Mirage testing videos (wvw)
Mirage feels worse than Chronomancer in WvW. Even more troubling is that it looks worse on paper as it has basically no group utility. The damage output is fine, but it suffers from the same problem as Necro Reaper does: if another class can output similar damage while also providing group utility, why not just use the other class?
Chrono’s damage is solidly average but the group utility is incredible. It’s also hard to give up the self-defense and utility that the shield provides to a class that is very glassy.
Furthermore, the mirage mirrors are clunky to use, especially in dynamic situations.
The spec has some tricks, but the area effects on the ground and the multi-target attacks from both mobs and players don’t really care about your tricks.
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Is anybody else recording any video?
It’s hard for me to kitten some of the feedback because I can’t see what people are actually trying. Would love to see if there are better ideas that I’m just missing.
Haven’t had a chance to go into wvw yet – might have a go tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for sharing your videos though.
I honestly hated everything about how it played when testing it. Really glad i don’t main a mez. Core and Chrono felt much better overall. Most of the skills on the axe as well as the new utilities are just, meh.
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Core and Chrono is now useless vs. a deadeye. They will always know which you is really you.
Te Nosce [TC]
Thanks for the videos; your build works much better than anything I’ve tried. The bummer is that you are playing an elite spec without using the heal, any utilities or the new weapon. I have the same issue with Renegade where the best option seems to be to run current condi rev with a better trait line…
Sorry for the slow response. Thx to those that replied back.
I haven’t seen really any other video posted.
I don’t feel horrible about not using the heal or the utilities in Mirage because I don’t use any of those wells in my Chrono build. But not using the weapon and really only getting a little bit of advantage from the traits makes Mirage feel a lot less rewarding (especially when giving up what you get from Chrono).
Anyway, thx for the feedback!
I have some footage from this past weekend, I enjoyed mirage it seems more focused on phantasms / clones as opposed to shatter ( Chronomancer ). I usually play a hybrid phantasm build with regular ol mesmer and it’s nice to have an option to play around with. I was running dueling / chaos / mirage, weapons are scepter / pistol, axe / torch. I still need to do some testing with it on my main to see if it’s a viable replacement for my particular playstyle. Let me know what you guys think, feel free to ask questions.
[Evil] Nazarus Soulswag – 80 Mesmer
Devona’s Rest – Previously HoD / Anvil Rock
Chrono’s damage is solidly average but the group utility is incredible.
PvE Response here, but:
Barely. It took them the PoF balance patch to get Chrono there, and even then you’re better off running base Mes for that.
Condi Mes has been the low end of the damage spectrum with Power being the “you don’t want to be this bad”-tier.
Currently, Power Mes is actually competitive but not useful whereas Condi Mes will still be taken for those niche fights (even though Power is better, but not meta).