Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A condition DPS Mirage build. This build provides very high single target damage with the ambush skill
. It excels against bosses that move or attack a lot due to a large portion of its damage coming from Confusion Confusion and Torment Torment. It is also highly survivable and can easily avoid boss attacks because it is in
for most of its rotation.
For a more Confusion Confusion heavy variant that pulls ahead on Mursaat Overseer, Soulless Horror, and Largos, see Mirage - Condi DPS Illusions.
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos (Fractal).

Skill Bar

Axe/TorchHealingUtilityElite
X/Pistol


Slot Changes

  • over
    if you need reflects.
  • over
    if you need large amounts of CC instead of movement.

Specializations

Variants

  • over
    if you're struggling to keep 3 clones up.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Elementalist
18x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food:

  • is also viable

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • 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
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Opener

  1. -- Spawns the first clone.
  2. -- Spawns a second clone.
  3. -- Spawns a third clone.
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Collect the
    left from
    and
    to gain access to


Rotation

After the opener above the rotation involves primarily autoattacking and dodging to trigger

. Try to complete an auto-attack chain each cast of

to ensure that all your clones have time to cast it as well.

  • Use
    amd
    off cooldown. With alacrity you should be able to cast
    every time that you swap to torch, although you may have to delay a second on the Weapon swap Weapon swap.
  • Use
    The Prestige The Prestige
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    The Prestige
    Disappear in a cloud of smoke blinding nearby foes. Reappear three seconds later, burning nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Burn.pngBurning (3s): 984 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    off cooldown and be sure to press autoattack immediately to remove your stealth and continue attacking.
  • Use
    and
    off cooldown. Be mindful of your where you place the
    from each skill, as you will want to be able to access them later.
    • will spawn a
      in the location you were standing when you originally cast the skill
    • will spawn a
      in the center of the skill's AoE marker
  • should only be used for damage if the boss frequently attacks to proc extra damage from the Confusion, otherwise it should be saved for mobility.
  • should be used with discretion, if you use it during periods where the boss is not attacking to trigger the extra damage it will be an overall DPS decrease. However, if the bonus damage ticks can be triggered by the boss attacking frequently
    will be a DPS increase.

Tips

  • Dodge as much as possible while leaving yourself endurance to evade attacks. Be sure to only weapon swap when below 50% endurance so as not to waste any of the endurance gained from
    .
  • Make sure to never break your auto-attack chain that includes:
    ,
    and
    .
    • Entering Mirage cloak and casting
      will not interrupt your auto-attack chain
    • All your skills other than
      and
      will interrupt your auto-attack chain.
  • Save Jaunt Jaunt for movement. Note: It is instant cast, so it can be cast during other skills' channels.
  • Make sure to never use Jaunt Jaunt during
    and
    as this will create new clones due to the
    and will cancel the clones attack.
  • Make sure to never Weapon swap Weapon swap during the animation of
    as this will cancel the Ambush attack.
  • Clones provide higher damage when auto-attacking and performing
    than when shattered in most scenarios, even with the low ramp up time that this build enjoys.
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

The top condition DPS right now. Ludicrously overpowered on Largos; best in slot on Cairn, Matthias, and Soulless Horror; and very strong in any situation where condition DPS is viable.

5 stars
Lord Daedhelor gave this build 5 stars February 2018

A very strong build for almost all fights; you will likely be top or near top damage on fights where Condition Damage is good (read: not Keep Construct). Very easy to play, gets a lot of natural defense due to the ungodly rate of dodging, lots of damage (even with the confusion ~nerfs~ changes). Also, can bring a TON of cc with Signet of Humility, F3 shatter, Pistol 5, and Signet of Domination.

Fair note, there is a downside to playing with a sword offhand, if the boss moves out of the blurred frenzy, you lose a bit of damage. For this reason, I recommend always running Pistol.

If you end up running Pistol, remember that Pistol 5 is a strong CC and that it lowers the cooldown of Phantasmal Dualist when you interrupt a foe.

Be sure to not bring Evasive Mirror to Matthias or Cairn, but to bring it if you play this build on Slothasor.

5 stars
Kickass gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Really great build to play. Recently got buffed again after our recent nerf that made most Mirage players play Phantasms. The build is very simple to play once you get into the art of using all your resources (resources being dodge charges, false oasis and crystal sands). This build will often do more DPS than most other classes in bounty farm runs, world events and more.

Very survivable build as well as you are evading to gain access to your Ambush spell which makes this build really hardy as you will dodge a lot of mechanics even if its just by mistake.

Overall amazing build.

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