Build:Team - 7 Hero Markway
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A team designed specifically for the necromancer, focusing on triggering the Necromancer skill, Mark of Pain, with two Vow of Strength heroes and a Ritualist midline for cleanup and damage mitigation. Uses chained Fall Back for swift traversal.
Mark of Pain Nuker
Gain 9 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
CoreNecromancer. Curses 14BarbsHex SpellFor 30 seconds, target foe takes 14 more damage when hit by physical damage.1025EotNNo 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.10130CoreNecromancer. Curses 14Mark of PainHex SpellFor 30 seconds, whenever target foe takes physical damage, Mark of Pain deals 38 shadow damage to adjacent foes.10120FactionsAssassin. 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.1015CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.CoreNecromancer. Curses 14Rigor MortisHex SpellFor 19 seconds, target foe cannot block.10120EotNNo Profession. Asura rank TechnobabbleSpellTarget foe and all adjacent foes are struck for 30..40 damage. If target foe is not a boss, that foe and all adjacent foes are Dazed for 3..5 seconds.
- Enfeebling BloodCoreNecromancer. Curses Enfeebling BloodSpellTarget foe and all nearby foes suffer from Weakness for 5..17..21 seconds.10%118 - reduce damage dealt by auto attacking foes
- Reckless HasteFactionsNecromancer. Curses Reckless HasteHex SpellFor 6..11..12 seconds, target foe and all adjacent foes are Hexed with Reckless Haste. While Hexed, they attack 25% faster but have a 50% chance to miss with attacks.15112 - additional party protection, doesn't increase hm enemies' attack speed
- Rend EnchantmentsCoreNecromancer. Curses Rend EnchantmentsSpellRemove 5..8..9 Enchantments from target foe. For each Monk Enchantment removed, you take 55..31..23 damage.5220 - remove enchantments from Slavers' Exile dwarves
- Vocal MinorityNightfallNecromancer. Curses Vocal MinorityHex SpellFor 5..17..21 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes cannot use Shouts or Chants.10120 - fish hex
- Silencing spear of defence for Technobabble; Cruel spear of defence for "Finish Him!"
- Curses focus of Aptitude (20% HCT) and "Master of My Domain" inscription (+1)
VoS Dervish x2
The energy cost of Dervish enchantments is reduced by 36%.
In PvE, gain +9 armor rating while enchanted.
FactionsAssassin. Shadow Arts 2Death's ChargeSpellShadow Step to target foe. If that foe has more Health than you, you are healed for 83.5¼30NightfallDervish. Earth Prayers 11Vow of StrengthElite Enchantment SpellFor 15 seconds, whenever you attack a foe with your scythe, you deal 21 slashing damage to all adjacent foes.3¼20EotNDervish. Mysticism 9Aura SlicerMelee AttackIf this attack hits, you inflict Bleeding for 11 seconds. If you are enchanted, you also inflict Cracked Armor for 6 seconds.4NightfallDervish. Scythe Mastery 14Victorious SweepMelee AttackIf this attack hits, you deal +24 damage. If the target foe has less Health than you, you gain 77 Health.54NightfallDervish. Scythe Mastery 14Reap ImpuritiesMelee AttackIf this attack hits, you deal +14 damage. Each foe you hit loses 1 condition. For each foe who loses a condition, all foes adjacent to that target foe take 38 holy damage.5EotNDervish. Scythe Mastery 14Radiant ScytheScythe AttackThis attack strikes for +1 damage for each point of Energy you currently have, maximum 28 damage. You gain 7 Energy if this attack hits.6NightfallDervish. Mysticism 9Heart of FuryStanceFor 7 seconds, you attack 25% faster.4NightfallDervish. Earth Prayers 11Sand ShardsFlash Enchantment SpellFor 30 seconds, the next 4 times you hit with a scythe, all other adjacent foes take 47 earth damage.610
- Windwalker or Blessed Insignias
- Vitae runes
- Zealous Scythe of Enchanting with "Guided by Fate" inscription (+15 while enchanted)
You activate Spells and Signets 37% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 30%.
