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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 uses Fevered Dreams to spread conditions out to all foes in the area.

Attributes and Skills

You activate Spells and Signets 37% 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 30%.
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Optional.jpg Optional Skills - set the appropriate attribute to 8, reducing Illusion to 10+1+1:

  • Illusion Magic
    • Wandering Eye Wandering Eye and/or Clumsiness Clumsiness : Damage, if your team has the other conditions covered.
    • Accumulated Pain Accumulated Pain or Phantom Pain Phantom Pain : Deep wound, if you want to replace "Finish Him!"
    • Shrinking Armor Shrinking Armor : Cracked armor, if you want to replace "Finish Him!"
  • Curses
    • Enfeeble Enfeeble : Weakness.
    • Enfeebling Blood Enfeebling Blood : Weakness
    • Plague Sending Plague Sending : For condition heavy areas
    • Weaken Armor Weaken Armor : Cracked armor, if you want to replace "Finish Him!"
  • Blood Magic
    • Barbed Signet Barbed Signet : Daze trigger
    • Oppressive Gaze Oppressive Gaze : Weakness
    • Mark of Fury Mark of Fury : Cracked armor, if you want to replace "Finish Him!"
  • Channeling Magic
    • Gaze from Beyond Gaze from Beyond : Blind while near spirits
  • Fire Magic
    • Glyph of Immolation Glyph of Immolation : Trigger Fevered Dreams with one condition
  • Water Magic
    • Steam Steam : with Glyph of Immolation
  • Energy
    • Glyph of Lesser Energy Glyph of Lesser Energy : Energy
    • Arcane Conundrum Arcane Conundrum : Set attribute & runes to 14 illusion
  • PvE Skills
    • "You Are All Weaklings!" "You Are All Weaklings!" : Weakness
    • Technobabble Technobabble : Daze
    • Cry of Pain Cry of Pain : AoE damage
    • Signet of Infection Signet of Infection : Cheap daze trigger


  • Survivor Insignias with runes of vigor/vitae.
  • Superior Vigor
  • 40/40 Illusion Set



  • Hex removal
  • General caster-counters


  • Arcane Conundrum Arcane Conundrum gives energy for each enemy affected by the hex.

See also