Build:Team - DoA Frostway

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This build is provisionally vetted Great pending more votes.

This build has received a provisional rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

This build requires Consumables to operate properly.  

Completes Domain of Anguish Hard Mode in under 3 Consumable sets.

Team Composition

Main Bars General Variants Mallyx Specific Variants
Ritualist / Mesmer     
Arcane Echo Destructive Was Glaive Spirit Rift Ancestors' Rage Air of Superiority optional Lightbringer Signet Mantra of Frost
  OR  Mesmer / Ritualist     
Arcane Echo Destructive Was Glaive Spirit Rift Ancestors' Rage Air of Superiority optional Lightbringer Signet Mantra of Frost
Ritualist / Mesmer
Arcane Echo Destructive Was Glaive Spirit Rift Ancestors' Rage Air of Superiority optional Lightbringer Signet Mantra of Frost
  OR  Elementalist / Mesmer
Arcane Echo Star Burst Flame Burst Fireball Air of Superiority optional Lightbringer Signet Mantra of Frost
Ritualist / Mesmer
Arcane Echo Destructive Was Glaive Spirit Rift Ancestors' Rage Air of Superiority Optional Lightbringer Signet Mantra of Frost
  OR  Mesmer / Elementalist
Arcane Echo Star Burst Flame Burst Fireball Air of Superiority optional Lightbringer Signet Mantra of Frost
Mesmer / Monk
Panic Mistrust Unnatural Signet optional "I Am Unstoppable!" Lightbringer Signet Convert Hexes Mantra of Frost
Ritualist / Ranger
optional Soul Twisting Shelter Union Winter Edge of Extinction Summon Spirits optional
  OR  Ritualist / Monk
Boon of Creation Lightbringer Signet Mend Body and Soul Convert Hexes Soul Twisting Union Shelter Dissonance
Monk / Mesmer
Ethereal Light Dwayna's Kiss Seed of Life Cure Hex Lightbringer Signet Heal Party Healer's Boon Arcane Mimicry
  OR  Monk / Mesmer
Dwayna's Kiss Ethereal Light Seed of Life Peace and Harmony optional Lightbringer Signet Arcane Mimicry Heal Party
  OR  Monk / Mesmer
Word of Healing Seed of Life Dwayna's Kiss Cure Hex Lightbringer Signet Heal Party Arcane Mimicry "I Am Unstoppable!"
Monk
Patient Spirit Dwayna's Kiss Seed of Life Cure Hex Spotless Mind Lightbringer Signet Heal Party Unyielding Aura
  OR  Monk
Ethereal Light Seed of Life Dwayna's Kiss Cure Hex Lightbringer Signet Heal Party Unyielding Aura "I Am Unstoppable!"
Paragon / Warrior
"Save Yourselves!" "There's Nothing to Fear!" Signet of Aggression "To the Limit!" Focused Anger "Can't Touch This!" "Fall Back!" "We Shall Return!"

Frontline (x3)

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Optional

  • Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor
  • Pure Was Li Ming Pure Was Li Ming set attributes to Inspiration 8+1+1(+1), Restoration 7(+1)

Equipment

  • Armor: Superior Vigor, Radiant/Attunement and Survivor/Vitae.
  • Weaponset 1: +5 energy martial weapon of warding, Shield with +10 (vs Demons)
  • Weaponset 2: staff with +20 energy and +30 health.
  • Weaponset 3: +42e/-2 regen high energy set.

Usage

  • Maintain Mantra of Frost Mantra of Frost and Air of Superiority Air of Superiority for faster recharges and better energy management.
  • Help corner-block mobs and shield backline.
  • Cast Arcane Echo Arcane Echo while mesmer gathers aggro into a ball.
  • Right before aggro, cast the first Destructive Was Glaive Destructive Was Glaive and run into the mob.
  • Use Spirit Rift Spirit Rift to apply Cracked Armor for additional damage.
  • Spam all skills. Try to coordinate your spikes with the other DWG Ritualist for maximum effect.

