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This build has been designed for the following use:

This build is used to farm Veldt Nephila and Zelnehlun Fastfoot outside of Rilohn Refuge on both NM and HM by avoiding their attacks.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=Necromancer/Assassin Curses=12+1+3 SoulReaping=3+1 ShadowArts=12 BloodMagic=0]Awaken the Blood][Spiteful Spirit][Price of Failure][Desecrate Enchantments][Defile Enchantments][[Death's Charge][Shadow Of Haste][Dash][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Superior Curses rune and any max armor.
  • +Energy preferably with HSR.


  • When you zone into Floodplain of Mahnkelon, head left towards the first group of Ntouka / Steelfang Drakes.
  • Target the Ntouka or Drake that is farthest away from you, then use Death's Charge to Shadowstep to it. Immediately after you shadowstep, activate Dash to break aggro. After hitting Dash for the second time, you will have broken aggro of the group.
  • Use Shadow of Haste shortly after passing the first mob.(you may have to use it while the mob is still following you, they'll break aggro shortly.)
  • Follow the path right until you are in the middle of the stone bridge.
  • About 5 groups of Veldt Nephila should have spawned.
  • Activate Dash to return to your original location.
  • Wait for the groups to mob up. (This may take a minute.)
  • Run into the small crevasse in the rock, out of sight of the spiders. (Don't aggro the spiders yet.)
  • Cast Shadow of Haste, then run into the ball of spiders. Before they can hit you, hit Dash to shadowstep back out of sight. If done correctly, they will be unable to hit you from behind the wall, and they should be grouped together near-perfectly.
  • Cast Awaken, then run through your Curses on Zelnehlun Fastfoot and recast SS when it recharges. The spiders and Zelnehlun will die quickly.


  • Getting hit too hard on your way to the spiders, or accidentally getting hit by the spiders.


  • Signet of Corruption Signet of Corruption - for small amount of AoE damage and energy gain instead of Desecrate Enchantments
  • Feigned Neutrality Feigned Neutrality - for more healing, if you're having a lot of trouble with the first group.
  • Dark Escape Dark Escape - for even more protection from that lethal first group.
  • Signet of Lost Souls Signet of Lost Souls - Instead of shadow refuge if you are confident you can run past mob at start and lure without aqquiring any degen/damage and if you have energy managment problems.


  • DO NOT lure the spiders by attacking them with a staff/bow. If you do, there's a chance that not all of them will pull, making your run that much longer.
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