An addition to varriant?:

Taking 'They're On Fire!' instead of... dnuw, when in a team that causes allot of burning appart from Anthemn of Flame.

GL with that, impossible to manage energy then as well as that you won't have burning around their team. Useless. Unexist 22:17, 16 June 2007 (EDT)

Checked and Reviewed

For Viability. Readem (talk*pvxcontribs) 16:35, 14 June 2007 (EDT)

how does this manage energy? - Skakid9090 05:10, 26 June 2007 (EDT)

Shitty build shitty damage. Paragons need support elites not Cruel Spear.

Srsly? all it needs is GFTE and its warrior-like DPS. - Skakid9090º_o 10:09, 30 June 2007 (CEST)

Skakid--GFTE with 12 leadership will supply energy when used, up to 6 energy for each use

anon - that's why I added the skill. - Skakid9090 23:48, 19 July 2007 (CEST)

11 leadership is useless. - Unexist sigUnexist 04:53, 26 January 2008 (EST)

My variant

I replace Barbed Spear and Spear of Lightning with Harrier's Toss and Vicious Attack.

When spamming of GFTE, the other adrenaline skills charge much slower, espesially for Cruel Spear. At this moment Vicious Attack with GFTE can make Deep Wound easier, in spite of whether the target is moving or not. Cruel Spear is also good and required here, too. Besides its conditional Deep Wound, +25 dmg. is a good attack. And, it applies Deep Wound even Blocked, this helps your teammates to finish those blocking physical attacks.

In my opinion, Harrier's Toss is better than Spear of Lightning due to several reasons in PVP especially in RA. Spear of Lightning is a pure damage plus attack, while Harrier's Toss can be used to spike. The potential dmg. of Harrier's Toss is very high among the bonus dmg. attacks, which is armor ignoring dmg. Both skills are not suitable for spamming, so Harrier's Toss's 10 energy cost is not a big problem.

Now there are only to adrenaline skills, so we can spam GFTE for a net energy gain to supplement the energy based skills, also for more dmg. and Vicious Attacks's Deep Wound. Finish them off with Cruel Spear and Harrier's Toss.


I find this build works quite well in PVE situation a lot of times by switching out Remedy Signet for Spear of Fury and Resurrection Signet to Signet of Return. User:Kullwarrior

Assigning a Category

This build was in the category Good. There is only one vote on the rating page. You must assign a category once it gets at least 5 votes. And the category good is for 3.5-4.49. This would be in the category Great if it only requires 1 vote, but it doesn't. I changed it to testing.--Victory is Mine! Victoryisyours 18:59, 20 August 2007 (CEST)

Pretty sure that's because all the current favored builds from the old wiki were just thrown into the "Good" category. They stay there until votes force them down to ok/trash, or up to great.—Cheese Slaya's Sig Cheese Slaya (Talk) 03:07, 21 August 2007 (CEST)


The bar is wrong. Barbed Spear should be "Watch Yourself!" and Res Sig should be Signet of Return. — Rapta Rapta Icon1 (talk|contribs) 05:01, 2 September 2007 (CEST)

Agreed. - Kowal Krowman {{sysop}} 05:13, 2 September 2007 (CEST)
why the hell do you want barbed spear? its to weak, if you're going to take out watch you'reself, take a mesmer secondary and take power spike.
Bleeding is still 3 degen, for 3 adr and barbed prefix you can maintain it pretty much chars. Tho, I agree with that watch yourself is better. - Unexist sigUnexist 04:54, 26 January 2008 (EST)

Vicious Attack, GFTE, Mirror and/or Power Spike should be on the main bar. --Ibreaktoilets SignatureTab Moo 09:41, 11 February 2008 (EST)

Why the fuck is mending in there?--Dark0805(Rant/Contributions) 10:08, 11 February 2008 (EST)
Because permenant regen on the party for an investment of 40e at the start of the match is good. It's more of an optional though.
Cruel Spear Vicious Attack "Go for the Eyes!" Anthem of Flame Mirror of Disenchantment Aggressive Refrain Resurrection Signet Optional

