Phantasmal Swordsman Weapon Swap Bladesong Harmony Thousand Cuts(during the cast)
Bladecall Unstable Bladestorm Phantasmal Warden Bladesong Sorrow Signet of the Ether Phantasmal Warden Bladesong Harmony Signet of Illusions Bladecall Bladesong Sorrow Flying Cutterx 4 Bladesong Harmony Flying Cutterx 3 Bladecall Weapon Swap Phantasmal Swordsman
Condition Virtuoso is a relatively easy DPS build that deals consistent damage from range and cleaves enemies with its piercing attacks.
Bladesong Dissonance Illusionary Riposte Counter Blade Temporal Curtain Into the Void Signet of Humility– replace Thousand Cutswith this if you want more CC. Signet of Domination– lowest priority, as it results in a decent DPS loss.
Blink– for personal mobility Portal Entre– for group mobility Feedback– for projectile reflection Mantra of Concentration– if your group is lacking Stability Rain of Swords– if your rotation is slow, or if the fight’s phases are very short.
Low-Intensity Condition Virtuoso is a powerful DPS build that is perfect for players struggling with high APM (actions per minute). Since this build’s damage is almost exclusively ranged, it can sustain high damage uptime, even on mobile enemies.
It is difficult to min-max this build due to the rare combination of Precision and
Note: The downside of the Chaos variant is the fact it requires
Regenerationfor highest DPS due to bonuses from Chaotic Persistenceand Illusionary Membrane. Make sure you are in a subgroup with a healer that can maintain this buff.
Stock up Blades by applying
Dagger doesn’t have
Timing your Shatters carefully can increase damage. Space them out to keep
To lower the stress and APM of this build, you don’t have to use any offhand skills, but having Focus and Sword are good choices for some utility and CC. As a default though, we recommend Torch for a small DPS increase from
CC lies in your offhand weapons: We strongly recommend bringing at least Focus as
Bladesong Dissonance Illusionary Riposte(Sword offhand) Temporal Curtain(Focus offhand) Phantasmal Mage(Torch offhand) Signet of Humility– replace Thousand Cutswith this if you want more CC. Signet of Domination– lowest priority, as it results in a decent DPS loss.
Phantasms are not improved by any traits and are not worth using. That makes your offhand almost optional, so choose whatever benefits you most in the current fight. If you need or want to, you can swap out both offhands, as losing
- Sword: for block and CC from
- Focus: for ranged pull with
- Pistol: for bouncing CC from
- Torch: if you need
Stealth, condition cleanse, or a blast finisher from The Prestigewith a small CC from Phantasmal Mage
Blink– for personal mobility Portal Entre– for group mobility Feedback– for projectile reflection Mantra of Concentration– if your group is lacking Stability