Counters

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Backliners

Soul Twisting (x1)

Creatures you create have 52% more Health, and weapon spells you cast last 52% longer.
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Optional

  • Flesh of My Flesh Flesh of My Flesh if not bringing res scrolls
  • Empowerment Empowerment DwG Support
  • Lightbringer Signet Lightbringer Signet emergency energy (City)

Equipment

  • Armor: Superior Vigor, Radiant/Attunement.
  • Weaponset 1: +5 energy martial weapon of warding, Shield with +10 (vs Demons)
  • Weaponset 2: staff with +20 energy and +30 health.
  • Weaponset 3: +42e/-2 regen high energy set.

Usage

  • Maintain your energy skill,Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction , Winter Winter and Empowerment Empowerment (if bringing) at all times.
  • Use the minion window (Y) to watch spirit health.
  • Cast Shelter Shelter before Union Union , keep them up as much as possible to help prot your team.
    • Spam ONLY Shelter Shelter if "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" is down.
  • Use Summon Spirits Summon Spirits to heal your spirits or to move them into range of your team.
  • Your spirit's range is a little larger than twice your aggro range. You should never be near the battle. If your team wipes you will be responsible for staying safe and rezzing them (so bring rez scrolls if not bringing Flesh of My Flesh). A spirit radar texmod makes your job much easier.

Counters

Panic Mesmer (x1)

You activate Spells and Signets 37% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 30%.
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Optional

  • Shatter Hex Shatter Hex to keep DwGs clean and extra damage.
  • Cry of Pain Cry of Pain

Equipment

  • Armor: Superior Vigor, Radiant/Attunement and Survivor/Vitae mixes on your choice.
  • Weaponset 1: Weaponset 1: +5 energy martial weapon of warding, Shield with +10 (vs Demons)
  • Weaponset 2: staff with +20 energy and +30 health.
  • Weaponset 3: high energy set.

Usage

  • Maintain Mantra of Frost Mantra of Frost at all times.
  • Use Convert Hexes Convert Hexes to remove large amount of hexes from imbagon.
  • Keep Panic Panic on mobs.
  • Spam Mistrust Mistrust , Unnatural Signet Unnatural Signet , Cry of Pain Cry of Pain (if bringing) then Panic Panic on recharge.
  • Use Lightbringer Signet Lightbringer Signet near mobs if you're hard on energy.
  • Use "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" for pulling.

HB Monk (x1)

Your allies are healed for 42 Health whenever you cast Monk spells on them.
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Usage

  • Copy Unyielding Aura Unyielding Aura using Arcane Mimicry Arcane Mimicry . Use it on your opinion (exp HB can maintain it all time = awesome amount of healing + help to UA).
  • Heal stuff fast. You are the primary healer.
  • During initial spike, heal targets. The UA Monk should cast the first Seed of Life Seed of Life .
  • During other large spikes, cast Seed of Life Seed of Life immediately.
  • Remove Soothing Images (Mind Tormentor) and Vocal Minority (Margonite Anur Dabi) from the Imbagon.
  • If the Imbagon calls for hex removal, use Seed of Life Seed of Life right before "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" expires.
  • Stand inside Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom for faster charges.


Equipment

  • Armor: Superior Vigor, Mix of Radiant/Attunement and Survivor/Vitae. Also get Divine headpiece (3+1) for when casting UA.
  • Weaponset 1: +5 energy martial weapon of warding, +10 (vs Demons) Shield
  • Weaponset 2: 40/40 Healing set.
  • Weaponset 3: staff with +20 energy and +30 health.
  • Weaponset 4: +42e/-2 regen high energy set.

