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This build has been designed for the following use:

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

<pvxbig> [build prof=necro/assa curses=12+1+1 soulre=8+1 deadly=10][mark of pain][rigor mortis][barbs]["Finish Him!"][assassin's promise][ebon vanguard assassin support][Optional][Optional][/build] </pvxbig>


  • 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.



  • Choose a target, preferably in a mob. Call the target and use skills in order:
    • Mark Of Pain [[Mark Of Pain@14]
    • Rigor Mortis [[Rigor Mortis@14]
    • Barbs [[Barbs@14]
  • Follow up with Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support [[Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support] for an additional physical to trigger the hexes.
  • Use Assassin&#039;s Promise [[Assassin's Promise@10] and &quot;Finish Him!&quot; [["Finish Him!"] when target is at around 33% health (depending on the foe's total health). With practice you will be able to score near-instant kills with "Finish Him!" which will make hex removal unlikely



<pvxbig> Optional Optionals should be:

  • Mindbender [[Mindbender] to speed up casts, especially Barbs.
  • Enfeebling Blood [[Enfeebling Blood@14] for Melee protection.
  • &quot;By Ural&#039;s Hammer!&quot; [["By Ural's Hammer!"] for extra damage.
  • Reckless Haste [[Reckless Haste@14] for Melee protection
  • Tryptophan Signet [[Tryptophan Signet] Snare to help counter foes intending to kite from Mark of Pain.
  • Mark of Death [[Mark of Death@10] Instead of Barbs; for areas with heavy-duty healers.
  • Technobabble [[Technobabble] for Spell protection.
  • Great Dwarf Weapon [[Great Dwarf Weapon] for damage buff.
  • Rend Enchantments [[Rend Enchantments@14] for strong enchant removal.
  • Vocal Minority [[Vocal Minority@14] Cheapest and largest ranged cover/fish hex.




  • Heavy hex removal.
  • Lag, resulting in bad timing of Assassin&#039;s Promise [[Assassin's Promise@10].
  • Effects that prevent hits from landing on the called target.
  • Greater Conflagration [[Greater Conflagration] and similar damage type converters.




  • Proper target calling and following is vital for this build to perform at optimal capacity.
  • Works best with a tank and/or minions.
  • Perfect combination with Team - Discordway and an AoE condition skill like Weaken Armor [[Weaken Armor@14] or Enfeebling Blood [[Enfeebling Blood@14]


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