This build has been archived as of 16:53, 6 March 2008 (EST), for the following reasons:

  • Grenth's Aura nerf
  • Pious Assault nerf

This build had been designed for the following use:

This build was in the category great before being archived.

This dervish uses Avatar of Balthazar as both a constant IMS for spiking and for more durability as a 70 AL frontliner.

Attributes and Skills

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  • Survivor Armor
  • Zealous/Vampiric/Ebon Scythes


  • Use Avatar of Balthazar right before you encounter the enemy and maintain it as much as you can.
  • Spike with Chilling Victory followed by Pious Assault and Eremite's Attack.
  • Use Attacker's Insight and Grenth's Aura before spikes to combat energy issues and enchantments.
  • Resurrect dead party members with Resurrection Signet.
  • Note - When putting up Avatar, keep an eye out for Gale Spammers and Rangers.
  • With Pious Fury, when using it with Grenth's Aura, if the opposing monk uses a Protection Enchantment, simply tap the Pious Fury key and you will recieve a IAS AND an AoE-ish Enchantment Removal.
  • Be careful not to remove Attacker's Insight with Pious Assault or Pious Fury.

Random Arenas

  • Consider taking Natural Healing or Faithful Intervention for a self heal in a team without a monk.
  • Do not put up the Avatar until the battle starts. If the Avatar is wasted before battle, you become much more vulnerable.

Alliance Battles

  • Consider taking Natural Healing or Faithful Intervention for use outside of battle and while you're running.
  • Remember to save your avatar for when you're actually fighting, rather than when running to places.
  • You have extra armor with AoB, therefore, 1v1 situations are perfectly viable.


  • Standard anti-melee counters.


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