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Mirage - Condi Staff

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageMobilityDefenseSolo playRoamingGroup play.

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Expansions required:

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Overview

Condi Staff Mirage is a slow-paced, defensive build that is a variant of Mirage - Condi Mirage but is complex enough to deserve its own page due to the vastly different playstyles.

Pros
  • Very strong defenses via long ranged kiting
  • One of the easiest builds to play in the game.
Cons
  • Reliant on Torment and Confusion for its damage
  • Cleave is just okay

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

None. This particular build requires two staves to function.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - additional mirage cloaks
Utility Skills
  • - Strong damage option
  • - more DPS and mirage cloaks.
  • - if conditions are a problem.
  • - to reflect projectiles.
  • - can be useful, especially when zerging.
Elite Skills
  • - strong option when soloing bosses

Specializations

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  • - Provides much higher DPS but requires significant clone management.
  • - Provides several great boons via your Shatters

Equipment

Viper Equipment

Run this for higher DPS and higher burst.

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Trailblazer Equipment

Trailblazer equipment provides higher defense but much lower damage.

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Celestial Equipment

This variant offers a fun middle ground between the two above, along with significant boon duration.

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Variant Equipment

Gear

Stick with one of the variants above.

Runes

  • - provides moderate levels of sustain, though less than the axe version of this build
  • - 2nd best option behind for the Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's set.

Sigil

It is strongly recommended to stick with the sigils listed; they provide the highest DPS. If you must replace one of the sigils, replace as is absolutely core.

Consumables

Solo Play

Food
  • , - DPS
  • - Budget DPS
  • , - Dodges + Might
  • , - Gives sustain
Utility
  • - +Dmg, +Karma

Farming

This food is used to maximize profit when farming events.
Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Usage

Riddle of Sand

An option this build has to increase DPS drastically is to run , which will dramatically increase your Confusion Confusion output. This is more complex than just auto-attacking, but the added damage is quite valuable as Staff/Staff is a low damage build.

If using Riddle of Sand, you will want to use your Shatters frequently, following the pattern below:

  • Shatter when you have 3 clones that you can -instantly- replace. Staff 2, , can help refresh your clones. Thanks to , dodging will also generate new clones for you. If needed, you can take to increase clone generation.
  • Your shatters do not all line up. As such, we use a priority system to determine which shatters to use.
  1. - This is your bread-and-butter shatter. Always prioritize shattering this with 3 clones.
  2. - This shatter deals great damage in the Viper stat icon.png Viper's setup, so prioritize it second.
  3. - This shatter doesn't do much for us, but it does grant us some Fury Fury. You can use this shatter with 0 clones directly after one of the shatters above.
  4. - This shatter grants is some nice i-frames and also grants us Regeneration Regeneration, which is critical for our DPS. Prioritize this shatter last. It is perfectly fine to shatter this with 0 clones directly after one of the first two shatters.

In short: F2 > F1. After one of those, Shatter either F3 or F4 with 0 clones.

If you are not using , the only shatter you should bother using is unless you want the boons from the other shatters, in which case feel free to shatter all 4 at once (making sure to use Cry of Frustration first)

Damage

  • Use your phantasm off cooldown.
  • Always have three clones up at all times. This is critical for your DPS.
  • Weapon swap any time you're missing a lot of energy.

Defense

  • Use to cleanse conditions.
  • Abuse your for frequent dodges.
  • can provide a strong stunbreak
  • You dodge often so use that to your advantage.

Crowd Control

  • Interrupts:
  • (as a last resort)
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Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars last month

Probably the easiest solo build in the game, to be honest. Able to solo champions with 2-button gameplay.

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