Virtuoso - Condition Virtuoso

This is a rough draft. Once adequately written, it will progress to the testing stage, where it can be rated by the community. You can help by proposing changes with a comment.

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

Draft Build

This is a draft build. You are encouraged to participate via discussion in the comments.


Overview

Condition virtuoso is a powerful ranged condition dps build for open world where the lack of clone setup requirements and persistent blade stacks make it more friendly to general open world play.


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Skill Bar

Dagger/Sword
Dagger/Pistol
Utility


Skill Variants

  • - valuable stunbreak
  • - condition cleanse
  • - passive swiftness
  • , , - very strong utility
  • - stealth for channeling hero points or sneaking passed powerful enemies
  • - small burst of quickness for yourself and allies


Specializations

  • + + (optional) - Boon generation when solo


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required. [Equipment Description]

Head
Rampager
Shoulders
Rampager
Chest
Rampager
Hands
Rampager
Legs
Rampager
Feet
Rampager
Backpiece
Rampager
Accessory
Rampager
Accessory
Rampager
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Rampager
Dagger
Rampager
Sword
Rampager
Sigil
Sigil
Pistol
Rampager
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • - defense


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , , - DPS
  • - might generation when solo
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • - DPS


Usage

The usage section of this build is still being tested! A few important notes for now:

  • Your shatters are very important to your DPS, especially (default F2)
  • Your ability to generate "clones" (blades) remains important, as it does in any mesmer build


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
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4 stars
Literallybad gave this build 4 stars • August 2022
The best open world build if you are looking to play Virtuoso, but this specialization does not excel in this area in the first place. Excellent in single target, zerg environments. The variant set is the one that is both slightly cheaper and keeps you alive for slightly longer. If you are not actively wanting to use this spec in particular, use a different one with better sustain and more relaxed gameplay, but otherwise this is your best set.
5 stars
Yanna gave this build 5 stars • August 2022
This has been a fun build to play with. Painful early on as you're collecting gear, since you're a glass cannon without much of a cannon, but once you get going this gets powerful. You want More Dakka, this has the Dakka to spare. Line up your shots and watch their health bars evaporate. But don't get hit. You must keep firing to keep lifestealing, so knockdowns can kill you fast.
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars • April 2022
A very fun and easy to play build. While staff-staff mirage remains the best mesmer open world build, condi virtuoso can have a higher damage output when nearby players are providing you boons (since this build lacks self-boon generation). The build can play permanently from 1200 range, although being in melee range will increase your damage. Finally, the innate sustain makes the build forgiving to play.

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