Mirage - DPS Phantasm

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Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

Condition based dps-build providing good damage-uptime while dealing with mechanics. This build is most commonly used at Matthias, because of the safe bleed-damage from

Phantasmal Duelist Phantasmal Duelist
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Phantasmal Duelist
Phantasm. Create an illusion that unloads its pistols on your foe.
Damage.png8Damage: 744
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200

and the option of being main reflect without trading any dps.

Skill Bar

Axe/PistolHealingUtilityElite
X/Torch

Weapon Variants

Use focus over torch if pulls are needed.

Slot Changes

  • over
    if you need reflection.
  • over
    if you need large amounts of CC.

Specializations

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
Only a single axe is necessary

Variants

  • results in very similar DPS to
    .

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
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

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
    • 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
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Use

frequently enough so that it is always off cooldown. It is instant cast, so it can be cast during other skills' channels. Use

off cooldown and be sure to press autoattack immediately to remove your stealth and continue attacking.

Opener

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap to pistol.
  2. Dodge +
  3. Replace
    with
    as soon as the skill is recharged.

Continue weapon swapping and using skills off cooldown without interrupting your autoattack chain. You can fit these blocks of skills between autoattack chains:

When Crystal Sands is up:

  1. Touch mirage mirror +
  2. Dodge +

When Crystal Sands is not up:

  1. Dodge +

Dodge as much as possible while leaving yourself endurance to evade attacks. If

is equipped, be sure to only weapon swap when below 50% endurance so as not to waste any.

Breakbar

  • Easily accessible CCs:
    • Coordinate it with the Mesmer/Chronos in the team.
    • (2 sec stun)
  • Other CCs:
    • (3 sec stun)
    • (1-4 sec daze) you lose all your phantasms when you shatter, so try to avoid it. Note that you need to retarget your illusions to the correct enemy with
      if you are intending to break a non-boss target (primarily an issue on the sacrifices in the Matthias Gabrel encounter)
Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Strong single target sustained DPS and an easy rotation make this build an ideal choice for beginners on some bosses, but suffers on many encounters due to its long ramp up and very weak cleave capabilities

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