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Mesmer-Inspired Build

aschershadowaschershadow Posts: 34 Arc User
I had an idea recently about attempting to make a build similar to the "Mesmer" class in Guild Wars/Guild Wars 2 in CO. It's impossible to recreate the Class, but I made something vaguely similar. Mesmers are capable of applying many Boons and Conditions (Buffs and Debuffs), but they also have a mechanic involving clones and "Shattering" those clones to do extra damage, Debuff, et cetera. This is obviously not really possible in CO, however, I did come up with something. For the most part, I'm curious if this build is at all viable in the long run, and what you might change about it to make it better/more viable. The only things I'm 100% sold on -not- giving up are Shadow Blast w/ Back to Darkness and the Summon Shadows, to recreate the "Shattering" aspect, and if at all possible, I would prefer keeping the Collective Will power for more "Clones."

(Unnamed Build) - Freeform (Any / Multiple)
v3.42:34

Super Stats
Level 6: Ego (Primary)
Level 10: Dexterity (Secondary)
Level 15: Constitution (Secondary)

Talents
Level 1: The Gunslinger (Dex: 10, Con: 10, Ego: 8, Rec: 10)
Level 6: Shooter (Dex: 5, Ego: 5)
Level 9: Ascetic (Con: 5, Ego: 5)
Level 12: Acrobat (Dex: 5, Con: 5)
Level 15: Worldly (Ego: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 18: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 21: Tireless (Rec: 8)

Powers
Level 1: Ego Blade
Level 1: Ego Weaponry (Stressed Out, Siphoning Strikes)
Level 6: Shadow Blast (Psychotic Break, Back to Darkness)
Level 8: Shadow Form (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Void Shift (Emerging Nightmares, Nailed to the Ground)
Level 14: Mental Discipline
Level 17: Psychic Vortex (Single Minded)
Level 20: Parry (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Summon Shadows (Rank 2, Devouring Darkness)
Level 26: Spirit Reverberation
Level 29: Collective Will (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Resurgence
Level 38: Shadow Shroud
Adv. Points: 36/36

Travel Powers
Level 6: Superspeed (Rank 2)
Level 35: Teleportation

Specializations
Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
Ego: Insight (3/3)
Ego: Aggression (2/2)
Ego: Sixth Sense (3/3)
Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
Vindicator: The Rush of Battle (3/3)
Vindicator: Modified Gear (2/2)
Arbiter: Enforcer (3/3)
Arbiter: Ruthless (2/2)
Arbiter: Rend (2/2)
Arbiter: Enhanced Gear (3/3)
Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)

Devices

Comments

  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 10,593 Arc User
    Okay, well if TK Blades are the main attacks, then I'd prob use TK Reverb and Rec SS. Would also be nice to have a stronger attack than Ego Weaponry, like EBA for single-target dps, and maybe EBFrenzy for easy pbAoE. Here's an example:

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform (Melee Damage)
    v3.42:34

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Dexterity (Primary)
    Level 10: Recovery (Secondary)
    Level 15: Constitution (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Chiller (Dex: 10, Con: 10, Rec: 8, End: 10)
    Level 6: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 9: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 12: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)
    Level 15: Acrobat (Dex: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 18: Accurate (Dex: 5, End: 5)
    Level 21: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Kinetic Darts
    Level 1: Ego Weaponry (Rank 2, Stressed Out)
    Level 6: Mental Discipline
    Level 8: Shadow Form (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Telekinetic Reverberation
    Level 14: Ego Blade Frenzy (Rank 2, Mental Block)
    Level 17: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Ego Blade Annihilation (Rank 2, Mental Acuity)
    Level 23: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 26: Summon Shadows (Rank 2, Devouring Darkness)
    Level 29: Void Shift (Emerging Nightmares)
    Level 32: Shadow Blast (Back to Darkness)
    Level 35: Collective Will (Rank 2)
    Level 38: Eldritch Shield (Rank 2)
    Adv. Points: 36/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6: Superspeed (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Teleportation

    Specializations
    Dexterity: Combat Training (3/3)
    Dexterity: Gear Utilization (2/3)
    Dexterity: Deadly Aim (3/3)
    Dexterity: Expose Weakness (2/2)
    Brawler: The Glory of Battle (1/3)
    Brawler: Penetrating Strikes (2/2)
    Brawler: Ruthless (2/2)
    Brawler: Setup (2/2)
    Brawler: Flanking (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Focused Strikes (3/3)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (2/3)
    Mastery: Dexterity Mastery (1/1)

    Tried to keep the core powers that you wanted, while building TK blades around it. The build is a bit congested, but it should be pretty functional still. Alternates between Ego Weaponry and EBA for single-target dps, and uses EBF for AoE (which also has a dmg shield for defense). The other thematic stuff you can throw in as you like. Gears mostly for Dex, w/ some Con and Rec.
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  • aschershadowaschershadow Posts: 34 Arc User
    Thank you muchly, I appreciate the help
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