- 1 PvE
- 2 PvP
- 2.1 Custom and Brave water bar
- 2.2 Gust makes me sad
- 2.3 Very old and aged dual warrior split
- 2.4 VoS is terrible
- 2.5 Midline DW'ing
- 2.6 The signeteer
- 2.7 I fucking love linebacking/training
- 2.8 I hate MoI. There, I said it.
- 2.9 I can has 20 fire magika?
- 2.10 Sheath is fucking broken
- 2.11 Warding makes melee cry
- 2.12 falling shocker y/n?
- 2.13 Splitting very bravely
- 2.14 The new SP
- 2.15 Dagger spamman
- 2.16 Abusing Zealot's Fire
|Master of Magic||Eruption||Churning Earth||Searing Heat||Teinai's Heat||Energizing Wind||Elemental Lord||Ebon Battle Standard of Honor|
Trying to make something out of master of magic. Ugghhhhh it fails hard. May work in Halls, lol AoE amirite?
|Sandstorm||Arcane Echo||Eruption||Auspicious Incantation||Earth Attunement||Ward of Weakness||"By Ural's Hammer!"||Ebon Battle Standard of Honor|
|Ray of Judgment||Arcane Echo||Balthazar's Aura||Auspicious Incantation||Optional||Air of Superiority||"By Ural's Hammer!"||Ebon Battle Standard of Honor|
Even moar deaaaaaaaaaaaaaaathhhhhhhh.
|Signet of Spirits||Mantra of Inscriptions||Spirit's Gift||Explosive Growth||Boon of Creation||Feast of Souls||Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support||Snow Storm|
Gogogo, Asplodan PvE!
|Ritual Lord||Shelter||Union||Displacement||Boon of Creation||Summon Spirits||Restoration||Spirit's Gift|
Custom and Brave water bar
|Parasitic Bond||Mind Freeze||Winter's Embrace||Shard Storm||Shadow of Fear||Chilling Winds||Optional||Resurrection Signet|
Why Mind Freeze, you may ask. Why the hell would you take something so silly as mind freeze when Icy Shackles is just better?
Icy is better, simply because it doesn't cause exhaustion and doesn't rely on energy (which is a consideration, even if just a minor one). You can just subst Icy in the bar and be fine, but why bother with a longer recharge and have no damage? Besides, I'm strong and brave.
This is my take on the water/curses hybrid defensive midliners (although Mind Freeze works just as well against warriors and dervishes). You can cover your hexes with Parasitic and Chilling. For massive lulz, cover a chilled mind freeze with parasitic and shadow of fear *and* chilling when it recharges. Warriors will hate you for that. Not even shadowsteps will allow them to pull off their spike.
Hex removal usually happens in stacks of 3 these days, so either spread the water hexes around and piss off concentrated removals (divert, deny) or press 123456 on a warrior and laugh, just like a curses necro!
I highly suggest Rend for the optional, but if you aren't that good at energy management, you may want to use Aura of Resto, just to be safe. In fact, that's probably be better.
Gust makes me sad
|Gale||Gust||Winter's Embrace||Blinding Flash||Glyph of Lesser Energy||Arcane Echo||Air Attunement||Resurrection Signet|
This is me trying to make something that works out of something that is quite apt to not work. The idea is to be a hybrid midliner, not true spike support, but not true defense, either. Echo'd gust is pretty nasty, especially during spiking, and deals quite a bit of damage on it's own (though nowhere near, say, Lsurge, which says a lot).
This actually looks like a feasable factionsish bar. Gust is pretty lol terrible compared to anything else, obviously, but there's some nice spike support and decent (if not mediocre) midlining possibilities. The only problem is Gust. Getting the primer on and actually chaining Gust-Echo'd-Gust-Gale (lolz 8 seconds of KD) would be pretty difficult, I imagine. I mean, water trident does a better job of KD spamman. If only gust had a 6-5 second recharge... Dream skill: elite gale.
The beauty of this bar (if there is any) is the mighty flexibility (yeah, since water never was flexible). You can probably go for shard storm instead of Winter's (though winter's makes me hard), remove Attune if you're good@energy, jam chilling winds in there somewhere, even go as far as to remove Bflash (which, on second thought, is probably too unreliable in the lolconditions meta) and glyph lesser. Jam a few water hexes in there, pair up with another water ele (or mesmer), and laugh at infusers.
In fact, I'd even imagine that two copies of Arcane Echo and Gust on the stand (so sad that EVERYTHING is on the stand these days) would be pretty nasty ( + gale, always gale). You just have to that water or earth hex, which is what makes the whole idea so clunky. Maybe brave warriors with Grasping? 3 Water midliners (lol mesmer food, I know, but you can never have enough water. Chaining Deep Freeze, amirite)? I dunno, gust is pretty hard.
