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This build has received an overall rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.

This build has been designed for the following use:

This build makes use of Assassin's Promise to quickly spike with Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support and AoE nukes.

Attributes and Skills[]

You activate Spells and Signets 34% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 27%.
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Optional Optionals:

Domination Magic - 11+1+3 in Domination Magic
  • Mistrust Mistrust for AoE and shutdown
  • Chaos Storm Chaos Storm for AoE nuke with Arcane Echo
  • Overload Overload damage, cover hex and hex fodder
Illusion Magic - 11+1+3 in Illusion Magic
  • Illusion of Pain Illusion of Pain extra single-target damage
  • Wandering Eye Wandering Eye AoE damage
  • Arcane Conundrum Arcane Conundrum Energy management and anti-spell. Use over Auspicious Incantation when using Illusion


  • Full Survivor
  • Runes of Vitae
  • Staff with 20%/30% HCT (swift staff head, inscription "Don't Think Twice")


  • Arcane Echo -> Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support -> Assassin's Promise -> "Finish Him!" for spiking.
  • Alternatively, simply use Assassin's Promise -> Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support -> armor-ignoring damage -> "Finish Him!" for quick kills.
  • Use Arcane Echo with Wandering Eye or Mistrust for spamming AoE damage.
  • Use other skills during cooldown to push kills or nuke.



  • Accumulated Pain instead of "Finish Him!". Use with Overload or other cheap hexes.
  • Phantom Pain instead of "Finish Him!". Use with Shatter Delusions or Drain Delusions.
  • Cry of Frustration for condition AoE damage, use to shutdown casters.


  • Bring a high energy set incase you dun gone goofed up.

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