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Build:P/any Command Hero

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Through the PvX vetting system, it has reached an overall Rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.

This build has been designed for the following use:

This Paragon Hero uses Command skills and an optional Elite to provide ample party support, both offensively and defensively.

Attributes and Skills

10 + 1 + 1
11 + 1
10 + 1
Template code
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Paragon Paragon:

  • Optional Optional 1:
    • Stunning Strike Stunning Strike - to keep enemy casters constantly disrupted under Dazed.
    • Cruel Spear Cruel Spear - provides nice Deep Wound; allows for other attack skill such as Spear of Lightning in place of Vicious Attack.
    • Soldier's Fury Soldier's Fury - instead of aggressive refrain for a higher attack speed and more adrenaline and energy. Take an additional optional from the next list for the newly freed slot.
    • "Incoming!" "Incoming!" - for a constant party-wide IMS with "Fall Back!" along with minor healing.
    • "It's just a flesh wound." "It's Just a Flesh Wound." - for excellent condition removal.
  • Optional Optional 2:
    • Spear of Lightning Spear of Lightning - for more damage and armor penetration.
    • Blazing Spear Blazing Spear - for more damage and burning.
    • Holy Spear Holy Spear - for areas with a lot of minions/spirits.
    • Disrupting Throw Disrupting Throw - for an interrupt.
    • Wild Throw Wild Throw - for a stance removal.
    • Merciless Spear Merciless Spear - for a guaranteed Deep Wound
    • Swift Javelin Swift Javelin - for an attack that should never miss.
    • Chest Thumper Chest Thumper - for Deep Wound on targets with Cracked Armor.
  • Optional Optional 3:
    • Anthem of Envy Anthem of Envy - very useful when having many spirits and/or melee in your party.
    • Hexbreaker Aria Hexbreaker Aria - for party-wide hex removal in caster parties.
    • Anthem of Weariness Anthem of Weariness - to inflict Weakness when having many spirits and/or melee in your party.
    • Anthem of Disruption Anthem of Disruption - for many interrupts when having many spirits and/or melee in your party.
    • Anthem of Flame Anthem of Flame - for burning and a foolproof way to maintain Aggressive Refrain Aggressive Refrain.
    • Enduring Harmony Enduring Harmony - to allow shouts like "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!" and "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" to last longer, can be maintained on multiple allies, requires micro.
    • "Never Surrender!" "Never Surrender!" - for party healing over time.
    • Signet of Return Signet of Return - for a res.
    • "They're on Fire!" "They're on Fire!" - for defense in parties using a lot of Burning (like Searing Flames Searing Flames)
    • "We Shall Return!" "We Shall Return!" - for a party-wide res. Disable this on your hero, otherwise he will use it whenever a party member dies.

Necromancer Necromancer:

  • Optional Optional 3:
    • Rip Enchantment Rip Enchantment - for a general enchantment removal.
    • Rend Enchantments Rend Enchantments - for a general enchantment removal.

Monk Monk:

  • Optional Optional 1:
    • Empathic Removal Empathic Removal - for a general hex/condition removal.
    • Unyielding Aura Unyielding Aura - for a super res.
  • Optional Optional 3:
    • Smite Hex Smite Hex - hex removal.

Mesmer Mesmer:

  • Optional Optional 1:
    • Expel Hexes Expel Hexes - on hex-heavy areas.
  • Optional Optional 3:
    • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration - for an AoE interrupt.

Warrior Warrior:

  • Optional Optional 3:
    • "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!" - to quickly charge skills like Stunning Strike Stunning Strike and Anthem of Envy Anthem of Envy early in a fight.

Equipment

Armor

Weapons

Usage

  • Set the hero to Guard Guard mode.
  • The Hero will maintain Aggressive Refrain Aggressive Refrain during battle by using "Go for the Eyes!" "Go for the Eyes!" and its other shouts, and outside of battle with "Fall Back!" "Fall Back!" as long as you keep moving.
    • Micro any of the shouts if needed to maintain Aggressive Refrain Aggressive Refrain.
  • Micro, if necessary, "Go for the Eyes!" "Go for the Eyes!" in conjunction with Vicious Attack Vicious Attack to apply Deep Wound condition on targets and for efficient Energy management.

Counters

  • Anti-physical (Blindness, Blocking, Hexes).
  • Anti-adrenaline (Soothing Soothing, Soothing Images Soothing Images).
  • Anti-Shout and -Chant skills (Vocal Minority Vocal Minority, Ulcerous Lungs Ulcerous Lungs, Cacophony Cacophony, Well of Silence Well of Silence, Roaring Winds Roaring Winds).

See Also