Last Updated: 25.07.2020

Condition Mirage-Class Guide

The Condition is a very popular class and is especially suited for battles where is strong.
Because of its simple general idea, the is still one of the more difficult builds to play in Guild Wars 2, because its execution and perfection can be very difficult and complex.
For this reason, the DPS difference between a good and a mediocre player can be very high!
Due to the massive creation of on an enemy, the is especially strong on bosses like, , , , and .

Table of Contents
  • General Playstyle
  • Ambush Skills
  • General Illusionist Tips
  • CC vs DPS
  • Movement
  • Simplified Rotation
  • Skills Variations
General Playstyle

The basic idea of this build is to create as much and as possible. This is achieved by combining Shatter skills and the generation of a lot of clones.

Clones are created after you have activated an illusion. This illusion first activates an attack and then turns into a clone after the attack is done.
You can have a maximum of 3 cones. In your build there are skills, besides, &Br8nAAA= and &Bs0nAAA=, that can directly create clones
Those are: &BruwAAA=, which is an important part of the rotation because of its low cooldown
Also, all deception skills in your build, such as &BmmgAAA= and &BomxAAA= creates a clone because of the trait &B10IAAA= .

So your goal is to create as many clones as possible and then destroy them with shatter skills because those will do more damage depending on the number of clones.
There are 4 shatter skills: &Bs8nAAA=, &Bs4nAAA=, &Bi8oAAA= and &BtAnAAA=. All four are important parts of your rotation.

Besides the direct damage by &Bs8nAAA=, the damage per clone by &Bi8oAAA= and the &BtAnAAA= awarded by &BtAnAAA= , your F2 shatter &Bs4nAAA= is probably the most important shatter.
This Shattering skill creates one stack per active clone (including you), which is increased to two stacks per clone by the trait &B94CAAA=.

However, there are many traits that improve your Shattering skills, so it is necessary/sensible to use all your Shattering skills.

  • &B5oGAAA= will cause all your Shatter Skills to create one additional stack of Torment per clone.
  • &B2EHAAA= will cause &Bs4nAAA= to create !

is an important point in the gameplay of a . Any that you create is turned into by the trait &B54HAAA= !
For this reason it is always it is recommended to bring a with  as the smoke field created by it in combination with &BruwAAA= creates a Whirling Finisher which creates .
This is also converted to here!

The &B9MCAAA= trait will give you &B9MCAAA= after creating an illusion, giving you increased direct damage (2%) and 30 health damage for a short time (8 seconds). This trait can be stacked up to 5 stacks.
It is therefore very important to always adjust your rotation so that you activate one or more illusions just before important combinations that cause a lot of or as this can greatly increase your damage!

In summary, the basic idea of this build is to create and permanently shatter your clones for and !
Combinations are important here, which will always allow you to maintain 3 clones once your Shattering skills are ready.
For this combination check out our rotation section on the build page of the !

Ambush Skills:


Besides Illusions and Shattering skills, an important part of your rotation is the use of Ambush Skills.
Ambush skills change your auto attack on any weapon set while you have Mirage Cloak active! Using your Auto Attack now creates a different skill. Your Ambush Skill.
There are two important skills you should know about as ! However, only one of them will be important for your rotation.

&Bq6wAAA= , is the ambush skill of your sword! With this skill your charackter will jump 600 ranged units forward. This can be useful to get from location A to B more quickly.
An example is the Twisted Castle. Equip a sword and in combination with &BopzAAA=, &BtgnAAA=, &BomxAAA= you are very fast.
&BiGtAAA= is your ambush skill on the axe. This skill creates many smaller Illusionary Axes that can cause a lot of when they hit the enemy.

There are two ways to get Mirage Cloak, so you have access to ambush skills.

&BoWuAAA= is a crystal that explodes when you run into it and grants you Mirage Cloak. This &BoWuAAA= is created each time at the end of the &BmmgAAA= skill at the position where you aim this skill.
The &B2YIAAA= trait will change your animation. You just stand on the spot and get Mirage Cloak. However, this has no cooldown, so you can get Mirage Cloak whenever you dodge!
Besides creating ambush skills, Mirage Cloak also gives you the ability to evade all attacks for a short time! Note, that your Auto Attack chains can be interrupted once you receive Mirage Cloak, as your Auto Attack will chang immediately.
Not only you will gain access to these ambush skills, your clones get them aswell, through the trait &BxYIAAA=.
For this reason, the permanent and activating your ambush skills is a very important part of your rotation.

