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Mirage - Axe/x Infinite Horizon

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Focused on: Solo contentEventsCondition damageSurvivability.

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Overview

A Mirage build for running around in open world. This build deals high sustained damage while dodging almost constantly.
For a ranged Staff variant with less damage see Mirage - Staff/Staff Infinite Horizon.

Skill Bar

Axe/TorchHealingUtilityElite
X/Pistol

Weapon Variants

  • You can carry a Greatsword for tagging mobs in open world farming with .

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if you can't stay in the same spot for .
Utility Skills
  • - alternative stun break.
  • - more DPS and mirage cloaks.
  • - if conditions are a problem.
  • - to reflect projectiles.

Specializations

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Variants
  • - faster clone generation.

Equipment

Standard Equipment

This build uses the same gear as the Mirage - Condi DPS Illusions build for fractals and raids.
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Superior Rune of the Nightmare
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Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
  • If running a greatsword for farming, use instead of .

Rabid Variant

For a tankier option you can run the Rabid Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to defense. This variant is a good stepping stone for the viper variant.
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Superior Rune of the Nightmare

Gear Variants

You can check our Guide on Gear Variants to find good alternatives for this build! Open World Gear Variants Summary

Consumables

Food:

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.

Utility:

  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma


Usage

Damage

  • Most of your damage comes from . Spam dodge, walk into your mirage mirrors, and send axes everywhere. When unable to use , fill with , , and autoattacks.
  • Always have three clones up, as your clones deal a lot of damage through . To quickly generate clones you can use followed by or .
    • When your target is about to die, use to move your clones to a new target so they don't shatter.
  • is one of your hardest hitting skills but also destroys all your clones. Plan for this and line up your cooldowns so that you can , then resummon your clones the moment they are destroyed.
    • You should also chain after for more damage.
  • Weapon swap off cooldown to proc .

Defense

  • You're literally always dodging with this build, so you shouldn't have too much trouble with enemy attacks.
  • and can be used to interrupt enemies.
  • Use or to cleanse conditions.

Crowd Control

  • (as a last resort)
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