Hi, Changed my second profession to Mesmer from warrior wandering what the top 5 spells are as it wiped my skill points so I have a limited number to spend.
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03-06-2005, 05:06 #1EbolaGuest
Top 5 Mesmer Skills?
03-06-2005, 05:18 #2
If you mean Top 5 as the best, there is no best, each skill has its own rate of value depending on what build you are.
If you mean Top 5 most used, you might want to start a poll for that one.
03-06-2005, 12:51 #3
empathy and backfire(v high cost tho) are awsome
chaos storm is nice(if ur fighting another warior this will make them unable to use energy based skills but the cost is a bit high)
what i used on my warior was backfire empathy and shatter delusion
and also it is better to switch the off hand item to something with +energy
03-06-2005, 15:45 #4EbolaGuest
Thanks for that just wondered what 5 skills are always in your armory. Like as a Fire ele I always have,
2, Meteor Shower
03-06-2005, 16:53 #5
A lot of mesmers use empathy, backfire, ether feast, conjure phantasm and chaos storm.
There is a reason why a lot of em use those..
03-06-2005, 17:37 #6
Not necessarily the best Mesmer skills, but I think those would be the best candidates to support your ele in PvE.
I'd say Arcane Echo and/or Echo are the ones you should definitely look into. Each of them will net you one more Firestorm or Meteor Shower during a fight, Arcane is somewhat expensive though and Echo takes the elite spot. On the plus side though neither of them require any attribute point shifting.
From there Energy Tap/Drain can go a long ways towards refilling your pool, Backfire's use is obvious, Chaos Storm is essentially just another nuke, and Empathy is decent against most monsters but I probably wouldn't end up using it with an ele.
03-06-2005, 20:34 #7
Some favourites: (I can't possibly keep such a list down to a mere 5. Sorry!)
Clumsiness - Scares the smart fighters to death. Damages the crap out of the dumb ones.
Backfire - Scares the smart casters to death. Damages the crap out of the dumb ones.
Wastrel's Worry - There is a place in Hell reserved especially for people who stack this atop Backfire or Clumsiness.
Echo/Arcane Echo - Spam the unspammable spells!
Shatter Hex - Transform tanks into timebombs. (alliterative analogies are awesome)
Arcane Thievery - Steal a spell. Particularly great because your opponent cannot use the spell you stole.
Phantom Pain - Not terribly noteworthy except that your target loses maximum health for awhile when the hex ends. (if it is dispelled, they just lose maximum health sooner)
Distortion - 5s of near-invulnerability from physical attacks. Great for getting out of the line of fire.
Cry of Frustration - AoE interrupt. $@#%!
Sympathetic Visage - No adrenaline for you!
03-06-2005, 21:39 #8
Addenum. Choice picks for an Elementalist primary:
Channelling - Steal energy from nearby enemies whenever you cast a spell.
Ether Tap - Ether on tap.
Physical Resistance - Just in case your opponents want to get physical.
Mantra of Concentration - Block those pesky interrupt spells.
Hex Breaker - Great for preventing backfire.
03-06-2005, 21:56 #9EbolaGuest
Some great replys thanks guys :) Deffinitly helped will start looking for them soon when I have done the last mission. Pure Firepower I think for that.