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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 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:

Flux.jpg This build is significantly affected by the Flux: Minion Apocalypse.
See the build's talk page for discussion and ramifications not noted here.  
Notes: Extra damage upon death

The Contagion Bomber utilizes health sacrificing skills, Dark Aura, and Contagion to sac yourself to death, resulting in additional damage by Death Nova. This build is meant for use in the Jade Quarry to quickly cap shrines.


  • Present in virtually all JQ matches. Especially on bots!

Attributes and Skills

Gain 4 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
Template code


PvTemplate.png Survivor Insignia, 40/40 Death Magic Set: Pk5RiMz6TjeMvKSFwMFpnmwMFZYZRMF5T6vMFpGcwMFZHA


  • Always keep up Death Nova, Dark Aura and Contagion.
  • Destroy enemy shrines, focusing mainly on Quarries.
  • Use Putrid Bile on your target. Always cast on the center NPC of a quarry, which will always be a Mesmer.
  • Use Shadow Walk to shadowstep to your target.
  • Use Signet of Agony and Touch of Agony to trigger Dark Aura and eventually Death Nova.
  • Do not fear dying. You will be resurrected soon after and ready to nuke another shrine.
  • Use Dash to get to shrines faster.
  • Bombers are hopeless in 1v1 combat, just keep running toward your goal.


  • Massive enchantment removal.
  • Tactical snaring.
  • Well placed interrupts
  • A proactive healer
  • Hex removal used on primary target.