This build has been archived as of 05:49, November 14, 2009 (UTC), for the following reason:

This build had been designed for the following use:

This build was in the category Great before being archived.

  • This build is specified to clear bigger parts of the Underworld.
  • It's much like the standard Famine/55 build but easier and less stressful for the tank.
  • It also gives you the opportunity to duofarm more then just the Aatxes and the Smite Crawlers.
  • There were too many changes to add it to the variants so I started a new article.

Build Concept

Team Composition

Protective Spirit Healing Breeze Illusionary Weaponry Power Return Optional Ancestor's Visage Sympathetic Visage Balthazar's Spirit
Watchful Spirit Mending Essence Bond Succor Resurrection Chant Rebirth Choking Gas Famine

Tanking/Fighting Mesmer

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build name="55 iw/famine team - tanking mesmer" prof=mesme/monk fastca=6+3 illusi=12+3+1 healin=7 protec=9][protective spirit][healing breeze][illusionary weaponry][power return][optional][ancestors visage][sympathetic visage][balthazars spirit][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Any Armorset with Superior Runes to take your HP down to 105.
  • An extra (unruned) armorset to puzzle with. If you die two or three times in a row, you'll have insufficient hp to go on. That's why you might need to take another piece of armor.
  • A melee weapon with +5 energy bonus and an enchantment mod. e.g. Totem Axe
  • A wand to wand Dying Nightmares to death.
  • The -50HP Cesta.


Bond Monk

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build name="55 iw/famine team - bond monk" prof=monk/range healin=9+3+1 wilder=12 marksm=9][watchful spirit][mending][essence bond][succor][resurrection chant][rebirth][choking gas][famine][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Any monk armor. Radiant Insignia Preferred.
  • A Longbow. Preferred Req. 8 so you can change Healing Prayers to 10.



  • Dying Nightmares (if more than two).
  • Monk Death.

See also

Build:Team - 55/Famine Redux


  • This is Do-able with a Hero Monk. Suggest Disabling all skills and placing in passive mode, also swap out the interrupt - perhaps hex or condition removal.
  • In the time using this build I have never needed to swap my armor, but I have needed to swap out the -50 Cesta, I take The Rockmolder to replace it.
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