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

Skill Variants

  • over if you need reflects.

Specializations




Equipment

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


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

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  • The main premise of this build is to apply as much confusion as possible. That comes from:-
    • Using on CD.
    • Using Shatters in a specific rotation to apply confusion through .


Start on Axe/Torch.

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap


Phantasm Loop.

  1. or
  2. Two of the following shatters , , or . Cast during the after-cast of


Shatter Rotation.

  • Whenever casting a Phantasm through and you'll want to follow this up with two shatters. The reason for using two shatters is due to that will give your target two stacks of confusion per shatter.
    • Your first priority shatter is using 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 .
    • Your third priority shatter is
    • Lastly use if you don't have any other shatters left.
  • As per the rotation above always try pair your Phantasms skills ( or ) with so that two clones are spawned after you've you've shattered your old clones.
    • Try shatter during the cast of to prevent shattering your new clones.
    • Once you have your first two clones, use either or to quickly spawn the last clone.
    • 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 with less than three clones.
  • Due to the nature of this build your abilities are more important than your auto-attack chain so feel free to break this chain to cast your more important skills.
  • Try never cap on endurance as this is wasted DPS.
  • Try use on CD.
  • If you have access to Ethereal Fields (mainly created by your support chrono) spamming is a damage increase.


Confusion damage benchmarked by boss
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Build rating - 5 stars
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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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