I have had my Mesmer for quite some time. I kept it in mothball for the portal use in JPs. I have never been overly impressed by its playstyle though I envy those who have mastered it.
I main a Necro and Thief depending on if I want to condi things down with the Necro or pistol things to death with the thief.
Tonight, I decided to go ahead and burn up the rest of my Proofs of Heroics and give the Mirage a try. I have never been one for melee but choose to stand back and nuke things down with escape abilities for when I get in trouble. Persoanlly with the new elite skills coupled with axe the kill down of mobs is overwhelming. The torch 4 gives me an escape as well as Mass Invisibility gives me the opportunity to escape when I take on too much and then get back in there and finish the mobs off.
Just a few hours in and I am having quite a bit of fun finally having a third viable toon to run PoF story line with. It’s more than mashing just a couple of buttons as you have to consider when to drop the elite and shatter skills. Keeps the fingers quite busy.
I run with scavenging runes because the ascended gear and what the runes offer give me scalability between Necro and Mesmer. Plus, I can’t afford the Torment runes and sigils but by all means if you have spares you don’t want…. I’ll take :P
I don’t PvP and WvW with thief only so I ask, how do you feel about to PvE aspect of the Mirage? Any pro-tips? Secondary weapon(s)? Food and Utilities that work the best for you? And so on.
Thanks for any input.