Build:Me/any PvP Power Block

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This build is in the metagame and deserves to be stored.

This build has received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

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Flux.jpg This build is negatively affected by the Flux: There Can Be Only One.
See the build's talk page for discussion and ramifications not noted here.  
Notes: Additional damage when being camped by wastrel's mesmers. Make sure to bring a cancel skill.
Flux.jpg This build is positively affected by the Flux: All In.
See the build's talk page for discussion and ramifications not noted here.  
Notes: Switch to Me/any GvG November Power Block. Due to the flux power block will be much more effective.

This Mesmer uses Power Block to disrupt and disable key skills.

Frequency

  • Seen commonly in all types of team compositions. Generally interchangeable with Energy Surge mesmers.

Attributes and Skills

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Variable skill slot

  • Diversion Diversion in general.
  • Power Leak Power Leak for energy devastation.
  • Wastrel's Demise Wastrel's Demise as a wastrel's cancel, stride break or with a Lightning Surge elementalist or in dual domination magic setups. Use a rune of major domination magic.

Variant: HA

  • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration over Complicate.
  • Rend Enchantments Rend Enchantments over Drain Enchantment.
  • Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet over Death Pact Signet (PvP).

Equipment

Runes and insignia

Weapons

  • 40/40 domination magic.
  • 40/40 inspiration magic.
  • High energy sets domination magic.
  • Spear of defense, 10%hrt with
    • Strength shield of fortitude, -20% cripple duration.
    • Strength shields of fortitude, +10 armor against each damage type.

Variant

  • Reduce fast casting to 8+1, increase a shield attribute to 7.
  • Use 15/7 shields for the appropriate attribute.
  • Use Resurrection Signet.

Usage

  • Power Block foes depending on what the situation calls for.
    • Disable an elementalist when your team needs the defense.
    • Disable a monk when your team tries to score a kill or is not currently under pressure.
  • Complicate skills defensively, preferably Apply Poison. When applicable, use it to take out resurrection skills.
  • Assist spikes.
    • Hex monks in advance with Diversion or Shame.
    • Use Shatter Enchantment to remove Spirit Bond (PvP) before or during a spike.
  • Help your frontline dealing pressure by removing Guardian with Drain Enchantment.

Counters

  • Lack of casters to lineback.

Exemplary Video

See also