Build:D/any Wounding Strike Dervish

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This build has been designed for the following use:

This build uses the elite Wounding Strike. It can provide big pressure with high scythe damage and spammable covered Deep Wound, it has a lot of room for utility meaning it is a popular choice in heavy pressure builds (Hexways, Conditionways etc).

Frequency Edit

  • Sees play in hexway HA teams for its pressure capabilities.
  • Sees moderate play in RA and AB.

Attributes and Skills Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Dervish/any Scythe=12+1+1 Mysticism=9+1 WindPrayers=9+1][Wounding Strike][Mystic Sweep][Chilling Victory][Victorious Sweep][Enchanted Haste][Attacker's Insight][Heart of Fury][Resurrection Signet][/build]

  • PvP version of skills - [[Mystic Sweep (PvP)@14].

The first optional slot is for another attack skill:

  • Chilling Victory [[Chilling Victory (PvP)@10] is often used for its powerful damage.
  • Crippling Sweep [[Crippling Sweep@14] for a snare.
  • Victorious Sweep [[Victorious Sweep@14] for respectable spammable damage and conditional health gain.
  • Wild Blow [[Wild Blow] for an unblockable critical attack along with stance removal.

The second optional slot is free for any profession, here are some popular options:

  • Faithful Intervention [[Faithful Intervention@10] for its long lasting enchantment and fueling of [[Wounding Strike@14].
  • Conjure Lightning [[Conjure Lightning@7] or any other Conjure for increased DPS and even more fuel for [[Wounding Strike@14] and [[Mystic Sweep@14]. (Take one point from both Mysticism and Wind Prayers, then up your elemental attribute to 7, and use the corresponding elemental Scythe Snathe).
  • Hex Breaker [[Hex Breaker@5] for protection against powerful anti-melee hexes (take one from Mysticism or Wind Prayers and put up Domination to 5).
  • Grasping Earth [[Grasping Earth@5] for an AoE snare (synergies with Rending Sweep [[Rending Sweep@14]). (Take one from Mysticism or Wind Prayers and put up Earth Magic to 5).
  • Song of Concentration [[Song of Concentration] to prevent interrupts on the Ghostly Hero in HA.
  • Harrier&#039;s Grasp [[Harrier's Grasp@10] for a snare.


Equipment Edit

The Equipment Template for this build is:
  • Survivor's Insignia's with a Rune of Superior Vigor.
  • A selection of Scythes of Fortitude with the "Strength and Honor" inscription (Vampiric, Zealous, etc.).
  • Defensive Shield and Spear sets.
  • Enchanting set for important enchantments.

Usage Edit

Counters Edit

  • Enchantment Removal.
  • General Anti-Melee.

Variants Edit


  • [[Signet of Mystic Speed@10] for an IMS.
  • [[Protector's Strike@0] for another Quick Attack (With faster activation).
  • [[Featherfoot Grace@10] for a maintainable IMS and condition removal that Enchanted Haste doesn't give


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