I'm new to GW and have been looking at developing a Mesmer support toon based around vulnerability and would love some advice. Is it viable to run with a vulnerability focus that also traits around shattering? What equipment would be best suited to make this as effective as possible? I can't seem to find any good runes or sigils that would work well work this build. Should i be trying to attack purely condition duration items?
I play a Shatter Mesmer for dungeons and PvE. So far I have found vulnerability+confusion stacking to be a fun and good party support combo. I have Inspiration (Grandmaster maxed), Domination (Master), and Chaos (Master) as my primary skill traits. I'm still figuring out a good equipment combo, but Power, Condition Damage, Toughness, and some Vitality are the stats I look for. Check out "Rune of the Adventurer" as a potential rune.
With pure condition damage, I believe the only thing directly impacted is the confusion damage. Whereas focusing more on power will grant you a stronger Shatter damage bonus. The weapons I use are a Staff and Sword/Pistol (a Sceptre/Pistol also works just as well). I don't frequent the forums too often, but feel free to message me in-game as "Nyssus Naetek".