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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 build can be used to attain the Legendary Survivor title.

Attributes and Skills

You gain 2 Energy for each ally affected by one of your Shouts or Chants (maximum 7 Energy).
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  • "Dodge This!" "Dodge This!"
  • Way of Perfection Way of Perfection - Extra damage reduction with SF.
  • Critical Agility Critical Agility - Good synergy with "Go For The Eyes!" Only use once everything is balled up. Change Attributes to Leadership=6+1, Command=11+1+3, Shadow Arts=12.
  • Radiation Field Radiation Field - Be careful with energy management.


  • Full Centurion Insignias
  • Zealous Scythe with +5e/+20% enchantments
  • High Energy staff for balling.


  • Equip your Norn title and make sure you are in Hard Mode.
  • Start from Longeye's Ledge to Jaga Moraine by way of Bjora Marches. Don't aggro anything along the way. If a Frost Wurm pops up and knocks you down, cast SF as soon as you get up and you should be able to get away before it can cast anything on you.
  • 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 SF, SoD (cast both under Deadly Paradox), and Way of the Master. (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 damage reduction you've worked up.)
  • Recast Shroud of Distress and Way of the Master on recharge and under Deadly Paradox to maximize the damage reduction stack, as Shadow Form will count each enchantment cast (even for the same spell) separately. Each cast's duration is tracked separately and will add 5 DR until expired.
  • Using your High Energy Staff, round up one side of the Vaettirs at a time. After two cycles of casting SF, switch to your Zealous Scythe and attack the nearest Vaettir to gain some energy back.
    • If you have not aggro'd everything yet, use HoS to get out of the ball and aggro the rest on the side you chose.
  • Use HoS to get out of the center of the group, and ball as tightly as you can.
  • Cast Blazing Finale.
  • While auto-attacking with your scythe, spam "Go for the Eyes!" and "Dodge This!" (if you brought it).
    • Each time you cast one of these shouts and you attack, the shout will end and trigger Blazing Finale. Blazing Finale will set all nearby enemies on fire. Keep doing this cycle while maintaining your perma SF until the group of Vaettir burn to death.
  • Repeat on the opposite side.
  • Rezone via the portal to Bjora Marches to farm until you've filled your inventory or get bored.


  • Failure to maintain your energy with a zealous Scythe.
  • Failure to maintain SF.
  • Taking too much damage - not maintaining all Assassin enchantments.


Paragon Vaettir Farming

See also