Talk:Farmer's Scythe

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This attack needs to cost more energy since at 5 energy and if you have 5+ enemies around you then you can spam it all day long --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: .

i dont get it, why does 5 enemies around have to do with anything? you only need to have two infront of you. 20:46, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Zealous Vow - Y0_ich_halt User Y0 ich halt sig.jpg 20:53, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
You could anyway, regardless. +4 regen keeps up with 5e spamming already. I think spamming it all day long is the idea, tbh - hence farmer's scythe. I'm a pvp-er not a pve-er but - are there many dervish farming builds? I guess this might make them a bit more attractive, if not... --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: .
Fact remains it has 12 recharge, if you hit three, it has 0 --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: .
Actually you only need to hit 2 --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: .
I think this skill is fine as it is. It would be better, in PvE, for dealing with a bunch of smaller enemies than to deal with a few big enemies, given the more or less low damage output, but that happens all time (at least in the middle of the three games). I couldn't see someone using this in PvP, but meh, I don't know that much about PvP in the first place. Erasculio 01:21, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
NPC Farming at VoD just got reduced to one skill! --ChronicinabilitY User Chronicinability Spiteful Spirit.jpg 02:23, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
No, the relevant ratio for dervishes in pvp is how much damage per time & energy you can do. It would be borderline retarded to sit there spamming this skill instead of using your energy & time on stuff like wearying strike and chilling victory. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Greedy Gus .

wonder if you can farm with this --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: .

Does exactly what is says on the tin! :P 12:16, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
You have no idea how hard I laughed when I read this name. -- 18:27, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Is it warranted to place a note/piece of trivia, pointing out that ironically enough, this skill is very useful for farming, thus the name is very fitting? What do you think? -WNxZexion 19:01, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
yea the name made me die laughing, this skill + the zealous gwen skill = derv farm ftw lol. --Tenshi Strife 00:07, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
best-fitting name ever imo. Pluto 00:50, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
It's not ironic, it's fitting/apt, dammit! Such a misused term. This and Nonsensical Spear have the best names. --Heelz 07:05, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Just watch ANet nerf dervish farmers by having mobs move out of adjacent range. Then it actually IS irony :D --onoes! Mafaraxas 05:11, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

hehe this will be indeed nice for farming ----InfestedHydralisk Shadow Prison.jpg 18:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Aww. Why does the farmer look so sad? Change the icon, make him happy. With a skill like this, he ought to be. 20:20, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

The low damage on this makes him sad. P A R A S I T I C 20:43, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Give him a haybale and a smile :P
Because scythe's area attack causes monster to scatter. This skill is useless in that sense and makes the farmer sad. Lightblade 04:27, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
O rly? I've never had noticeable scattering with my Derv. User GD Defender sig.png|GD Defender / contribs 04:42, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Me neither ----InfestedHydralisk Shadow Prison.jpg 10:23, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
You will not get scatter, because a scythe is only capable of hitting three targets, and 3 is the number one is able to keep in aggro before scatter. Readem Sorry, I'll stop trolling now. 00:35, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Useless skill. Fun name though. Won't see play in PvP. Won't be anything special in PvE. Servant of Kali 00:04, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

"Meh" is what I'll say to this skill, it could deal +10...34...40 damage and I'd still take Eremite's Attack over it. Recharge is too long if you whiff, +dmg is too little, so throw the PvE guy a bone here. A VoD melandru derv is more than welcome to sit with a meaningless skill on his bar for 18 minutes, I don't see a reason to be scared of this skill. ~Seef II <|> 08:43, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Zealous Scythe[edit]

Spam spam spam spam spam. G'bye challenge of PVE...-- 06:20, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

overrated, thy irony is often you don't hit multiple foes at once

go farming, crowd them up, there you go. - Y0_ich_halt 21:24, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Meh not really that great for non-solo farming in pve, practically no use in pvp. Balanced, and not too great w/ a team so no worry about spam abuse in a party. Aggro rarely stays on the tank, esp if u have another melee attacking it. --Lou-Saydus 01:01, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
I really don't get why would it take away the challenge of PvE if you'd spam this skill :D Gotta agree with with anon, you don't hit more than one fore so often. - IH 21:56, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


Scythe Attack? Probably is one, no other weapon hits more than one foe at once, but just confirming. ~Seef II <> 09:55, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Was just changed to Scythe Attack by, but I'm not sure how real that is, can't decide whether I should revert it, or update the skill box to match the new description. Cloud 13:53, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Wouldn't be at all broken or indeed used if it was a melee attack, no-one would want a 5/12 attack skill with such a paltry +damage that can't be recharged instantly. --Ckal Ktak 12:19, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Related Skills[edit]

I assume Farmer's Scythe was linked to Pious Assault because they both had an instant-recharge mechanic. Since Pious Assult has been changed significantly, should it still be included on the Related Skills section? If no one has any complaints, I'll remove it in a day or two. ~ Da Si 01:51, 24 January 2008 (UTC)


is just as good as Wastrels Collapse, the old name was Shameful Waste, as its the worst elite in the game, and it was a shameful waste to use, get it? huh? get it eh? huh? yeah, its funny.--User Fire Tock sig.jpgFireTock 23:41, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

I have an Assassin/Derv I use to farm. I can spam this all day long till I'm down to the last foe. Thomasuwoo 01:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Trivia Fail[edit]

Am I the only one to link Farmer's Scythe to the way farmers used to prepare the grass for hay and stuff back in the era of no machinery....? Ryuu 15:34, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

No No. I think a bunch of ppl get it. Just just that no one cares since it was never used as a weapon or has a cool/ interesting origin of how it came to be --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: (talk).
Trivia remains trivia, non? Ryuu Togo >:D talk 03:55, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Hero Usage[edit]

Will heroes make an attempt to hit multiple foes with this skill? And do they spam it sometimes? -- 22:27, 30 March 2012 (UTC)Recon Legend

My experience is that they will just use it randomly without regard to number of enemies hit.--Deus 22:40, 30 March 2012 (UTC)