Mesmer - Vanilla Shatter

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Focused on: Direct damageControlMobility.

Designed for:


A PvP Mesmer burst build created for F2P users.

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Slot Changes


  • - a strong offensive choice that can set up burst and has synergy with several traits.
  • - similar to Decoy, but on a lower cooldown in exchange for a shorter stealth duration.


Specialization changes

Both Dueling and Illusions can be replaced by Chaos for a more defensive build:


Superior Sigil of Agility
Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Exposure
Superior Sigil of Exposure.pngSuperior Sigil of Exposure
Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts 5 stacks of vulnerability for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Escape
Superior Sigil of Escape.pngSuperior Sigil of Escape
Remove movement-impairing effects from yourself when swapping to this weapon while in combat.
Superior Sigil of Cleansing
Superior Sigil of Cleansing.pngSuperior Sigil of Cleansing
Remove 1 condition when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Rune of the Lynx
Superior Rune of the Lynx.pngSuperior Rune of the Lynx
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Condition Damage (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Condition Damage (5): +100 Power (6): +25% Movement Speed
Marauder Amulet
Marauder Amulet.pngMarauder Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity


Sigils Greatsword

  • Superior Sigil of Exploitation Superior Sigil of Exploitation
    Superior Sigil of Exploitation.pngSuperior Sigil of Exploitation
    Deal 5% extra damage to targets below 50% health.
  • Superior Sigil of Battle Superior Sigil of Battle
    Superior Sigil of Battle.pngSuperior Sigil of Battle
    Gain 2 stacks of might (20 seconds) when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)


  • Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
    Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    (1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
  • Superior Rune of Strength Superior Rune of Strength
    Superior Rune of Strength.pngSuperior Rune of Strength
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 20% Might Duration (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.


  • Berserker Amulet Berserker Amulet
    Berserker Amulet.pngBerserker Amulet
    +1200 Power +900 Precision +900 Ferocity



  • The build has a hit-and-run playstyle, it's all about landing one major burst with Greatsword and then surviving until the next one.
  • is mainly for boon stripping and blinding (useful to safe stomp) in this build.
  • Chaos-only: using will give you
    Mirror Mirror
    Manipulation. Reflect projectiles and heal yourself.
    Heal.pngHealing: 3,915
    Duration.pngReflection Duration: 2 seconds
    , therefore, if an enemy is shooting projectiles at you (like ), you'll immediately be revealed and loose stealth.


  • isn't only for dealing damage - it'll serve as your second which can be handy when you are expecting a burst but ran out of dodges.
  • and are great tools for repositioning yourself or occasionally rooting people into your burst.

Greatsword burst:

  1. Stand close to your target.
  2. for damage, Might, and an extra clone.
  3. as soon as your clone from Mirror Blade appears, immediately followed by a .
  • Use before or after the burst, it's up to you. Keep in mind that it fires a boomerang projectile too which can break stealth.
  • If you were already in combat, the burst combo can be extended: before you begin be on Sword/Torch, use - just before the stealth runs out be in melee range, switch weapons, and do the rest of the burst. The Prestige will add some extra damage while making the burst harder to dodge. Your GS sigils will also trigger, granting Quickness and applying Vulnerability.
  • After the chain try to disengage a bit, you are not suitable for spending time in the middle of a fight for more than mere seconds.


  • Condition pressure
  • Thieves
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