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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:


Deal massive armor-ignoring damage with Energy Surge and other overpowered Domination Magic Skills.

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:

  • For Damage:
  • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support.jpg A PvE skill of choice.
  • Cry of Pain Cry of Pain - Consider bringing Overload, or adding a mesmer hex elsewhere in the team.
  • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration
  • Spiritual Pain Spiritual Pain - AoE damage for areas with high numbers of summoned creatures.
  • Shatter Delusions Shatter Delusions - more AoE damage; consider using to finish off foes about to die.
  • Shatter Hex Shatter Hex
  • Shatter Enchantment Shatter Enchantment
  • Chaos Storm Chaos Storm - Bring a snare if you want to keep enemies from kiting.
  • Overload Overload - AoE damage and feeder hex for Unnatural Signet or Cry of Pain
  • Mind Wrack Mind Wrack - For sustained single target damage and reliable shutdown against most bosses.
  • For Energy:
  • Drain Delusions Drain Delusions
  • Power Drain Power Drain
  • Auspicious Incantation Auspicious Incantation
  • Glyph of Lesser Energy Glyph of Lesser Energy
  • For Snare:
  • Deep Freeze Deep Freeze - bring additional energy management.
  • Tryptophan Signet Tryptophan Signet - Cheap snare and some damage reduction.



  • 5x Prodigy's/Radiant/Survivor Insignia.


  • 40/40 Domination set.
  • 40/40 Inspiration set.
  • High energy inspiration set.


  • Maintain Air of Superiority.
  • Arcane Echo + Energy Surge
  • Use snares on foes if you brought any.
  • Use your other damage skills on recharge while making sure you meet any conditional requirements (such as the hex requirement for Cry of Pain or Unnatural Signet).
  • Use energy management skills on recharge; swap to high energy set if you are too low on energy.