General Mirage Tips

  • If possible, always stick to your rotation and always try to execute one of the combinations (rotation section, build page) for a good clone generation.
  • Make sure you always aim &BmmgAAA= at the opponent’s hit box, so that all six shards hit the boss.
  • If necessary, you can always save a ammunition of &BomxAAA= for better mobility. The same goes for your , as an extra panic button, as you can dodge mirage cloak attacks for a short time.
  • By using the &AgEfYAAA, you will receive one endurance bar per . Therefore, you should only switch weapons if you have less than 50% endurance, otherwise you will waste important endurance.
  • Be careful not to die from port skills or movement skills such as &BruwAAA=, &BomxAAA=, or &BvGqAAA=. For example, this can happen very quickly at .
CC vs DPS

Many players mistakenly assume that you can do not much damage as . This is complete nonsense, though, because you can actually do a lot of CC.
All you have to do is adjust your rotation a bit and/or activate/replace one or the other skill.
As a mirage, you have the following CC skills that you can use:

&Bs0nAAA= = 100 damage
sc name=”gw2embed” chatcode=”&BvUnAAA=” ] = 250 damage (projectile 1) , 200 breakbar damage (projectile 2)
&BvgnAAA= = 300 damage
sc name=”gw2embed” chatcode=”&Bi8oAAA=” ] = 100 damage per clone (including the mirage itself)
&Bk9zAAA= = 600 damage.

&Bs0nAAA= and &BvUnAAA= can simply be delayed if you know that CC is needed soon.
&BvgnAAA= should be used only in worst case scenarios, because you will lose a lot of condition damage!

&Bi8oAAA= and &Bk9zAAA= will change your rotation significantly.
&Bi8oAAA= can be used at any time instead of any shatter skill. However, it is a good idea to adjust your rotation so that you have 3 clones active if CC is required.
Depending on your timing, this can result in almost no DPS loss.
Replacing &BomxAAA= with &Bk9zAAA= is a slightly larger DPS loss, as a major source of clone generation is lost! However, in return you will get access to a very powerful CC skill. This should only be played in absolute emergency situations! Since you have to change your rotation completely!

To summarize this, it is always a good idea to adjust your rotation with &Bs0nAAA= , &BvUnAAA= and even &Bi8oAAA= so you can contribute extra CC with these skills if its needed!
For emergency situations you should play with &BvgnAAA= or even play with &Bk9zAAA=!

Movement


As a Mirage, you have a lot of skills that can get you from point A to point B more quickly.
Mirage Cloak grants you a 66% increase in movement speed.
&BruwAAA= is a small movement skill, while also allowing you to dodge attacks at the same time.
&BomxAAA= is a very important movement skill, because it provides a teleport of up to 450 range units.
You can also use the &BvGqAAA= to move directly to the boss if you are within range of the boss.
For newcomers, it may be a good idea to replace &BvgnAAA= with Blink, which will give you a 1200 teleport to play mechanics safer.

Simplified Rotation


In the standard rotation of the Condition , all Shatter Skills are kept on Cooldown at best.
This can seem quite complex, especially for beginners. Because of this there is the so-called Simplified Rotation, where you only use &Bs8nAAA= and &Bs4nAAA= and completely ignore &Bi8oAAA= and &BtAnAAA=.
So you only use &Bs8nAAA= and &Bs4nAAA= in combination with &BmmgAAA=.
This rotation is much easier to play and allows you to always have &Bi8oAAA= ready for additional CC or &BtAnAAA= for additional &BtAnAAA=.

Skills Variations

In general,  you should replace only one utility skill as if possible. This is &BvgnAAA=, as it grants you “only” 180 condition damage.

  • &BmmgAAA= changes your rotation too much, and without &BvgnAAA= you will lack a lot of expertise.
  • &Bj4oAAA= will give you additional reflect and is even necessary for bosses like . You can also play &Bj4oAAA= at , for less damage from worms on the group, if you do not have &Bm4pAAA= to kill them.
  • &Bk9zAAA= is as in CC vs DPS explains your absolute last choice for more CC.
  • &BtgnAAA= should only be important for beginners to have a way to get mechanics out faster.
CC-Skills
Blast Finisher
  • Vale Guardian

    Health: 22021440
    Toughness: 687
    Breakbar: 2000
    Place: Spirit Vale
    Hitbox: 140
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Gorseval the Multifarious

    Health: 21628200
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 4500
    Place: Spirit Vale
    Hitbox: 250
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Sabetha the Saboteur

    Health: 34015256
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Spirit Vale
    Hitbox: 48
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Slothasor

    Health: 18973828
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 4000
    Place: Salvation Pass
    Hitbox: 360
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Bandit Trio

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Salvation Pass
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Matthias Gabrel

    Health: 25953840
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 2500
    Place: Salvation Pass
    Hitbox: 140
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    General Tips

    One will often be asked to run &Bj4oAAA= to reflect the &BrCGAAA= back into the &BtaGAAA=. If you are, drop &BvgnAAA= for &Bj4oAAA=.

