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This build has been archived as of 14:25, May 10, 2010 (UTC), for the following reasons:

  • meta shifts away from pure 8v8 builds
  • New BA turret cannot compare to old flail or glass arrow turrets in terms of DPS making this a less effective 8v8 build

This build had been designed for the following use:

This build was in the category great before being archived.

Use 2 Rangers to pump damage.

Team Composition Edit

Warrior-icon-small/Elementalist-icon-small Shock Axe

Eviscerate Body Blow Disrupting Chop Bull's Strike Shock Frenzy Rush Resurrection Signet

Warrior-icon-small/Ritualist-icon-small Jatt Kittenstomper

Devastating Hammer Crushing Blow Hammer Bash Bull's Strike Flail Enraging Charge Protector's Strike Death Pact Signet

Ranger-icon-small/Monk-icon-small Ranger

Crippling Shot Distracting Shot Savage Shot Lightning Reflexes Apply Poison Natural Stride Mending Touch Resurrection Signet

Ranger-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small BA Turret

Burning Arrow Savage Shot Distracting Shot Whirling Defense Lightning Reflexes Rend Enchantments Rapid Fire Resurrection Signet

Mesmer-icon-small/Monk-icon-small Smite Mesmer

Empathic Removal Smite Condition Smite Hex Bane Signet Castigation Signet Signet of Rage Judge's Insight Resurrection Chant

Monk-icon-small/Warrior-icon-small RC Monk

Reversal of Fortune Aegis Restore Condition Guardian Shielding Hands Aura of Stability Holy Veil Balanced Stance

Monk-icon-small/Warrior-icon-small Word of Healing

Patient Spirit Infuse Health Word of Healing Signet of Rejuvenation Draw Conditions Guardian Cure Hex Disciplined Stance

Ritualist-icon-small/Elementalist-icon-small Icy Shackles Flagger

Icy Shackles Weapon of Warding Resilient Weapon Wielder's Boon Glyph of Lesser Energy Protective Was Kaolai Life Armor of Mist


Shock Axe Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=warri/elemen axema=12+1+1 streng=12+1 air=3][Evisc][Body Blow][Disrupting Chop][Bull's Strike][Shock][frenzy][Rush][resurrection signet][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • Zealous/Vampiric Axe of Fortitude
  • Ebon Axe of Fortitude
  • Furious Spear of Fortitude
  • -2/+30 Strength Shield (While in Stance)
  • +5 AR/+30 Strength Shield (Elemental; can swap depending)
  • -20% Crippled Duration Strength Shield of Fortitude
  • -20% Blind Duration Strength Shield of Fortitude
  • Example Template Code: Pk5hbOvjjkaikpW9rIhpI90QjpIRBhipITRhg5ODrxhpIJL

Runes/Insignias:

  • Stonefist Insignia Absolutely necessary.
  • Mostly Vitae suggested; some attune if you use Shock other than in conjunction with Bull's.
  • Some use Sentinel's on Chest (not suggested but possible).
  • Clarity/Restoration

Usage Edit

  • Upon entering combat, carefully select a target and begin auto-attacking to build up adrenaline (Use a Furious Spear/Bow or a Wand to gain adrenaline when you can't get too close).
  • Knock Down moving foes with Bull's Strike.
  • Disrupt and knock down targets with Shock or create a knockdown-lock with Bull's Strike.
  • Call targets and spike with Eviscerate and Body Blow (or Executioner's Strike.)
  • Body Blow can also function as a second Deep Wound attack skill if your target is affected by Cracked Armor.
  • Use Frenzy to spike faster and/or increase the amount of pressure you're putting out. A 33% attack speed buff roughly equates to a 50% increase in damage output.
  • Use Rush to chase kiting foes, cancel Frenzy, or as a simple movement speed buff.
  • Use Disrupting Chop at opportune moments to interrupt and disable skills (for example, use it as a Monk recovers from a knockdown).
  • Swap to appropriate weapon sets as necessary (Ebon when attacking another Warrior, etc.)
  • Resurrect allies when necessary.

Jatt Kittenstomper Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=W/rt hammer=12+1+1 str=12+2 resto=3][devastating hammer][crushing blow][hammer bash][bull's strike][enraging charge][flail][protector's strike][death pact signet][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • Survivor's or Sentinel's Insignias with Stonefist on gloves, helmet, or boots.
  • Vampiric Hammer, Elemental, and Furious Hammers of Fortitude.
  • A defensive set with spear + shield. Spear should have +30 health and a furious mod (you'll often want to be in this set to build adren). Keep an assortment of shields in your inventory (all the damage types, cripple reduction, blind reduction)
  • Keep a longbow in your inventory to build adrenaline from afar
  • Extra runes of choice (clarity/restoration/ect).

