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This build is provisionally vetted great pending more votes.

This build has received a provisional rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Farming build based on the low health point survival strategy combined with Mesmer hexes for damage dealing. The Visions of Regret variants benefit from dealing area damage and can be used to farm groups of foes, whereas the Echo variants are faster at killing single targets like boss foes.
A Speed Boost Hero can optionally be used to reach farming locations faster.

Attributes and Skills

You activate Spells and Signets 40% 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 33%.
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Optional Optional

  • Cry of Pain Cry of Pain – additional area damage.
  • Pain Inverter Pain Inverter – additional single target damage.
  • Empathy Empathy – additional single target damage.
  • Backfire Backfire – additional single target damage against casters.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" – if knock down protection is required.
  • Mantra of Resolve Mantra of Resolve – if interruption protection is required.



  • 5 radiant insignias.
  • 5 superior attribute runes. Cover all attributes.
  • Any weapon of enchanting, ideally a 40/20/20 domination magic.
  • If using the regeneration variant, a one-handed weapon of enchanting and the Cities of Ascalon's Grim Cesta should be used to get HP to 55, allowing the regen to better keep up with damage packets (they will be 5 per hit instead of 10) while dealing with degeneration.


  • Maintain permanent enchantments.
  • Survival:
    • Protect yourself with Protective Spirit followed by Shielding Hands.
    • When Shielding Hands is about to run out, apply Shield of Absorption.
    • Renew Protective Spirit. Cast Shielding Hands when Shield of Absorption is about to run out.
  • Damage:
    • Hex targets with Visions of Regret and Pain Inverter, Empathy or Backfire so they die from action punishment.
    • Duplicate Visions of Regret with Arcane Echo. If using Echo, duplicate the most useful damage hex for the farm you're attempting.

Farming Areas



See also