What build to pick for fractals?
For fractals it’s best you run Berserker gear, as it allows you to deal as much dps even when running support traits. Magi/Minstrels can work, but the healing capabilities doesn’t really matter when you’re in a good group. In a good group, assuming everyone is pulling their own weight (not dying frequently), Berserker’s is better.
I run mostly Berserkers with a few pieces of Commanders (Chest, Leggings, main hand weapon, and amulet). For Chronomancers (note: not Power or Condi Mesmer), the goal is to get 100% bonus Boon Duration while factoring Superior Sigil of Concentration, food and/or utility buffs, and the bonus Concentration from Fractal Mobility Potion.
If you don’t like the support build, you can go full Berserker Mesmer or Viper Mesmer for more personal DPS.
Having a build that’s full support in fractals is a waste, they are not as dificult as raids so supporting is not a nessesity especially as you go up the ranks where people know what to do and how to pull their own weight which makes serker gears more viable.
You can offer plenty of support with wells (alacrity trait + rune of the chronomancer) without sucrificing your own dmg.
I see these vids from qtfy running berserker gear, is that the stats for a support mesmer? Yet when you’re tanking/playing support other vids recommend ministrels/magi. I’m kinda confused what to pick now. I might reroll to mesmer but I’m so stuck on the stats :c
Tanking is not a thing outside of raids. Minstrel has no room in a 5 man composition with a heal druid.
- run berserker or commander for fractals