With Mending/Power Spike/Harrier's should be the main bar. --Ibreaktoilets SignatureTab Moo 10:14, 11 February 2008 (EST)

Spear of Lightning imo. Just as powerful as harrier's.--Dark0805(Rant/Contributions) 10:19, 11 February 2008 (EST)
Optional should only be an attack skill if you want to spike better, in which case Harrier's is the way to go. --Ibreaktoilets SignatureTab Moo 10:35, 11 February 2008 (EST)
Why Cruel and Vicious? — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 16:00, 11 February 2008 (EST)
Vicious is same +damage as Lightning, dual DW is alot more pressure, and pressure is the reason to take a Cruel para. --Ibreaktoilets SignatureTab Moo 16:09, 11 February 2008 (EST)
You're forgetting about the 20% armor penetration. — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 16:20, 11 February 2008 (EST)
Meh, I am. Still, the aim of a Cruel Spear bar is pressure, and dual DW is invaluable for that. If you want, I can dig up a guru thread on it for you. --Ibreaktoilets SignatureTab Moo 16:24, 11 February 2008 (EST)
I've seen SoL run more often then not, but I'll take your word =P — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 16:24, 11 February 2008 (EST)
[1]. DF are the only people who run Cruel Spear bars that I can think of. Everyone else runs /W SoR, in which case you'd be dumb to take Vicious. --Ibreaktoilets SignatureTab Moo 16:26, 11 February 2008 (EST)
I started that thread! <3--Dark0805(Rant/Contributions) 16:39, 11 February 2008 (EST)

Who runs a paragon with no party support? — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 19:24, 11 February 2008 (EST)

Idk but I thought even [DF] runs Mending Refrain on their para... no party support is fail IMO. Smooths 20:25, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Rving since no disagreement for a day. — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 20:27, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Where are you getting the attributes for Mending? -Shen 20:35, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Nevermind, I just found out it got buffed. -Shen 20:36, 12 February 2008 (EST)


Fix it. It's broken. I suggest this:

Spear of Lightning Cruel Spear Optional &quot;Shields Up!&quot; &quot;Watch Yourself!&quot; Anthem of Flame Aggressive Refrain Signet of Return

No gimping of attributes. Discuss. — Rapta Rapta Icon1 (talk|contribs) 21:57, 12 February 2008 (EST)

See variants much? It's run with both P/Me for extra ints and P/W for extra support. — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 22:01, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Inconsistent with every other build we have vetted (C+P templates with max 1 optional). If you have variants, you can afford to fill up your 8 slots in the main bar. — Rapta Rapta Icon1 (talk|contribs) 22:03, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Then make a P/W and P/Me. — Skadiddly[슴Mc슴]Diddles 22:05, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Sounds good. I propose the one here and the [DF] P/Me. — Rapta Rapta Icon1 (talk|contribs) 22:05, 12 February 2008 (EST)


Mending with no motiv attribute, some1 fix pl0x himynameisbobbyjoe 22:13, 12 February 2008 (EST)

Working on that. — Rapta Rapta Icon1 (talk|contribs) 22:34, 12 February 2008 (EST)

Nerf to Mending Refrain

Is it really that big of a deal overall? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that the build still works, just that it loses some utility --Kalas Silvern 03:06, 20 March 2008 (EDT)

5 seconds isn't that much. Godbox GodlyCompanion-cube 15:15, 23 March 2008 (EDT)
FAIIIL! --/\/\/\SuperIgorsigИгорь 13:39, 26 March 2008 (EDT)
No U! Godbox GodlyCompanion-cube 13:49, 26 March 2008 (EDT)

Skill choices

Ok IMO Cruel spear is a better choice then Vicious Attack. Better dmg & much easier deep wound as the enemy has to stop moving many times ( attack skills / casting).

Spear of lightning is a better choice then Harrier's toss as against a casting ele or any other caster i like to have armor penetration. And it has better energy cost & is more spammable.

