rank eleven monk.9502 Posted October 12, 2017 Share Posted October 12, 2017 EDIT: slightly updated the build.Hello everyone!I have tested multiple builds since PoF launch in PvP, and based on the current meta it is actually very tough to go full condi with Mirage. Power mirage builds seem to work fine, but I found this build more enjoyable and flexible that is actually a combination of Power and Condi damage.http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vhAQRAsf3cnELDFMjlpBGpBMMjlXDDNAkTeOlJgeTwxf/VATgA-jpRHQB/b/BDeQAA4RAQAPAAAcCA8WZAAThe idea: The largest damage burst comes from swap + shatter #1 + blurred frenzy. For secondary burst you have axe #3 (can hit REALLY hard) and 2x axe#2.The synergy between shatter + blind + confusion + torment brings in a lot of condi stacking. In certain sustained fights make sure to keep up spamming axe #2 in combination with shatters to bring in ridiculous amount of conditions.Also during proloned fights (e.g. 1v1) be sure to utilize torch #4 and #5 then Illusionary Ambush right back and start your chain again. You can also do your opening from Stealth -> torch #4, #5 and then do either bursts. When in danger, use sword ambush #1, Jaunt and Blink to disengage extremely fast.Your primary condi removal is the mantra, you should usually have it precharged. You also have Jaunt for additional condi removal and obviously the epic Mirage Grandmaster trait.Pros: great damage output through power AND condi damage that melts peopleoutstanding mobility - very good 1v1 and 2v2 potential (SB is a problem though)high evade frame thanks to Mirage Cloak and high endurance regenerationCons: little bit squishy, but as soon as you get to feel the build you will improve your survivability a lot not really useful in teamfights, AOE hurts not a great amount of condi removal (Mantra of Resolve, Jaunt, Dodge), this will be a problem at start, but you have to focus on hitnrun and evading attacks while you can - as soon as you get used to the playstyle it won't be a problem any more, random condi packs that sneak in between your evade frames are easily cleaned with the available skillsAlternativesBerserkers AmuletRiddle of Sand (Mirage trait 1)Any suggestions or observations are welcome. This build should work even better when Illusionary Ambush and Axe skill #3 are fixed and will be working properly every time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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