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This build is provisionally vetted good pending more votes.

This build has received a provisional 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 monk version of the dagger spammer that takes its own Smiting Prayers buffs to free up slots on other characters.

BiP support is highly recommended.

Attributes and Skills

Your allies are healed for 10 Health whenever you cast Monk spells on them.
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Two PvE-only skills:

  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan anywhere you might face miss and block.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" for armor, anti-snare, and anti-knockdown.
  • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!" for an instant knockdown and decent damage.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor to increase both your own and your team's damage output.
  • "Dodge This!" "Dodge This!" for free increased damage and unblocked attacks.
  • Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt for a spammable KD.
  • Judgment Strike Judgment Strike for an extra AoE attack.

Energy Management:

  • Balthazar's Spirit Balthazar's Spirit pairs well with "Dodge This!" and Brawling Headbutt, in addition to the energy gain.
  • Lotus Strike Lotus Strike higher energy gain over time than Golden Lotus Strike, but not usable when low on energy.
  • Golden Lotus Strike Golden Lotus Strike lower energy gain over time than Lotus Strike, but quicker to start using if low on energy.
  • Way of the Empty Palm Way of the Empty Palm if you somehow convinced a PuG to let you be a dagger spammer and they lack a BiP. Move points from other attributes to Deadly Arts as you see fit.


  • Smite Hex Smite Hex PBAoE for hex-heavy areas.
  • Judge's Insight Judge's Insight if facing undead.
  • Golden Fang Strike Golden Fang Strike for Deep Wound.

Shadow Step:

  • Death's Charge Death's Charge for the self-healing, obviously.
  • Wastrel's Collapse Wastrel's Collapse if you'd rather have a faster recharging shadow step.


  • Zealous Daggers of Defense with "Strength and Honor" or "Guided by Faith"
  • Blessed or Sentry's Insignia
  • Adept Smiting Prayers Staff of Enchanting with "Aptitude not Attitude" if bringing any non-maintained enchantments


  • Maintain Strength of Honor and Drunken Master.
  • Use the dagger attack chain Jagged StrikeFox FangsDeath Blossom↺ on recharge.

See also

Dagger Spam Player Builds