I'm trying to understand how mesmers work as I recently made a character who's a mesmer. I've played the game since it released on/off. So I know they function gameplay wise, but not how to explain their offensive spells in an emote.
Clones, shields, invisibility, teleportation, phantasms are pretty self explanatory.
But what kind of injury/damage does a pink beam from a conjured sword cause on a person?
And even more, there's been numerous displays of having spells capable of directly attacking a person's mind. But how exactly does this work? Are they putting pressure against a person's mind/brain physically?
For example. In the living story Queen Jennah (a insanely powerful mesmer, I know!) Is seen merely pointing at enemies to kill them with some sort of mind attack.
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Can anyone give me an idea of what kind of offensive abilities a mesmer could have? Especially the complex sort of "mind attacks"?