Countless Distortion 4 Days Build — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Countless Distortion 4 Days Build

Trigr.6481Trigr.6481 Member ✭✭✭

TLDW: Since portal is effectively gutted in terms of versatility, replace it with mimic. mimic + signet of illusions + Auspicious Anguish = 4 distortions. Combine that with Desert Distortion and you get 12 mirrors with full illusions up on top of the 4 seconds you get of distortion each time. Enjoy, I'm out. Time to play path of exile peace let me know what you think bye.

Countless

Comments

  • Falan.1839Falan.1839 Member ✭✭✭

    Why did I see this coming when I read the revamp on the Chaos trait...

    Falásya / Caissech

    "When you say it's gonna happen "now"
    When exactly do you mean?
    See I've already waited too long
    And all my hope is gone"
    The Smiths about Balance and PvP changes

  • mrauls.6519mrauls.6519 Member ✭✭✭

    I just thought about how your name fits mesmer... 'Countless'

    Twitch | YouTube

    Dragonhunter main | If I'm forced to, I can play holo... poorly

  • zoopop.5630zoopop.5630 Member ✭✭✭✭

    whenever mesmer nerfs happen, we always find someone able to find an OP build :astonished:

    No portal play = OP 1vs1 spec for duels

  • Spam distortion on point so I can Perma cap it ty

  • Vieux P.1238Vieux P.1238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Hey, maybe you just found the right build to actually counter Holo's CC. Can anyone confirm?

    Winter Nerf is coming!

  • Vieux P.1238Vieux P.1238 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2018

    @dagger dave.5201 said:
    Spam distortion on point so I can Perma cap it ty

    You cant cap when your distorted or invisible btw.. Even less perma

    Winter Nerf is coming!

  • @Vieux P.1238 said:

    @dagger dave.5201 said:
    Spam distortion on point so I can Perma cap it ty

    You cant cap when your distorted or invisible btw.. Even less perma

    Yes I know that's why I want people to spam distortion so I get free caps lol

  • Vieux P.1238Vieux P.1238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @dagger dave.5201 said:

    @Vieux P.1238 said:

    @dagger dave.5201 said:
    Spam distortion on point so I can Perma cap it ty

    You cant cap when your distorted or invisible btw.. Even less perma

    Yes I know that's why I want people to spam distortion so I get free caps lol

    aha..sure, that's what you meant

    Winter Nerf is coming!

  • Dahkeus.8243Dahkeus.8243 Member ✭✭✭

    @Falan.1839 said:
    Why did I see this coming when I read the revamp on the Chaos trait...

    The revamp replaced reflected CC with 1 sec of distort that's tied to a 50 sec internal cooldown, so it means very little compared to the other distort spam going on here.

  • phokus.8934phokus.8934 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Trigr.6481 said:

    TLDW: Since portal is effectively gutted in terms of versatility, replace it with mimic. mimic + signet of illusions + Auspicious Anguish = 4 distortions. Combine that with Desert Distortion and you get 12 mirrors with full illusions up on top of the 4 seconds you get of distortion each time. Enjoy, I'm out. Time to play path of exile peace let me know what you think bye.

    Countless

    Why are you wearing a hat in doors? Are you bald? Were you in a horrific accident? Do you not have the top of your head?

    These are the real questions that need answering.

  • Mathias.9657Mathias.9657 Member ✭✭✭

    @phokus.8934 said:

    @Trigr.6481 said:

    TLDW: Since portal is effectively gutted in terms of versatility, replace it with mimic. mimic + signet of illusions + Auspicious Anguish = 4 distortions. Combine that with Desert Distortion and you get 12 mirrors with full illusions up on top of the 4 seconds you get of distortion each time. Enjoy, I'm out. Time to play path of exile peace let me know what you think bye.

    Countless

    Why are you wearing a hat in doors? Are you bald? Were you in a horrific accident? Do you not have the top of your head?

    These are the real questions that need answering.

    Why are you triggered by a hat in doors? Real question that needs answered!

    MESMER MAIN SPOTTED

  • phokus.8934phokus.8934 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Mathias.9657 said:

    @phokus.8934 said:

    @Trigr.6481 said:

    TLDW: Since portal is effectively gutted in terms of versatility, replace it with mimic. mimic + signet of illusions + Auspicious Anguish = 4 distortions. Combine that with Desert Distortion and you get 12 mirrors with full illusions up on top of the 4 seconds you get of distortion each time. Enjoy, I'm out. Time to play path of exile peace let me know what you think bye.

    Countless

    Why are you wearing a hat in doors? Are you bald? Were you in a horrific accident? Do you not have the top of your head?

    These are the real questions that need answering.

    Why are you triggered by a hat in doors? Real question that needs answered!

    Hats are to be worn outside unless he has no roof, has no hair, was in a bad accident that left him top headless... so many questions, so few answers!