PropheciesMesmer. Domination Magic 15PanicElite Hex SpellFor 10 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes are hexed with Panic. When a foe hexed with Panic successfully uses a skill, all other nearby foes are interrupted.100.615NightfallMesmer. Domination Magic 15MistrustHex SpellFor 6 seconds, the next spell that target foe casts on one of your allies fails and deals 100 damage to that foe and all nearby foes.101.312CoreMesmer. Domination Magic 15Cry of FrustrationSpellIf target foe is using a skill, that foe and all foes in the area are interrupted and suffer 75 damage.100.215FactionsMesmer. Domination Magic 15Unnatural SignetSignetTarget foe takes 75 damage. If that foe is under the effects of a hex or enchantment, foes adjacent to your target take 50 damage.0.710CoreMesmer. Domination Magic 15Shatter HexSpellRemove a Hex from target ally. If a Hex is removed, foes near that ally take 120 damage.100.610NightfallMesmer. Inspiration Magic 10Drain DelusionsSpellRemove one Mesmer Hex from target foe. If a Hex was removed in this way, that foe loses 4 Energy and you gain 4 Energy for each point lost.50.210CoreMesmer. Inspiration Magic 10Drain EnchantmentSpellRemove an Enchantment from target foe. If an Enchantment is removed, you gain 14 Energy and 93 Health.51.320FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 3Flesh of My FleshSpellLose half your Health. Resurrect target party member with your current Health and 8% Energy.52.5
- Energy SurgeCoreMesmer. Domination Magic 15Energy SurgeElite SpellTarget foe loses 10 Energy. For each point of Energy lost, that foe and all nearby foes take 9 damage.5215
- OverloadFactionsMesmer. Domination Magic 15OverloadHex SpellFor 5 seconds, target foe suffers -3 Health degeneration. If target foe is using a skill, then Overload deals 75 damage to that foe and all adjacent foes.5¼5 over Unnatural Signet
- Survivor Insignia, Vigor and Vitae Runes.
- Domination Wand of Memory with "Aptitude not Attitude", Domination Focus of Aptitude with "Forget me Not".
You activate Spells and Signets 31% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 24%.
FactionsMesmer. Illusion Magic 14Shared BurdenElite Hex SpellFor 19 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes attack, cast spells, and move 50% slower.51.415CoreMesmer. Illusion Magic 14FragilityHex SpellFor 19 seconds, target and adjacent foes take 19 damage each time they suffer or recover from a new Condition.50.75CoreMesmer. Illusion Magic 14ClumsinessHex SpellFor 4 seconds, the next time target and any adjacent foes attack, the attack is interrupted and target foe suffers 87 damage.101.48EotNMesmer. Illusion Magic 14Wandering EyeHex SpellFor 4 seconds, the next time target foe attacks, that attack is interrupted and all nearby foes take 105 damage.51.412CoreMesmer. Inspiration Magic 10Power DrainSpellIf target foe is casting a Spell or Chant, that Skill is interrupted and you gain 21 Energy.50.220NightfallMesmer. Inspiration Magic 10Drain DelusionsSpellRemove one Mesmer Hex from target foe. If a Hex was removed in this way, that foe loses 4 Energy and you gain 4 Energy for each point lost.50.210NightfallParagon. Command 10"Never Surrender!"ShoutFor 15 seconds, all party members within earshot and below 75% Health gain +4 Health regeneration.515NightfallParagon. Command 10"Fall Back!"ShoutFor 8 seconds, all allies within earshot gain 12 Health per second while moving and move 33% faster. "Fall Back!" ends on an ally affected by this Shout when that ally successfully hits with an attack.1020
- Drain EnchantmentCoreMesmer. Inspiration Magic 10Drain EnchantmentSpellRemove an Enchantment from target foe. If an Enchantment is removed, you gain 14 Energy and 93 Health.5220
- Signet of ClumsinessNightfallMesmer. Illusion Magic 14Signet of ClumsinessSignetIf target foe is attacking, that foe and all adjacent foes are interrupted and take 57 damage. Any foes using attack skills are knocked down.¼8
- Survivor Insignias
- Vitae runes
- Illusion Wand of Memory with "Aptitude not Attitude", Illusion Focus of Aptitude with "Forget me Not".
Gain 13 Energy whenever a non-Spirit creature near you dies, up to 3 times every 15 seconds.
FactionsNecromancer. Soul Reaping 13Icy VeinsElite Hex SpellTarget foe is struck for 79 cold damage. For 32 seconds, if target foe dies all nearby foes are struck for 98 cold damage.1015EotNNecromancer. Death Magic 7Withering AuraEnchantment SpellFor 12 seconds, target ally's melee attacks cause Weakness for 12 seconds.513NightfallNecromancer. Soul Reaping 13Signet of Lost SoulsSignetIf target foe is below 50% Health, you gain 88 Health and 9 Energy.¼8FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 12Mend Body and SoulSpellTarget ally is healed for 96 Health. That ally loses one Condition for each spirit within earshot.5¾3FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 12Spirit LightSpellTarget ally is healed for 156. If any Spirits are within earshot, you don't sacrifice Health.17%514FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 12Protective Was KaolaiItem SpellHold Kaolai's ashes for up to 51 seconds. While you hold his ashes, you gain 10 armor. When you drop his ashes, all party members are healed for 70 Health10125FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 12LifeBinding RitualCreate a level 11 Spirit with 220 Health and 68 armor. When this Spirit dies, all non-Spirit allies within its range are healed for 6 Health for each second this Spirit was alive. This Spirit dies after 20 seconds.10¾20FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 12Flesh of My FleshSpellLose half your Health. Resurrect target party member with your current Health and 17% Energy.54
- Death Pact SignetNightfallRitualist. Restoration Magic 12Death Pact SignetSignetResurrect target party member with your current Health and 83% Energy. The next time that ally dies within 120 seconds, so do you.312
- Survivor Insignias
- Vitae Runes
- Either a Restoration Magic set or defensive set. The hero will be holding PwK most of the time.