A paragon without a single point in leadership can be effective. My current RA build has only 2 skills that need energy ( SoL & "For Great Justice"). Healing signet provides very nice self heal if you have 12 tactics & signet of agression will keep the adrenalin flowing with FGJ or anthem of flame if you have one of them in your build.

Barbed Spear is a must for a spear spike paragon as it's an easily applied cover condition for your deep wound , burning & ( optional) poison.

Agressive refrain is a bad choice for a paragon. They have 80AL it's not worth it to reduce that ammoutnt to 60AL ( caster's armor) for the sake of attack speed. A FGJ signet of agrresion combo provides much more adrenaline & spam of addrenal skills ( 1 hit plus signet charges your blazing spear , when blazing hits you can follow with Cruel spear , then spear of lightning & repeat the combo. It would be good if you manage to fit enduring harmony in a build so that FGJ can be maintained for longer.

All in all you can do everything but you won't be best at anything or you can focuse on a single purpose & do it great ( 16 spear mastery allows you to fight axe warriors on equal terms).

The preceding unsigned comment was added by (contribs) 18:14, 12 April 2008.

Everything this person just said don't listen to it.

You would be a 76 ranged target as you forgot the shield.

Signet of Aggression is bad, spend more time chucking spears then casting signets, this will build up plenty of adrenaline.( 18:33, 8 November 2008 (EST))

The attributes

  • spear=10+2
  • leadership=10+1+1
  • command=7+1

wtf?--Relyk 00:22, 20 April 2008 (EDT)

Seeing as the base of the build includes no Command skills, but has one Motivation, I'd assume that's why there's 8 in Motivation. Of course, I'm sure you could create a Command Variant easily, just take out Mending Refrain and add "Go For The Eyes!" or something. ScythXIII 06:07, 23 April 2008 (EDT)
Forgot to sign... ._. ScythXIII 06:07, 23 April 2008 (EDT)

Tactics skills

Is is even worth the trouble of using "WY!" and "SU!" after the nerfs? -Mike 19:09, 8 June 2008 (EDT)

Bar again

Needs to be

Cruel Spear Vicious Attack &quot;Go for the Eyes!&quot; Aggressive Refrain Anthem of Flame &quot;Brace Yourself!&quot; Optional Resurrection Signet

which is the most common one being run ATM. — Rapta Rapta Icon1 (talk|contribs) 19:12, 8 June 2008 (EDT)

Agree BCTurk 01:39, 9 June 2008 (EDT)
Harrier's should be replaced since it now is just plain inferior to other spear attacks. Godbox GodlyCompanion-cube 11:15, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

Agree, anti-kd shout ftw! Also Mending Refrain , ehm i dont think so oO ¨Massive Image-Massive Sig 08:14, 7 August 2008 (EDT)


Is Vampiric Mod really the best choice here considering the low base speed of the spear and only a +3 mod?

With Aggressive Refrain, you attack about every second, so it should be fine. A Zealous Spear swap might be useful after setting up the refrains to regain the energy lost. ــмıкεнaшк 09:27, 29 June 2008 (EDT)


This build is just too overpowered, it's time for anet to nerf those paragons again, they have too many great skills is addition to other professions. 13:01, 7 July 2008 (EDT)

I sure hope that's sarcasm. If you test a Paragon build like this against the Master of Damage, the best DPS you'll get is probably 40, and it'll probably take 12-15 seconds for a kill (the "Death occurred after -- seconds" message.) The only way for Paragons to be good at DPS is if they take a Conjure or are buffed with Orders. If anything, Paragons need more buffs, because they try to balance us by reducing our support and just barely upping our offense (Barbed Spear and Blazing Spear buffs, mostly.) ــмıкεнaшк 13:08, 7 July 2008 (EDT)
I hope thats sarcasm...cause this build is underpowered IMO, I dunno why its rated great. I say it deserves a "Good" Muffin 12:36, 18 July 2008 (EDT)
That was incredibly stupid. Cruel Spear is awesome damage and DW. I perfer the Command version > this, but it works great regardless (it's Cruel fucking Spear). --GoD Wario Sig*Wah Wah Wah!* 12:38, 18 July 2008 (EDT)
It should be in great no matter what because paragons don't have better options. Brandnew. 12:39, 18 July 2008 (EDT)
That doesn't mean you should play a Paragon over another profession, sadly. I think we need moar buffs. ــмıкεнaшк 12:43, 18 July 2008 (EDT)
You should, paragons are fucking awesome support that can dish out a nasty DPS while at it. Brandnew. 12:44, 18 July 2008 (EDT)


