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 Sabetha, Matthias, Cairn, 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).

Skill Variants

Specializations

Specialization changes

If running Scepter change the following traits :

Equipment

Ascended Head (Light).png
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Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
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Ascended Legs (Light).png
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Ascended Feet (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
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
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Ascended Axe.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Torch.png
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Superior Sigil of Malice.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Energy.png
Superior Rune of the Nightmare.png6x
Superior Rune of the Nightmare
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Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • If using the Scepter Variant use
    on it.

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:

  • 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

Axe Version

This build revolves around a different priority list than the Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos.

  • The main premise of this build is to apply as much confusion as possible. That comes from:-


Start on Axe/Pistol.

  1. Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist
  2. Magic Bullet.png Magic Bullet
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage
  5. The Prestige.png The Prestige
  6. 24px Lingering Thoughts
  7. Jaunt.png Jaunt
  8. Dodge to gain access to 24px Imaginary Axes
  9. 24px Axes of Symmetry
  10. Dodge to gain access to 24px Imaginary Axes
  11. 24px Lingering Thoughts
  12. Cry of Frustration.png Cry of Frustration and Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack
  13. Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands
  14. Jaunt.png Jaunt
  15. Dodge to gain access to 24px Imaginary Axes
  16. 24px Lacerating Chop, 24px Ethereal Chop and 24px Mirror Strikes
  17. Dodge to gain access to 24px Imaginary Axes
  18. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  19. 24px Axes of Symmetry
  20. Dodge to gain access to 24px Imaginary Axes
  21. Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist
  22. 24px Lingering Thoughts
  23. Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack and Diversion.png Diversion


Phantasm Loop.

  1. Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage or Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist
  2. 24px Lingering Thoughts
  3. Two of the following shatters Cry of Frustration.png Cry of Frustration, Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack, Diversion.png Diversion or Distortion.png Distortion. Cast during the after-cast of 24px Lingering Thoughts
  4. Jaunt.png Jaunt


Shatter Rotation.

  • Whenever casting a Phantasm through Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist and Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage you'll want to follow this up with two shatters. The reason for using two shatters is due to Ineptitude.png Ineptitude that will give your target two stacks of confusion per shatter.
    • Your first priority shatter is using Cry of Frustration.png Cry of Frustration as this shatter applies confusion per clone shattered. Due to the CD of this skill, you should only be able to cast this every second Phantasm skill.
    • Your second priority shatter is Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack.
    • Your third priority shatter is Diversion.png Diversion
    • Lastly useDistortion.png Distortion if you don't have any other shatters left.
  • As per the rotation above always try pair your Phantasms skills (Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist or Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage) with 24px Lingering Thoughts so that two clones are spawned after you've you've shattered your old clones.
    • Try shatter during the cast of 24px Lingering Thoughts to prevent shattering your new clones.
    • Once you have your first two clones, use either False Oasis.png False Oasis, Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands or Jaunt.png Jaunt to quickly spawn the last clone.
    • 24px Lingering Thoughts has a weird delay on spawning a clone. Get used to the timing that this skill casts a clone. If you cast your deception spells too early your clones will not be spawned.
    • Never use 24px Axes of Symmetry with less than three clones.
  • Due to the nature of this build your abilities are more important than your auto-attack chain so unlike Mirage - Condi DPS Chaos feel free to break this chain to cast your more important skills.
  • Try never cap on endurance as this is wasted DPS.
  • Try use False Oasis.png False Oasis and Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands on CD.
  • If you have access to Ethereal Fields (mainly created by your support chrono) spamming 24px Lingering Thoughts is a damage increase.


Scepter Version

  1. 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
    -- Spawns the first clone
  2. Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands -- Spawns the second clone
  3. Jaunt.png Jaunt -- Spawns the third clone
  4. Confusing Images.png Confusing Images
  5. Collect the Mirage Mirror from Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands to gain access to 24px Ether Barrage
  6. Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist
  7. Dodge to gain access to 24px Ether Barrage
  8. Cry of Frustration.png Cry of Frustration and Diversion.png Diversion
  9. Illusionary Counter Illusionary Counter
    2Activation.png
    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
  10. False Oasis.png False Oasis
  11. Dodge to gain access to 24px Ether Barrage
  12. Magic Bullet.png Magic Bullet
  13. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  14. The Prestige.png The Prestige
  15. Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage
  16. Dodge to gain access to 24px Ether Barrage
  17. Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack
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 24px Ether Barrage. See the tips above for how to use your shatters.
  • Illusionary Counter.png Illusionary Counter will spawn two clones if you block an attack with it, or one if you activate the secondary skill Counterspell.png Counterspell. This is useful for respawning clones after a shatter and thanks to Ineptitude.png Ineptitude you'll even inflict some confusion.



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3 Ratings
5 stars
Kickass gave this build 5 stars December 2018

Currently the best performing Mirage DPS build. Slightly more complicated than the chaos variant but with the changes to Mirage this build now is the only viable mirage build to play in most situations.

Once you get used to shattering and playing the rest of the rotation you'll always do considerately more damage than the chaos variant. The difficulty of this build adds a new layer of fun.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars October 2018

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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