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This build is provisionally vetted great pending more votes.

This build has received a provisional 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:

This take on the Obsidian Flesh farmer is tailored mainly for caster mobs, as it prevents spellcasting while completely mitigating their projectile damage before obliterating them with Mesmer hexes.

Attributes and Skills

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Options for slot 4 - Energy Management

  • If you are reliably getting hit with elemental damage, bring:
  • Mantra of Earth Mantra of Earth (add Stone Striker Stone Striker for non-elemental foes)
  • Mantra of Flame Mantra of Flame
  • Mantra of Frost Mantra of Frost
  • Mantra of Lightning Mantra of Lightning
  • Otherwise, just use Channeling Channeling .

Options for slots 5 and 6

  • Radiation Field Radiation Field - effective degen against fleshy enemies
  • Sliver Armor Sliver Armor - good damage if you have a lot of aggro
  • Cry of Pain Cry of Pain - strong degen and an interrupt to guarantee Wastrel's triggers
  • Arcane Echo Arcane Echo - to copy a skill (usually Wastrel's Demise Wastrel's Demise )
  • Armor of Earth Armor of Earth - increased armor; can also replace Stoneflesh Aura Stoneflesh Aura
  • I Am Unstoppable! I Am Unstoppable! - in areas with KD
  • Dwarven Stability Dwarven Stability - perma anti-KD if you use alcohol
  • Elemental Lord Elemental Lord - higher Earth Magic for longer Obsidian Flesh Obsidian Flesh and passive healing
  • Feel No Pain Feel No Pain - to sustain minimal degen
  • Mindbender Mindbender - increased mobility and reduced casting time


  • Weapon - The highest energy staff you can afford with a 20% Enchanting mod.
  • Armor - Blessed Insignias on all pieces.


  • Maintain Obsidian Flesh at all times by using Glyph of Swiftness to reduce its recharge time.
  • Maintain the Mantra stance you chose (and Stone Striker if Mantra of Earth is taken) for energy gain and damage reduction.
  • Maintain Stoneflesh to further reduce damage.
  • Once the mobs balled up spread Wastrel's hexes among them.

Farming Areas


  • Interrupts
  • Non-targeted and non-spell disenchants
  • Degen/conditions
  • Mantra stance being removed


Dragon Moss Farm

Mergoyle Farm

Snowman Farm

See also