Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos (Fractal)

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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 build for Mirage. 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 enemy attacks because it is in for most of its rotation.
This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos.

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




Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
18x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
Only a single axe is necessary

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
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa
Both food options provide similar overall DPS.

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 where 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.
    • Similarly, should only be used if you desperately need an evade, otherwise it will almost always be an overall DPS decrease.


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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5 Ratings
5 stars
Black117 gave this build 5 stars December 2018

Amazingly strong and flawless rotation into 30k dps easily, never once did I feel close to death with every mirage cloak I earned. All in all, great in a dps role.

4 stars
Troupe gave this build 4 stars November 2018

Strong 'burst' damage for a condition build, combined with flexibility and spare utility slots make this a great build for fractal play.

5 stars
ZeGalinha gave this build 5 stars November 2018

I'm using this build on Conquest, with some changes, it's amazing.

2 More Ratings
5 stars
Aljustineg gave this build 5 stars October 2018

excellent build for fractals with a strong burst for a condition build

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

Not ideal in fractals because of its ramp-up time, but still a very solid DPS build in non-speedrun groups.

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