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== Attributes and Skills ==
 
== Attributes and Skills ==
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===Hard Mode===
 
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[build prof=Necromancer/Mesmer Curses=12+1+3 Soul=12+1][Arcane Echo][Spiteful Spirit][Necrosis][Enfeebling Blood][Optional][Optional][Optional][Signet of Lost Souls][/build]
 
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===Normal Mode===
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[build prof=Necromancer/Mesmer Curses=12+1+3 Soul=12+1][Arcane Echo][Spiteful Spirit][Necrosis][Reckless Haste][Optional][Optional][Optional][Signet of Lost Souls][/build]
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==Optionals==
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Can be a combination of any of these skills, depending on what is most suitable for the area you at.
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===Damage===
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{{skill icon|Desecrate Enchantments}} extra AoE damage, useful if facing many Dervish<br>
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{{skill icon|Defile Enchantments}}, same as above<br>
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{{skill icon|Insidious Parasite}} additional damage for melee and bosses<br>
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{{skill icon|Barbs}} if there is a Minion Master or many physicals in your party<br>
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{{skill icon|Price of Failure}} extremely effective if you have a perma or stance tank<br>
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{{skill icon|Cry of Pain}} with [[gww:Web of Disruption|Web of Disruption]] for strong AoE damage and interrupts.<br>
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{{skill icon|Pain Inverter}} for more single-target damage, especially bosses.<br>
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{{skill icon|"Finish Him!"}} can be used with [[gww:Epidemic|Epidemic]]<br>
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{{skill icon|Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support}} for more single-target damage.<br>
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===Utility===
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{{skill icon|Weaken Armor}} useful in Hard Mode <br>
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{{skill icon|Reckless Haste}} in Hard Mode if noone in the party has Aegis or Wards<br>
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{{skill icon|Blood Ritual}} if the party is energy hungry<br>
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{{skill icon|Great Dwarf Weapon}} if there are no other weapon spells present in the party.<br>
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{{skill icon|Technobabble}} for caster hate, make interrupts easier, useful for Hard Mode<br>
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{{skill icon|"You Move Like a Dwarf!"}} can be used with [[gww:Epidemic|Epidemic]], for AoE snare<br>
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===Other===
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{{skill icon|"By Ural's Hammer!"}} to boost the damage of SS to 46. <br>
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{{skill icon|Mindbender}} useful faster casting for Arcane Echo + Spiteful Spirit combo<br>
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{{skill icon|Signet of Corruption}} if high ranks. <br>
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{{skill icon|Sunspear Rebirth Signet}} if your party is bad<br>
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{{skill icon|Resurrection Signet}} if your party is worse
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==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
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*Be conscious of the aggro distribution around the tanking characters. The success of this build relies on proper placement of [[gw:Spiteful Spirit|Spiteful Spirit]], and poor placement can be the difference between eliminating the group and a wasted spell.
 
*Be conscious of the aggro distribution around the tanking characters. The success of this build relies on proper placement of [[gw:Spiteful Spirit|Spiteful Spirit]], and poor placement can be the difference between eliminating the group and a wasted spell.
 
*Before battle, cast [[gw:Arcane Echo|Arcane Echo]].
 
*Before battle, cast [[gw:Arcane Echo|Arcane Echo]].
*Choose a target and cast Spiteful Spirit, followed by [[gw:Insidious Parasite|Insidious Parasite]]. Assassins are ideal targets, due to their higher attack speed.
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*Choose a target and cast Spiteful Spirit. Assassins are ideal targets, due to their higher attack speed.
 
*Select a second nearby target and cast a second Spiteful Spirit.
 
*Select a second nearby target and cast a second Spiteful Spirit.
*Use [[gww:Finish Him!|Finish Him!]] to finish off anything below 50% hp.
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*In Normal Mode, cast Reckless Haste so things attack quicker.
*Cast Spiteful Spirit on any remaining foes as energy and recharging skills allow.
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*In Hard Mode, cast Enfeebling Blood on mobs to reduce their damage.
*Cast Enfeebling Blood on mobs to reduce their damage.
 
 
*Use Signet of Lost Souls on recharge.
 
*Use Signet of Lost Souls on recharge.
 
==Variants==
 
Damage
 
*[[gww:Cry of Pain|Cry of Pain]] with a mesmer hex for strong damage and interrupts.
 
*[[gww:Desecrate Enchantments|Desecrate-]]/[[gww:Defile Enchantments|Defile Enchantments]] for additional AoE damage.
 
*[[gww:Pain Inverter|Pain Inverter]] for more single-target damage.
 
