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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:

Build aims to increase the damage output and survivability of your heroes. Utilizing By Ural's Hammer damage increase combined with Oath Shot skill recharge to permanently keep your heroes in semi-alive state. Providing full health and energy restore to your heroes every 30s and preventing any death penalty accumulation at the same time.

Attributes and Skills

The energy cost of attack skills, rituals, touch skills and all Ranger skills is reduced by 56%.
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Variants

Asuran Scan Asuran Scan may not be needed in every area. For areas with less frequent martial counters:

  • Determined Shot Determined Shot to reset Oath Shot. Use obstructions to trigger the recharge.
    • Shadow Sanctuary Shadow Sanctuary can be used instead of obstructions, but you will need to ensure that healers will not clear the blind mid-attack.
  • Expose Defenses Expose Defenses /Rigor Mortis Rigor Mortis : to bypass blocking.

Optionals

Command (9)

  • "Stand Your Ground!" "Stand Your Ground!" : maintainable party armor bonus in combat.
  • "Fall Back!" "Fall Back!" : spend less time between encounters.
  • "We Shall Return!" "We Shall Return!" : Emergency hard-rez.

Marksmanship

  • Volley Volley : don't use with Rapid Fire.
  • Rapid Fire Rapid Fire : don't use with Volley.
  • Determined Shot Determined Shot : even if bringing Asuran Scan, you can still bring this to reset Oath Shot for more insurance.

PvE-only

  • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" : prevent anyone from dying before BUH kills them.
  • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support : Start out fights to draw initial agro off your midline.
  • Dwarven Stability Dwarven Stability : Perma-SQ without reliance on Oath Shot.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom : Somewhat mimic the effects of Quickening Zephyr (for your heroes) without having to drag a spirit around.
  • Triple Shot Triple Shot

Unlinked

  • "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!" : to improve SY coverage.
  • Dual Shot Dual Shot


Equipment

  • Rune of Superior Vigor
  • Rune of Rune of Vitae
  • 5 Survivor's insignia
  • Longbow for opening with Oath Shot.
  • Shortbow to use in the middle of fight.
    • Weapon mods play minimal role in build effectiveness. Grip of enchanting or fortitude and "I have the power!" inscription is recommended.

Usage

  • Flag your support heroes to a safe spot and micromanage your damage dealers to die within an earshot sized area. Be aware that this may be easier said than done. Disable any heal or ressurection skills during this step.
  • Run into the dead group with your support heroes, maintaining Serpent's Quickness Serpent's Quickness .
  • Cast "By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!" to revive your dps team.
  • Use Oath Shot Oath Shot with your shortbow to recharge "By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!" as needed.
    • Utilize Determined Shot if you brought it to reset Oath Shot so you are ready as soon as possible to respond to emergencies.
  • When "By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!" runs out, recast it immediately. Maintain Serpent's Quickness Serpent's Quickness .
  • Run to the next enemy group. You can safely engage with Oath Shot Oath Shot using your longbow. Essence of Celerity can further reduce "By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!" cooldown to 30 seconds, making traversing between fights easier. Bringing heroes with party wide movement speed boosts is recommended.

Counters

  • Well of Silence Well of Silence
  • Vocal Minority Vocal Minority
  • Heavy bow hate.
  • Extreme overaggroing.
  • Failure to keep your heroes in earshot range during combat.

Notes

  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan prevents both blocks and misses.
  • "By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!" bypasses Frozen Soil Frozen Soil .


See Also

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