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The [[gw:Word of Healing|WoH]] Arena [[gw:Monk|Monk]] is designed to cope with the current meta in arenas packing defense through /A skills, /W skills or /D skills while having prot abilities and big heals.
 
The [[gw:Word of Healing|WoH]] Arena [[gw:Monk|Monk]] is designed to cope with the current meta in arenas packing defense through /A skills, /W skills or /D skills while having prot abilities and big heals.

Revision as of 22:40, September 18, 2009

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This build has been designed for the following use:

The WoH Arena Monk is designed to cope with the current meta in arenas packing defense through /A skills, /W skills or /D skills while having prot abilities and big heals.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=Monk/x HealingPrayers=12+1+1 ProtectionPrayers=8+1 DivineFavor=10+1][Word of Healing][Patient Spirit][Guardian][Dismiss Condition][Spotless Mind][Holy Veil][Optional][optional][/build] </pvxbig>

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  • Shield Bash: Better against Sins and an easy defense option, but isn't that great against constant amounts of physical pressure.
  • Shield Stance: A good, well rounded defense skill for long amounts of blocking. However, the movement reduction can hurt.
  • Balanced Stance: Very useful anti knockdown and anti critical.
  • Disciplined Stance: Provides armor as well as blocking, which also helps against unblockable attacks and spells.
  • Bonetti's Defense: Energy management as well as 5 seconds of blocking that doesn't require extra attrbute spread.
  • Dolyak Signet: For Ta consider using for a great anti-kd without any cost and +10 armor, but the movement reduction can hurt.

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  • Return: to shadowstep to allies and avoid melee.
  • Dark Escape: for a great anti-spike as well as IMS.

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  • Armor of Sanctity: For quick panic button that prots and provides AoE weakness.
  • Conviction: For use with Armor of Sanctity for a substantial armor boost.

Equipment

  • Survivor's Insignias, with Runes of Vitae/Vigor
  • A high set (a wand and focus with two 15/-1 mods).
  • A 40/20% Protection staff.
  • A 40/40 Heal Set.
  • A spear with +5 energy, +30 hp and a +10 vs x shields.

Usage

  • Preveil necessary targets (yourself, frontliners, etc)
  • Heal with Word of Healing and Patient Spirit
  • Use Guardian, Dismiss Condition, and Spotless Mind as necessary
  • When under pressure, use your secondary skills to protect yourself eg:
  • Shield Bash vs assassin chains.
  • Shield Stance or Disciplined Stance vs melee to get Guardian up easily.
  • Balanced Stance vs attackers with KD (Assassins and Hammer Warriors mostly).
  • Dark Escape vs anything to reduce damage.
  • Return vs any melee to snare them and get away.

Counters

  • Standard anti-caster counters
  • Anti-block skills, like Wild Blow and Rigor Mortis

Variants

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  • Kinetic Armor: huge armor boost that can be easily maintained, but which is weak to enchantment removal.
  • Glyph of Lesser Energy: if often paired with Kinetic Armor for energy management.

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  • Armor of Sanctity: Spammable weakness and damage negation; pairs well with Conviction.
  • Conviction: dual-purpose mending/disciplined stance which can be maintained.
  • Shield of Force: powerful anti-spike pre-prot - not as useful as Shield Bash, but recharges faster.
  • Pious Concentration: great for dealing with pesky rangers.
  • Signet of Pious Light: useful for getting the most out of an enchantment which is about to end.
  • Vow of Piety: a useful stance that can be easily maintained.
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