GW2. WvW Build. DPS Virtuoso Zerg Build. Mesmer World vs World.
Last Update: October 2023
The DPS Virtuoso is a long range burst mesmer for WvW that has plenty of boon removal to help supplement its damage. All Bladesong Shatters will remove boons, but the F1 is the highest priority to use because it does the most damage with power scaling
Psychic Riposte makes your dodges grant you Blades to use on Shatters, and will also give your next Shatter unblockable. Because the Bladesong Shatters are projectiles, giving them unblockable also makes them ignore reflects, which makes them very reliable even in large fights. Try to dodge through red circles on the ground (usually these are pulsing AoE damage) because you need to successfully evade something to gain the extra blade stocking from Psychic Riposte which you can then return at them an unblockable shatter F1.
In between your F1 shatters you want to gather blades by using the Greatsword 2/4 and Focus 5. Phantasms are invulnerable, which can ensure they deal their damage to a large group before they are killed by random damage. Mimic can be used for a double Disenchanter or Null Field, depending on if you want lesser mobile boon removal or heavy but stationary boon removal.
Basic Burst Combo: Mimic > Null Field > Dodge > Null Field > Thousand Cuts + F1 > Greatsword 4 > 3
When waiting for your cooldowns you can pressure with Dagger attacks but be careful of projectile reflects.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
Secondary Weapon Set
- Stats: Mix with Berserker/Marauder if can’t get Dragon
- (aim at 75-80% critical chance with fury)
|Greatsword||Heal / Utility / Elite|
|Dagger / Focus|
- Utility: for stunbreaker and stability
- Utility: for multi-hit AoE damage
- Utility: for AoE damage and Immobilize
- Domination: for extra strip instead of damage
- Illusions: for faster phantasm attack
- Virtuoso: for more damage instead of Aegis
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