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UA Monk (x1)

Your allies are healed for 42 Health whenever you cast Monk spells on them.
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Optionals

  • If running PnH Monk
    • Air of Superiority Air of Superiority
  • Ethereal Light Ethereal Light
  • If running HB Monk
    • Spotless Mind Spotless Mind
    • Patient Spirit Patient Spirit

Equipment

  • Same as HB Monk (see above).

Usage

  • Maintain Unyielding Aura Unyielding Aura and resurrect party members as soon as they die.
  • During initial spike, cast Seed of Life Seed of Life immediately.
  • Maintain Spotless Mind Spotless Mind on the Imbagon.
  • Precast Patient Spirit Patient Spirit on the DWG Ritualists (not the Imbagon) often at the beginning of battle to bait enemies into wasting their enchantment removals. This is very important, otherwise they will remove Healer's Boon Healer's Boon and Unyielding Aura Unyielding Aura from the monks.
  • Please also read the HB Monk usage instructions for better coordination (see above).
  • Get your secondary profession to warrior to drain hexes otherwise meant for the imba. Anti-melee hexes will hurt your team a lot less than the imba

Counters

  • Same as HB Monk (see above).

Imbagon (x1)

You gain 2 Energy for each ally affected by one of your Shouts or Chants (maximum 8 Energy).
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Equipment

  • Armor: Superior Vigor, Centurion's Insignias, 2 Runes of Vitae.
  • Weaponset 1: -5/+15% furious spear of warding, Shield with +10 (vs Demons) (ideally, a Stygian Defender)
  • Weaponset 2: +5e furious spear of warding, Shield with +10 (vs Demons) (ideally, a Stygian Defender)
  • Weaponset 3: staff with +20 energy and +30 health.

Usage

  • Maintain Focused Anger Focused Anger . maintain adrenaline along with Signet of Aggression Signet of Aggression .
  • Maintain adrenaline build up between battles with Signet of Aggression Signet of Aggression .
  • Use "Can't Touch This!" "Can't Touch This!" and "There's Nothing to Fear!" "There's Nothing to Fear!" BEFORE each battle. Maintain as required.
  • Use "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" at the BEGINNING of each battle. Maintain as required.
  • Use "To the Limit!" "To the Limit!" when in immediately need of adrenaline, for example, right after Sooting images has been removed and SY! is about to run out (can be used when knocked-down).
  • Use "Fall Back!" "Fall Back!" when running between mobs
  • Use "We Shall Return!" "We Shall Return!" if multiple party members are dead.
  • Do not try to act as the party tank unless a party member is bringing Convert Hexes Convert Hexes .
    • However, stay within earshot radius with all teammembers.
  • Try to avoid Dust Cloak (Dementia Titan) and Eruption (Rage Titan).

Counters

Ebony Citadel of Mallyx

  • The Ebony Citadel of Mallyx is usually done in Normal Mode as there is no additional reward for completion in Hard Mode.

Usage

Fast Skip

  • To fast skip Mallyx and fight him outside of the room:
    • As the last wave comes someone must stand by the door.
    • The cutscene must be skipped, quickly
  • This will allow you party to remain outside and fight Mallyx alone.

Notes

Enchantment Removals

  • Teams heavy on enchantments are not advised.
  • Rending Aura Rending Aura (Stygian Golem).
  • Gaze of Contempt Gaze of Contempt , Corrupt Enchantment Corrupt Enchantment (Soul Tormentor).
  • Rending Sweep Rending Sweep , Rending Aura Rending Aura (Earth Tormentor).
  • Shatter Enchantment Shatter Enchantment (The Greater Darkness), (Guardian of Komalie (mesmer)).
  • Chilblains Chilblains (Despair Titan).
  • Inspired Enchantment Inspired Enchantment (Anguish Titan).
  • Shatter Enchantment Shatter Enchantment , Mirror of Disenchantment Mirror of Disenchantment (Greater Dream Rider).
  • Strip Enchantment Strip Enchantment (Margonite Anur Dabi).
  • Feedback Feedback (Margonite Anur Kaya).

