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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:


Designed to farm Vaettir in Hard Mode for Glacial Stones, mesmer tomes, golds, and event items during holiday events. This farm is also a popular way to get the Survivor Title with the additional use of Experience Scrolls.

Attributes and Skills

You activate Spells and Signets 34% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 27%.
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Variable Skill Slot 1 & 2:

  • Way of the Master Way of the Master - Recommended for safe tanking
  • Way of Perfection Way of Perfection - Recommended for safe tanking
  • Great Dwarf Armor Great Dwarf Armor
  • Dark Escape Dark Escape - Useful for running through Bjora Marches. Can also be used to survive with alternative weapon sets (with HSR mod for example)

Variable Skill Slot 3:

  • Channeling Channeling
  • Mantra of Earth Mantra of Earth
  • Mantra of Lightning Mantra of Lightning - For Dragon Moss farming


  • Full Blessed Insignias
  • Attunement Runes
  • Sword, Spear, or Axe with +5 energy and +20% enchantments (for example: Totem Axe)
  • Shield +10ar vs. Earth Damage (Inscription: "Like a Rolling Stone")


  • Equip your Norn title and make sure you are in Hard Mode.
  • Start from Longeye's Ledge to Jaga Moraine. Don't aggro anything along the way.
  • Take the bounty (if desired). If this is the first time you've encountered this shrine keeper, bring heroes along to quickly defeat him and flag them away from the farm afterwards. You will not need to bring them in future runs.
  • Maintain Channeling or Mantra of Earth, SF and SoD (cast both under Deadly Paradox), and your optional skills. (Note: When it says maintain SF you want to recast it before it expires. If you wait too long there is a chance that SF will be off for a split second before you get it back on and this will cause you to lose the dmg reduction you've worked up.)
  • Recast Shroud of Distress on recharge to get the damage reduction stack.
  • Group the vaettir up into a tight ball. You can do this in two separate pulls, or in one (see the videos).
  • Kill them using Arcane Echo and Wastrel's Demise (tabbing to a new vaettir after hexing one). Rinse and repeat.


  • Failure to maintain SF.
  • Taking too much damage. (Should only happen if you're not using the right equipment.)


Me/A - One Ball Pull

Me/A - Two Ball Pull

Other Farms

Dragon Moss Farming

  • Requires the A New Escort quest.
  • Run into Drazach Thicket from Saint Anjeka's Shrine.
  • Maintain all enchantments and Mantra of Lightning Mantra of Lightning.
  • Agro all of the Dragon Moss and run back towards the shrine along the ledge. They should ball up on the ledge behind you.
  • Recast enchantments for a fresh set then cast Arcane Echo Arcane Echo -> Wastrel's Demise Wastrel's Demise -> and then keep spamming Wastrel's pressing TAB each time to switch to a different target.
    • If you brought other damage spells, you can cast those as well.

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