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This build has been designed for the following use:

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This build uses Assassin's Promise, Barbs, Mark of Pain, and various PvE-only skills to wipe out enemies quickly in combination with a physically oriented team. It's extremely useful for Hard Mode and Vanquishing.

Attribute and Skills

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  • Radiant armor, Superior Vigor rune, Attunement/Vitae runes.
  • Cruel Spear with "I have the power!" inscription (+5 energy) and a Fortitude mod.
  • Curses focus with "Master Of My Domain" inscription (+1 Curses/20% chance) and Fortitude mod or Aptitude mod. Suitable foci are Fondalz's Artifact, the Plaguebinder and bone idols from the collectors Yu Lae, Denos Makaluum or Luci.
  • HSR options are not desirable because you instead depend on Assassin's Promise to recharge your skills.
  • Every member of your team should use physical damage weapons (spears for casters), even with no points in the weapon.



Optional Optional 1 should be:

Optional Optional 2 should be:



  • Proper target calling and following is vital for this build to perform at optimal capacity.
  • Works best with a tank.
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