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This build has been designed for the following use:

MM abusing AotL for quick minion walls, support and damage.

Attributes and Skills Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=Necromancer/any DeathMagic=12+1+3 SoulReaping=9+1][Aura of the Lich@19][Masochism@12][Animate Bone Fiend@19][Blood of the Master@19][Animate Vampiric Horror][Barbs][Blood Bond][Signet of Lost Souls@12][/build] Death Magic or Soul Reaping (max Soul Reaping if only using these)

  • Foul Feast [[Foul Feast@15] powerful condition removal, especially if used with [[Infuse Condition@19]
  • Putrid Bile [[Putrid Bile@19] for additional damage

Curses (set Curses to 9+1)

  • Mark of Pain [[Mark of Pain@10] does incredible AoE damage and has great synergy with Bone Fiends.
  • Enfeebling Blood [[Enfeebling Blood@10] for anti-melee.
  • Weaken Armor [[Weaken Armor@10] for Cracked Armor.

Blood Magic (set Blood Magic to 9+1)

  • Dark Bond [[Dark Bond@10] to increase survivability.

Air Magic (set yourself to N/E, set Air Magic to 4 and Soul Reaping to 11+1)

  • Glyph of Swiftness [[Glyph of Swiftness@4] allows for more frequent usage of AotL. Very useful in areas with few corpses.

Unlinked Mesmer Skills (set yourself to N/Me, max Soul Reaping if only using these)

  • Arcane Echo [[Arcane Echo] for 2 uses of AotL

PvE-Only Skills (max Soul Reaping if only using these)

  • Air of Superiority [[Air of Superiority], quick recharges, energy, etc.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor [[Ebon Battle Standard of Honor] for a huge addition to minion damage.
  • Great Dwarf Weapon [[Great Dwarf Weapon] for party support; take [[GoLE@0] over SoLS if using this.
  • Mindbender [[Mindbender] to have your spells cast faster. Excels in areas with corpse denial.
  • Necrosis [[Necrosis] for spammable damage, requires a decent amount of hex/condition spreading in the party.


Equipment Edit

  • Bloodstained insignia on headpiece, boots or gloves, Radiant Insignia on the rest.
  • 20/20 Death Magic wand and 20/+1 Death Magic offhand.
  • Runes above. If you chose Curses or Blood Magic for the optionals, don't forget to add the appropriate rune.

Usage Edit

  • Cast AotL on recharge for +1 minion, or when having the chance to get a lot of minions.
  • Spam Bone Fiends as your energy allows.
  • Use SoLS on recharge for energy.
  • Death Nova dying minions. It's challenging for a human but is definitely worth the while.
  • Spam FF like you and your monks energy would hang on it. They do.

Counters Edit

See Also Edit

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