This build has been archived as of 14:52, 8 March 2008 (EST), for the following reasons:

  • Pious Assault Nerf
  • Shadow Prison Nerf
  • Dark Prison Nerf

This build had been designed for the following use:

This build was in the category great before being archived.

The Shadow Spiker uses the huge power from Pious Assault coupled with assassin shadow steps to provide a fast spike.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=Dervish/Assassin Scythem=12+1+1 Deadlya=10 Wind=6 Mysticism=6][Chilling Victory][Pious Assault][Eremite's Attack][Shadow Prison][Dark Prison][Attacker's Insight][Optional][Resurrection Signet][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Survivor's Insignias.
  • 15^50 Zealous, Sundering and Ebon Scythe of Fortitude.
  • Defensive weapon set.


  • Prep your spike with Attacker's Insight. Then use Shadow/Dark Prison to shadowstep and snare your foes and attack with Chilling → Pious → Eremite's.
  • You will be able to spike every 15 seconds, if you're not being attacked, autoattack a random target, then spike another target once your chain is recharged.


  • General anti-melee.
  • Fast enchantment removal.


In the optional slot:

  • Disrupting Dagger for an interrupt.
  • Pious Haste for a speed boost.
  • Pious Fury for an IAS to be used before AI.
  • Guiding Hands to ignore blocking 50% of the spikes.
  • Natural Healing for a self heal (dump more points into wind for this).
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