Usage Edit

Cripshot Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=ranger/monk experti=12+1+1 marksman=9+1 wilderne=9+1 protec=3][Crippling Shot][distracting shot][savage shot][apply poison][Lightning Reflexes][natural stride][mending touch][resurrection signet][/build]

Equipment Edit

  • Poisonous Recurve Bow (15^50) of Fortitude.
  • Crippling Recurve Bow (15^50) of Fortitude.
  • Crippling Longbow (15^50) of Fortitude.
  • Defensive Shield set with Shields vs X Damage.
  • Death Set.
  • Full Survivor's/Scout's Armor with a Rune of Sup Vigor.

Usage Edit

  • Maintain Apply Poison, use Natural Stride to avoid interruption.
  • Spread Poison for pressure.
  • Cripple targets like Warriors to ease pressure, or targets on spikes to assist your Warriors. Cripple priority targets like Flaggers.
  • Use your interrupts to provide Disruption, bear in mind the effects of Distracting Shot and Savage Shot.
  • Use Lightning Reflexes as a blocking stance and a skill to rapidly spread Poison.
  • Use Natural Stride for blocking and an IMS.
  • Remove conditions from yourself with Antidote Signet.
  • If necessary, split offensively to gank NPC's and hastle the enemy flaggers. Split defensively to wipe opposing splits.
  • When the opposing flagger is on his way out of the base, push forward to snare/hastle it, you will most likely get fallen on so call this tactic and use your stances to stay alive, this can be risky but can also help push for a morale boost.

Variants Edit

  • [[Magebane Shot]
  • [[Point Blank Shot@14]

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Rapid Fire TurretEdit

<pvxbig> [build prof=R/N Exper=12+2 Marks=12+1+1 Curses=3][Burning Arrow][Savage Shot][Distracting Shot][Whirling Defense][Lightning Reflexes][Rend Enchantments][Rapid Fire][Res Sig][/build] </pvxbig>

Smite Mesmer Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Mesmer/Monk Smitingprayers=12 Fastcasting=12+1+1][Empathic Remov][Smite Condition][Smite Hex][Castigation Signet][Bane Signet][Signet of Rage][Judge's Insight][Resurrection Chant][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • Max Armor
  • 40/40 Smite set
  • Smiting 40/20/20 Enchanting Staff
  • Defensive sets

Usage Edit

VariantEdit

Blood of the Aggressor Oppressive Gaze Life Siphon Mark of Fury Strip Enchantment Barbed Signet Optional Resurrection Signet

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  • [[Lyssa's Aura@10]
  • [[Offering of Blood@12]

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Restore Condition Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Mo/W Prot=12+1+1 Divine=10+1 Tactics=8][Restore Condition][Shielding Hands][Reversal of Fortune][Guardian][Aegis][Aura of Stability][Holy Veil][Balanced Stance][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • 40/20/20 Prot Staff.
  • Negative and Positive Energy sets.
  • Defensive Sets with Shields vs X damage and Shields vs Cripple.
  • Death Set.
  • Survivors Armor, Rune of Sup Vigor and Rune of Restoration (burning).

Usage Edit

  • Aegis is to be used as an omega prot to stop damage against a target, use it wisely due to it's long recharge.
  • Cast Reversal of Fortune for an immediate heal and damage prevention.
  • Remove harmful conditions and heal allies with conditions on them with Restore Condition.
  • Hexes can be removed with Holy Veil. Be wary of maintaining this enchantment as it harms your energy pool.
  • Aura of Stability is used to protect allies from Knockdown.
  • Guardian for blocking on allies.
  • Use Balanced Stance to prevent knockdowns, especially against Hammer Warriors.

Variants Edit

Word of Healing Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=mo/w healin=12+1+1 protec=8+1 divin=7+1 tactics=8][patient spirit][Guardian][draw condition][infuse health][word of healing][cure hex][Signet of Rejuvenation][disciplined Stance][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • 40/40 Heal Set (Wand/Offhand)
  • 40/20/20 Prot Staff
  • Defensive Sets with Shields vs X damage and Shields vs Cripple.
  • High Energy Set
  • Negative Energy Set
  • Death Set.
  • Survivor's Armor, Runes of Sup Vigor and Rune of Restoration (Burning)

Usage Edit

VariantsEdit

Icy Shackles Flagger Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Rt/E Restoration=12+1+1 Water=11 spawning=6+1][Icy Shackles][Weapon of Warding][Resilient Weapon][Wielders Boon][Glyph of Lesser Energy][protective was kaolai][life][armor of mist][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment Edit

  • 40/40 Resto Set.
  • 40/40 Water Set (and + Enchanting Water Set for AoM).
  • Various Shield Sets.
  • High and Low Sets.
  • Death Set.
  • Full Survivor's, with a Rune of Sup Vigor and a Rune of Restoration.

Usage Edit

Variants Edit

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