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Mirage - Tag Mirage

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Focused on: Event farming

Designed for: Open World and Open World Tagging

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

Difficulty:
Easy

Overview

GS Mirage is an exceedingly popular and effective farming build for open world meta event zergs. It features some of the best tagging potential in the game thanks to Split Surge and brings mesmer's strong utility skills such as Blink and Portal Entre.

This version of the build focuses on condition damage, which offers much higher boss damage thanks to its ability to swap to a strong damage set. For a cheaper, alternative option, simply use a Power version of the build similar to Build:Chronomancer_-_Power_Chrono.

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Skill Bar

Greatsword
Axe/Pistol
Utility

Specializations

Condition Variant

Equipment

Standard Equipment

Use this gear with the primary condition variant. It uses gear similar to existing mirage builds, making it a very flexible set in PVE.

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Greatsword
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Viper
Pistol
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


Relic
  • For defense, equip a jade core and defensive food. Use Celestial Celestial pieces if necessary.
  • Use Relic of Akeem for higher boss damage.

Consumables

Farming

  • Prioritize Flatbread Ascended food.
  • /
  • (and variants)


Other options, such as Birthday Cake, Campfire Treats, Spicy Pumpkin Cookie, or other similar food is fine to use. The general goal is to prioritize the following:

  1. Flat % Experience, like we see on Ascended Food
  2. % Karma Gain
  3. % Magic Find
  4. Experience from kills
  5. % Gold find

This assumes you are converting Karma and Spirit Shards to gold correctly. If you are not converting Karma or Spirit Shards, prioritize Magic Find.

Usage

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

Against bosses or when alone, use Axe + Pistol by summoning Phantasmal Duelist, dodging, and using auto-attacks. For a full breakdown of how to use Axe/Pistol or Staff, see Build:Mirage_-_Condi_Mirage or Build:Mirage_-_Axe_Mirage.

Crowd Control

  • Diversion
  • Illusionary Wave
  • Illusionary Riposte
  • Signet of Humility if running it


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 5 votes.
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5 stars
Jaragosh gave this build 5 stars • September 2023
One of the best if not THE BEST open world build. For all kind of content and situations. You can use as mentioned S/S or S/Fo for solo and event content as well as doing good damage. It is also a LOT of fun and makes me want to do open world content more then ever
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.
5 stars
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.
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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