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Escape Artist Veil Synergy

Shatter mesmer revival?
Don't know if this is a bug, but I hope its a feature because otherwise this trait and skill are near poop tier as far as I can tell. Am I the last person to know about this? I can't find any info anywhere on whether this is desired behavior:

Be Chrono
Equip Torch, Illusions -> Escape Artist trait, Skill -> Veil
Skill rotation ->
Create 2 clones, Cast The Prestige for Trait to create the third. Attack and discard stealth to be Revealed.
Cast Continuum Split, Cast Veil. Walk back and forth across Veil while Revealed to create 3 clones. Trait continues to trigger even if Revealed prevents Stealth application. Shatter.
Walk back and forth for 3 more. Shatter again.
Continuum Split resets you. Cast Veil again. Fire 2 or 3 more 3xclone shatters. Faster clone generation possible with Chrono -> Illusionary Reversion and a Scepter main hand

Domination 3-2-2 for more damage
Inspiration 1-2-3 for AoE/Self heal/Survival. The traits don't give what I would call significant heal but I'm not geared for it so I can't judge.

Helpful Chrono traits: 2-2-2

Countered by:
If you are Crippled, Chilled, Immobilized, Pushed Knocked back during the attempt or forced to move by an AoE its likely wasted or reduced, leaving you with a 72s cooldown.
It works best at close range because clones do need time to run to their target to pop, and Veil doesn't last forever. Also means if a target just runs away, stealths itself or is extremely mobile and jumps around all over the place (like Kourna meta Warden Amala) your Veil will run out before the Shatter is used as your clones run around chasing forever, For those reasons, I don't expect this to make waves in PvP or WvW but I don't play those so what do I know (tl;dr Anet pls don't nerf :cry: )

Kinda wish I had some mesmer friends to also cast Veil and...do silly things.

Comments

  • tinyreborn.1938tinyreborn.1938 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2018

    Escape artist is trash tier trait. When you shatter you can make new clones ...and what OP about it? Sounds very dumb (that 'synergy') if you ask me

  • @tinyreborn.1938 said:
    Escape artist is trash tier trait. When you shatter you can make new clones ...and what OP about it? Sounds very dumb (that 'synergy') if you ask me

    Good to hear, cos it means it likely won't be nerfed, and I so happen to find alot of fun in it

  • FaboBabo.3581FaboBabo.3581 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2018

    I'd not say its a trash tier... In addition "you can make new clone" is the on of the most narrow-minded statements ever. Mesmers can never have enough illusions.
    Didn't knew about the revealed part still proccing the trait - gonna play arround with it later.
    +1 for using different mechanics and trying out. I'd be really cool if veil could get some love.
    In generall MI and Veil are insanely interesting skills.
    I really wanna use MI for example , but as Mirage, Jaunt is just too nice.

    Mirage since Day 1 - It got better!

  • @tinyreborn.1938 said:
    Escape artist is trash tier trait. When you shatter you can make new clones ...and what OP about it? Sounds very dumb (that 'synergy') if you ask me

    Escape artist creates a clone when you stealth. Not when you shatter. That is Illusionary Reversion - a chrono trait.

    @Therys.4368
    I like the way you think outside the box. I personally just fell in love with escape artist a few days ago playing base mesmer with PU.
    I don't really like about your playstyle that you aren't really flexible and your combo has an insanely long cooldown.
    A thing you should consider: Dueling deals more damage than Domination. (Fury Uptime + Superiority Complex)
    Another thing: Your combo would be much faster this way: Scepter Block -> Prestige -> Mind Wrack -> Decoy ->

    • Either: Mind Wrack
    • Or: Swap -> Mirror Blade -> Mind Wrack

    At the moment my burst combo is just: Prestige -> Mantra of Pain -> Confusing Images + 2x Power Spike -> Decoy -> Mind Wrack
    Because of PU most players mess up their dodge timing as I can burst after 4.5 not 3 seconds thanks to PU.

  • viquing.8254viquing.8254 Member ✭✭✭

    Op veil heal build comming with illusionary inspiration ?

  • tinyreborn.1938tinyreborn.1938 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2018

    @Me Games Ma.8426 said:

    @tinyreborn.1938 said:
    Escape artist is trash tier trait. When you shatter you can make new clones ...and what OP about it? Sounds very dumb (that 'synergy') if you ask me

    Escape artist creates a clone when you stealth. Not when you shatter. That is Illusionary Reversion - a chrono trait.

    And I meant that he CAN create MORE clones that wont be shattered ,basically ,refreshing clone limit to 0 despite of icon telling you have active clones(if clonesdidnt explode yet)... People crying a lot about mesmer/chrono spawning too much crp and create too much visual clutter ,otherwise I cant understand why he is concerned about it

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Whether optimal or not, good job in finding a fun synergy here - I'd certainly not considered Veil's interaction with Escape Artist. :)

    IH hybrid | My ears, how are you! | Kourna Jackrabbit for default Springer

  • FaboBabo.3581FaboBabo.3581 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @viquing.8254 said:
    Op veil heal build comming with illusionary inspiration ?

    exactly the thing i wanted to look later ^^

    Mirage since Day 1 - It got better!

  • Pyroatheist.9031Pyroatheist.9031 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There's no way that isn't a bug, but it's niche enough and weak enough that you might just get away without it being fixed for a while.

    Ohey, I've got a signature

  • Me Games Ma.8426Me Games Ma.8426 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2018

    @Pyroatheist.9031 said:
    There's no way that isn't a bug, but it's niche enough and weak enough that you might just get away without it being fixed for a while.

    I still don't know why SotEther didn't get the aftercast fixed yet. It has high Impact and is used by any Vhrono who runs the signet.

  • @Pyroatheist.9031 said:
    There's no way that isn't a bug, but it's niche enough and weak enough that you might just get away without it being fixed for a while.

    I know at least 2 bugs that actually 'buff' classes to whom they belong . They were reported year or two ago by me ,still no fixed. I doubt anyone give a single fok to fix it

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