Very old and aged dual warrior split
|Hammer Bash||Crushing Blow||Mighty Blow||Frenzy||Rush||Word of Healing||Counter Blow||Resurrection Signet|
|Hammer Bash||Crushing Blow||Mighty Blow||Frenzy||Rush||Word of Healing||Mend Ailment||Resurrection Signet|
This is very, very old. I made my guild leader run something like this once (we had like 4 warriors, shit was so cash), and we kept running it until Factions made warrior splits like this obsolete. Two warriors are nearly undying in this form, holy veil was sometimes ran in the place of Counter to deal with hexes, but usually people sent prodigy flaggers to deal with splits, which we owned with two bashes. It was very manly, but when you sent back a cripshot or collapsed on the slipt, shit went down south really fast. Still, we owned quite a large number of bodyguards simply because most of the opposing guilds didn't take the 2 paladins very seriously.
|Wearying Strike||Victorious Sweep||Crippling Sweep||Rending Touch||Pious Haste||Life Sheath||Reverse Hex||Resurrection Signet|
This might be a modern version, but splitting today isn't really in the cards.
VoS is terrible
|Unsuspecting Strike||Fox Fangs||Critical Strike||Vow of Strength||Mystic Regeneration||Aura of Thorns||Dash||Resurrection Signet|
Dash is your terribad speed boost and Aura is your terribad snare. I dunno, go kill archers or something.
|Blinding Surge||Lightning Orb (PvP)||Shell Shock||Air Attunement||Aura of Restoration||Chest Thumper||Gale||Resurrection Signet|
I ran this one, I'm truly sorry to say. We were running a variant of Eurospike after the first round of nerfs. It was decent, and ranged DW on demand was very lulzy, but wasn't that useful, in the longer run.
|Boon Signet||Signet of Devotion||Mantra of Inscriptions||Reversal of Fortune||Spirit Bond||Signet of Recall||Deny Hexes||Divine Intervention|
Whole buncha signets. May (may) work better with Scribe's insight, but boon signet is like lolfreehealing amirite? Maybe on heroes.
I fucking love linebacking/training
|Enraged Smash||Pulverizing Smash||Auspicious Blow||Rending Touch||Flail||Rush||Lion's Comfort||Resurrection Signet|
I hate MoI. There, I said it.
|Water Trident||Winter's Embrace||Shard Storm||Glowing Ice||Freezing Gust||Blurred Vision||Aura of Restoration||Resurrection Signet|
Snare shit. Water trident is awesome, fuck you.
I can has 20 fire magika?
|Double Dragon||Phoenix||Immolate||Glyph of Elemental Power||Aura of Restoration||Fire Attunement||Glyph of Sacrifice||Shadow Walk|
Sheath is fucking broken
|Life Sheath||Divine Boon||Return||Guardian||Deny Hexes||Divine Spirit||Heaven's Delight||Divine Healing|
Massive party heals, lol hex stacks, lol sheath y/n?
Warding makes melee cry
|"You're All Alone!"||Stoning||Ward Against Melee||Ward Against Foes||Glyph of Lesser Energy||Grasping Earth||Optional||Resurrection Signet|
Gogogo, Melee Hate!
falling shocker y/n?
|Wastrel's Collapse||Falling Lotus Strike||Twisting Fangs||Tiger Stance||Way of the Fox||Shadow Refuge||Recall||Resurrection Signet|
Gogogo, Eurospike/Assassin Split!
Splitting very bravely
|Light of Deliverance||Patient Spirit||Restful Breeze||Lyssa's Haste||Holy Veil||Optional||Mending Touch||Signet of Pious Restraint|
Brave splitter is brave and splits very bravely.
The new SP
|Wastrel's Collapse||Falling Lotus Strike||Twisting Fangs||Golden Phoenix Strike||Blades of Steel||Heart of Fury||Feigned Neutrality||Resurrection Signet|
New SP sin is new. Does whatever the old SP sin used to do. Plus a KD, minus some domoges and recharges.
|Augury of Death||Dancing Daggers||Crippling Dagger||Disrupting Dagger||Lyssa's Aura||Deadly Paradox||Deadly Haste||Resurrection Signet|
Wheeeeeeeeeee dagger spamman. Modified for moar DW and Domoges.
Abusing Zealot's Fire
|Zealot's Fire||Blessed Signet||"It's just a flesh wound."||"Make Haste!"||Reversal of Damage||Smite Hex||Protective Bond||Leader's Comfort|
|Augury of Death||Wastrel's Collapse||Siphon Speed||Rend Enchantments||Shadow of Haste||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Blood is Power||Heal Area||Dwayna's Sorrow||Protective Spirit||Blood Renewal||Healing Breeze||Optional||Optional|
Usage: Smiters ball around the bip, who has 55 health. Smiters maintain Prot bond on anyone and everyone. Yeah. It's gay. But it's also a 720 damage spike that cuts through prots and blasts anything adjacent to target. With a 10 sec recharge. And retarded pressure. Would be massive hard to pull it off, though.