Build:Rt/R Anniversary Bow Spirit's Strength
This build is in the testing phase.
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.
EotNRanger. Marksmanship 3VolleyBow AttackAll your Preparations are removed. Shoot arrows at target foe and up to 3 foes adjacent to your target. These arrows strike for +3 damage if they hit.52FactionsRanger. Kurzick rank Triple Shot (Kurzick)Bow AttackShoot 3 arrows simultaneously at target foe. These arrows deal 40..25% less damage.
PvE only.1010CoreRanger. UnlinkedDual ShotBow AttackShoot two arrows simultaneously at target foe. These arrows deal 25% less damage.1010CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.FactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Splinter WeaponWeapon SpellFor 20 (+12) seconds, target ally has a Splinter Weapon. Target ally's next 5 attacks deal 53 damage to up to 3 adjacent foes.515NightfallRitualist. Spawning Power 15Spirit's StrengthElite Enchantment SpellFor 60 seconds, your attacks deal 35 more damage while under the effects of a weapon Spell.5130EotNNo Profession. Ebon Vanguard rank Ebon Battle Standard of HonorWard SpellYou plant an Ebon Battle Standard of Honor at your current location. For 14..20 seconds, non-Spirit allies in this area strike for +8..15 damage and an additional +7..10 vs. Charr.
- Nightmare WeaponFactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Nightmare WeaponWeapon SpellFor 12 seconds, target ally has a Nightmare Weapon. Target ally's next 3 attacks are reduced by 53 damage and steal up to 53 Health.5110 to be used with Triple Shot for massive single target, armor-ignoring damage and heals.
- Warmonger's WeaponNightfallRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Warmonger's WeaponWeapon SpellFor 14 seconds, if target ally attacks a foe who is not attacking, that foe is interrupted.10130 for AoE interruptions on spellcasters.
- Weapon of AggressionEotNRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Weapon of AggressionWeapon SpellFor 16 seconds, you attack 25% faster.10¼10 as an additional weapon spell if you want to simply spam skills without Splinter Weapon for a while.
- Ancestors' RageFactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Ancestors' RageSkillFor 1 second, nothing happens. When this skill ends, all foes adjacent to target ally are struck for 117 lightning damage.5¼10 if you have a melee ally to use it on.
- Renewing SurgeNightfallRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Renewing SurgeHex SpellFor 8 seconds, target foe suffers 13 damage each second. When this hex ends you gain 8 energy.5115 as energy management.
- Ghostly HasteFactionsRitualist. Spawning Power 15Ghostly HasteEnchantment SpellFor 20 seconds, spells you cast while within earshot of a Spirit recharge 25% faster.10120 useful as cover enchantment and to recharge Splinter Weapon and Ebon Battle Standard faster. Bring spirits in your party.
- Spirit RiftFactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16Spirit RiftSpellOpen a Spirit Rift at target foe's location. After 3 seconds, all adjacent foes are struck for 132 lightning damage and suffer from Cracked Armor for 17 seconds. 1025 for an AoE with Cracked Armor for your physical damage.
- LamentationFactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16LamentationHex SpellFor 21 seconds, target foe and all nearby foes suffer 3 Health degeneration. When this hex is applied, these foes take 53 damage if you are within earshot of a spirit or corpse.10115 another good AoE damage source if you have spirits in your party.
- VampirismNightfallRitualist. Sunspear rank VampirismBinding RitualCreate a level 4..14 Spirit that dies after 30..150 seconds. Attacks by this Spirit steal up to 10..20 Health, and you are healed for 10..20 Health.
PvE only.10¾30 or BloodsongFactionsRitualist. Channeling Magic 16BloodsongBinding RitualCreate a level 13 Spirit with 260 Health and 79 armor who dies after 158 seconds. Attacks by that Spirit steal up to 26 Health.5¾30 for a damage-dealing spirit.
- Distracting ShotCoreRanger. Expertise 0Distracting ShotBow AttackIf Distracting Shot hits, it interrupts target foe's action but deals only 1 damage. If the interrupted action was a skill, that skill is disabled for an additional 20 seconds.5½10 for an interrupt.
- Asuran ScanEotNNo Profession. Asura rank Asuran ScanHex SpellFor 9..12 seconds your attacks cannot miss target foe. Killing a foe hexed with Asuran scan removes 5% death penalty.
PvE only.55 to avoid block and miss chances.
- Air of SuperiorityEotNNo Profession. Asura rank Air of SuperioritySkillFor 20..30 seconds you gain a random Asura benefit every time you earn experience from killing an enemy.
PvE only.520 energy management and cooldown reduction.
- Any other PvE skill.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enchantment removal on Spirit's Strength.
- Energy removal.
- If you can manage to have another player cast Great Dwarf WeaponEotNNo Profession. Deldrimor rank Great Dwarf WeaponWeapon SpellFor 20 seconds, target other ally's weapon strikes for +15..20 damage and has a 28..40% chance to cause knock down.
PvE only.1015 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.