*[[gww:Suffering|Suffering]] for additional degeneration.
 
*In areas with many enemies and corpses, consider taking [[gw:Signet of Sorrow|Signet of Sorrow]] for fast and energy-free damage.
 
 
Utility
 
*[[gww:Blood Ritual|Blood Ritual]] to help your party with energy.
 
*[[gww:Pain Inverter|Pain Inverter]] for more single-target damage.
 
*[[gww:Parasitic Bond|Parasitic Bond]] should you need a cover hex or healing.
 
*[[gww:Strip Enchantment|Strip Enchantment]] or [[gw:Revealed Enchantment|Revealed Enchantment]] for control of strong enchanted foes.
 
*[[gww:Foul Feast|Foul Feast]] and [[gw:Plague Sending|Plague Sending]] for condition control.
 
*[[gww:Technobabble|Technobabble]] for caster hate, as well as melee.
 
Other
 
*[[gww:Signet of Corruption|Signet of Corruption]] for more energy management.
 
*A resurrection skill like [[gw:Sunspear Rebirth Signet|Sunspear Rebirth Signet]] or [[gw:Resurrection Signet|Resurrection Signet]].
 
[[Category:Multi-campaign builds|N/Me SS Nuker]]
 

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The SS Nuker is a popular PvE build, used in both farming groups and storyline progression. With proper aggro control, an SS Nuker is a devastating weapon against computer-controlled groups.

Attributes and Skills

Hard Mode

<pvxbig> [build prof=Necromancer/Mesmer Curses=12+1+3 Soul=12+1][Arcane Echo][Spiteful Spirit][Necrosis][Enfeebling Blood][Optional][Optional][Optional][Signet of Lost Souls][/build] </pvxbig>

Normal Mode

<pvxbig> [build prof=Necromancer/Mesmer Curses=12+1+3 Soul=12+1][Arcane Echo][Spiteful Spirit][Necrosis][Reckless Haste][Optional][Optional][Optional][Signet of Lost Souls][/build] </pvxbig>

Optionals

Can be a combination of any of these skills, depending on what is most suitable for the area you at.

Damage

Desecrate Enchantments Desecrate Enchantments extra AoE damage, useful if facing many Dervish
Defile Enchantments Defile Enchantments, same as above
Insidious Parasite Insidious Parasite additional damage for melee and bosses
Barbs Barbs if there is a Minion Master or many physicals in your party
Price of Failure Price of Failure extremely effective if you have a perma or stance tank
Cry of Pain Cry of Pain with Web of Disruption for strong AoE damage and interrupts.
Pain Inverter Pain Inverter for more single-target damage, especially bosses.
&quot;Finish Him!&quot; "Finish Him!" can be used with Epidemic
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support for more single-target damage.

Utility

Weaken Armor Weaken Armor useful in Hard Mode
Reckless Haste Reckless Haste in Hard Mode if noone in the party has Aegis or Wards
Blood Ritual Blood Ritual if the party is energy hungry
Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon if there are no other weapon spells present in the party.
Technobabble Technobabble for caster hate, make interrupts easier, useful for Hard Mode
&quot;You Move Like a Dwarf!&quot; "You Move Like a Dwarf!" can be used with Epidemic, for AoE snare

Other

&quot;By Ural&#039;s Hammer!&quot; "By Ural's Hammer!" to boost the damage of SS to 46.
Mindbender Mindbender useful faster casting for Arcane Echo + Spiteful Spirit combo
Signet of Corruption Signet of Corruption if high ranks.
Sunspear Rebirth Signet Sunspear Rebirth Signet if your party is bad
Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet if your party is worse


Equipment

  • Radiant insignia on all armor.
  • 2x Runes of Vitae.
  • Superior Curses Rune.
  • Minor Soul Reaping Rune.
  • Best Rune of Vigor you can afford.
  • 40/40 Curses set.
  • High Energy set.

You can get a 20/20 focus from either of these collectors:

Usage

  • Be conscious of the aggro distribution around the tanking characters. The success of this build relies on proper placement of Spiteful Spirit, and poor placement can be the difference between eliminating the group and a wasted spell.
  • Before battle, cast Arcane Echo.
  • Choose a target and cast Spiteful Spirit. Assassins are ideal targets, due to their higher attack speed.
  • Select a second nearby target and cast a second Spiteful Spirit.
  • In Normal Mode, cast Reckless Haste so things attack quicker.
  • In Hard Mode, cast Enfeebling Blood on mobs to reduce their damage.
  • Use Signet of Lost Souls on recharge.
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