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Celestial Virtuoso Open World Build

GW2. Best Open World Build. Celestial Virtuoso Open World. Mesmer PvE.


Last Update: April 2024


The Celestial Virtuoso Open World build is a mesmer that applies profuse bleeding and the dagger skills to stock blades extremely fast to send out as many bladesongs as possible which generate more blades and bleeds. It is an aggressive build that survives while dealing damage by using long range and positioning as well as distortion to go invulnerable.

Despite lacking mobility, this build can easily traverse through maps because you don’t rely on clones to do your damage which allows you to frontload your damage every encounter.

Clones are replaced by blades as a virtuoso, but you stock blades very quickly when hitting with dagger attacks which cause bleeding on critically hitting. The dagger allows so much generation that you can stay on the dagger/pistol set and continually fire bladesong skills while filling the gap with dagger skills and using Signet of Illusions when you run out of shatters. You can swap to focus to pull enemies together to more easily pierce them with your dagger and bladesong shatter skills, but this is mostly useful in the opener when your weapon swap cooldown won’t stop your damage too much.


Burst Rotation:

  • Focus 5 > 4 > 4 > Swap
  • Pistol 4 > F2 > Dagger 3 > Dagger 2 > F1 > Pistol 5 > 111

Difficulty
50%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Celestial
Shoulders
Celestial
Coat
Celestial
Gloves
Celestial
Leggings
Celestial
Boots
Celestial

Primary Weapon Set

Dagger
Celestial
Pistol
Celestial

Secondary Weapon Set

Dagger
Celestial
Focus
Celestial
ItemStat
Amulet
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Backpiece
Celestial

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality
  • Stats: Viper/Sinister for more aggressive approach but no sustain
  • Sigil: instead of Celerity

Skills

Dagger / PistolHeal / Utility / Elite
Dagger / Focus

Alternatives

  • Utility: instead of Blink if you don’t want the mobility

Traits


Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay

Updated Gameplay:


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13 Comments

  1. This is a really good open world build. I tried power variations but it just didn’t do enough damage. I’m handling open world content well with Celestial Exotic gear.

  2. Hi, what is the skill rotation? I made the build but am looking for a rotation ūüôā Good job btw!

  3. I’m having a blast with this build, slightly different utility skills but barely need to swap to the scepter/torch so far. Really fun, and much better than the suggested build on metabattle.

  4. This build is just so freaking fun. Celestial on a Mesmer. YAS! Thank you so much for this.

  5. Hi! I found myself that Axe/Shield on backbar is pretty interesting (torment, bleeding, block and mobility in combat), in addition I use runes of Tormenting instead of Traveler. Unfortunately I’m still using Relic of the Thief but it will be changed to Fractal/Akeem

  6. What would be the best small/rechargable burst combo to deal with eg. completing hearts during world completion?

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