Virtuoso - Condi DPS

Part of the current metagame

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Hybrid damage

Designed for: Fractals and Raids

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

Difficulty:
Easy
This build was last updated on October 04, 2023 and is up to date for the January 30, 2024 patch.

Overview

Condition Virtuoso is a powerful ranged condition DPS build with innate sustain.

This build inflicts enormous amounts of Bleeding Bleeding damage through critical hits while generating lots of Blades to use Bladesongs essentially off cooldown. It is quite simple, yet effective, but very dependent on having the right gear.


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Skill Bar

Dagger/Sword
Dagger/Focus
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Phantasmal Warden attacks randomly any target at range. If there are many adds, it might be better to use pistol.


Skill Variants

Utility

  • can be dropped for more utility if needed.
  • can replace for a higher cleave, but at the cost of burst.


Elite

  • - large amount of crowd control if needed.


Specializations


Equipment

Optimal Gear

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Rampager
Chest
Viper
Hands
Rampager
Legs
Viper
Feet
Sinister
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Rampager
Accessory
Rampager
Amulet
Rampager
Ring
Rampager
Ring
Viper
Dagger
Viper
Sword
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Focus
Viper
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x16
Infusion
x2
Relic
  • The stat infusions are required to make this setup optimal (see below for an alternative)
  • This setup with provides 59,99% crit chance, or 99,99% with Fury Fury thanks to .
  • should not be used because Illusions do not gain the increased critical chance from it.
  • If you want to fully min max, you can use and optimise your gear set around it.
  • You want to aim for 2155 precision and 100% bleed duration whichever setup you go for.


Accessible Gear

As the optimal setup requires stat infusions, the version below is a minor DPS loss and is easier to gear:

Head
Sinister
Shoulders
Rampager
Chest
Sinister
Hands
Rampager
Legs
Rampager
Feet
Sinister
Backpiece
Sinister
Accessory
Rampager
Accessory
Rampager
Amulet
Rampager
Ring
Rampager
Ring
Rampager
Dagger
Viper
Sword
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Focus
Viper
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
Relic
  • Use as your food.


Consumables

Food


Utility


Usage

This build requires an extremely high critical chance, ideally 100%, which is why it uses so much Rampager Rampager gear. Thankfully, helps with this. The build then converts this high crit chance into Bleeding Bleeding damage through and . This high bleeding output generates an insane amount of Blades with , which are then consumed on Shatters/Bladesongs to both deal direct damage and increase your damage with .


Beginner Rotation

For a simpler introduction to Condition Virtuoso, Virtuoso - Condi Chaos DPS is recommended.


Rotation

Opener

The opener isn't extremely strict, but is mostly based around maximising the benefit of and .

  1. + during the cast
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  3. - as an ammo skill, we want to get this on cooldown early
  4. - cast once you hit 10 stacks of , as an instant cast it can be used during other skills
  5. - use once you're back at fives blades
  6. or
  7. - use once you're back at fives blades, this will only be available if you used Signet of Illusions


Rest of the Rotation

Most of the rest of the rotation is using skills off cooldown, though there is some structure:

  • Thanks to in combination with and , you stock blades almost as fast as you can spend them.
    • , and should be used as soon as you reach five blades, with taking priority.
    • deals negligible damage, but can be used to maximise uptime of if you cast it as you are about to lose the buff.
    • Use when is on a long cooldown and is out of charges.
  • Use all Dagger skills, and (if using) off cooldown.
  • Use as soon as you swap to Focus and Weapon Swap Weapon Swap away again as soon as you can
    • Use as soon as it comes off cooldown, and follow up with another - over time will come up later and later in the Focus section. The best choice then will depend on how long the phase will last:
      • If the phase will end within ~50 seconds, stay on Focus each loop until you can use .
      • If the phase will go on longer, skip for one Focus section so that it is immediately available for the Focus section after that.
  • Use as soon as you swap to Sword, use it again when it is off cooldown, and then Weapon Swap Weapon Swap immediately.


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Defense

  • - invulnerability.
  • - block.


Sustain

  • Dealing damage heals you thanks to .
  • When is not on cooldown, every Blade you stock will heal you for a small amount.


Crowd control

  • - daze. Daze duration increases with number of stocked Blades.
  • - daze.
  • - pull.
  • - stun (emergencies only).


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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4 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 4 stars • May 2023
Great sustain, fully ranged, and Signet of Illusions can easily be replaced, giving access to mesmer's excellent utilities
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars • May 2022
The meta condi virtuoso build. Extremely high damage and innate sustain. The only downside is low burst damage. Can fight from range when needed, but works best in melee.

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