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This build is in the metagame and deserves to be stored.

This build has received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:


The fastest runner out there using Pious Haste and Dwarven Stability for a permanent 50% IMS.

Attributes and Skills

The energy cost of Dervish enchantments is reduced by 56%.
In PvE, gain +14 armor rating while enchanted.
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Variants Optional slot:

  • Dark Prison Dark Prison for faster runs and more tools to avoid getting stuck.
  • Shroud of Distress Shroud of Distress for Shadow Form synergy and extra sustain in general.
  • Shadow Sanctuary Shadow Sanctuary for the same reasons as Shroud of Distress. Can also replace Heart of Shadow.
  • Deadly Paradox Deadly Paradox to maintain permanent Shadow Form.

Other slots:

  • Conviction Conviction instead of Zealous Renewal for condition removal (keep in mind that this may be insufficient energy management if using Dark Prison Dark Prison ).


  • Full Radiant/Survivor/Sentry (Depending which is more necessary for an area).
  • Full Attunement/Vitae (Depending on which is more necessary for an area).

Defensive Set

  • Spear
    • "I Have the Power!" Inscription.
    • 20% longer Enchantments.
  • 16 Armor Shield.
    • -2 (while enchanted).
    • +45hp (while enchanted).

High Energy Set

  • Any staff with +10 energy and 20% halves skill recharge of spells.
    • Defensive, Hale, Swift, or Insightful Staff Head.
    • "Don't think twice", "Hale and Hearty" or "Seize the Day" Inscription.
    • Staff Wrapping of Enchanting (+20% useful for lengthening Shadow Form).


  • Maintain Dwarven Stability and Pious Haste (always activate Zealous Renewal right before Pious Haste for better mobility).
  • Use IAU as your anti-kd/cripple.
  • Shadow step whenever your steps are recharged.
  • Use Shadow Form right before aggroing/being struck by spells.
  • Heart of Shadow for healing and speed. Note: only use it on targets behind you, as this will make the skill teleport you forward.
  • Optionally, drink alcohol to prevent knockdowns all the time with Dwarven Stability.


  • Cripple if "I am Unstoppable!" is recharging (Avoid Pinesoul traps)
  • Rubberbanding/lag
  • Body blocking (Use shadowsteps to avoid)
  • Shadow Form ending with spell casting enemies around you. Avoid aggroing mobs with Hexes if shadow form is running out/recharging.


Droknar's Forge


Granite Citadel

Elona Reach

Sanctum Cay

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