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Build:E/A Dagger Spammer

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This build is provisionally vetted Good pending more votes.

Through the PvX vetting system, it has reached an overall Rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75. The provisional rating is Good. If you have experience with this build, please rate it.

This build has been designed for the following use:

This elementalist uses daggers to be supportable with skills such as Strength of Honor and Splinter Weapon. Additional elementalist skills are used to add AoE damage and utility.

Energy support with Blood is Power is required.

Attributes and Skills

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Variable skill slots 1&2
  • Long-range AoE damage.
    • Star Burst Star Burst
    • Intensity Intensity
  • Short-ranged AoE pressure. (With another melee.)
    • Double Dragon Double Dragon
    • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor
  • Mid-range AoE damage and conditions.
    • Shockwave Shockwave
    • Aftershock Aftershock
  • Mid-range AoE damage and knockdowns.
    • Gust Gust
    • Lightning Touch Lightning Touch
  • Mid-range AoE snare.
    • Mirror of Ice Mirror of Ice
    • Death's Charge Death's Charge
Variable skill slot 3
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" – increased survivability, anti-snare, knockdown immunity.
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan – bypass effects causing your skills to be blocked or miss.
  • Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt – knockdown.
  • Death's Charge Death's Charge – gap closer.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor – increase armor dependant damage output of yourself and close allies, including minions.

Equipment

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Weapons

  • Zealous daggers of defense or fortitude, "Strength and Honour".
  • Shield set: Spear and shield of fortitude.
  • A weapon set appropriate for your elite skill choice.
    • Star Burst Star Burst: 40/40 fire magic.
    • Double Dragon Double Dragon: 40/20/20 fire magic.
    • Shockwave Shockwave: 40/40 earth magic.
    • Gust Gust: 40/20/20 air magic.
    • Mirror of Ice Mirror of Ice: 40/40 water magic.

Usage

Weapon sets

  • Use your daggers for attacking.
  • Switch to the caster weapon to use your elementalist spells.
  • Switch to the shield set when idle or about to die.

Build

  • Maintain Drunken Master.
  • Use the dagger attack chain Jagged StrikeFox FangsDeath Blossom↺ on recharge.
  • Make appropriate use of your elementalist skill set:
    • Star Burst Star Burst
      • Use Intensity before combat so it will have recharged before Star Burst has recharged.
      • Target a foe in the area of as many other foes as possible to hit them with the combined damage of both skills.
    • Double Dragon Double Dragon
      • Use Double Dragon on another melee to double the damage.
      • Use Ebon Battle Standard of Honor to largely increase the damage dealt.
    • Shockwave Shockwave
      • Position yourself between as many foes as possible before using Shockwave.
      • Wait with Aftershock until your party members knocked down targets next to you, i.e. with Gust or Psychic Instability.
    • Gust Gust
      • Use Gust to deal damage to nearby foes and possibly knock them down. You can also use it on another melee to give him the speed boost or help casters to kite from melees.
      • Inflict cracked armor and blindness with Lightning Touch.
    • Mirror of Ice Mirror of Ice
      • Snare nearby targets with Mirror of Ice. Don't target another ally: Using it on yourself guarantees a quick recharge.

Counters

  • Removal of supporting enchantments decreases the effectivity slightly.
  • Anti-melee.
    • Note that because of your primary profession foes won't use certain anti physical skills against you, such as Throw Dirt or Blurred Vision.

See Also

Dagger Spam Player Builds