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This build has been designed for the following use:


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This build is simply to have a pure Spirit Wrangler Ritualist: to support the team with focused armor-ignoring damage. It takes advantage of the extremely powerful Kurzick/Luxon skill, Summon Spirits, to move around your spirits. Combined with spirit attacks triggering Painful Bond, this will inflict significant damage to the one being attacked.


Attributes and Skills

The Kurzick Template Code: <pvxbig> [build prof=Rt/? com=12+1 cha=12+1+1 spa=3+1][Painful Bond][Signet of Spirits][Pain][Vampirism][Bloodsong][Anguish][Summon Spirits (Kurzick)][Spirit Siphon][/build] </pvxbig> The Luxon Template Code: OACjAyiM5QVTXTfT+glTRbDgMTA

  • Other Elite Skill Options:
    • Assassin&#039;s Promise Assassin's Promise → For better energy-management and insurance, in case your spirits are destroyed. Also makes spamming of Painful Bond possible.
    • Signet of Ghostly Might Signet of Ghostly Might → Consider using when partying with another ritualist (such as SoS Resto-Rit), especially if you're in need of increased firepower and energy isn't an issue.
    • Weapon of Quickening Weapon of Quickening → For faster recharge times and support for other casters in the party. Recommended for spirits with short lifespans and/or long recharge times.

Equipment

  • Insignias on armor: You are free to choose between Radiant (Energy), Survivor (Health), or Shaman (Armor while controlling spirits) Insignia Armor.
    • If you choose to use Superior Rune, highly recommend usage of survivor (details at Notes).
  • Staff that reduces cast and recharge time like Wenslauss' Faith or increases maximum energy like Staff of the Forgotten.

Usage

  • Summon most of your spirits before entering battle. For spirits with a shorter lifespan such as Anguish, wait until enemies are nearby before you cast. Once the enemies are within attack-range, cast Summon Spirits.
  • Recast any spirits if necessary.
  • Cast Painful Bond on enemies or Bosses as it recharges (preferably on groups). Use any energy management skills you have to manage your energy.
  • If you are under melee attack, you can Summon Spirits or Signet of Spirits and back away. This will create the Wall of Spirits to protect you. However, remember that spirits will die fairly quickly -- even with Armor of Unfeeling's damage reduction -- so do not gain a false sense of security. Also, if you are using fragile spirits or spirits that die quickly before its recharge, use this method sparingly and cautiously.
  • Use Summon Spirits to evacuate and heal any spirits that are under attack.
  • Spam Spirit Siphon for energy management. Cast it near a fresh spirit for a guaranteed high energy boost.

Counters

  • AoE on your spirits will cause huge damage on them. Run out of AoE area and cast Summon Spirits to rescue them.

Variants

Notes

  • You can use superior runes for this build to yield small but higher damage/energy management. (Be aware that monsters in PvE tend to target people with the lowest maximum health.)
  • By conservative estimates, this build deals between 400-700+ damage towards any single foe -- on average 100+ damage-per-second -- over a period of 5+ seconds. (Depending on you choice of elites, spirits and/or runes.)
  • With practiced targeting and proper party coordination, it can be quite common to spike-kill any unprotected non-boss foe with the initial volley-attack.
  • Use of Summon Spirits will cause your spirits to have a same target. (Excluding few spirits which are designed to spread attacks.)
  • The real big advantage here versus other spirit wrangler builds is that you do not need time to build up an army. (The damage source is there fully when you need it).

See also

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