Archive:N/W Death's Shadow

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This build has been archived as of 21:06, 12 July 2007 (CEST), for the following reason:

  • Outdated Dark Aura bomber

This build had been designed for the following use:

This build was in the category No category specified before being archived.

This gimmick arena build combines life drainage and armor-ignoring spiking to devastate any foe. This build should not be used for any serious purpose.

Attributes and Skills Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=necro/warri deathm=10+2+1 bloodm=10+1 swords=9 soulre=7+1][touch of agony][hamstring][barbed signet][dark aura][aura of the lich][blood renewal][taste of pain][resurrection signet][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • Players should equip a sword that deals additional damage when enchanted to maximize your damage output, and has a crippling hilt and either an of Defense, of Shelter or of Enchanting pommel
  • Carry a Blood Magic offhand that enhances the recharge/casting time of Blood Magic spells
  • Have a Tormentor's/Necrotic tunic and leggings, at least, to improve your naturally low armor. Going pure-Tormentor's/Necrotic is viable, but you'll be leaving yourself very vulnerable to Holy damage

Usage Edit

  • If executed properly you should almost always have the health regeneration, and occasional heal, from Blood Renewal, and area-affected Shadow damage, which makes this a "survivor"
  • While this build can take on any class, targeting the monk (as usual) is particularly effective. Hamstring will aid your warrior allies, and the near-unstoppable amount of Shadow damage will make the healer or protector monk quite "selfish", as they'll suddenly focus on (desperately) healing themselves. This also goes for enemy Priest
  • Be careful not to cast Aura of the Lich when your health is particularly low. The same goes for Blood Renewal
  • While Blood Renewal seems out of place at first, it makes for an amazing self-heal if combined with Aura of the Lich. You'll only sacrifice 12.5% health, as Aura of the Lich "quarters" damage from sacrifices. In addition, you can cast it after Dark Aura for a spiking prelude

Notes Edit

  • Aura of the Lich compensates for the Death's Shadow's inherently low armor, but it also reduces the amount of health sacrificed
  • Blood Renewal is a great self-heal, in this case, as you sacrifice less health with Aura of the Lich on.
  • While this build is not completely dependent upon melee range, Hamstring should be used on fleeing foes

Variants Edit

Counters Edit

  • Remove or interrupt the enchantments upon which this build depends.
  • Crippling, as with any melee-range attacker, makes this build difficult to be efficient.
  • Health degeneration and Deep Wound work well due to this build's low health.
  • Life stealing does not count as damage in the usual sense and thus will completely ignore the damage-reducing effects of Aura of the Lich. Life stealing skills such as Vampiric Touch and Vampiric Gaze are therefore very dangerous to this build due to its low health.

This mainly will include in Random Arena's a Touch Ranger.

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