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    Mesmer leveling help

    I'm having a little trouble while leveling. I can get through without worrying about dieing, but it takes me forever to kill more than 2 things. Sometimes I get 3-4 and get a little overwhelmed and almost die. I also don't kill things quite as fast as I see others kill things. That might just be the class, but since I haven't seen many people play mesmer I'm not sure.

    I use a Gsword and Staff build, and I build mostly on condition damage and precision, which makes staff my main weapon. Now should I go more for power than precision or condition damage? I try and shatter when I know the mob is going to die, which I can time pretty easily now. Though that doesn't get me past more than one mob, I have to start all over on the next mob(I would have to regardless). I'm not that high of a level(mid 20's), but I still feel like I'm lacking majorly considering I have runes in every single item. 42-47% crit depending on the weapon, as well as a decent amount of condition damage.

    My build: http://gw2skills.net/editor/en/?fgUQ...XUTreEA1AyCKNA

    Any tips?

    Edit: Going to go to bed. I'll check back on this before I go to class tomorrow.

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    I've been having this problem too and leveling is going a lot slower than what I did with my guardian. I can only suggest using your F1 ability once you have a decent amount of phantoms up.

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    Everyone has their own way of playing mesmer. I'm not saying this is the right way, but I had crap gear and didn't have any problems: try out all the weapons. I feel staff/gs gives you the most mobility, or staff/scepter+pistol (sword is also very nice). Keep moving, and get the traits that give you extra clones (mirror images, decoy, defender). When I level, I personally use at least 6 clones per mob. If it helps, think of them as bombs and not long-term pets (some disagree with this and run a heavy phantasm build, it's whatever works for you). Mesmers aren't a powerhouse damage profession; they deal damage in confusion and tricks and take a good amount of micromanagement. They also get better as you go into your trait trees and buff up mind wrack or illusions or whatever you want to focus on.
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    Thanks Ayimera, I'll grap a new scepter and pistol to mess around with. I have already unlocked every weapons skills, just went with the staff/Gsword for wvw supply runs and general pvp. Though I'm still not sure what stats I should be stacking with scepter and pistol. Should I go for power with those? Or should I go more into condition damage?

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