Build:Rt/R Anniversary Bow Spirit's Strength

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This build is in the testing phase.

Please join the discussion and rate this build if you have experience with this or closely related builds.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Use the Anniversary Flatbow "Oracle" to make your bow damage scale with Spawning Power instead of Marksmanship, allowing you to max attribute investment into Splinter Weapon and Spirit's Strength for high, continous AoE damage.

Blood is Power support is required.

Attributes and Skills

Creatures you create have 60% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 60% longer.
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Optional Skills

  • Nightmare Weapon Nightmare Weapon to be used with Triple Shot for massive single target, armor-ignoring damage and heals.
  • Warmonger's Weapon Warmonger's Weapon for AoE interruptions on spellcasters.
  • Weapon of Aggression Weapon of Aggression as an additional weapon spell if you want to simply spam skills without Splinter Weapon for a while.
  • Ancestors' Rage Ancestors' Rage if you have a melee ally to use it on.
  • Renewing Surge Renewing Surge as energy management.
  • Ghostly Haste Ghostly Haste useful as cover enchantment and to recharge Splinter Weapon and Ebon Battle Standard faster. Bring spirits in your party.
  • Spirit Rift Spirit Rift for an AoE with Cracked Armor for your physical damage.
  • Lamentation Lamentation another good AoE damage source if you have spirits in your party.
  • Vampirism Vampirism or Bloodsong Bloodsong for a damage-dealing spirit.
  • Distracting Shot Distracting Shot for an interrupt.
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan to avoid block and miss chances.
  • Air of Superiority Air of Superiority energy management and cooldown reduction.
  • Any other PvE skill.

Equipment

  • A Vampiric or Zealous Anniversary Flatbow "Oracle" of Fortitude with a "Guided by Fate" inscription (+15% damage when enchanted). This specific Anniversary Weapon is absolutely necessary for this build. Otherwise, attributes become spread too thin and you won't do enough damage to justify the investment.
  • Full Survivor, Ghost Forge or Blessed Insignia.

Usage

  • Cast Spirit's Strength and Ebon Battle Standard of Honor at the start of battle.
  • Cast Splinter Weapon, and reapply it every time it runs out (every 5 arrows).
  • Use Volley and either Triple Shot or Dual Shot (if they aren't on cooldown) on clumped up enemies. This way, you should have used all of your 5 Splinter Weapon arrows.
  • Rinse and Repeat.
  • Because of the multiple Superior runes you are carrying and the fact that you are a ritualist, you will be squishy as hell. Stay far back, using the superior range of the flatbow to your advantage.

Counters

  • Enchantment removal on Spirit's Strength.
  • Energy removal.

Notes

  • If you can manage to have another player cast Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon on you, you will have the time of your life. This will also remove the need for Channeling Magic if you don't want to swap between the weapon spells depending on the situation.