Build:Team - 7 Hero Dual Mesmer Discord

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This build is in the testing phase.

Please join the discussion and rate this build if you have experience with this or closely related builds.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Balanced hero team build for melee players.

Overview

Ritualist / Monk Hero 1
Signet of Spirits Splinter Weapon Ancestors' Rage Bloodsong Lamentation Smite Condition Smite Hex Strength of Honor
Mesmer /  Any Hero 2
Panic Spiritual Pain Unnatural Signet Mistrust Cry of Frustration Power Drain Drain Enchantment Shatter Hex
Mesmer / Ritualist Hero 3
Ineptitude Clumsiness Wandering Eye Signet of Clumsiness Arcane Conundrum Power Drain Drain Enchantment Flesh of My Flesh
Necromancer / Paragon Hero 4
Discord Putrid Bile Animate Bone Fiend Masochism Signet of Lost Souls Withering Aura "Fall Back!" "Never Surrender!"
Necromancer / Paragon Hero 5
Discord Putrid Bile Putrid Explosion Masochism Blood of the Master "Stand Your Ground!" "Fall Back!" "Find Their Weakness!"
Necromancer / Ritualist Hero 6
Blood is Power Blood Bond Signet of Lost Souls Mend Body and Soul Spirit Light Spirit Transfer Protective Was Kaolai Life
Ritualist / Monk Hero 7     
Soul Twisting Boon of Creation Shelter Union Displacement Armor of Unfeeling Remove Hex Flesh of My Flesh

Hero builds

Splinter Weapon Support

Creatures you create have 20% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 20% longer.
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Main article: Splinter Weapon


Panic

You activate Spells and Signets 46% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 39%.
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Ineptitude

You activate Spells and Signets 46% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 39%.
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  • Adept illusion magic staff of fortitude with "Aptitude not Attitude".
  • 5 prodigy's insignias.
  • Rune of superior vigor.
  • Rune of vitae.
  • Main article: Illusion Magic


Fiend Discord

Gain 11 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
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Explosion Discord

Gain 10 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
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  • 40/40 death magic.
  • 4 tormentor's insignias.
  • 1 bloodstained insignia.
  • Rune of superior vigor.
  • 2 runes of vitae.
  • Main article: Putrid Explosion


Blood is Power Healer

Gain 11 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
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Main article: Blood is Power Healer


Communing Prot

Creatures you create have 56% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 56% longer.
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Variants

  • In easy areas pick Energy Surge over Panic.
  • If a specific hero is required, change the fiend discord as described in the full backline variant and drop the explosion discord for the mandatory hero.
  • For less minion dependency drop the minions for a second putrid explosion.

Full Backline

  • In areas which demand extraordinary amounts of defense adjust the fiend discord to contribute the entire IMS and replace the explosion discord with an elementalist prot:


Player build

Builds based on dealing direct damage and triggering Splinter Weapon/Strength of Honor are more suited than builds based on producing triggers for Mark of Pain. Ideally the build also provides conditions and possibly Asuran Scan, rendering the assassin most suited. Recommendations:


Usage

  • Hero AI mode:
    • Set backline heroes to guard Guard.png
    • Set midline heroes to fight Fight.png
  • Micro the splinter weapon support hero to maintain Strength of Honor on you.
  1. Invite the hero to your party.
  2. Click on the number next to the hero in the party window. This opens the hero control panel.
  3. Hold down left shift and left click once on strength of honour. A red crossed circle shows that it is disabled.
  4. Target yourself (standard hotkey: F) and left click once on strength of honour. The hero will now cast the enchantment on you and maintain it.
  5. Repeat step 4 if the enchantment gets removed in combat.
  • Advanced users can set a custom hotkey for Action: Order Hero # to use Skill # in the controls options to force heroes to use certain skills. If playing a melee frequently it is recommended to make such hotkeys for both strength of honour and Splinter Weapon.
  • Before starting a particularly difficult fight, you can force the communing prot to use ShelterUnionDisplacementArmor of Unfeeling so your team is fully protected right away.
    • If you're afraid of area damage, you can also flag the heroes apart. It is recommended to place them in a single line, so heroes won't push forward to get into casting range of foes and thus ball with the heroes in front of them again.
    • Natively only the first three heroes can be commanded individually. For the remaining four heroes you need to set up custom hotkeys in the controls option for Action: Command Hero #.


Counters

  • Extreme amounts of condition or hex removal.
  • Lack of exploitable corpses causes a decrease in effectivity of the death magic necromancers.


Exemplary Video

Dual discord main build version with an assassin player; domain of anguish normal mode fullrun.

See also