Mirage - Sword/x Interrupts



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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: Direct damageControlActive defense.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Mirage build for running around in open world. This build spams 24px Mirage Thrust to constantly daze enemies, triggering traits and sigils that proc off interrupts.

Skill Bar

Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
X/Pistol

Weapon Variants

  • You can run Focus to group up enemies with Temporal Curtain.png Temporal Curtain, and for swiftness.
  • You can carry a Greatsword for tagging mobs in open world farming with 24px Split Surge.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Don't swap out Mirror Images.png Mirror Images.

Specializations

Domination:


Empowered Illusions.png Empowered Illusions



Furious Interruption.png Furious Interruption



Power Block.png Power Block



Dueling:


Duelist's Discipline.png Duelist's Discipline



Fencer's Finesse.png Fencer's Finesse



24px Superiority Complex



Mirage:


24px Self-Deception



Mirage Mantle.png Mirage Mantle



Infinite Horizon.png Infinite Horizon


Variants

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Chronomancer - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
Superior Sigil of Severance.png
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Ascended Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Severance.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
Ascended Head (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
Superior Sigil of Severance.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Pistol.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Severance.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • provides higher burst damage if you are confident in dazing opponents often. If you run this, you can use more Berserker gear instead of Assassin's so you don't overcap crit chance.
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

General

  • Disable Double-Tap to Dodge and only dodge using the dodge hotkey.
  • Your clones shatter upon killing an enemy; you can use Illusionary Ambush.png Illusionary Ambush to retarget them onto another enemy.

Damage

Defense

CC

  • 24px Mirage Thrust
  • Magic Bullet.png Magic Bullet
  • Illusionary Riposte Illusionary Riposte
    Activation.png
    12Recharge.png
    Illusionary Riposte
    Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 734
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2½ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Counter Blade Counter Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    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
  • Diversion.png Diversion
  • Mantra of Distraction.png Mantra of Distraction
Build rating - 3 stars
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1 Ratings
3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars September 2018

This build has a fun gimmick with high mobility and burst damage, and is better than many gimmick builds thanks to the baseline strength of Mesmer's Sword and Dueling traitline. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well against more difficult enemies that are immune to CC.

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