  • Arkantos.7460Arkantos.7460 Member ✭✭✭

    this needs nerf

  • apharma.3741apharma.3741 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @phokus.8934 said:

    @Mathias.9657 said:

    @phokus.8934 said:

    @Trigr.6481 said:

    TLDW: Since portal is effectively gutted in terms of versatility, replace it with mimic. mimic + signet of illusions + Auspicious Anguish = 4 distortions. Combine that with Desert Distortion and you get 12 mirrors with full illusions up on top of the 4 seconds you get of distortion each time. Enjoy, I'm out. Time to play path of exile peace let me know what you think bye.

    Countless

    Why are you wearing a hat in doors? Are you bald? Were you in a horrific accident? Do you not have the top of your head?

    These are the real questions that need answering.

    Why are you triggered by a hat in doors? Real question that needs answered!

    Hats are to be worn outside unless he has no roof, has no hair, was in a bad accident that left him top headless... so many questions, so few answers!

    I agree we need answer!

  • phokus.8934phokus.8934 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Arkantos.7460 said:
    this needs nerf

    You could pull off this combo since day one of Mirage. It's not entirely new other than the change to the chaos trait. But his rotation is under a vacuum. What happens when someone catches you off guard with a cc? There goes your rotation. Powerful? Sure, maybe. Game-breaking? Hardly.

  • @phokus.8934 said:

    @Arkantos.7460 said:
    this needs nerf

    You could pull off this combo since day one of Mirage. It's not entirely new other than the change to the chaos trait. But his rotation is under a vacuum. What happens when someone catches you off guard with a cc? There goes your rotation. Powerful? Sure, maybe. Game-breaking? Hardly.

    It can reset all your shatter skills 3 times! thats OP enough.

  • Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @dagger dave.5201 said:

    @Vieux P.1238 said:

    @dagger dave.5201 said:
    Spam distortion on point so I can Perma cap it ty

    You cant cap when your distorted or invisible btw.. Even less perma

    Yes I know that's why I want people to spam distortion so I get free caps lol

    Doesn't really matter if the Mesmer still kills you though. Long term gains > short term gains.

    Sanity is for the weak minded
    YouTube

  • Master Ketsu.4569Master Ketsu.4569 Member ✭✭✭✭

    More get out of jail free passives on low cooldown is exactly what PvP needed.

  • @Arkantos.7460 said:
    this needs nerf

    No

  • @phokus.8934 said:

    @Arkantos.7460 said:
    this needs nerf

    You could pull off this combo since day one of Mirage. It's not entirely new other than the change to the chaos trait. But his rotation is under a vacuum. What happens when someone catches you off guard with a cc? There goes your rotation. Powerful? Sure, maybe. Game-breaking? Hardly.

    Exactly, more people complaining without understanding mesmer.

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vieux P.1238 said:

    @dagger dave.5201 said:

    @Vieux P.1238 said:

    @dagger dave.5201 said:
    Spam distortion on point so I can Perma cap it ty

    You cant cap when your distorted or invisible btw.. Even less perma

    Yes I know that's why I want people to spam distortion so I get free caps lol

    aha..sure, that's what you meant

    "Spam distortion on point so I can perma cap it"

    How do you get anything else out of that? lmao

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
    Please allow team queue with rewards again at our own discretion.
    Apologies if I come off as dry or blunt.

  • Solori.6025Solori.6025 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Crozame.4098 said:

    @phokus.8934 said:

    @Arkantos.7460 said:
    this needs nerf

    You could pull off this combo since day one of Mirage. It's not entirely new other than the change to the chaos trait. But his rotation is under a vacuum. What happens when someone catches you off guard with a cc? There goes your rotation. Powerful? Sure, maybe. Game-breaking? Hardly.

    It can reset all your shatter skills 3 times! thats OP enough.

    How is it resetting ALL shatter skills 3 times. Cause I count 2, and that is also irrelevant. If you are using clones for distortion using other shatters is counter intuitive

    Tingle my stingleberry

  • mortrialus.3062mortrialus.3062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This is cool and all, but what about using Chrono and Continuum Split for even more distortions?!

    The Psychomancer: Mesmer Elite Specialization Suggestion

  • apharma.3741apharma.3741 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mortrialus.3062 said:
    This is cool and all, but what about using Chrono and Continuum Split for even more distortions?!

    "The change to Mimic prevents it from being reset by the chronomancer's Continuum Split skill. This is intended to prevent multiplicative power in the mesmer's kit. We want Mimic to be a skill that allows for unique flexibility in mesmer builds, but its double-casting function created multiplicative power when combined with Continuum Split."

    "but its double-casting function created multiplicative power when combined with Continuum Split."

    "Continuum Split."

    I think I'm going to have to hunt down that archived post I made way back saying CS cannot be balanced.

  • mortrialus.3062mortrialus.3062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @apharma.3741 said:

    @mortrialus.3062 said:
    This is cool and all, but what about using Chrono and Continuum Split for even more distortions?!

    "The change to Mimic prevents it from being reset by the chronomancer's Continuum Split skill. This is intended to prevent multiplicative power in the mesmer's kit. We want Mimic to be a skill that allows for unique flexibility in mesmer builds, but its double-casting function created multiplicative power when combined with Continuum Split."

    "but its double-casting function created multiplicative power when combined with Continuum Split."

    "Continuum Split."

    I think I'm going to have to hunt down that archived post I made way back saying CS cannot be balanced.

