Melee Mesmer - Very High DPS
|Sword & Sword||Staff|
A melee mesmer with very high DPS.
Clones are not to be shattered, they are distractions and buffs. They also cause Confusion when killed. Each clone and each readied mantra increases your damage. Mantras can be activated twice before needing to be recharged. Mirror Images is a stun-breaker and a good way to buy time if you need clones and your weapon skills are on cooldown. Time Warp allows you to unleash an incredible amount of damage in a very short amount of time.
Begin each engagement by using the staff's Chaos Armor and Chaos Storm on yourself before switching to dual swords. Blurred Frenzy offers high damage output as well as some defense thanks to Distortion. Illusionary Leap, Illusionary Riposte, and the Deceptive Evasion trait will generate your clones with Mirror Images serving as a stun-break with the bonus of creating more clones. Use your three mantras as needed.
You have +300 Power, +350 Precision (when using swords), and +30 Critical Damage, +30% Condition Duration (for Confusion when your clones are killed). The build is squishy, but the clones will help mitigate damage.
Alternative - You can use a torch in place of the staff if you would rather have the escapability offered by The Prestige instead of the short-lived boons offered by the staff.
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