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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:


This build relies on the interaction between Stone Striker Stone Striker Intensity Intensity and Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support to farm Chaelse Flameshielder in NM in Grothmar Wardowns by nuking all the supporting Charr and then cleaning up the boss with Domination abilities. This is to farm Chaelse's Staff for a Protection Prayers Monk build.

Attributes and Skills

You activate Spells and Signets 40% 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 33%.
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Variant: Me/E Chaelse Flameshielder Farmer Speed Boost Hero
You gain 2 Energy for each ally affected by one of your Shouts or Chants (maximum 3 Energy).
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Note: This hero is optional, but it does make getting to the bosses location faster and makes for breaking aggro much easier between nuke attempts.

Equipment

  • Ideally have a +4 Inspiration Magic headpiece to swap to for using Lyssa's Aura for +5 pips of energy regeneration compared to the +3 from 10 Inspiration Magic Lyssa's Aura but this is not mandatory.
  • Besides the attribute runes, other runes and insignias are fairly inconsequential.
  • A Domination 40/40 set is ideal for after nuking the group and fighting the boss to further increase Backfire upkeep and come closer to maintaining it with the half skill recharge proc.

Usage

  • This build relies on the interaction between Stone Striker Stone Striker and Intensity Intensity to make Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support a large AoE nuke with the small downside of having to rely on the crit proc of the skill.

Getting There

  • Once you've arrived at the Charr camp use your abilities to clear out the 2 Charr warriors standing guard by the entrance.
    • Flag your hero out of the way so they don't cause any inconvenience while killing the 2 guards.
    • I'd recommend casting Lyssa's Aura with the Inspiration headpiece equipped before engaging.
  • Then use Empathy, Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support, and the Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support combo to kill them, using Ether Feast when needed to heal.
    • Don't underestimate this fight. These guys can kill you fairly easily if you're careless.
  • Once the guards are dead, flag your hero near the entry point to the long bottleneck pathway entering into the camp and keep them there to run back to between combos.

Boss Group Pathing

  • It is important to take notice of the boss's patrol route for this as you will be comboing at either end of the route.
  • When you enter the area the boss group will likely be walking from western side of the camp towards the middle-ish. From the middle, the group will then patrol back and forth between there and the southern end near the prison cages.
  • You will be comboing at the end of this patrol on either end when the group balls up for a few seconds.

Nuking

  • When the boss group has balled up at the end of their patrol, use your hero's running shouts on yourself and run up just outside of aggro range, cast Stone Striker and Intensity, and then use Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support on the group.
    • On the northern end of their patrol it's usually best to target the boss, Chaelse Flameshielder, and on the southern end of the patrol, the Charr Dominator tends to be the best target in order to have the AoE hit all targets.
  • If you did not get the critical proc on Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support then run back to your hero to break aggro.
  • If you did get the critical proc on Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support, immediately flag your hero out of map range so that they do not affect your drops.

Killing the Boss

  • After flagging your hero away, cast Lyssa's Aura with your Inspiration headpiece equipped if you choose to have one.
  • Then cast BackfireEbon Vanguard Assassin SupportEmpathy and Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support again when off cooldown.
    • Be sure to recast Backfire immediately when off cooldown as this is the ability that causes the most impact on the boss dying.
  • Use Ether Feast as necessary to keep yourself healthy.
  • Pick up your drops then run to the Sacnoth Valley portal to rezone and repeat the farm.

Notes

  • If one of the other random Charr in the camp get aggroed in the process, just run away to break aggro and pick up where you left off on either nuking the group or killing the boss.

Counters

  • Not targeting the right enemy and the crit of Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support doesn't kill all of the Charr in the group.
    • A few of the Charr in the group have a res ability.
  • RNG being against you and not getting the crit proc.


Video Guide

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