Mirage - DPS Phantasm

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Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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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
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


Weapon Variants

Use focus over torch if pulls are needed.

Slot Changes



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Ascended Hands (Light).png
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Ascended Legs (Light).png
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Ascended Feet (Light).png
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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
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Axe.png
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Ascended Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Malice.png
Superior Sigil of Geomancy.png
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Ascended Axe.png
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Ascended Torch.png
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Superior Sigil of Malice.png
Superior Sigil of Geomancy.png
Superior Rune of the Renegade
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
Only a single axe is necessary


  • results in very similar DPS to



  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    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
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa


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


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

Use The Prestige.png The Prestige off cooldown and be sure to press autoattack immediately to remove your stealth and continue attacking.


  1. The Prestige.png The Prestige
  2. Phantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap to pistol.
  4. Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist
  5. Signet of the Ether.png Signet of the Ether
  6. Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist
  7. Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands
  8. 24px Axes of Symmetry
  9. Dodge + 24px Imaginary Axes
  10. ReplacePhantasmal Mage.png Phantasmal Mage with Phantasmal Duelist.png Phantasmal Duelist 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. Crystal Sands.png Crystal Sands
  2. 24px Axes of Symmetry
  3. Touch mirage mirror + 24px Imaginary Axes
  4. Dodge + 24px Imaginary Axes

When Crystal Sands is not up:

  1. 24px Axes of Symmetry
  2. Dodge + 24px Imaginary Axes

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.


  • Easily accessible CCs:
  • Other CCs:
    • Signet of Domination.png Signet of Domination (3 sec stun)
    • Diversion.png Diversion (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 24px Axes of Symmetry 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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