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Build:R/D Wounding Strike

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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 build combines a pet's single target damage output with the scythe's ability to spread deep wound quickly. Fits into most team builds featuring melee support. Benefits from either low level minions or a communing prot ritualist to avoid having your pet killed. Combines well with illusion magic mesmers applying Fragility on foes, preferably alongside Fevered Dreams.

Attributes and Skills

Template code
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Variable skill slot 1:

  • Grenth's Fingers Grenth's Fingers – possibly transfers a condition to foes. Don't use this if the damage type conversion would prevent triggering support skills like Mark of Pain or Judge's Insight. Increase wind prayers to 1.
  • Conviction Conviction – for a slight armor boost while suffering from conditions.

Variable skill slot 2:

  • Drunken Master Drunken Master – for maximum increased attack speed and a slightly increased movement speed.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" – against knock downs, crippled condition and for improved survivability.
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan – to make sure your own attacks hit.

Equipment

Weapons:

Equipment:

Use

  • Maintain Never Rampage Alone (and Drunken Master, if you brought it).
  • Call for Scavenger Strike on recharge.
  • Use Grenth's Fingers or Conviction and Aura of Thorns to apply deep wound with Wounding Strike.
    • Spread deep wound on as many foes as possible.
  • Deal additional damage by using Reap Impurities on targets suffering from conditions.
    • Wounding Strike's deep wound is covered by bleeding.
  • If you brought "I Am Unstoppable!", use it to counter knockdowns and increase your survivability.

Counters

  • Hexes like Blurred Vision and blindness condition applied on your pet.

See also