Mesmer PvE | Fun Greatsword, Scepter/Focus | Damage Mesmer Test build for the 23rd Zerker

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Summary

Again test at your own will when the date hits and swap out whatever traits you don't like.


I. Weapons and Skills

Zojja's Claymore
  • Weapon Strength: 1045-1155
  • Power: 251
  • Precision: 179
  • Ferocity: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Zojja's Wand
  • Weapon Strength: 940-1060
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Artifact
  • Weapon Strength: 873-927
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Mind Wrack10¼
    Shatter. Destroy all your clones and phantasms, damaging nearby foes.
    Damage: 280Damage (2x): 378Damage (3x): 492Range: 1,200
  • Cry of Frustration21¼
    Shatter. Destroy all your clones and phantasms, confusing nearby foes.
    Confusion: 3 s (65 damage on skill use)Damage: 80Range: 1,200
  • Diversion32¼
    Shatter. Destroy all your clones and phantasms, dazing their targets.
    Daze: 1 sRange: 1,200
  • Distortion42½
    Shatter. Destroy all your clones and phantasms, gaining distortion for each one shattered.
    Distortion: 1 sRange: 1,200
  • Spatial Surge
    Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
    Damage <300 (3x): 201Damage 300-600 (3x): 249Damage 600-900 (3x): 300Damage > 900 (3x): 348Range: 1,200
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  • Mirror Blade¾
    Clone. Throw an illusionary greatsword that bounces between targets, damaging foes and giving might to allies. It creates a clone at its first target.
    Damage: 259x3Might: 10 sx3Vulnerability: 3 sNumber of bounces: 3Combo Finisher: ProjectileUnblockableRange: 1,200
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  • Mind Stab¼
    Thrust your greatsword into the ground, damaging foes and removing 1 boon.
    Damage: 314Radius: 120Number of targets: 5Range: 1,200
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  • Phantasmal Berserker¾ 12
    Phantasm. Create a phantasm that uses a whirling attack to damage and cripple foes.
    Damage (8x): 200Damage: 259Range: 1,200
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  • Illusionary Wave½ 24
    Push back all foes in front of you with a wave of magical energy.
    Damage: 111Knockback: 450Range: 600
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  • Ether Feast1 20
    Heal yourself. Gain additional health for each active illusion.
    Healing: 5,560Healing per illusion: 640
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  • Portal Entre72
    Glamour. Create an entry portal at your location that teleports allies to your exit portal.
    Duration: 60
    • Portal Exeunt
      Glamour. Create an exit portal.
      Duration: 20
  • Decoy32
    Clone. Gain stealth and summon an illusion to attack your foe.
    Duration: 3Breaks stunRange: 1,200
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  • Mirror Images36
    Clone. Summon two clones to attack your foe.
    Breaks stunRange: 1,200
    • 0
  • Mass Invisibility90
    Manipulation. You and all allies gain stealth for a short time.
    Stealth: 5 sRadius: 1,200
    • 0

Traits

Domination

  • Illusion of Vulnerability
    Interrupting a foe inflicts 3 stacks of vulnerability for 5 seconds.
    • Confounding Suggestions
      Increases daze and stun duration on foes by 25%. When you would daze a foe, you stun them instead (5s ICD).
    • Empowered Illusions
      Your illusions deal 15% more damage.
    • Rendering Shatter
      Shatter skills inflict 1 stack of vulnerability for 8 seconds on foes they hit.
  • Dazzling
    Dazing a foe inflicts 5 stacks of vulnerability for 8 seconds.
    • Shattered Concentration
      Shatter skills remove 1 boon from foes they hit.
    • Blurred Inscriptions
      Reduces recharge of signet skill by 20%. Gain distortion and remove 1 condition when you use a signet.
    • Furious Interruption
      Gain quickness for 3 seconds whenever you interrupt a foe (5s ICD).
  • Fragility
    Deal 0.5% more damage to foes for each stack of vulnerability on them.
    • Imagined Burden
      Reduces recharge of Greatsword skills by 20%. Gain 2 stacks of might for 5 seconds whenever you or an illusion uses Spacial Surge. All of your other greatsword skills inflict cripple for 2s when they hit.
    • Mental Anguish
      Shatter skills deal 15% more damage. This bonus damage is doubled on foes that are not activating skills.
    • Power Block
      Interrupting a foe inflicts damage and causes weakness for 5s. Additionally if the interrupted skill has a recharge time greater than 0 it is put on a 15 second recharge.

