Mirage - Greatsword Farmer

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

Focused on: Strike damageFast tagging.

Designed for:

  

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Overview

A Mirage build specialized for farming loot from enemies in large group events. This build is highly mobile and able to tag a lot of enemies at once with .
This build also features a variant that is geared towards the Mad King's Labyrinth and the Lake Doric Leather Farm.

Skill Bar

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Sword/Focus

Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • can be taken over Mantras if it is needed.
  • You can run any of the Mantras in the first slot, Pain is just the best "general" use.
  • Use against groups of ranged enemies for passive tagging and to protect the zerg.
  • is excellent for tagging groups of mobs.
Elite Skills
  • - if CC is needed.

Weapon Variants

  • Use a second greatsword if you are relying on .

Specializations

Build Code

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Chaos Variant

Run this over Domination for more defense. Use this version for the condition variant below.


  • - for the condition variant

Equipment

Standard

This gear is standard for most tagging.

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Superior Rune of Speed
  • If using this gear in the Mad King's Labyrinth, use a Masterwork Greatsword and unequip trinkets.
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's - can be used for some defense
  • - viable alternative if using + .

Condition

This gear can be used for much, much higher Boss damage while still having the Power needed to tag. Run with the Chaos traitline listed above.

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Superior Rune of Speed
  • / - viable alternatives if using + .

Consumables

Food
  • Ascended food is always better than anything else.
  • Use for general farming.
  • for maxing out magic find.
  • if you need more healing.
Utility:

Usage

This build is extremely easy to play. Dodge and spam / on enemies. Use the Tab key to change targets to different groups. Use other Greatsword skills off cooldown. Use to tag missed enemies.

Crowd Control

  • Illusionary Riposte
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    Illusionary Riposte
    Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 734
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2½ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
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    Counter Blade
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    Counter Blade
    Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 37
    Daze.pngDaze: 1 second
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
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Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Gothic90 gave this build 5 stars February 2021

This build is listed as a pure tagging/farming build, but the main version (GS+Sw/Fo or Sw/Sw) is good enough to be a roaming build and/or event build as well even though the damage may seem low at first glance.

Blink and Sw ambush skill mean high mobility and are useful in many personal story achievement runs where you want to avoid things, and GS means high range. Split surge generates might for every target hit, and if you are facing only one enemy, use mirror blade. Meaning this build has excellent might generation in solo play.

Also, Mirage can press dodge when harvesting a node to avoid getting into combat if that node is guarded by monsters.

5 stars
Luvina gave this build 5 stars August 2020

Extremely fast and great at tagging, no projectile delay thankfully. Also super fun to watch your purple lasers hitting nearly everything. Great survivability, so far my favourite class to OW with. Focus can help pull mobs, but if u're in a super fast zerg, I personally prefer sword/sword offhand for more dps on the tougher mobs.

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Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars October 2019

S-Tier Open World Tag build. Used for the right circumstances (Lab, LS4 farming, Etc) it can be one of the most effective builds in the game. Its also insanely easy to play and has a ton of utility via Portals and Reflects. I normally don't vote on builds; I've made an exception in this case.

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5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Turns out Infinite Horizon doesn't just multiply your clone damage, it also multiplies your loot.

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