Watch Yourself and Shields Upp isnt used at ALL - Nerf bat took a homerun on them :/ add Vicious , Gfte, Brace Yourselves versioN! ¨Massive Image-Massive Sig 08:16, 7 August 2008 (EDT)

Did you not read Rapta's comment at all? --GoD Wario Sig*Wah Wah Wah!* 08:34, 7 August 2008 (EDT)
Where? Massive Image-Massive Sig 08:48, 7 August 2008 (EDT)
here --GoD Wario Sig*Wah Wah Wah!* 08:56, 7 August 2008 (EDT)

Aggressive Refrain?

Thats a lot of energy waste. Is there a variant for that crap?-- 13:29, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

You put it up once in an entire match. Then you use Anthem of Flame and GFTE on recharge, which you should anyway. --Tab MooTab Piplup 13:32, 20 August 2008 (EDT)
lol "that crap". Though it's not as good as it once was, it's still fucking awesome. şąɀɀƴƿooɧPinkNautical 13:39, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

Ranger Variant

I was ABing with this and found a variant: <pvxbig> [build prof=P/R name="P/R Resilience AB" wil=9 spe=11+1 comma=4 lea=10+1+1][Melandru's Resilience][Spear of Lightning][Wild Throw]["Go for the Eyes!"][Anthem of Weariness]["Make Haste!"][Aggressive Refrain][Apply Poison][/build] </pvxbig> Bad: Damage is down overall, countered by stance removal. Good: Self healing, more energy, spams poison. Xira Arien 13:12, 21 November 2008 (EST)

Obaby, Apply with Mels resilience and Aggressive, awesome synergy, needs more wearying throw :> --Frosty 13:19, 21 November 2008 (EST)

Builds like these are why PvX is laughed at. -- Armond WarbladeArmond sig image{{Bacon}} 14:15, 21 November 2008 (EST)


not because of nerfs but because its fallen out of meta, in all arenas. • Saint TALK 13:38, 21 November 2008(EST)

I wouldn't say Archive, in single paragon teams Cruel Spear ownz pretty hard. --Frosty 13:41, 21 November 2008 (EST)
In HA many single para teams run 1 DA or AoG or something like that. In GvG people run rangers over these nowadays. • Saint TALK 13:43, 21 November 2008(EST)
I was more talking about GvG and it is still used the occasionally, I wouldn't say archive yet, since except DA fags its the best para build for GvG. --Frosty 13:45, 21 November 2008 (EST)
Im not saying tis bad im saying no one runs this o.O • Saint TALK 13:49, 21 November 2008(EST)
Well I wouldn't say archive because it is still good but obviously the current lolrangerturret meta means these are a lot less powerful. And in the 3 war 1 para 1 ranger team they use CS. --Frosty 13:50, 21 November 2008 (EST)

Removed HA tag coz noone is that retarded to use this build in HA when u got DA and stuff. ~Dronte~ 12:12, 29 November 2008 (EST)

Spear of Redemption

It could be used to counter blindness, it isn't mentioned anywhere not even variants. 03:57, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree, but you need the adrenaline already built up to use it to counter blindness.-- 12:54, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Soldier's Fury

Is better than this in every situation I can think of atm, could probably do with an archive. --Crow 19:32, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

Then archive or WELL tag it. If there's any discussion to be had, that will prompt it. Karate KJ for sig Jesus 20:18, 23 November 2009
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