Build:Team - AB Grapple Balanced

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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:

This balanced AB team build is designed to frequently spike with on-demand knockdowns, survive due to plenty of midline defense and move across the map quickly with almost permanent "Fall Back!".

Team Overview

Warrior /Elementalist
Dismember Executioner's Strike Agonizing Chop Shove Grapple Frenzy Rush Conjure Frost
Ritualist / Paragon     
Caretaker's Charge Ancestors' Rage (PvP) Renewing Surge Weapon of Warding (PvP) Resilient Weapon Vocal was Sogolon "Brace Yourself!" (PvP) "Fall Back!" (PvP)
Elementalist / Paragon
Aura of Restoration (PvP) Air Attunement Invoke Lightning Lightning Strike Shell Shock Blinding Flash Inspirational Speech "Fall Back!" (PvP)
Monk /Warrior
Healing Burst Patient Spirit Signet of Rejuvenation Guardian Shielding Hands Cure Hex Draw Conditions Balanced Stance

Builds

Grapple Warrior

Your attack skills gain 9% armor penetration.
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Equipment

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Weapons

  • Icy axe of defense, 15^enchantment.
  • Zealous axe of defense, 15^50.
  • 40/20/20 water magic.
  • Icy spear of defense, +5 energy with.
    • Strength shield of fortitude, -20% blind duration.
    • Strength shield of fortitude, -20% cripple duration.
    • Strength shields of fortitude, +10 armor vs each damage type.

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Support Ritualist

Creatures you create have 28% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 28% longer.
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  • 40/40 channeling magic.
  • 40/40 restoration magic.
  • High energy set restoration magic.
  • Spear of defense, 10%hct with.
    • Command shield of fortitude, -20% cripple duration.
    • Command shields of fortitude, +10 armor against each damage type.

Usage

  • Follow spikes with Caretaker's Charge after either Ancestors' Rage (PvP) or Renewing Surge.
  • Help your team survive with well-placed weapon spells.
  • Maintain "Brace Yourself!" (PvP) on the warrior so he can perform Grapple spikes.
  • Keep up Vocal was Sogolon so your team is almost permanently under the effect of "Fall Back!" (PvP).


Invoke Lightning Elementalist

Your maximum Energy is raised by 30.
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Usage

  • Follow spikes, leading with Shell Shock.
  • Build up adrenaline on your warrior before combat and directly after spikes using Inspirational Speech.
  • Main Article: Invoke Elementalist


Monk

Your allies are healed for 29 Health whenever you cast Monk spells on them.
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Tactics

Playing this team

Capture

  • Position the warrior between the NPCs so Ancestors' Rage (PvP) hits all of them.
  • For three NPCs, don't focus the middle one.

Player Team Combat

  • Play defensively.
  • Grapple or Shove a caster outside of its shield set and spike him.

Playing against this team

Player Team Combat

  • Switch to your shield set when near the warrior.
  • Disenchant the warrior.
  • If you have energy denial, use it on the ritualist.