Anti-Enchantment Skills

  • Desecrate Enchantments Desecrate Enchantments , Defile Enchantments Defile Enchantments (Despair Titan).
  • Soul Barbs Soul Barbs (Soul Tormentor).
  • Scourge Enchantment Scourge Enchantment (Heart Tormentor), (Shaunur the Divine).

Hexes and Conditions

  • Remove these from the Imbagon. Bring 3 or 4 hex removals and 1 or 2 condition removals.
  • Vocal Minority Vocal Minority , Meekness Meekness (Margonite Anur Dabi).
  • Spirit Shackles Spirit Shackles (Margonite Anur Kaya).
  • Shadow of Fear Shadow of Fear , Faintheartedness Faintheartedness (Soul Tormentor).
  • Soothing Images Soothing Images (Mind Tormentor), (The Darkness).
  • Blurred Vision Blurred Vision (Water Tormentor).
  • Blind: Dust Cloak Dust Cloak (Dementia Titan).
  • Blind: Eruption Eruption (Rage Titan).

Weakness

  • Attackers should have 1 additional attribute point for any break points.
  • Staggering Force Staggering Force (Earth Tormentor).
  • Staggering Blow Staggering Blow (Stygian Brute).
  • Enervating Charge Enervating Charge (Margonite Anur Su).
  • Blood of the Aggressor Blood of the Aggressor (Margonite Anur Dabi).

Knockdowns

  • Effects of knockdowns on party can be mitigated by using exp puller (often Panic mesmer) with IAU and defense-set.
  • Magehunter's Smash Magehunter's Smash , Counter Blow Counter Blow (Margonite Anur Vu).
  • Gale Gale (Margonite Anur Su).
  • Earth Shaker Earth Shaker , Yeti Smash Yeti Smash (Misery Titan).
  • Churning Earth Churning Earth , Earthquake Earthquake (Rage Titan).
  • Backbreaker Backbreaker , Earth Shaker Earth Shaker , Counter Blow Counter Blow , Irresistible Blow Irresistible Blow (Stygian Brute).
  • Bull's Charge Bull's Charge , Bull's Strike Bull's Strike , Griffon's Sweep Griffon's Sweep (Stygian Horror).

Daze, Interrupts and Skill Disables

  • Builds with long casting times are not advised.
  • Stunning Strike Stunning Strike , Disrupting Throw Disrupting Throw (Sanity Tormentor).
  • Wild Throw Wild Throw (Sanity Tormentor), (Margonite Anur Rund).
  • Savage Shot Savage Shot (Spirit Tormentor).
  • Migraine Migraine , Power Drain Power Drain (Mind Tormentor).
  • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration , Power Drain Power Drain , Power Spike Power Spike (Guardian of Komalie (mesmer)).
  • Diversion Diversion (The Darkness).
  • Arcane Larceny Arcane Larceny , Arcane Thievery Arcane Thievery (Anguish Titan).
  • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration , Power Leak Power Leak (Margonite Anur Kaya).
  • Choking Gas Choking Gas , Concussion Shot Concussion Shot , Distracting Shot Distracting Shot , Savage Shot Savage Shot (Stygian Fiend).

Energy Denial

  • Beware of energy loss, especially in City of Torc'qua on Hard Mode.
  • "Fear Me!" "Fear Me!" (Margonite Anur Vu).
  • Debilitating Shot Debilitating Shot , Quickening Zephyr Quickening Zephyr (Margonite Anur Tuk) - Quickening Zephyr is very dangerous nature ritual for monk's energy on Hard Mode, be careful when using "Heal Party".
  • Energy Surge Energy Surge , Power Leak Power Leak (Margonite Anur Kaya).
  • Power Drain Power Drain (Mind Tormentor).
  • Ether Feast Ether Feast (Greater Dream Rider).
  • Power Drain Power Drain , Ether Feast Ether Feast (Guardian of Komalie (mesmer)).


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