Mirage - Axe/x Infinite Horizon


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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageActive defense.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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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 24px Split Surge.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills

Specializations

Variants

Equipment

Standard Equipment

This build uses the same gear as the Mirage - Condi DPS Illusions build for fractals and raids. The only difference is
, which you can get if you have a spare offhand weapon or you don't care about fractals and raids.
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Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
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Ascended Hands (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Axe.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Pistol.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Bursting.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Torch.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Corruption.png
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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
    .
  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Budget Equipment

While working your way up to Viper gear, you can run Rabid or Rampager stats.
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Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
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Ascended Hands (Light).png
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Ascended Legs (Light).png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Axe.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Ascended Pistol.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Bursting.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Torch.png
Rabid stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Corruption.png
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Superior Rune of the Nightmare

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food:
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
Utility:
  • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
    Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

Defense

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

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
MusicManni gave this build 5 stars November 2018

This build is just excellent. I never really had fun playing my mesmer, just had one for giving portals or stealth to mates... But now i really fell in love with this build, its just amazing and can do pretty much anything. Best choice for PvE! At the moment I even use Dire Stats and do well both in PvE and Wvw. Thanks to 30 stacks of confusion and 40 stacks pain within seconds you still clear mobs faster than most of the other glass-canon classes and builds.

6/5 Stars!

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This build has excellent sustained damage and mobility, and is one of the most survivable melee builds thanks to Mirage Cloak. Being a Mesmer it also has access to tons of useful utility skills if needed.

5 stars
Utrex gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Very strong confusion/torment DPS, high survivability, stealth for disengage, offers crowd-control (CC).

Overall a solid choice. 5 stars.

1 More Rating
5 stars
Utrex gave this build 5 stars May 2018

Has very high personal DPS, great survivability and mobility, can solo most champions. Well-rounded build overall; I use this everywhere.

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