Illusions

  • Illusionary Retribution
    All shatter skills inflict 1 stack of confusion for 3 seconds when they hit.
    • Compounding Power
      Deal 3% increased damage and gain 50 condition damage for each illusion you control.
    • Persistence of Memory
      When a phantasm shatters all phantasm skills have their recharge reduced by 2 seconds.
    • The Pledge
      Torch skills remove 1 condition from you when activated. While you are stealthed torch skills recharge 1.5% of their maximum recharge every second.
  • Illusionist’s Celerity
    Reduce recharge on illusion-summoning skills by 20%
    • Shattered Strength
      Gain 1 stack of might for 10 seconds per illusion when you use a shatter skill.
    • Phantasmal Haste
      Phantasms attack skill recharge is reduced by 20%, causing them to attack more often.
    • Maim the Disillusioned
      Shatter skills inflict 1 stack of torment for 6 seconds on foes they hit.
  • Master of Misdirection
    Confusion you inflict lasts 33% longer. Reduces recharge on shatter skills by 15%.
    • Ineptitude
      Inflict 1 stack of confusion for 4 seconds whenever you blind a foe. Whenever you successfully block or evade an attack your attacker is blinded for 3 seconds (10s ICD per foe).
    • Master of Fragmentation
      Enhances the effect of shatter skills. Mind Wrack has a 10% increased critical hit chance. Cry of Frustration inflicts cripple for 3 seconds on struck foes. Diversion hits up to 5 targets. Distortion reflects projectiles.
    • Malicious Sorcery
      Reduces recharge of scepter skills by 20%. Increases attack speed by 15% while wielding a scepter.

Inspiration

  • Mender’s Purity
    Whenever you use a healing skill you cast Power Cleanse. This trait benefits from Harmonious Mantras.
    • Medic’s Feedback
      Revive allies 10% faster. When you start reviving an ally cast Feedback. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus provided by Temporal Enchanter.
    • Restorative Mantras
      When you finish preparing a mantra you heal allies around you.
    • Persisting Images
      Phantasms you summon spawn with retaliation for 6 seconds and have 20% more health.
  • Inspiring Distortion
    Whenever you grant distortion to yourself, you also grant it to nearby allies for 1 second (5s ICD)
    • Warden’s Feedback
      Focus weapon skills reflect projectiles and have their recharge reduced by 20%.
    • Restorative Illusions
      Using a shatter skill removes 1 condition from you and heals you based on the number of illusions shattered.
    • Protected Phantasms
      Newly summoned phantasms gain distortion for 1 second. When you use a shatter skill, all illusions gain protection for 2 seconds.
  • Healing Prism
    Each illusion you control grants you 200 healing power. Whenever you heal yourself, you heal nearby allies by a small amount. 10 second internal cooldown.
    • Mental Defense
      Whenever you successfully block or evade an attack cast Phantasmal Defender on your attacker. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus provided by Illusionist’s Celerity and Persistence of Memory.
    • Illusionary Inspiration
      Phantasms grant 3 seconds regeneration to allies near them every 3 seconds. If you have any boons when you summon a phantasm you cast Signet of Inspiration. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus provided by Blurred Inscriptions.
    • Temporal Enchanter
      Glamour skills last an additional 2 seconds. When you first create any glamour nearby allies within the glamour radius gain 2 seconds of superspeed and 3 seconds of resistance.

III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 16422 (+500)
  • Vitality 1050 (+50)
  • Armor 1970 (+50)
  • Toughness 1050 (+50)
  • Attack 3123 (+968)
  • Power 1910 (+910)
  • Critical Hit 41% (+41%)
  • Precision 1630 (+630)

Secondary Stats

  • Boon Duration 15% (+15%)
  • Condition Damage 36 (+36)
  • Condition Duration 10% (+10%)
  • Critical Damage 42% (+42%)
  • Damage 1213 (+5%)
  • Defense 920 (+0)
  • Ferocity 630 (+630)
  • Healing Power 36 (+36)
  • Movement Speed 25% (+25%)

