Spirit spammer

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A spirit spammer is a type of build that emphasizes the use of binding rituals to create a small army of spirits. These builds can be used for significant armor-ignoring damage, for offensive or defensive support, to create a spirit wall to body block opponents, or even as fodder to distract the enemy AI from other soft targets.

Characteristics[edit]

Spirit spammer builds are based around one of three elites, typically supported by one or more energy management skills. Since most of the work can be done by 3-4 binding rituals, this leaves plenty of room on the skillbar for additional utility skills.

Skills[edit]

Elites[edit]

Energy management[edit]

Multi-purpose skills[edit]

  • Boon of Creation Boon of Creation — aids energy management and helps keep the spammer healthy.
  • Vampirism Vampirism — a PvE-only spirit that helps keep the caster alive.

Other important skills[edit]

Equipment[edit]

  • Shaman's Insignia
  • Can often use a spear and shield instead of caster weapons: increasing armor is often more valuable than decreasing recharge and casting time for 1-2 spells.

Evaluation[edit]

Pros
  • Rapid spirit creation provides additional damage, support, and control for the party.
  • Distracts the enemy from allies, increasing overall party durability.
Cons
  • Vulnerable to burning.
  • Vulnerable to anti-summon spikes, especially Consume Soul.
  • Vulnerable to AoE damage and foes that strike multiple targets, notably dervishes and barrage rangers.
  • Susceptible to critical hits (due to their low level), especially against hard mode foes.

Trivia[edit]

  • Historically popular names for this character have included: Soul Spinner, Spirit Wrangler, Spirit Master, Spirit Monger, Spirit Binder, Spirit Shepherd, Spirit Shaman, Spirit Spam, Spirit Wall, in addition to Ritual Lord or Soul Twister.
  • The June 2009 and the February 2010 updates buffed various binding rituals and spirit-generating skills (notably Soul Twisting, Ritual Lord, and Spirit Siphon). This allowed for more rapid creation of stronger and longer-lasting spirits.
  • The spirit spammer is often considered the Guild Wars equivalent of turtling.

See also[edit]


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