Build:Any/N Norn Tournament Farmer

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This build has been designed for the following use:

This build allows primary spellcaster professions to roll through all opponents in the Norn Fighting Tournament by using ranged knocklock.

Attributes and Skills Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Any/Necromancer Blood=8]["You Move Like a Dwarf!"][Necrosis][Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support][optional][optional][optional][optional][Strip Enchantment][/build] </pvxbig>

  • Primarily for caster professions.
  • See Variants section for profession specific build templates.
  • Norn and Ebon Vanguard Rank should be at least 3 and Sunspear Rank should be at least 6.
  • Two of the four optional slots should be:

Equipment Edit

  • Any combination of equipment such that your power pool is at least 50 energy.
  • Profession specific runes are helpful, but not needed.
  • A +20% enchants mod is suggested if you use self-heal enchants.


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  • Mesmer-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OQRRQQym8GcXEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Necromancer-icon-small/Asterisk OABRQQym8GcXEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Ritualist-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OASRQQym8GcXEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Dervish-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OgSRQQym8GcXEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Assassin-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OwRRQQym8GcXEAAAAAAA4RA

Ursan Variant Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=any/n blood=8][You move like][necrosis][Ursan Blessing][optional][optional][optional][optional][Strip Enchantment][/build]


Equipment Edit

  • Brave bear prefers Zealous weapons.
  • Any combination of equipment such that your power pool is at least 50 energy for Magni.
  • Profession specific runes are helpful, but not needed.
  • A +20% enchants mod is suggested if you use self-heal enchants.

Templates Edit

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  • Assassin-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OwRRQQym8G0oEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Warrior-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OQQRQQym8G0oEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Paragon-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OQSRQQym8G0oEAAAAAAA4RA
  • Ranger-icon-small/Necromancer-icon-small OgQRQQym8G0oEAAAAAAA4RA

Usage Edit

Normal buildEdit

  • Your goal is to take out your opponents quickly before they can be a threat. Use the following combo on them:
  • Use YMLaD to knockdown/interrupt your opponent's first skill.
  • Necrosis is your main damage spell and helps time your knockdowns.
  • Necrosis also functions as interrupt bait.
  • EVAS will knockdown as long as your opponent has cripple (from YMLaD).
  • If your Sunspear Rank is too low (5 or less), don't cast Necrosis a third time in the combo.

Ursan VariantEdit

  • Be brave like the Bear, kill everything in Ursan form.

Against Specific Opponents Edit

Normal BuildEdit

  • Melee opponents:
  • Do not let any of them get near you.
  • Save your elite knockdown to interrupt their self-heals.
  • If you need a break, use YMLaD and kite.
  • Opponents with interrupts: They can usually slip a few by between knockdowns. Despite this, they can still crumble easily. Before using YMLaD, consider spamming Necrosis a couple of times to waste their interupts.
  • Dervishes: At the start of the fight, save YMLaD to interrupt their Avatar form.
  • Danika: There are two strategies:
  • Get rid of one or both of her level 10 pets first. Brutus has Blood Renewal and should be the priority target.
  • Target Danika directly from the start, and hope she doesn't cast a heal spell between knockdowns.
  • Devona: She can drag the fight out with her three self-healing skills, but is easily beatable.
  • Ghostly Hero: He starts the fight with a bow. Immediately get into melee range to make him switch weapons, then start the usual combo.
  • Old Mac: Immediately start the knocklock combo so he does not get a chance to use Broad Head Arrow.

Normal Build and Ursan VariantEdit

  • Magni the Bison:
  • You can interrupt Bear Form at the start of the fight by running out the gate and spamming YMLaD as fast as possible. This makes the fight end sooner.
  • He seldom uses Purge Signet to get rid of cripple.
  • Magni has very high health. To save energy, use YMLaD and Necrosis only.
  • He hits spellcasters really hard. Keep away from him.
  • Mhenlo: Use Strip Enchantment and then insult him with YMLaD.

Counters Edit

  • Not kiting melee opponents.
  • Getting too many skills interrupted.
  • Being hit with Backfire, Visions of Regret, or Spiteful Spirit.

Variants Edit

  • Me/N :* Because of Fast Casting, be careful not to waste knockdowns.
  • Bring Arcane Echo if you want to [[gw:echo chain|echo

Videos Edit Watch in HD, variant of the acctual build.

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