Boons

  • Aegis
    Block the next attack.
  • Distortion
    Allows mesmers to evade attacks for some time.
  • Frenzy
    Increases damage taken by 25%. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Frosty Armor
    Chills foes that hit you.
  • Fury
    20% critical chance increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Haste
    Regenerate endurance at 50% effectiveness when under the effects of this skill. It's typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Invulnerability
    Prevents the target from taking damage or receiving conditions. It is also placed on rallied players for one second.
  • Might
    X damage per attack increase. Stacks intensity.
  • Protection
    33% damage reduction. Stacks in duration.
  • Quickening Zephyr
    Prevents healing. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Quickness
    Makes all skills and actions 50% faster.
  • Regeneration
    Regenerates X health per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Rejuvenation
    Regenerates health. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession through the Virtue of Resolve.
  • Resistance
    Resistance temporarily negates the affected target of all effects caused by conditions.
  • Retaliation
    Does X damage to an opponent each time they hit you. Stacks in duration.
  • Smiting
    Causes every fifth attack to apply burning. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession.
  • Stability
    Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
  • Stealth
    Allows the user to be invisible to enemy players and avoid being spotted by enemy NPCs.
  • Swiftness
    33% movement speed increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Vigor
    Faster endurance regeneration. Stacks in duration.

Conditions

  • Agony
    Agony is an effect unique to Fractals of the Mists that removes a percentage of the player's health every second and reduces received healing by ~50%.
  • Bleeding
    Bleeding is a stackable condition that deals damage over time.
  • Blind
    Causes the target's next hit to miss instead.
  • Burning
    Inflicts X damage per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Chilled
    Reduces movement speed and skill recharge by 66%. Stacks in duration.
  • Confusion
    Inflicts X damage each time a foe uses skill. Stacks in intensity.
  • Crippled
    Crippled is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50%. Stacks in duration.
  • Fear
    Causes the target to run directly away from the caster.
  • Immobilized
    Immobilized is a condition which prevents movement and dodging. Victims also can't turn. Stacks in duration.
  • Poison
    Inflicts X damage per second. Reduces outgoing heals by 33%. Stacks in duration.
  • Slow
    Slow is a condition that reduces the activation time of skills and abilities.
  • Taunt
    Taunt is a control effect that forces the affected target to run towards the source of taunt with all skills except stun breakers disabled while using their auto-attack skill.
  • Torment
    Deals damage every second; deals additional damage if moving; stacks intensity.
  • Vulnerability
    Increases damage the target takes by 1%. Stacks in intensity.
  • Weakness
    Causes 50% of attacks to be glancing and reduces endurance regeneration by 50%. Stacks in duration.

Control

  • Break Stun
    Stun break is an effect which can break control effects on a character.
  • Daze
    Interrupts and prevents the target from using skills for a period of time.
  • Float
    Forces the affected target(s) to move towards the surface.
  • Knockdown
    Interrupts and causes the foe to be unable to move or use skills for a short duration. Knocked down foes fall to the ground.
  • Launch
    Interrupts and tosses a character into the air.
  • Pull
    Shortens the distance between the user and the foe by drawing one of them to another. If a foe is pulled, this can result in an interrupt.
  • Push
    Physically pushes foes away from the player and interrupts them.
  • Sink
    Forces the affected target(s) to move away from the surface.
  • Stun
    Interrupts, immobilizes, and incapacitates foes for a short duration.
  • Teleport
    Teleport to target location.
  • Teleport
    Teleport (alternatively, flash) is a mechanic that causes the user or target(s) to instantly move from one location to another.

Fields & Finishers

  • Dark Field
    Dark Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Blindness
    Leap Finisher: Blindness
    Projectile Finisher: Life stealing
    Whirl Finsher: Leeching Bolts
  • Ethereal Field
    Ethereal Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Chaos Armor
    Leap Finisher: Chaos Armor
    Projectile Finisher: Confusion
    Whirl Finsher: Confounding Bolts
  • Fire Field
    Fire Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Might
    Leap Finisher: Fire Shield
    Projectile Finisher: Burning
    Whirl Finsher: Burning Bolts
  • Ice Field
    Ice Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Frost Aura
    Leap Finisher: Frost Aura
    Projectile Finisher: Chilled
    Whirl Finsher: Chilling Bolts
  • Light Field
    Light Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Retaliation
    Leap Finisher: Retaliation
    Projectile Finisher: Remove Condition
    Whirl Finsher: Cleansing Bolts
  • Lightning Field
    Lightning Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Swiftness
    Leap Finisher: Dazing Strike
    Projectile Finisher: Vulnerability
    Whirl Finsher: Brutal Bolts
  • Poison Field
    Poison Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Weakness
    Leap Finisher: Weakness
    Projectile Finisher: Poison
    Whirl Finsher: Poison Bolts
  • Revealed
    Revealed is an effect applied when stealth is broken, for example by entering combat or exiting a Shadow Refuge circle prematurely.
  • Smoke Field
    Smoke Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Stealth
    Leap Finisher: Stealth
    Projectile Finisher: Blindness
    Whirl Finsher: Blinding Bolts
  • Super Speed
    Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
  • Water Field
    Water Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Healing
    Leap Finisher: Healing
    Projectile Finisher: Regeneration
    Whirl Finsher: Healing Bolts
Combo
  • Blast Finisher
    Blast Combo Effects

