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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:


Heroes' Ascent Henchway designed to defeat other henchmen-based teams.


Standard Version Mesmer Player Variant
Elementalist Star Burst Nuker Mesmer Panic Mesmer
Player build:
Fire Attunement Star Burst Flame Burst Inferno Lava Font Glyph of Sacrifice Meteor Shower Optional
Panic Cry of Frustration Wastrel's Worry Wastrel's Demise Complicate Guilt Channeling Optional
Elementalist Rollo Lowlo [Immolation Henchman]
Mind Blast Immolate Rodgort's Invocation Searing Heat "Make Haste!" Song of Concentration Fire Attunement Resurrection Signet
Elementalist Suzu [Searing Henchman]
Savannah Heat (PvP) Teinai's Heat Searing Heat Liquid Flame Rodgort's Invocation Glyph of Lesser Energy Fire Attunement Resurrection Signet
Elementalist Bacchi Coi [Icy Henchman]
Mirror of Ice Glowing Ice Freezing Gust Blurred Vision Ice Spikes Winter's Embrace Water Attunement Resurrection Signet
Elementalist Hobba Inaste [Earth Henchman]
Unsteady Ground Stoning Eruption Ward Against Foes Grasping Earth Glyph of Lesser Energy Earth Attunement Resurrection Signet
Dervish Alsacien [Wounding Henchman]
Mesmer Syn Spellstrike [Illusion Henchman]
Migraine Power Spike Power Drain Cry of Frustration Leech Signet Frustration Inspired Enchantment Flesh of My Flesh
Wounding Strike Reap Impurities Winds of Disenchantment Mystic Twister Grenth's Fingers Rending Aura Whirling Charge Resurrection Signet
Monk Blahks [Protection Henchman]
Life Sheath Shielding Hands Spirit Bond Guardian Remove Hex Gift of Health Power Drain Channeling
Monk Divinus Tutela [Healer Henchman]
Healing Burst Infuse Health Patient Spirit Heal Party Cure Hex Dwayna's Kiss Waste Not, Want Not Channeling

Player Build

Star Burst Nuker

Your maximum Energy is raised by 30.
Template code

  • Variable skill slot
    • "Fall Back!" (PvP) "Fall Back!" (PvP) – 9 command, 9+1 energy storage.
    • Death's Charge Death's Charge – 3 shadow arts, 12+1 energy storage.
  • Variants (replace Lava Font)
    • "Make Haste!" "Make Haste!" - for relic runs with another player.
    • Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet

Runes and insignias


  • 40/20/20 fire magic – use for Fire Attunement only.
  • 40/40 fire magic – use for general spellcasting.
  • High energy set fire magic – use when running out of energy.
  • Shield sets with +10 armor vs. each damage type.
    • Your standard shield should have +10 vs. fire damage.
    • If using the Elementalist/Paragon build use command shields.
    • Else, if playing on a PvP character, use the PvP strength shield.


  • Call your henchmen to attack the opposing team's henchmen, not the player.
  • Prepare Glyph of Sacrifice and move closer to the opposing team's henchmen, but not yet in point-blank range. This would cause the henchmen to scatter.
  • As soon as you see that the henchmen are snared with Ice Spikes, use Meteor Shower.
  • Now run (or Death's Charge) into the henchmen and nuke them with your point blank area damage skills.
  • Use "Fall Back!" (PvP) while running a relic, escorting the Ghostly Hero and at the very start against the Zaishen team.

Panic Mesmer

You activate Spells and Signets 40% 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 33%.
Template code

  • Variable skill slot
    • Chaos Storm Chaos Storm - additional area damage. Don't use until the henchmen are struck with Ice Spikes or Meteor Shower.
    • Mantra of Concentration Mantra of Concentration - anti-rupt.
    • Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet - only with another player.

Runes and insignias


  • 40/40 domination magic.
  • High energy set domination magic.
  • 40/20/20 inspiration magic – only use it for Channeling.
  • Shield sets with +10 armor vs. each damage type.
    • Your standard shield should have +10 vs. fire damage.


  • Main article: HA Panic Mesmer
  • Complicate is on the bar for interrupting and disabling res signet for all the henchmen


  • When playing the mesmer player build, take Alsacien over Syn Spellstrike.
  • If you have two players, let one play the elementalist and one the mesmer. Drop Syn Spellstrike.