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This build was archived 14:54, 28 June 2012 (UTC), for the following reason:

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This build had been designed for the following use:

This build was in the category Great before being archived.

The SS Nuker is a popular PvE build used for nuking enemy groups. It abuses the fact enemies spam skills indiscreetly and autoattack when they don't, leading to massive armor-ignoring AoE damage. It also abuses the fact enemies use skills more often and attack faster in HM.

Attributes and Skills

12 + 1 + 3
Gain 13 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
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Optional should be:

  • Reckless Haste Reckless Haste for Normal Mode to trigger Spiteful Spirit more often. Hard Mode enemies have an innate boost in attack speed.
  • Barbs Barbs to increase melee and minion damage.
  • Mark of Pain Mark of Pain for big AoE damage with melee players or minions in the party.
  • Desecrate Enchantments Desecrate Enchantments / Defile Enchantments Defile Enchantments extra AoE damage.
  • Insidious Parasite Insidious Parasite additional damage for melee and bosses
  • Web of Disruption Web of Disruption + Cry of Pain Cry of Pain for interrupts and AoE damage
  • Pain Inverter Pain Inverter strong single-target damage, especially against bosses.
  • "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!" Deep Wound/single-target damage
  • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Single-target damage/extra body.
  • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!" Interrupt/knockdown support/damage
  • Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon if there are no other weapon spells present in the party.
  • Technobabble Technobabble AoE daze to shutdown casters.
  • Signet of Corruption Signet of Corruption Alternative energy management to SoLS, with high ranks.


  • Survivor or Radiant Insignias
  • Vitae runes
  • 40/40 Curses set
  • High Energy set


  • Use Arcane Echo before casting Spiteful Spirit.
  • Cast Spiteful Spirit on enemies that ball close together. This often means the melee, since they tend to attack one target.
  • Select a second nearby target and cast the second Spiteful Spirit.
  • Spam Necrosis to finish enemies off.
  • Use Signet of Lost Souls on recharge.


  • Standard caster hate
  • Spiteful Spirit constantly being removed

See also