Mirage - Condi DPS Illusions

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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

Variant of Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos. This build deals less damage on the golem but is capable of massive bursts of Confusion Confusion, which allows it to deal strong DPS against bosses that attack often (mainly Mursaat Overseer, Soulless Horror, and Largos).

Skill Bar

Axe/TorchHealingUtilityElite
X/Pistol

Weapon Variants

  • Scepter is also viable. This deals better DPS on Largos, similar DPS on Soulless Horror, and is a very minor DPS loss on Cairn and MO, pulling ahead if you aren't able to melee the boss all the time (e.g. low dps groups on Cairn). If running Scepter take
    and
    .

Skill Variants

  • 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 Nightmare
18x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • If using the Scepter Variant use
    on it.
  • may end up being better than
    , further testing on it's functionality is still underway

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

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

Usage

Axe Version

See Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos for the general rotation and usage tips

  • Use
    as frequently as possible, but only if you're able to quickly re-spawn 3 clones after they're shattered.
    • Make sure you wait at least half a second before using
      immediately after
      .
    • can also be used but you should prioritize
  • Try and pair your shatters with
    or
    , so that the clone spawns from the phantasm skills occurs once you've shattered your old clones.
    • Once you have the first clone,
      ,
      and
      will quickly spawn the other two.

Scepter Version

Rotation example
  1. Illusionary Counter Illusionary Counter
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    Illusionary Counter
    Clone. Block the next attack. Counter by applying torment and creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 367
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 636 Damage, 1,272 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Counterspell Counterspell
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    Counterspell
    Shoot out a bolt that blinds foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 37
    Blind.pngBlind (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
    -- Spawns the first clone
  2. -- Spawns the second clone
  3. -- Spawns the third clone
  4. Collect the Mirage Mirror from
    to gain access to
  5. Dodge to gain access to
  6. and
  7. Illusionary Counter Illusionary Counter
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    10Recharge.png
    Illusionary Counter
    Clone. Block the next attack. Counter by applying torment and creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 367
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 636 Damage, 1,272 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Counterspell Counterspell
    ½Activation.png
    Counterspell
    Shoot out a bolt that blinds foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 37
    Blind.pngBlind (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
  8. Dodge to gain access to
  9. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  10. Dodge to gain access to
From here, the rotation follows the same principles as the Axe rotation, dodging and collecting mirage mirrors as much as possible to maximize your casts of
. See the tips above for how to use your shatters.
  • will spawn two clones if you block an attack with it, or one if you activate the secondary skill
    . This is useful for respawning clones after a shatter and thanks to
    you'll even inflict some confusion.



Confusion damage benchmarked by boss
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Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars last month

Ludicrous DPS on all the fights where you'd bring Mirages and the best choice as well, outdoing Chaos except if you bring Feedback/Moa to Matthias and on Dhuum (but you're better off bringing Renegades to Dhuum anyway). Not only that, its inherent simplicity means it's very easy to get decent DPS with, however it cannot be understated there is a vast gulf between a mediocre Mirage and an excellent Mirage.

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Best in slot build for Mirage on MO, Soulless Horror, and Largos.

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