I have spent a lot of time trying different of my own builds and below is the latest, and according to me the most stable one. It will provide you with enough damage to down any class/build I have encountered in 1v1 and allso provide you with enough survivability to hold against at least 2 oponents long enough for your teammates to come to your aid.
The build it self is very much based on the illusion bombing build although you wont have the illusionary persona. You will be using staff & sword/pistol. swapping for the focus if you want to be annoying with some push/pull backs.
Playstyle: Using the mind wrack shatter, Duelist and blurred frenzy together for most of your burst damage. Just make sure not the wrack them too early since you have 9% damage increase for each active illusion. The magic bulled will provide some stun/daze before switching to your staff putting up chaos storm for some aditional daze and survivability. You will have a easy time keeping illusions up and going, given you are using the evades. Basically none of your shatter spells part from distortion should be out from its rechargetime for very long.
Using your illusion and phantasm summoning skills in a smart way will give you 9% damage increase and 9% damage taken reduction for allmost the entire fight. You might want to swap Null fiel out for another spell of your choice (I often use Decoy) if you are not facing condition/boon heavy oponents.
General use of portal is also recommended depending on team set up and tactics.
Please try it out and give me some feedback. I have been playing it for over a week now and can tell you it will beat the crap out of any illusionbombing or condition mesmer if you use it properly.
Edited by Deluted, 21 November 2012 - 05:29 PM.