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#1 DJSkittles1

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:08 AM


Some questions about my build, its is focused around illusions and mind wrack as well as making them pay for attacking my illusions as you can see, my questions are;

1) Is Blink really that useful or should I replace it with Signet of Domination so that I can increase all this condition damage?

2) For my heal, is Ether Feast the way to go, or should I sacrifice a trait point and go for Mantra of Recovery and get Harmonious Mantras in the Domination traits so that I get two consecutive heals.

3) Lastly, do you think this would be a good build for PvP or which parts of it it may be useful for (1v1) also how do you think this would stand up in WvW and PVE.

Any extra pointers or educated critiques would be gladly appreciated, thank you.

#2 Danimalz

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

1) blink at the moment is really useful especially since your scepter torch doesnt have any real CC to help u close the game r get away other than stealth. and the staff is alright sorta but cant hurt to have a blink. personally SoD's stun is extremely useful and the condition damage is about 3 more damage per bleed tic so its not much
2)Harmonious Mantra trait doesnt allow you to use mantra of recovery twice. not sure if thats a bug or if thats inteneded to work that way because 8 second CD with 3 second cast on 2 heals is a lil OP since it can be used while stunned locked(thief ganks)
3)i dont have much experience with scepter/torch. i used it once and thought it was terrible since the removal of confusion from 1 spam. but thats my bias opinion

#3 Phoenix Inertia

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

Please post anything related to questions/critiques about your build here: http://www.guildwars...uessuggestions/

#4 That Happy Cat

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

First off, try to keep build discussions on this thread instead of making a new thread.

My first impression of your build is that it's a bit contradictory, as you trait for both Shattering and not Shattering. The other slight contradiction is traiting for both Mind Wrack and condition damage (Staff, condition traits), since Mind Wrack uses Power and conditions use, well, condition damage you'll either focus on one and neglect the other (in terms of stats) or be mediocre at both.

As for specific choices, Sharper Images is not working as of the stress test, however assuming it works I wouldn't take it unless you focus on Precision or focus on Phantasms (in particular the Duelist) and take Phantasmal Fury.

Confusion is weak even if you trait completely for condition damage, for that reason I would not get Confusing Combatants or Illusionary Retribution unless you want another major trait in Dueling/Illusions.

I wouldn't take Debilitating Dissipation without taking Crippling Dissipation first, as IMO a guaranteed Cripple is more useful than a random condition, especially if you do not focus on condition damage. This is more about personal taste however.

#5 noblue

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

my main criticism is how much you spread your trait points around. For example, the 10 points in inspiration are getting you nothing. Retaliation on phantasms is useless (especially in PvP) and 20% longer duration on null field is not as good as plenty of things you could be getting

#6 That Happy Cat

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

The trait he took is Glamour Mastery (-20% to CD), not Temporal Enchanter. As of the stress test I don't think Temporal Enchanter was working anyway.

Edited by That Happy Cat, 29 May 2012 - 04:04 PM.


#7 noblue

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

okay, but my point still stands--it's not a good trait compared to other options

#8 DJSkittles1

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

I guess I could have gone for Mantra of Resolve instead and save myself that trait point, but I figured since null field seems more effective and since I will also be using chaos storm, the 20% faster cooldown makes them much more useful, my assumption is that you would basically get null field for the same cooldown as mantra of resolve and I felt that was worth the trait points as I couldnt think of anywhere better to spend it.
Do you think there would be a better weapon combo than scepter torch, im sure of staff and i wanted to use greatsword, but after going over it, it just didnt seem like a good option, and felt like a pretty weak weapon choice although it looks and sounds badass.
  I was unaware that confusion was weak, doesnt it cause damage everytime they attempt to use an attack as well as stopping their attack, or am I incorrect on this, it seemed like the main condition for mesmers, bleed seems more effective.
  I also apologize for not posting it in that one spot, but I feel that if i had posted it there, people would have just glanced at it and just saw it for another mediocre build in a long list of other builds and wouldn't have taken the time to review it and put forth constructive criticism, please move it if it is a probelm for I don't know how to.
Thank you for your help and if you ahve anymore suggestions please unleash them, im just trying to make an effective build like everyone else so I will be ready come beta time.

Edited by DJSkittles1, 29 May 2012 - 10:10 PM.


#9 AXE COP

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:56 AM

As noted above, there's already a stickied thread for posting your builds. Please repost this there for further discussion. Topic closed.