Creatures you create have 16% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 16% longer.
FactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Signet of SpiritsElite SignetCreate three level 13 spirits. These spirits deal 21 damage with attacks. These spirits die after 60 seconds.130FactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16BloodsongBinding RitualCreate a level 13 Spirit with 260 (+42) Health and 79 armor who dies after 158 seconds. Attacks by that Spirit steal up to 26 Health.5¾30FactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Splinter WeaponWeapon SpellFor 20 (+3.2) seconds, target ally has a Splinter Weapon. Target ally's next 5 attacks deal 53 damage to up to 3 adjacent foes.515FactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Ancestors' RageSkillFor 1 second, nothing happens. When this skill ends, all foes adjacent to target ally are struck for 117 lightning damage.5¼10FactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Spirit SiphonSpellTarget Spirit loses all Energy. You gain 52% of that Energy.5¼3FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 13Mend Body and SoulSpellTarget ally is healed for 102 Health. That ally loses one Condition for each spirit within earshot.5¾3FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 13Spirit LightSpellTarget ally is healed for 164. If any Spirits are within earshot, you don't sacrifice Health.17%514FactionsRitualist. Restoration Magic 13Protective Was KaolaiItem SpellHold Kaolai's ashes for up to 54 seconds. While you hold his ashes, you gain 10 armor. When you drop his ashes, all party members are healed for 75 Health10125
- Survivor or Shaman's Insignia s
- Vitae runes
- Spear of Fortitude/Defense with "I have the power!"
- Restoration focus of Aptitude with "Forget Me Not" inscription.
Creatures you create have 48% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 48% longer.
FactionsRitualist. Spawning Power 12Soul TwistingElite SkillFor 37 seconds, your Binding Rituals cost 15 less Energy (minimum 10) and recharge instantly. Soul Twisting ends after 3 Binding Rituals.515FactionsRitualist. Communing 16ShelterBinding RitualCreate a level 13 Spirit with 260 (+125) Health and 79 armor. Non-Spirit allies within its range cannot lose more than 10% maximum Health from a single attack. When this Spirit prevents damage, it loses 43 Health. This Spirit lasts 62 seconds.25145FactionsRitualist. Communing 16UnionBinding RitualCreate a level 13 Spirit with 260 (+125) Health and 79 armor. Whenever a non-Spirit ally in its range takes damage or life steal, it is reduced by 15 and the Spirit takes 15 damage. This Spirit dies after 62 seconds.15¾45FactionsRitualist. Communing 16DisplacementBinding RitualCreate a level 15 Spirit with 300 (+144) Health and 91 armor. All non-Spirit allies within its range have a 75% chance to block incoming attacks. Every time an attack is blocked in this way, this Spirit takes 60 damage. This Spirit dies after 62 seconds.15¾45CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.FactionsRitualist. Spawning Power 12Signet of CreationSignetYou gain 4 Energy for every summoned creature you control within earshot, maximum 10 Energy.120FactionsRitualist. Spawning Power 12Boon of CreationEnchantment SpellFor 51 seconds, whenever you create a creature, you gain 41 Health and 5 Energy.10245NightfallParagon. Command 8"Fall Back!"ShoutFor 7 seconds, all allies within earshot gain 10 Health per second while moving and move 33% faster. "Fall Back!" ends on an ally affected by this Shout when that ally successfully hits with an attack.1020
- Binding ChainsFactionsRitualist. Communing 16Binding ChainsHex SpellFor 3 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes move 90% slower and take 32 damage each second while moving.10115
- Armor of UnfeelingFactionsRitualist. Communing 16Armor of UnfeelingSkillFor 37 seconds, your spirits within earshot take 50% less damage and are immune to critical attacks.5120
- Survivor or Shaman's Insignia, Vigor and Vitae Runes.
- Spear of Enchanting with "I have the power!", Command Shield of Fortitude with -2 while enchanted OR Communing focus of Aptitude with "Forget me Not".
- Melee hate on Dervish