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Build:D/any Gates of Kryta HM Farmer

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The PvXwiki community finds this to be an excellent build.

Through the PvX vetting system, it has reached 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:

PVE build for farming the start of Gates of Kryta in HM. Utilizes heavy holy AoE damage to quickly kill the undead.

Builds

D/any - Avatar of Balthazar

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Optional Optional

Options for slot 1

  • Whirlwind Attack Whirlwind Attack - Hits every foe around you. Combined with mystic vigor, can fully refill your HP in one blow and, with a zealous scythe, fill your energy.
  • Crippling Victory Crippling Victory Can be used to spam reap impurities.
  • Chilling Victory Chilling Victory - Very nice AoE damage even if not Holy damage.
  • Aura of Holy Might Aura of Holy Might (Kurzick) - boosts AoE damage.
  • Heart of Fury Heart of Fury - IAS.
  • Veil of Thorns Veil of Thorns - to mitigate Death Nova damage.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor

Options for slot 4

  • Conviction Conviction - Short duration to trigger burning effect from AoB.
  • Mystic Regeneration Mystic Regeneration - Reliable regen.

Usage

  • Maintain enchantments and Avatar of Balthazar. Always use Extend Enchantments before Mirage Cloak for permanent upkeep.
  • Avatar of Balthazar will provide armor, adrenaline and holy damage. It will also apply burning at enchantments ending for you to use reap impurities.
  • You will suffer from Poison, cripple, bleeding, deep wound = -7 degen. Conviction will provide +12 regen. so a positive +5
  • You should recover 75 Hp per attack and around 250hp if you are using whirlwind attack.
  • Use Reap Impurities after Sand Shards expires.

D/any - Pious Renewal

12 + 1
12 + 1 + 2
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Options for slot 6

  • Conviction Conviction 3+1 in earth prayers.
  • Mystic Regeneration Mystic Regeneration - 3+1 in earth prayers. 4 or more total enchantments must maintained.
  • Pious Haste Pious Haste to make it faster to the spot
  • Eremite's Attack Eremite's Attack Attack all adjacent + triggers teardown

Options for slot 7

  • Great Dwarf Armor Great Dwarf Armor
  • Vow of Piety Vow of Piety
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!"

*Optional: slot 7 & 8

  • Extend Enchantments Extend Enchantments + Mirage Cloak Mirage Cloak (Set Scythe to 12+1, Mysticism to 9+1, and Earth Prayers to 9+1+3) - Great for Perma blocking with higher chance of block over Mental Block.

Usage

  • This concept is based on spamming teardown skills to trigger Aura of Holy Might and deal 50 AoE dmg each time.
  • Maintain skills 4,5,7,8. Also Conviction or Mystic Regeneration if you have it
  • Spam Pious Renewal Pious Renewal + Twin Moon Sweep Twin Moon Sweep
  • Pious Renewal Pious Renewal + Pious Fury Pious Fury
    • If you are having trouble with energy management or timing, Heart of Fury Heart of Fury can be taken instead of Pious Fury Pious Fury.

Equipment

  • Avatar of Balthazar requires Zealous scythe with +20% enchant duration.
  • You can use any scythe with Pious Renewal build (20% enchant duration is advised tho).
  • Windwalker Insignia
    • Blessed or Sentry's can be used with slightly more risk (the main threatening damage is armor-ignoring anyway)

Usage

Part 1

  • Start the mission and take the hidden path behind the little house on the left.
  • Aggro + pop what you can and try to stand in a narrow place so the foes can hardly run away.
  • The best spot would be where you can pile the corpses without letting the necromancers be in range of those. Otherwise they will raise 2 minions per corpse and put Death Nova on them. Death Nova being the only threat of the farm.

Part 2

This part is optional and depends if you deem it profitable and ethical enough.

  • After killing all the foes, you can continue along the path to find a group with a necromancer, 4 hellhounds and a ranger.
  • Then there are 6 inanimate foes which will not fight back even when being hit. (seems like a bug)
  • continue forward and enter a cave with 3 necromancer and 6 hellhounds. don't stay too long near the entrance because of patrolling group with mesmers in it. (mesmers have fragility and ineptitude)

Videos

Avatar of Balthazar

Pious Renewal


Notes

See Also