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Mesmer - Zerg Support

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Focused on: Direct damageUtilityMobility.

Designed for:

Overview

Mesmers are often called "utility bots" of the WvW zerg for a good reason. They can hide the entire zerg's movement with
Veil Veil
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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
, move golems with
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
, and provide valuable support with mantras.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Greatsword
Utility
Elite
Spatial Surge
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Ether Feast
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Ether Feast
Heal yourself. Gain additional health for each active illusion.
Heal.pngHealing: 5,560
Heal.pngHeal per Illusion: 640
Blink
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Blink
Manipulation. Teleport to a target location.
Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Veil
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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
Null Field
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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
Time Warp
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Skill Variants

  • 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
    - when you have to move golems, or you managed to hide yourself inside an enemy tower in which case you can put portal on the wall and then jump down to open it for the allies outside of it.
  • Feedback Feedback
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    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
    - for projectile refelction.
  • Signet of Inspiration Signet of Inspiration
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    Signet of Inspiration
    Signet Passive: Grants swiftness and an additional random boon every ten seconds.
    Signet Active: Copy all of your boons to nearby allies.
    Aegis.pngAegis (10s): Block the next incoming attack.
    Fury.pngFury (5s): 20% Critical Chance
    Might.pngMight (20s): 35 Power, 35 Condition Damage
    Protection.pngProtection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Regeneration.pngRegen (5s): 650 Heal
    Retaliation.pngRetaliation (5s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
    Swiftness.pngAlways receive - Swiftness (5s): 33% Movement Speed
    Vigor.pngVigor (5s): 100% Endurance Regeneration
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 600
    - to share your boons.
  • Restorative Illusions Restorative Illusions
    Restorative Illusions
    Heal a small amount when you shatter illusions.
    Heal.pngOne-Illusion Health: 842
    Heal.pngTwo-Illusion Health: 1,034
    Heal.pngThree-Illusion Health: 1,226
    over
    Temporal Enchanter Temporal Enchanter
    Temporal Enchanter
    Glamour skills last longer.
    Radius.pngDuration Increase: 2 seconds
  • Mantra of Pain Mantra of Pain
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    Mantra of Pain
    Mantra. Meditate, charging a spell that will damage your target.
    Attribute bonus.pngExtra Toughness While Channeling: 600
    Book.pngNumber of Casts: 2
    over
    Null Field Null Field
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    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
    ,
    Restorative Mantras Restorative Mantras
    Restorative Mantras
    Heal allies when you cast a mantra.
    Heal.pngHealing: 2,600
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 360
    over
    Temporal Enchanter Temporal Enchanter
    Temporal Enchanter
    Glamour skills last longer.
    Radius.pngDuration Increase: 2 seconds
    - For more AoE damage and AoE healing in regroups (9th September patch).

Specializations

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Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Greatsword
Stats: Soldier (Power/Toughness/Vitality)
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust Superior Sigil of Bloodlust
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Gain a charge of +10 power each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
Superior Sigil of Restoration Superior Sigil of Restoration
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Gain Health on Killing a Foe.
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Sword
Stats: Soldier
Superior Sigil of Restoration Superior Sigil of Restoration
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Gain Health on Killing a Foe.
  • Off Hand
Focus
Stats: Soldier
Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
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Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)

Sigil Variants

  • Superior Sigil of Life Superior Sigil of Life
    Superior Sigil of Life.pngSuperior Sigil of Life
    Gain a charge of +10 healing each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    over
    Superior Sigil of Bloodlust Superior Sigil of Bloodlust
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    Gain a charge of +10 power each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    .

Equipment

Armor
  • Head
Stats: Soldier (Power/Toughness/Vitality)
Superior Rune of Melandru Superior Rune of Melandru
Superior Rune of Melandru.pngSuperior Rune of Melandru
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
  • Shoulders
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Melandru Superior Rune of Melandru
Superior Rune of Melandru.pngSuperior Rune of Melandru
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
  • Chest
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Melandru Superior Rune of Melandru
Superior Rune of Melandru.pngSuperior Rune of Melandru
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
  • Hands
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Melandru Superior Rune of Melandru
Superior Rune of Melandru.pngSuperior Rune of Melandru
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
  • Legs
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Melandru Superior Rune of Melandru
Superior Rune of Melandru.pngSuperior Rune of Melandru
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
  • Feet
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Melandru Superior Rune of Melandru
Superior Rune of Melandru.pngSuperior Rune of Melandru
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Toughness (4): -10% Incoming Condition Duration; -10% Incoming Stun Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): -15% Incoming Condition Duration; -15% Incoming Stun Duration
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: Soldier
  • Ring 1
Stats: Soldier
  • Ring 2
Stats: Soldier
  • Earring 1
Stats: Soldier
  • Earring 2
Stats: Soldier
  • Back
Stats: Soldier

Equipment Variants

  • You can mix in some Berserker gear for less serious brackets.
  • Superior Rune of the Centaur Superior Rune of the Centaur
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    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): -50% Incoming Cripple Duration (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Swiftness Duration; When you use a heal skill, you and all nearby allies gain swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s)
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  • Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
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    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
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Usage

  • Use
    Temporal Curtain Temporal Curtain
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    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
    to give Swfitness to the zerg - but it doesn't stack. Remember that it reflect projectiles thanks to
    Warden's Feedback Warden's Feedback
    Warden's Feedback
    Focus skills reflect projectiles. Reduces recharge on focus skills.
    Book.pngRecharge Reduced: 20%
    , depending on the situation you can also use it to interrupt enemies with its chain skill,
    Into the Void Into the Void
    Into the Void
    Shatter your Temporal Curtain, pulling nearby enemies towards its position.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    .
  • GS will be your main weapon during fights.
  • Move Siege Golems with
    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
    - or if you are hiding insde and enemy tower/keep, you can get allies inside by placing the exist on the wall and then jumping down to open an entrance. Watch out, portal expires after 20 uses, if no other mesmers take the portal don't forget to enter it or else you will be left outside.
  • When your commander asks for it or before engaging the enemy zerg, put
    Veil Veil
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    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
    ahead of the zerg in order to stealth everyone for a short time.

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