Just posting an idea regarding a more power/melee build for Mesmer. Usually, people go hybrid or carry some form of condition inducing weapon on their Mesmer. I love condition builds on Mesmer, but I've been willing to try out a more melee oriented fighter build for it. This past stress test I've been using a Sword/Sword + Staff build to try that out but the staff just didn't do it for me. Blocking on my Sword #4 skill also move a little too slow for my tastes due to it being an ether bolt that moved only forward.
So here we have my attempt at making a fighter capable at any distance. The common Sword/Pistol is an obvious favorite of many due to the stun + gap closing abilities it possesses. Great Sword recently got some buffs (and nerfs imo to Mind Stab) so I've been interested in seeing how well it fares. Keep in mind that most of the damage from this build will come from high critical damage.
I also want to see how well the new 2 x use of Mantras will work with Mesmer with the trait Harmonious Mantras (making Mantras 3x use including Mantra of Recovery I think?).
- Power: 2139
- Attack: 3168 with S/P - 3289 with GS
- Critical Chance: 62% with S/P - 57% with GS.
- Critical Damage: 48%
- Toughness: 1116
- Vitality: 1245
- Health: 18372
- Armor: 2036
Runes with GS: 1 x Superior Sigil of Accuracy for 5% critical hit chance.
Beserker's Amulet and Beserker's Jewel.
Traits are on the link. Eventually I'll get around to posting a video of the test to see how well it works out.