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This build is in the metagame and deserves to be stored.

This build has received an overall 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:


This hero build uses domination magic for shutdown and damage.

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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  • Elite skill variants:
    • Panic Panic – AoE shutdown which gets more reliable the more foes are affected. Only use this for party size 8.
    • Visions of Regret Visions of Regret – great damage as a single mesmer, suffers when combined with others.
    • Psychic Instability Psychic Instability – AoE shutdown which stays reliable even against few foes. Should be played with a rune of superior fast casting to hit relevant break points.
  • Damage
    • Shatter Hex Shatter Hex – Must-have in areas with hexes.
    • Spiritual Pain Spiritual Pain – Almost instant, spamable damage, that's also very valuable against summoned creatures. Energy intensive, so will need some more energy support.
    • Empathy Empathy
    • Backfire Backfire – only for party size 4.
    • Power Spike Power Spike
  • Energy Management (pick one)
    • Leech Signet Leech Signet
    • Drain Enchantment Drain Enchantment
    • Guilt Guilt
  • Utility
    • Hex Eater Signet Hex Eater Signet – hex removal, preferably in ranged-only teams.
    • Flesh of My Flesh Flesh of My Flesh – resurrection.
    • Death Pact Signet Death Pact Signet – resurrection.



See also