Questions in regards to Jaunt and channeling
It does, so does Blink, Mirage Advance and other skills with no cast time.
I think the stunbreak that evades you backwards also doesn’t break the channel of Mantras and other spells, I can’t remember though.
Jaunt however definitely allows channeling as you blink around, I used that a lot in the beta.
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Interesting. I think the mirage could have some interesting, flighty builds with a bit more time. it probably wont “meta” PVP, but could be rather fun.
i don’t know if we are looking at how powerful dodging and tele while channeling is. I.E. dodge/Evade—→Staff ambush—→ jaunt to mirror—→ Staff ambush
that alone is a 1 3/4 sec evade with at least 1 uninterruptable channel that wouldn’t be hard to pull off and would do OK dmg (Assuming it hits). i do think there is potential with the class if given time to understand it.
On 2 counts that is…yes it probably won’t be meta, which is why so many folks are so upset about it, but personally I think Anet should never make an Elite with the mindset of creating a new meta. Let’s face it, there will never be two meta builds, one will always be considered better than all of the other possible builds. That doesn’t and shouldn’t mean that other builds are not also viable and/or just plain old FUN!
It won’t even take a whole lot of tweaking to reach that goal for Mirage.
And yes, I too feel that we haven’t seen the whole potential of Mirage yet, even with the much hated Mirrors. One teeny little tweak here or there, and suddenly Mirrors will go from rags to riches. Chaining immunities like you said, and stealthing/teleporting in between, will make opponents pull their hair out when faced with a Mirage.
I know everyone loves to diss the GS Ambush too, but I’ll say it again, I believe the GS Ambush is actually Mirror Blade! Being able to stand there and MB someone in the face without worry about taking huge damage in return during it’s long animation, is simply a whole new ball of wax. It’s literally nothing like how a Power Mesmer plays right now, aside from the inevitable F1. (Remember that MB is unblockable, up to 3 hits at close range, lots of Might and Vulnerability, and it creates a Clone! It’s a really nasty attack, but it’s biggest drawback is hugely mitigated for a Mirage! Add DE in the mix and it’s a big damage spike with considerable defense built in. )
I also think it’s quite clear that Anet is not looking to replace the shatter mechanic for Mesmers, no matter how much some people would like to see that. There is a certain fundamental aspect of each class that they want to retain with even Elite specs, and for Mesmers that seems to be shatters. Like it or not, that appears to be the way things will be for at least another 2 years. ;-)
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