Soldier's
Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
  • Feet
Stats: Soldier's
Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: Berserker
  • Ring 1
Stats: Berserker
  • Ring 2
Stats: Berserker
  • Earring 1
Stats: Berserker
  • Earring 2
Stats: Berserker
  • Back
Stats: Berserker

Food/Potions

  • Always carry the 10% Dungeon specific nourishment buffs.
  • Exclusions
  • AC use
    Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • A cheaper alternative
    Hardened Sharpening Stone Hardened Sharpening Stone
    Hardened Sharpening Stone.pngHardened Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 2% of your precisionGain power equal to 4% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • TA use
    Powerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies Powerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies
    Powerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies.pngPowerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.png+10% damage vs. Toxic Alliance, Watchwork, Aetherblade, and Molten Alliance- 10% damage from Toxic Alliance, Watchwork, Aetherblade, and Molten Alliance+15% Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
  • A cheaper alternative
    Plate of Steak and Asparagus Plate of Steak and Asparagus
    Plate of Steak and Asparagus.pngPlate of Steak and Asparagus
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+80 power+60 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • The absolute best but costs a ton.
    Bowl of Seaweed Salad Bowl of Seaweed Salad
    Bowl of Seaweed Salad.pngBowl of Seaweed Salad
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png60% chance to gain swiftness when you kill a foe+10% damage while moving+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Build usage goes here. Feel free to add content here.

Build rating - Not Rated
Only registered users can vote. Log in or Register. (It only takes a few seconds!)
Be the first to rate.
Remove ads

Remove all ads across the entire website for only $4.99! Click here for more info.