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Mirage - DPS Mirage

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: WvW Zerg

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns buildsPath of Fire Builds

Difficulty:
Easy
This build was last updated on June 29, 2024 and is up to date for the June 25, 2024 patch.

Overview

A Mirage build that uses Spatial Surge and Sigil of Superior Sigil of Stamina to deal massive, non-projectile ranged damage.


Skill Bar

Greatsword
Greatsword
Utility


Variants

Utilities

Mirage can easily fill the normal mesmer utility skills (Veil/Illusion of Life) if there are no chronos in the group to bring them, but if they aren't needed bring a damage utility.

  • Mimic - damage option, reset Mirror Images
  • Feedback - damage option
  • Veil
  • Illusion of Life


Template Code

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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Marauder
Shoulders
Marauder
Chest
Marauder
Hands
Marauder
Legs
Marauder
Feet
Marauder
Backpiece
Marauder
Accessory
Marauder
Accessory
Marauder
Amulet
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Greatsword
Marauder
Sigil
Sigil
Greatsword
Marauder
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
Relic


Equipment Variants

Gear


Consumables


Usage

Overall Priorities

High
  • Damage
  • Clone Management


Surviving

  • This build has low passive defense
  • This build has moderate mobility skill access
  • This build has moderate active defenses
Active defense priority Toggle
  • Mantra of Concentration - for Stunbreaking
  • Dodge
  • Distortion


Detailed Explanations

Damage

  • Almost all of your damage comes from Split Surge which can be activated by your Dodge Dodge
    • Target enemies at the back of their group to maximize pierce damage
  • Since your clones trigger Split Surge via Infinite Horizon it is important to maintain as many as possible as often as possible
  • There is a 1s cooldown on Split Surge that begins at the end of the cast, wait until after the cast is finished to Dodge Dodge and proc another ambush.
    • Outside of this limitation and creating clones, Dodge Dodge to proc Split Surge as often as possible
    • You can weave other skills such as Mind Stab in during this 1s CD
  • Weapon Swap Weapon Swap off cooldown when your energy is below 50% to proc Sigil of Superior Sigil of Energy
  • Be aware that Sigil of Superior Sigil of Stamina will proc on any kill you've tagged, don't waste other endurance generation if you can see it will proc soon
  • Your standard burst is Mirror Images Dodge Dodge Split Surge
    • Mirror Images can be used to focus all of your clones onto one target for heavy burst
  • False Oasis leaves behind a Mirage Mirror that activates Split Surge if you move into it
    • Since the mirror spawns on a fairly long delay this will rarely be applicable, but walk over it if it isn't out of the way


Damage priority Toggle
  • Mirror Images - at 0 - 1 clones
  • Jaunt - at 0 - 1 clones only
  • Dodge Dodge Split Surge
  • Mind Stab
  • False Oasis - at 0 - 1 clones only
  • Mirror Blade
  • Phantasmal Berserker


Clone Management

  • Your normal clone generation through Mirror Blade and Phantasmal Berserker is unreliable for this build since those skills summon clones close to the targeted enemy. Instead you'll rely mainly on Mirror Images, Deceptive Evasion, and Self-Deception
    • Use Mirror Blade and Phantasmal Berserker when your other clone generation isn't available and you aren't at 2 or more clones already
  • Clones summoned by Deceptive Evasion will immediately use Split Surge, so avoid creating a third clone before using your Dodge Dodge when possible
  • Using your Shatter skills will almost never add damage compared to leaving clones alive
    • The exception is if you are about you cast Mirror Images
  • Use Jaunt as an instant cast clone generator via Self-Deception
  • False Oasis can also be used for clone generation, but only use it in-between Split Surge casts or if you otherwise have downtime.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 1 votes.
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4 stars
Cjechurchill gave this build 4 stars • June 2024
I run this. It performs exceptionally well when fighting clouds or enemies at range or without obstacles in the way and you will almost always be at or near the top of ARC dps. But it completely falls apart when fighting if there is some kind of line of sight issue like ramps, stairs, hills/terrain, corners. It is also unplayable with the inevitable skill lag in WvW in big zerg fights. Whilst most DPS classes have instant skills, Split Surge has a channeled 1.5 second cast time so it will hardly ever actually work so you will end up with truly abysmal dps. So I give it 4 stars.

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