Mesmer here, playing it from the start. What is even more sad then how broken is the mesmer, is the refusal of the mesmer community to admit that it's OP.
Moa - yes, it can be dodge, blocked or whatever. The fact is that when it lands it's an almost guaranteed win for the mesmer. You can't say the same thing about Elementalist's pet, Engineer's Supply Drop , Ranger's Rampage as One or Warrior's signet. The only other elite changing the course of a 1v1 or 2v2 this much i think is Thieves Guild.
Time Warp - Quickness is absurd. Most of the community agrees and wish for the removal of it. The classes that get Quickness get a drawback( 50% more damage, no heal, no endurance ) and it is still considered broken. Yet there is the mesmer, with an AoE 10s buff with no drawback. How is this fine at all ?
Portal - Trebuchet repair, having mesmer and his buddies in 2 places at once, it's all been said before. Don't even get me started on teams with dual mesmer using portals.
I have been playing only shatter spec the past month and it's just very strong. The damage from mind wrack: 5-7k is quite the norm + it's aoe. Got 2 shatter mesmers there? You literally destroy teams with mind wrack.
The combination of Leap+Immobilize and Blurred Frenzy ( immune 2s ) is way too easy to land . It's simply a muuch better version of 100blades. Insert there Mind Wrack and you have 10k damage pretty much all the time on decent toughness targets ( heavy training golem).. And we can do it every 10s.
The only classes that can resist our blurred frenzy+mind wrack combos are other mesmers, bunkers , very good tanky necros&engis and some shortbow thieves.
Combine this with the good survability of the mesmer ( staff leap, decoy, distortion, blurred frenzy, chaos armor ) and you have an amazing class that is pretty much a MUST for tPVP.
I honestly hope for mesmer nerfs ( especially to Portal & Time Warp )!
Final point - just going to leave you with this topic here: https://forum-en.gui...Some-Statistics
. Check the image at the end of the first post. Pretty much sums it all up.
Edited by Shaynaro, 05 November 2012 - 12:45 AM.