    If you get &BqmGAAA= or &BpKGAAA= try to use &BomxAAA= to deal with the mechanics faster and cleanse a condition from you, If you do not happen  to have a stack of &BomxAAA=, try using a for the increased movement speed from &B0UIAAA=

    Always try to &BvGqAAA= back to the boss after dealing with a mechanic

    You will always have to use &BvUnAAA= on the sacrifice to break its CC bar,additionally consider also using &BvgnAAA= (if you dont run &Bj4oAAA=)

    It is generally a good idea to save a &BomxAAA= or 2 to deal with mechanics in the fight if you happen to get them.

    Rotation Adivce

    Never delay any shatter in this fight. is a big exception for since youre not looking to maximize your damage here Instead we aim for high . This means that shattering your &Bs4nAAA= when just started his bubble is completely fine.

    Try to not shatter your clones when youre just about to phase at 40% as you cannot get new clones during his invulnerability and resummoning them afterwards is both slow and risky due to his attack pattern in that situation

    ALWAYS start on Pistol here since your &BvUnAAA= will not line up with the sacrifices if you do not

    Potentinal Opener

    &Br8nAAA= &BvUnAAA= &BruwAAA= &Bs8nAAA=

    (canceling &BruwAAA= animation)

    &Bi0oAAA=

    &Bs0nAAA= + &BomxAAA= during cast + during cast

    Ambush attack

    &BruwAAA= + &Bs4nAAA= +
    &Bi8oAAA=

    &BmmgAAA= &BomxAAA=

    &BvZUAAA= while youre waiting for your mirror from &BmmgAAA=

    &BruwAAA=

    Afterwards this should play like a “reversed” golem rotation and allow you to have &BvUnAAA= for every sacrifice.

  • Siege the Stronghold

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Stronghold of the Faithful
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Keep Construct

    Health: 55053600
    Toughness: 687
    Breakbar: 3500
    Place: Stronghold of the Faithful
    Hitbox: 200
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Xera

    Health: 22611300
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 2000
    Place: Stronghold of the Faithful
    Hitbox: 48
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Cairn the Indomitable

    Health: 19999998
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 200
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    General

    Be mindful of the &BuGUAAA= positioning as you will be moving around the boss quite a bit with &BvGqAAA=, &BomxAAA= and &BruwAAA=. These skills are both your biggest strenght and weakness in avoiding the &BuGUAAA= as they offer great mobility but can also move you into the fields if you are not careful. Additionally you can or worst case &BiSUAAA= to avoid getting teleported.

    Wait for the first &BuGUAAA= circle to spawn before starting with your rotation, as you will not be able to gain clones before.

    If you happen to get &BqGUAAA= you should not longer use &BvGqAAA= or &BruwAAA= as theses could move you into your team and wipe you.

    Rotation Advice

    Delay the shatter of your &Bs4nAAA= until the very end of his Spatial Manipulation channel as you won´t gain any value from during it

    If youre a tryhard you can precast &BrknAAA= during ‘s spawn animation in order to guarantee good whirl finishers for the first few seconds

    Common Opener

    &Bs0nAAA= &Bi0oAAA= &Br8nAAA= &BruwAAA=

    &BvZUAAA= + &BomxAAA= during cast

    &BvGqAAA=

    &Br8nAAA= + during cast

    Ambush attack

    &BruwAAA= + &Bs4nAAA= + &Bs8nAAA=

    &BmmgAAA=+ &BomxAAA=

    &BvUnAAA=

    Ambush attack from Mirror

    &BruwAAA=

    -> Ambush attack

    &BvGqAAA=
  • Mursaat Overseer

    Health: 22021440
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 160
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Samarog

    Health: 29493000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 4500
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 420
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Deimos

    Health: 35981456
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 140
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Soulless Horror

    Health: 35391600
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 3000
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 160
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    General

    Do not press &BvGqAAA= next to the AoE left by a Tormented Dead as touching it, even during &BvGqAAA=, will corrupt all your Boons which is a massive DPS loss

    On the other hand you can play around the scythes quite agressively as you evade them during &BvGqAAA=. If you happen to end up in one towards the very end of your cast, you can always or &BomxAAA= out of it

    If you are trapped behind a wall you can &BomxAAA= over it very consistently. If you dont not happen to have &BomxAAA= ready you can yolo it with &BvGqAAA=, targeting either or some worm assuming the only other option is certain death.

