Build:D/any Balthazar's Chilling Aura

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This build has been designed for the following use:

This build concentrates on having constant pressure on enemies through burning and a constantly active IAS and IMS. It also has a constant 103 armor vs. all damage and 123 vs. physical as well as +3 health regeneration. This build can inflict burning for 5 seconds on nearby foes every 5 seconds through great synergy between Harrier's Haste and Avatar of Balthazar.

Attributes and Skills Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Dervish/any WindPrayers=10+1 ScytheMastery=12+1+1 Mysticism=8+1][Chilling Victory][Victorious Sweep][Heart Of Fury][Harrier's Haste][Grenth's Aura][Avatar Of Balthazar][Vow of Piety][Resurrection Signet][/build]

Harrier's Haste can be exchanged for:

  • Featherfoot Grace [[Featherfoot Grace@11] if conditions are a problem

For AB Resurrection Signet can be exchanged for:

  • Harrier&#039;s Grasp [[Harrier's Grasp@11] for a good snare.
  • Pious Haste [[Pious Haste@9] for additional speed for capping.
  • Eremite&#039;s Zeal [[Eremite's Zeal@9] for energy management and ability to switch out Zealous Scythe.
  • Pious Restoration [[Pious Restoration@14] For self heal and 2 hex removal.


Equipment Edit

  • Armor:
    • +1 Scythe Mastery Headpiece.
    • Minor Scythe Mastery/mysticism/wind prayers runes
    • Survivor/blessed insignias on all pieces.
  • Weapons:
    • 15^50 +30 health Zealous Scythe

If using optional energy management skills for AB use:

    • 15^50 +30 health 20/20 Sundering Scythe

Usage Edit

  • Maintain Avatar of Balthazar and all enchantments at all times, with a zealous scythe this will not be difficult.
  • Maintain Heart of Fury
  • Spam Chilling victory
  • Use Victorious Sweep whenever you aren't using Chilling Victory

Counters Edit

  • General anti melee/ranged hexes
  • Blind
  • Rapid enchant removal

Notes Edit

  • Spamming Harrier's Haste not only provides a constant IMS but also additional damage on moving targets and causes Avatar of Balthazar to trigger burning more often.
  • Make sure not to reactivate Grenth's Aura until it has expired and triggered burning. This also helps to conserve energy.
  • Do not worry if a mesmer only puts Empathy on you if you still have all of your enchantments active. Use chilling victory then Victorious Sweep on them and the life stealing from Grenth's aura and the healing from Victorious sweep will negate damage from Empathy.

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