    I would love to read that. That's actually what I liked about it. Like pre nerf portal, I love the idea of skills giving exponential results based on thinking, combos, and strategies exciting.

    The Psychomancer: Mesmer Elite Specialization Suggestion

  • Let them distort i say ...i get cap anyway .....they wont be able to defend for long.

  • Solori.6025Solori.6025 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheBravery.9615 said:
    Shocking look inside anet HQ how they design around their balance ideas

    The buff ranger sticky note has mirage on it..

    Tingle my stingleberry

  • MrFoooster.8192MrFoooster.8192 Member ✭✭
    edited December 14, 2018

    this kind of stuff happened before pof, noone bats an eye but if a mirage does this kind of thing lets nerf it to oblivion !

    Nerf is over the hill !

  • Lincolnbeard.1735Lincolnbeard.1735 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This build isn't even realistic on a pvp/wvw environment but whatever...

  • @Lincolnbeard.1735 said:
    This build isn't even realistic on a pvp/wvw environment but whatever...

    yea but just check all the people triggered right away lmao

  • SPESHAL.9106SPESHAL.9106 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lincolnbeard.1735 said:
    This build isn't even realistic on a pvp/wvw environment but whatever...

    So you should have no problem with it getting fixed. It shouldn't be possible period....beyond ridiculous as aptly pointed out in the video.

  • @MrFoooster.8192 said:
    this kind of stuff happened before pof, noone bats an eye but if a mirage does this kind of thing lets nerf it to oblivion !

    Probably because it was Pre-Phantasm Rework and and target drop was not apart of the mix back then.

  • phokus.8934phokus.8934 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @SPESHAL.9106 said:

    @Lincolnbeard.1735 said:
    This build isn't even realistic on a pvp/wvw environment but whatever...

    So you should have no problem with it getting fixed. It shouldn't be possible period....beyond ridiculous as aptly pointed out in the video.

    But there’s nothing to fix. When something isn’t realistic you don’t fix it because... it’s not realistic.

  • Lincolnbeard.1735Lincolnbeard.1735 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @SPESHAL.9106 said:

    @Lincolnbeard.1735 said:
    This build isn't even realistic on a pvp/wvw environment but whatever...

    So you should have no problem with it getting fixed. It shouldn't be possible period....beyond ridiculous as aptly pointed out in the video.

    I don't have any problems with it getting changed. In fact there is already a thread on mesmer forums created by apharma for ANet to change the new chaos trait.

    But let's see, in order to get this to work you have to give up one of the damage traitlines, to have enough clone generation for 4sec distortion everytime, you have to keep duel, so duel, chaos, mirage which means damage will be on the weak side both on condi and power. You've to give up 2 utilities which means only one stunbreaker.
    You've to maintain 3 clones for distortion which is already hard enough to happen with all the aoe and cleave and finally you'll not be using damage shatters because you're saving those clones for distortion.
    Oh and you need to get hit by cc on purpose to refresh distortion.
    And like mentioned above while you're distorted you can't cap.
    So yeah amazing build right there...

  • Solori.6025Solori.6025 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2018

    @Lincolnbeard.1735 said:

    @SPESHAL.9106 said:

    @Lincolnbeard.1735 said:
    This build isn't even realistic on a pvp/wvw environment but whatever...

    So you should have no problem with it getting fixed. It shouldn't be possible period....beyond ridiculous as aptly pointed out in the video.

    I don't have any problems with it getting changed. In fact there is already a thread on mesmer forums created by apharma for ANet to change the new chaos trait.

    But let's see, in order to get this to work you have to give up one of the damage traitlines, to have enough clone generation for 4sec distortion everytime, you have to keep duel, so duel, chaos, mirage which means damage will be on the weak side both on condi and power. You've to give up 2 utilities which means only one stunbreaker.
    You've to maintain 3 clones for distortion which is already hard enough to happen with all the aoe and cleave and finally you'll not be using damage shatters because you're saving those clones for distortion.
    Oh and you need to get hit by cc on purpose to refresh distortion.
    And like mentioned above while you're distorted you can't cap.
    So yeah amazing build right there...

    All of this ^. After trying this trait out in WvW, I am not honestly impressed and would rather they just scrapped it altogether and made it something else.
    So I think we are all on the same page, but people are gonna make this ant hill a mountain and call it a major buff for mesmer (even though it isn't)

    Tingle my stingleberry

  • kodesh.2851kodesh.2851 Member ✭✭
    edited December 19, 2018

    If you guys want an actually viable version of this build, drop mimic and take signet of midnight, signet of ether and signet of illusions (+ blink and Jaunt). Dueling, Inspiration, Mirage. 12 sec chain-able distortion with additional 6 mirage mirrors from Blurred Inscriptions and Desert Distortion. No need to get hit, all on demand. Plus you get a ton of clears and sustain.

  • Flandre.2870Flandre.2870 Member ✭✭✭

    That build is big garbage and does nothing
    Portal is still godlike and reigns as the superior utility

©2010–2018 ArenaNet, LLC. All rights reserved. Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, ArenaNet, NCSOFT, the Interlocking NC Logo, and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCSOFT Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.