Build:N/A Assassin's Promise Curses

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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:

This build uses Assassin's Promise, Mark of Pain, Barbs and various PvE-only skills like Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support to wipe out enemies quickly in combination with a physically oriented team. It's extremely useful for Hard Mode and Vanquishing.

Attribute and Skills

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Optional Optionals should be:

  • Enfeebling Blood Enfeebling Blood for Melee protection.
  • Reckless Haste Reckless Haste for Melee protection
  • Tryptophan Signet Tryptophan Signet Snare to help counter foes intending to kite from Mark of Pain.
  • Mark of Death Mark of Death Instead of Barbs; for areas with heavy-duty healers.
  • Technobabble Technobabble for Spell protection.
  • Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon for damage buff on frontliner + support through KDs.
  • Rend Enchantments Rend Enchantments for strong enchant removal.
  • Vocal Minority Vocal Minority Cheapest and largest ranged cover/fish hex.
  • Necrosis Necrosis high armor ignoring damage and spammable


  • Radiant armor, Superior Vigor rune, Attunement/Vitae runes.
  • Cruel Spear with "I have the power!" inscription (+5 energy) and a Fortitude mod.
  • Curses focus with "Master Of My Domain" inscription (+1 Curses/20% chance) and Fortitude mod or Aptitude mod. Suitable foci are Fondalz's Artifact, the Plaguebinder and bone idols from the collectors Yu Lae, Denos Makaluum or Luci.
  • HSR options are not desirable because you instead depend on Assassin's Promise to recharge your skills.
  • Every member of your team should use physical damage weapons (spears for casters), even with no points in the weapon.


  • Choose a target, preferably in a mob. Call the target and use skills in order:
    • Mark of Pain Mark of Pain
    • Rigor Mortis Rigor Mortis (Skip if you know the foe doesn't have block skills)
    • Barbs Barbs
  • Follow up with Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support for an additional physical to trigger the hexes.
  • Use Assassin's Promise Assassin's Promise and "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!" when target is at around 33% health (depending on the foe's total health). With practice you will be able to score near-instant kills with "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!" which will make hex removal unlikely


  • Heavy hex removal.
  • Lag, resulting in bad timing of Assassin's Promise Assassin's Promise.
  • Effects that prevent hits from landing on the called target.
  • Greater Conflagration Greater Conflagration and similar damage type converters.


  • Proper target calling and following is vital for this build to perform at optimal capacity.
  • Works best with a tank and/or minions.
  • Perfect combination with Discordway and an AoE condition skill like Weaken Armor Weaken Armor or Enfeebling Blood Enfeebling Blood

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