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Build:E/A Assassin's Promise

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The PvXwiki community finds this to be a good build.

This build has received 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:

Use Assassin's Promise for energy management and the hard hitting single-target abilities of Air Magic or the AoE shutdown of Earth Magic. Works equally well in hero teams and full human teams.

Attributes and Skills

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  • Lightning Strike Lightning Strike Single-target damage hex.
  • Chain Lightning Chain Lightning Multi-targeting damage spell.
  • Air Attunement Air Attunement
  • Eruption Eruption  - AoE Blind/damage.
  • Churning Earth Churning Earth knocks down moving foes (all foes in Hard Mode).
  • Obsidian Flame Obsidian Flame  - armour ignoring single target damage.
  • Earth Attunement Earth Attunement
  • Rodgort's Invocation Rodgort's Invocation - AoE damage
  • Fireball Fireball - AoE damage
  • Fire Attunement Fire Attunement

Other Options

  • Glyph of Sacrifice Glyph of Sacrifice plus Meteor Shower Meteor Shower for KDs to take down groups easier. Watch out for exhaustion when spamming this.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor over "YMLaD!" When using Earth spells to increase AoE damage considerably.

Equipment

  • Blessed Insignias.
  • Vitae runes with the best vigor rune affordable.
  • Half Skill Recharge is unnecessary on mods, however half-cast time is desirable.
  • Ideal would be an Adept (air/earth/fire) Staff of Fortitude with Aptitude Not Attitude inscription.

Usage

  • Maintain the Attunement.
  • Use Glyph of Lesser Energy as often as necessary.
  • Use Assassin's Promise on called target when health begins to drop.
  • Remember that shouts can be used during the cast of other spells, and use them accordingly.
  • Due to the nature of the Earth variant, cast AP only when the foe has dropped past 50% health, lower or when you see their death in 6 seconds being imminent (i.e. no enemy healers left).
  • For the earth variant, use Churning Earth before Eruption to help prevent scatter.
  • A very common and effective opening sequence would be to target the healer in the group and the following sequence.
  • Glyph of Lesser Energy
  • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support
  • Chain lightning or Churning Earth and use YMLAD during the cast
  • The target should be under half health, so Assassin's Promise, "Finish Him!", and Chain Lightning or Eruption. The target is likely dead.
  • All skills are recharged through AP, so reuse the glyph if needed, and repeat the damage.

Counters

  • Hex Removal of AP.
  • Failure to kill AP marked targets.
  • Vocal Minority prevents shouts. Consider other PvE-only skills in areas where this may be a problem.

See also