Discordway

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Discordway is a team build that features three or more necromancer heroes using Discord to deal heavy armor-ignoring damage to a single target. The team is popular for vanquishing and rapid completion of Hard mode missions.

Heroes use Discord effectively, since they will prioritize its use on suitable targets, unless performing other tasks. Since the skill recharges quickly, heroes are frequently able to use it simultaneously, resulting in a major spike to the target and often death. This ability to destroy targets quickly also powers up each hero's Soul Reaping, providing excellent energy management. Further, since the elite skill's prerequisites are easily met with a few skills, the team has plenty of room for support and utility skills, e.g. a combination of minion masters, healing from Restoration Magic or Healing Prayers, and/or support from Curses, Death Magic, or Protection Prayers.

Advantages[edit]

  • Excellent for hard/fast strikes against numerous weaker foes.
  • Does not require micromanagement, as long as the player calls targets effectively.
  • Good energy management.
  • Leaves room for utility skills.

Disadvantages[edit]

  • Diminished effectiveness during prolonged fights of attrition or against better-designed mobs, especially in Winds of Change.
  • Less useful in areas with heavy hex and condition removal.
  • Both energy management and minion armies depend on killing foes quickly, which makes the team helpless in areas with fewer or more durable foes.
  • Can be slow to cover a map, due to long activation times of minion-generating skills.
  • Can be easily countered by Complicate and Signet of Humility, which prevent the heroes from spamming Discord.

Team Build[edit]

Any Player[edit]

The player can use any build that allows frequent application of hexes and conditions. Assassin's Promise and a combination of PvE-based skills are ideal for this, since the heroes will spike a foe to death quickly, which triggers AP's full reset of skills. For example:

Any / Assassin
Assassin's Promise.jpg
Assassin's Promise
"You Move Like a Dwarf!".jpg
"You Move Like a Dwarf!"
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support.jpg
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support
"Finish Him!".jpg
"Finish Him!"
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Deadly Arts: 12

Typical Hero builds[edit]

The classic Discordway combination includes a Necromancer/Ritualist healer, a Necromancer/Monk protector, and a Necromancer/Ritualist curser. The first two keep the team alive, while the third helps the player apply conditions and hexes. There are many viable variations. The optional skills below should produce minions and provide a hard resurrection.

Necromancer Restoration[edit]

Necromancer / Ritualist
Discord.jpg
Discord
Optional.jpg
Optional
Signet of Lost Souls.jpg
Signet of Lost Souls
Mend Body and Soul.jpg
Mend Body and Soul
Spirit Light.jpg
Spirit Light
Protective Was Kaolai.jpg
Protective Was Kaolai
Life.jpg
Life
Optional.jpg
Optional
Death Magic: 10+1+1
Soul Reaping: 8+1
Restoration Magic: 12

Necromancer Protection[edit]

Necromancer / Monk
Discord.jpg
Discord
Optional.jpg
Optional
Death Nova.jpg
Death Nova
Putrid Bile.jpg
Putrid Bile
Shield of Absorption.jpg
Shield of Absorption
Protective Spirit.jpg
Protective Spirit
Aegis.jpg
Aegis
Optional.jpg
Optional
Death Magic: 12+1+3
Soul Reaping: 8+1
Protection Prayers: 10

Necromancer Curses[edit]

Necromancer / Ritualist
Discord.jpg
Discord
Enfeebling Blood.jpg
Enfeebling Blood
Shadow of Fear.jpg
Shadow of Fear
Mend Body and Soul.jpg
Mend Body and Soul
Spirit Light.jpg
Spirit Light
Protective Was Kaolai.jpg
Protective Was Kaolai
Recovery.jpg
Recovery
Flesh of My Flesh.jpg
Flesh of My Flesh
Death Magic: 11+1+1
Soul Reaping: 7+1
Curses: 5+1
Restoration: 11

See also[edit]

  • Sabway, another team build using three necromancer heroes.

External links[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The build is named after its primary elite, after the IWAY naming convention.
  • Although the build is designed for use in PvE, some spike teams have made use of similar builds in PvP.

Builds (edit)
Guide to making a buildTeam
Type General team roles Particular templates Hero-only builds
Damage PressureSpikerNuker Barrage rangerBeast masterBloodspikeBomberDagger spammerTouch rangerStarbursterTrapper Discordway
Support HealerProtection BatteryBonderFlag runnerImbagonInfuserOrders Sabway
Control LinebackShutdownTank CripshotHexwayMinion masterPermaSpirit spammer
Utility CallerToolbox GimmickBalanced-Way
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