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This build has been designed for the following use:

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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

<pvxbig> [build prof=Necromancer/Mesmer Curses=12+1+3 Soul=12+1][Spiteful Spirit][Arcane Echo][Insidious Parasite][Enfeebling Blood][Web of Disruption][Cry of Pain][Signet of Lost Souls][Finish Him!][/build] </pvxbig>


  • 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:


  • 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, followed by Insidious Parasite. Assassins are ideal targets, due to their higher attack speed.
  • Select a second nearby target and cast a second Spiteful Spirit.
  • Use Finish Him! to finish off anything below 50% hp.
  • Cast Spiteful Spirit on any remaining foes as energy and recharging skills allow.
  • Cast Enfeebling Blood on mobs to reduce their damage.
  • Use Signet of Lost Souls on recharge.





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