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Celestial Virtuoso Roaming Build

GW2. WvW Build. Celestial Virtuoso Roaming Build. Virtuoso. Mesmer World vs World 2022.


Last Update: October 2022


Overview

The Celestial Virtuoso is a build with incredible sustain and constant ranged pressure. The key of the build is the blade generation being the source of the healing, all the skills and traits that originally affected clones are now affecting blades so I will explain the synergy in detail.

Illusionary Inspiration trait plus Signet of Ether passive effect are the main source of sustain, they are healing you each time you stock blades (blade generation) and you get them from block and dodges by the Psychic Riposte trait. (you need to evade an attack with the dodges)

When you attack with a Bladesong (the shatter skills) you will also heal by the Restorative Illusions trait, with more healing depending the number of blades. At the same time you will gain Aegis by the Bladeturn Refrain trait, which allow you to block a next attack and stock 3 more blades, and this begins the loop.

As long as you have room to stock blades you will keep generating, attacking and healing. If you already have 5 blades you can’t stock more so you won’t be healing anymore. Use them constantly, this playstyle allows you to be very aggresive with constant attacks and healing at the same time, pretty good huh?

There are other traits giving you more healing power and Aegis from F4 which is already a block.

As the offensive side of the build, Shatter Storm allows you to pressure and heal even more by having 2 charges of Bladesong Harmony. However the main damage comes from Bladesong Sorrow because the active damage from Confusion will compensate the lack of Might that is necessary for using celestial stats. This makes the build leans towards a condition playstyle.

Scepter will also offer more Confusion, blade generation and block, while torch provides good stealth, burning and potential interrupt with the phantasm. Staff is another source of random Aegis but most important is the use of Phase Retreat to regain distance when you are very pressured.

You need to face enemies to use Bladesong shatters but as long you aren’t pressing a movement key, your character will turn automatically to face the enemies and shoot, you need to get used to it.

You want blocks and dodges, to sustain and keep attacking, very powerful build with overpowered celestial stats. While it’s the best to maintain the Signet of Ether passive effect, you can still use it for a spike heal if you are unable to stock blades by block or dodges, unblockeable attacks are dangerous. Even if you waste dodges or the passive effect, you still have other sources to sustain pretty well.


Difficulty

30%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Scepter
Celestial
Torch
Celestial

Secondary Weapon Set

Staff
Celestial

ItemStat
Amulet
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Backpiece
Celestial

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Rune: for even more sustain from blocks instead mobility
  • Rune: for more balanced stats
  • Sigil: for more conditions instead double cleansing

Skills

Scepter / TorchHeal / Utility / Elite
Staff

Alternatives

  • Utility: for more cleanse
  • Utility: more aggressive approach
  • Elite: if you don’t need stealth to escape

Traits


Alternatives

  • Inspiration: if you take a mantra

Build Template

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Gameplay

Credit to Vallun for the video.



6 Comments

  1. Thanks for this build! Curious as to your thoughts on running Signet of Humility over Mass Invisibility since the update on March 29th?

    • Yes moa is a very good alternative, it’s up to you, I prefer Mass Invi to escape and survive mostly.

  2. Thanks! This is probably just my inexperience with the build and celestial builds in general, but do you have any issues clearing camps efficiently? I’m only using exotic gear, so no infusions what might be part of the issue, too.

  3. I find using sword off hand instead of staff better. Gives you more block, extra dps with sword 5, and using Malicious Sorcery in Illusions tree gives you more blades with faster auto attack equating in more healing and more dps.

  4. Would Anti-Toxin runes be worth a shot for a bit more condi cleanse? Also, ty for the guides, they’ve been really useful.

    • Not really, I originally thought the cleanse was low so I started with mantra but after playing it longer (and you can see in the most recent video) just having double cleansing sigil and the Restorative Illusions trait is more than enough.

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