Power Virtuoso PvP Build

GW2. Power Virtuoso PvP Build. DPS Mesmer PvP.

Last Update: April 2024

The Power Virtuoso is a DPS mesmer PvP build with plenty of ranged damage to keep constant pressure in team fights. High Quickness and Fury uptime means using the Dagger auto attack can add up fast. Your shatter bladesongs can become unblockable after dodging, allowing you to do damage in team fights where tons of reflects prevent projectiles from hitting their mark. Try to dodge before using your shatters because blocking or evading an attack will generate blades.

Main Opener: Pistol 4 > 5 > Dagger 3 > F1 > 2 (moving in closer to use the dagger 2 in melee range)

Sword and Shield can be used as your defensive set as well as for mobility since the sword 3 skill as a virtuoso does not need a target to leap and can return you back to your original location, but it can also do a good amount of damage if the leap hits your target.

While there is less counterplay from not requiring clones, there is more counterplay to line of sight. Use your Sword 3 to reposition whether it is to leap next to your enemy, expose their positioning behind line of sight, or to make your burst less predictable. The return portion of the sword 3 has no animation so it can be used in the middle of your bladesong shatter F1 to make it less predictable.

Alternatively, a Greatsword can replace Sword/Shield for more damage that isn’t a projectile in the build. However, the Greatsword 2 has poor synergy with virtuoso because the blade does not bounce unless you are in melee range because no clone spawns, and this build prefers to stay at range.




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  1. Is the only way to cleanse now sigil’s? with the 2 1/4 second cast time on mantra its so easy to interupt the first cast, or you waste the biggest cleanse to give a quick instant cleanse.

  2. really enjoy this build in spvp so far. can i run this in WvW too? if so, should i go cele or berserker?

    • It can work, but is not the best, because Mirror Blade generates a clone and bounce, while in Virtuoso you don’t get the clone so unless you get to melee range or there are other enemies Mirror Blade won’t bounce it’s kinda less value. The Berserker Phantasm also won’t generate clones and not much value from the other skills neither. Dagger can be reflected yes, but I don’t think picking GS just to auto attack is worth, at least in Mirage you have the ambush but in Virtuoso is worthless, it kinda works only if you can freecast in a zerg so it’s not the best alternative for a proper virtuoso build.

      • Good thing you understood what I said there, seeing it now realising what miss did I write lol. Yeah I’m new to Mesmer so trying to tinker a bit with things and try different build/weapons and GS is my favourite weapon in game so wished it would work. Really liking the style of virtuoso but gs isn’t that great.
        What’s your opinion to Virtuoso vs Mirage? Most Mesmer mains I’ve asked say that Mirage is superior to Virtuoso (wvw/pvp)

  3. Im trying out the power build but using GS as second. I cant get the shield spells to work? I have chronomancer unlocked but do I need to use the chronomancer specialization in order for it to work?

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