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Build:E/any Arenas Stoned Spammer

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This build is part of the current metagame.

The community has decided this build is in the current metagame and deserves to be stored. The frequency section describes how often the build is used.
This build has also received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

KD, lineback and kill things with big rocks. There is a Stone Sheath version commonly used in GvG/HA meta.

Frequency

Shockwave is meta in RA and seen almost every game.

Attributes and Skills

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Optional 1

  • Shockwave Shockwave: Big damage and condition spreading.
  • Stone Sheath Stone Sheath: For doublecast protection, spreading weakness, and cover enchant (can drop AoR for something else).
  • "You're All Alone!" "You're All Alone!": Synergises perfectly with Stoning; Weakness covers Cripple, harder to avoid the projectiles.
  • Sandstorm Sandstorm: For nuking gates in FA.

Optional 2

Defense:

  • Shield Bash Shield Bash or Shield of Force Shield of Force: Disable attack chains or to prevent ranger interrupts.
  • Mirage Cloak Mirage Cloak
  • Distortion Distortion (Energy Storage to 10+1)
  • Mantra of Concentration Mantra of Concentration: Prevent interruptions.
  • Return Return: Leave melee in the dust. May be used offensively on an ally being focused on by melee.
  • Ward of Stability Ward of Stability or Balanced Stance Balanced Stance: Anti-KD.

Damage:

  • Glowstone Glowstone: Extra damage and energy.

Interrupts:

  • Leech Signet Leech Signet: Interrupts any skill, minor energy management.
  • Complicate Complicate: Disable Resurrection Signets or spikes. (Energy Storage to 10+1)
  • Power Drain Power Drain: If you need more energy management. (Energy Storage to 9+1)

Utility

  • Ward Against Foes Ward Against Foes: For snaring or zoning.
  • "Fall Back!" (PvP) "Fall Back!" (PvP): Party-wide speed-boost in FA and AB. (Energy Storage to 10+1)
  • Rip Enchantment Rip Enchantment or Rend Enchantments Rend Enchantments for enchantment removal.


Equipment

  • Full Blessed insignias.
  • Rune of Superior Vigor.
  • 40/40 Earth Magic set.
  • 40/20/20 Earth staff.
  • Standard defensive sets, preferably with a Heavy spear/sword/axe. Crippling set for YAA can also be used.

Usage

  • Cast Earth Attunement and Aura of Restoration just before combat.
  • Spam Ebon Hawk, followed by Stoning for knock-downs.
  • Because of the fast recharge, you can keep weakness on multiple targets, such as warriors, assassins and rangers, while still having time to harass monks.
  • Use your optionals as you see fit.

Counters

  • General anti-caster.
  • Massive enchantment stripping.
  • Anti-KD.
  • Dodging. Get close enough.
  • Weakness being removed before you can cast Stoning.