    Do not use &BvUnAAA= while there is a Tormented Dead nearby as stunning it will cause your to have massive problems pushing it.

    Use &BvUnAAA= and &Bi8oAAA= to quickly break CC bar

    Rotation Advice

    If you want to shatter and there is a scythe in the boss, stopping you from using &BruwAAA=, it is a good idea to shatter &BtAnAAA= with the other one so you do not get hit.

    Pay attention to your clone count as they can die in this fight -> Make sure to resummon immediately

    You’ll want to copy paste the golem rotation you hopefully practiced here, delaying &BvGqAAA= as necessary to not die to walls or lose boons in the Tormented Dead AoE
    -> if youre fast enough you should be able to avoid the first AoE  with either the mirror you pick up from &BmmgAAA= or the &BvGqAAA= following right after

  • River of Souls

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Statues of Grenth

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Dhuum

    Health: 32000000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 400
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Conjured Amalgamate

    Health: 52290000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Mythwright Gambit
    Hitbox: 1670
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Nikare and Kenut

    Health: 17548336
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Mythwright Gambit
    Hitbox: 120
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Nikare

    If you happen to get the &BkzOAAA= mechanic move to the edge of the arena (Preferably with the movement speed from ) and &BvGqAAA= back to the boss

    Should you get hit by &BsPOAAA= it is generally a good idea to use &BvonAAA= active to break free

    Kenut

    Be mindful of the tornados placement when using &BruwAAA=, as even touching them for a short time can mean death.

    You can also use the &BvonAAA=‘s active here if you get hit by &BhrPAAA= to mitigate the . This is necessesary when you would be getting knocked into a tornado.

    Rotation Advice

    It can be a good idea to also use &BtAnAAA= in a shatter sequence when facing a high pressure situation. This would allow you to shatter despite Kenut standing in a tornado for example.

    While dodging Kenuts &BhrPAAA= works, it is better to jump over them, allowing you to use s in order to increase DPS.

    Nikare Opener


    There are 2 ways to aproach the opening here;

    You can either shatter &Bs4nAAA= before his dash attack or afterwards. Shattering before the dash has a few upsides but is significantly harder to pull of, which is why I’d recommend less experienced players to shatter after the dash.

    Opener (delayed &Bs4nAAA=)

    &Bs0nAAA= &Bi0oAAA=

    &BruwAAA= + &Bs8nAAA= (0 clones)

    &Br8nAAA= &BvUnAAA=

    &BomxAAA=+ during cast

    Ambush attack

    &BvGqAAA=

    Auto attack until you have to &BsPOAAA=

    Ambush Attack

    -> His dash starts here

    &BvZUAAA= &Br8nAAA=

    -> Dash ends

    &Bs0nAAA=

    &BruwAAA= + &Bs4nAAA= + &Bs8nAAA=

    &BmmgAAA= + &BomxAAA=

    Your &Bs4nAAA= should come back off cooldown right before the next dash. Do not press it immediately.The idea is delaying until after his dash again -> repeat
    Do not shatter &Bs4nAAA= when youre going to phase in the next 5 seconds or so as you will want to keep it for Kenut then. Also try to keep one of the Phantasms and a stack of &BomxAAA=.

    Kenut Opener

    Since this depends on phasing a lot I cannot give you a fixed opener here. However you hopefully held a Phantasm and a &BomxAAA= from Nikare, which allows you to genererate 3 clones and immediately shatter &Bs4nAAA= with them.

    We only delay &Bs4nAAA= for Nikare, not Kenut. Try to get back to 3 clones as soon as possible and then youre on your own.

  • Qadim

    Health: 19268760
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Mythwright Gambit
    Hitbox: 240
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Cardinal Adina

    Health: 22611300
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: The Key of Ahdashim
    Hitbox: 160
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Cardinal Sabir

    Health: 29493000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 15000
    Place: The Key of Ahdashim
    Hitbox: 240
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Qadim the Peerless

    Health: 47188800
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: The Key of Ahdashim
    Hitbox: 400
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Mirage is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!

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