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This build is in the testing phase.

Please join the discussion and rate this build if you have experience with this or closely related builds.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Concept

Using Avatar of Lyssa to halve the recharge of Balthazar's Rage to create a build with similar DPS[1][2], AoE burning and deep wounding capability as a meta Balthazar Dervish but with better survivability and more cripple.

Attributes and Skills

The energy cost of Dervish enchantments is reduced by 48%.
In PvE, gain +12 armor rating while enchanted.
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Optionals/Variations

Equipment

  • Sup Vigor
  • Windwalker Insignia or Blessed.
  • Usual shield sets.
  • Usual weapon sets e.g. vampiric scythe, zealous scythe (normally not necessary), crippling spear, crippling bow.
  • Staff of Enchanting for casting enchants you want to last longer e.g. Fleeting Stability when running

Usage

  • Keep Avatar up
  • Try to always remove Balthazar's Rage with Wearying Strike for the adrenaline gain.
  • Cover important enchantments with Balthazar's Rage.
  • Use Harrier's Grasp for condition removal and snaring.
  • Use Fleeting Stability to move faster and/or to prevent knockdown.
  • Use Mirage Cloak after deep wound is applied to try to trigger death quickly especially if target is low in health.
  • Use Shield of Force to knockdown dervishes while linebacking or attackers if running flag.
  • If there's an Ele camping you with Blinding Flash, try to reserve Harrier's Grasp to use it immediately after getting blinded.
  • If you want to keep Heart of Fury up you have to wait till Heart of Fury is at least about 87.5% recharged before removing Balthazar's Rage with Wearying Strike, but this means a slower burning+deep wound cycle.

Counters

  • Usual anti-melee/dervish

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