    Dark: Area Blindness
    Ethereal: Area Chaos Armor
    Fire: Area Might
    Ice: Area Frost Aura
    Light: Area Retaliation
    Lightning: Area Swiftness
    Poison: Area Weakness
    Smoke: Area Stealth
    Water: Area Healing
  • Leap Finisher
    Leap Combo Effects

    Dark: Blindness
    Ethereal: Chaos Armor
    Fire: Fire Shield
    Ice: Frost Aura
    Light: Retaliation
    Lightning: Dazing Strike
    Poison: Weakness
    Smoke: Stealth
    Water: Healing
  • Projectile Finisher
    Projectile Combo Effects

    Dark: Life stealing
    Ethereal: Confusion
    Fire: Burning
    Ice: Chilled
    Light: Remove Condition
    Lightning: Vulnerability
    Poison: Poison
    Smoke: Blindness
    Water: Regeneration
  • Whirl Finisher
    Whirl Combo Effects

    Dark: Leeching Bolts
    Ethereal: Confounding Bolts
    Fire: Burning Bolts
    Ice: Chilling Bolts
    Light: Cleansing Bolts
    Lightning: Brutal Bolts
    Poison: Poison Bolts
    Smoke: Blinding Bolts
    Water: Healing Bolts

IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Duration:

Utility Nourishment

Duration:

Armor & Runes

Corrupted Orrian Masque
  • Defense: 73
Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%
Corrupted Orrian Mantle
  • Defense: 73
Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%
Corrupted Orrian Vestments
  • Defense: 314
Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%
Corrupted Orrian Gloves
  • Defense: 133
Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%
Corrupted Orrian Pants
  • Defense: 194
Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%
Corrupted Orrian Shoes
  • Defense: 133
Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 920
  • Power 34
  • Precision 36
  • Toughness 36
  • Vitality 36
  • Condition Damage 36
  • Healing Power 36
  • Ferocity 36
  • Boon Duration 15%
  • Condition Duration 10%
  • Movement Speed 25%

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of the Traveler
  1. +8 to All Stats
  2. Boon Duration: 5%
  3. +12 to All Stats
  4. +10% Boon Duration; +10% Condition Duration
  5. +16 to All Stats
  6. Movement Speed: 25%

Accessories & Jewels

Berserker's Amulet
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Berserker's Back
  • Power: 30
  • Precision: 21
  • Ferocity: 21
(Infused)
Crest of the Soldier
  • Power: 20
  • Toughness: 14
  • Vitality: 14
Berserker's Ring
  • Power: 90
  • Precision: 64
  • Ferocity: 64
(Infused)
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Berserker's Ring
  • Power: 90
  • Precision: 64
  • Ferocity: 64
(Infused)
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Berserker's Earring
  • Power: 75
  • Precision: 53
  • Ferocity: 53
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15
Berserker's Earring
  • Power: 75
  • Precision: 53
  • Ferocity: 53
Berserker's Jewel
  • Power: 25
  • Precision: 15
  • Ferocity: 15

Accessory Totals

  • Power:625
  • Precision:415
  • Ferocity:415
  • Toughness:14
  • Vitality:14

Weapon Set Sigils

Zojja's Claymore
  • Weapon Strength: 1045-1155
  • Power: 251
  • Precision: 179
  • Ferocity: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Accuracy

+7% crit chance.

Zojja's Wand
  • Weapon Strength: 940-1060
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Artifact
  • Weapon Strength: 873-927
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.

Weapon Set II

Sigil of Superior Accuracy

+7% crit chance.

Sigil of Superior Force

+5% damage.

Zojja's Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.

Water Weapon I

Sigil of Superior Accuracy

+7% crit chance.

Water Weapon II


V. Basic Gameplay

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