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Worried about Mesmer DPS in PvP? Don't be.

gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfA_o-hjmno&feature=youtu.be

 

Lots of ways to build a Mesmer, but while I prefer condition damage, that's more a personal preference. People seem to underestimate the spike damage potential of a Mesmer, though. The above video is someone duking it out in a tourney as  Mesmer, bursting for 4-6k + ticks of 500+ from clones, all while taking very little damage himself.

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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon

    In the tests I was very worried about playing a mesmer all around simply because it just wasn't particularly fun, nor could I get a good enough build down for PvP....   

     

    Now though, I'm rolling a mesmer as my main...  it turns out that its really not that hard to get a good DPS and survival build with a mesmer, and conditions and crits seem to be the way to go if you want to put out high DPS simply due to the amount of damage your phantasms can put out on top of everything else.   Just about every weapon combination is viable in that sense.  

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  • achesomaachesoma Portland, ORPosts: 1,000Member Uncommon
    Staff mesmer fan here.  20-30-20  Dueling-Chaos-Illusions.  Used sword/pistol as secondary.  Was just dominating in spvp.  Very hard to kill, conditions were devastating and helped team with boons.  There is much more to pvp in GW2 than burst DPS. 

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,055Member Uncommon
    Problem is that mesmers do good damage in pvp right now because people still dont know all the classes. But once you know how mesmer works its quite easy to totally avoid their burst damage.

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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Problem is that mesmers do good damage in pvp right now because people still dont know all the classes. But once you know how mesmer works its quite easy to totally avoid their burst damage.

     

    I would imagine most mesmers right now are using condition specs, which isn't really burst at all.  Mesmers are great for survivability and DoT, if spec'd properly.  Its not hard to hit and run as a mesmer.

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  • gessekai332gessekai332 New York City, NYPosts: 877Member Common
    this mesmer in the video is clearly using some burst skills. how is he hitting 3k crit with phantasmal berserker skill?

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