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This build has received an overall rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.
This build has been designed for the following use:
A version of the popular Assassin's Promise Spiker for Monks as an alternative to pure heal/prot when using hero teams. Incorporates strong single target damage and calling abilities with strong party defense and healing for rough areas.
Attributes and Skills
Your allies are healed for 38 Health whenever you cast Monk spells on them.
EotNNo Profession. Ebon Vanguard rank Ebon Vanguard Assassin SupportSpellSummon a level 14..20 Ebon Vanguard Assassin that has Iron Palm, Fox Fangs and Nine Tail Strike. This summoned Assassin Shadow Steps to target foe. If that foe is a Charr, the Assassin lives for 24..30 seconds. If target foe is not a Charr, the Assassin lives for 12..15 seconds.
PvE only.10130FactionsAssassin. Deadly Arts 10Assassin's PromiseElite Hex SpellFor 12 seconds, if target foe dies, you gain 15 Energy and all your skills are recharged.5¾45EotNNo Profession. Norn rank "Finish Him!"ShoutIf target foe has less than 50% Health, that foe takes 44..80 damage and suffers from Cracked Armor and a Deep Wound for 12..20 seconds.
PvE only.1015CoreMonk. Protection Prayers 12AegisEnchantment SpellFor 10 seconds, all party members within earshot have a 50% chance to block attacks.
You get healed for 38 Health.10230PropheciesMonk. Divine Favor 12Divine HealingSpellHeal yourself and party members within earshot for 51 points.
You get healed for 38 Health.5112CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.
- "You Move Like a Dwarf!"EotNNo Profession. Norn rank "You Move Like a Dwarf!"ShoutTarget foe is knocked down and takes 44..80 damage. When that foe gets up, it is Crippled for 8..15 seconds.
PvE only.1010 damage and snare
- Ebon Battle Standard of HonorEotNNo Profession. Ebon Vanguard rank Ebon Battle Standard of HonorWard SpellYou plant an Ebon Battle Standard of Honor at your current location. For 14..20 seconds, non-Spirit allies in this area strike for +8..15 damage and an additional +7..10 vs. Charr.
PvE only.10120 increase your team's damage
- Great Dwarf WeaponEotNNo Profession. Deldrimor rank Great Dwarf WeaponWeapon SpellFor 20 seconds, target other ally's weapon strikes for +15..20 damage and has a 28..40% chance to cause knock down.
PvE only.1015 use on EVAS sin and/or martial player/hero
- Seed of LifeNightfallMonk. Sunspear rank Seed of LifeEnchantment SpellFor 2..5 seconds, whenever target other ally takes damage, all party members are healed for 2 Health for each rank in Divine Favor.
PvE only.5¼20 powerful party healing
- Enduring ToxinFactionsAssassin. Deadly Arts 10Enduring ToxinHex SpellFor 5 seconds, target foe suffers -4 Health degeneration. If that foe is moving when Enduring Toxin would end, Enduring Toxin is renewed for another 5 seconds.5¼10 cover hex
- Signet of Deadly CorruptionEotNAssassin. Deadly Arts 10Signet of Deadly CorruptionSignetTarget foe takes 25 damage for each Condition on that foe (maximum 130 damage).112 single target spike if foe has multiple conditions
- Signet of Toxic ShockNightfallAssassin. Deadly Arts 10Signet of Toxic ShockSignetIf target foe is suffering from Poison, that foe takes 70 damage.115 if your team produces poison (typically from Death NovaCoreNecromancer. Death Magic 18Death NovaEnchantment SpellFor 30 seconds, if target ally dies, all adjacent foes take 115 damage and are Poisoned for 15 seconds.52 )
- Signet of ShadowsFactionsAssassin. Deadly Arts 10Signet of ShadowsSignetTarget foe takes 25 damage. If your target was Blinded, that foe suffers an additional 45 damage.130 if your team produces blind (typically from IneptitudePropheciesMesmer. Illusion Magic 16IneptitudeElite Hex SpellFor 4 seconds, the next time target foe or any adjacent foes attacks, that foe takes 142 damage and becomes Blinded for 10 seconds.10115 )
- Heaven's DelightFactionsMonk. Divine Favor 12Heaven's DelightSpellHeal yourself and party members within earshot for 51 points.
You get healed for 38 Health.5112 extra party heals
- Shield GuardianFactionsMonk. Protection Prayers 12Shield GuardianEnchantment SpellFor 3 seconds, all party members in earshot have a 75% chance to block incoming attacks. If an attack is blocked, all allies in earshot are healed for 34 and Shield Guardian ends.51.520 party heal with prot
- Protective SpiritCoreMonk. Protection Prayers 12Protective SpiritEnchantment SpellFor 19 seconds, target ally cannot lose more than 10% max Health due to damage from a single attack or Spell.10¼5 strong prot in hard-mode
- Shield of AbsorptionNightfallMonk. Protection Prayers 12Shield of AbsorptionEnchantment SpellFor 6 seconds, damage received by target ally is reduced by 5 each time that ally is hit while under the effects of this Enchantment.5110 strong low cost prot, good with Protective Spirit
- 40% halves casting time/+1 Protection or Divine
- 20% enchanting martial weapon and 20% halves casting time/+1 attribute offhand, or 20% enchanting staff
- Call with Assassin's Promise followed by Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support.
- Use "Finish Him!" when foe goes under 50% health.
- Best used with hero teams which spam area of effect hex spells (i.e. Panic, Wandering Eye, etc.). This helps to cover Assassin's Promise. Use your own cover hex (such as Enduring Toxin in hex heavy areas, or wait until the enemy is closer to death before casting Assassin's Promise.
- Caster hate.
- Hex removal on Assassin's Promise.
- Enchantment removal.
- Seed of Life will not affect your party members if used on the EVAS sin, so only use it on party members.