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Hong's WoC-era 7H team
Source: User:Hong (Quoted verbatim from 12 February 2012)
Winds of Change HM has made me modify my team of choice again; there's not much room for indulging oneself in that. Now features an Icy Veins necro in place of one of the paragons.
Speaking of WoC HM, I think I'll be giving it a break for now. Tracking the Corruption wiped me 6 times, and eventually made me group with others and use a conset for the first time in more than two years.
- SoS/Resto rit
- ST rit
- Panic mesmer
- Ineptitude mesmer
- RoJ/SoH monk
- IV necro
Sin with Gusto
Hong's original 7H team
Source: User:Hong (Quoted verbatim from 10 July 2010)
This is the team I generally take, as a warrior, dervish or dagger-spam ranger. The basic setup is: 2 spirit-spamming rits, 2 shutdown mesmers, a ROJ monk and a couple of support guys. Within that framework, skills and characters can get swapped around depending on the circumstances, eg Shelter isn't so necessary if there are no double-damage ele/rit bosses to fight. No minion master, because I've found that I simply don't need one 99% of the time, and I'd rather not micro them or wait for the minion army to be replenished.
I dislike builds that use one class to do another class's job, such as Ether Renewal eles or necro/rit healers, so these bars are fairly straightforward. Just having 7 fully-specced heroes is enough to rampage through nearly all areas in hard mode, whether or not the builds are fully optimised.