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Build:Me/any RA Power Block

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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:

A mesmer abusing the still powerful Power Block to completely deny anything that says: I'm an elementalist or any other caster.

Attributes and Skills

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Optionals

  • Complicate Complicate to shut down Resurrection Signets or dual Shockwaves or something equivalent.
  • Power Lock Power Lock disable single spells while Power Block recharges.
  • Empathy (PvP) Empathy (PvP) to fend off melee and make the monk push heals on a silly melee.
  • Leech Signet Leech Signet if you need another energy gain and interrupt.
  • Shame Shame mainly on monks.
  • Backfire Backfire to push more kills on casters and push heals on silly casters.
  • Ether Feast Ether Feast as self-heal.
  • WarriorDisciplined Stance Disciplined Stance / Balanced Stance Balanced Stance to protect yourself a bit. Lower Inspiration Magic to 8+1 and Fast Casting to 7+1.
  • DervishShield of Force Shield of Force / Conviction Conviction / Fleeting Stability Fleeting Stability to protect yourself a bit. Lower Inspiration Magic to 8+1 and Fast Casting to 7+1.
  • AssassinReturn Return remove the need for Empathy by zipping around the arena.


Equipment

Armor

  • Survivor's Domination Head of Minor Domination Magic
  • Survivor's Chest of Minor Inspiration Magic
  • Survivor's Hands of Minor Fast Casting
  • Survivor's Legs of Superior Vigor
  • Survivor's Feet of Recovery

Weapons

  • Domination Wand of Memory (Inscription: "Aptitude not Attitude") | Domination Off-Hand of Aptitude (Inscription: "Forget Me Not").
  • Inspiration Wand of Memory (Inscription: "Aptitude not Attitude") | Inspiration Off-Hand of Aptitude (Inscription: "Forget Me Not").
  • Ebon Spear of Fortitude (Inscription: "I have the power") | Tactics Shield of Fortitude (Inscription: "Swift as the Wind")
  • Ebon Spear of Fortitude (Inscription: "I have the power") | Tactics Shield of Fortitude (Inscription: +10AR/X)

Usage

  • Power Block Power Block to shut down any caster. Elementalist are specialised in one Magic only, making it easy for you to shut it down. Monks can be shut down on Healing Prayers for example.
  • Diversion Diversion to remove an important skill from play like Isaiah. Hurt a monk's Elite or maybe a silly annoying spell. For real, divert a diversion!
  • Wastrel's Demise Wastrel's Demise which makes casters cast to get rid of it, the exact cast you need to rupt (beware of stances that activate, they will remove it too). Excellent cover hex for diversion, backfire, empathy.
  • Drain Enchantment Drain Enchantment to remove an important enchantment (Attunements, Guardian, etc.). Helps to regain some energy and health.
  • Power Drain Power Drain to interrupt and regain a big part of your energy.
  • Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet to resurrect.


Counters

  • Caster-hate will also apply to you.
  • You are not a major damage dealer, you need some damage in your team too.
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