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== Professions ==
 
== Professions ==
 
*[[gw:Elementalist|Elementalist]] primary is preferred.
 
*[[gw:Elementalist|Elementalist]] primary is preferred.
*You can trade damage and maximum energy for [[gw:Fast Casting|Fast Casting]] with [[gw:Mesmer|Mesmer]] primary.
 
   
 
== Attribute selection ==
 
== Attribute selection ==
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* 1 IMS
 
* 1 IMS
 
* 0-1 self-heal
 
* 0-1 self-heal
* 0-1 shadow step
 
 
* 0-3 other skill(s)
 
* 0-3 other skill(s)
   
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*{{skill icon|Assassin's Promise}}
 
*{{skill icon|Assassin's Promise}}
 
:This skill provides a way to nullify your spells' cooldown, making capping faster. Not to be used on players.
 
:This skill provides a way to nullify your spells' cooldown, making capping faster. Not to be used on players.
 
*{{skill icon|Star Burst}}
 
:A simple and fast-recharging touch-ranged spell. It is recommended to use with a shadow step and other [[gw:PBAoE|PBAoE]] spells.
 
   
 
*{{skill icon|Searing Flames}}
 
*{{skill icon|Searing Flames}}
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*{{skill icon|Meteor Shower}}
 
*{{skill icon|Meteor Shower}}
 
:Nearly every worthwhile nuker takes this spell, usually with [[gw:Glyph of Sacrifice|Glyph of Sacrifice]]. Prevents kiting and deals high damage.
 
:Nearly every worthwhile nuker takes this spell, usually with [[gw:Glyph of Sacrifice|Glyph of Sacrifice]]. Prevents kiting and deals high damage.
 
*{{skill icon|Bed of Coals}}
 
:Deals moderate damage and synergies well with [[gw:Meteor Shower|Meteor Shower]].
 
   
 
*{{skill icon|Searing Heat}} / {{skill icon|Teinai's Heat}}
 
*{{skill icon|Searing Heat}} / {{skill icon|Teinai's Heat}}
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*{{skill icon|Rodgort's Invocation}}
 
*{{skill icon|Rodgort's Invocation}}
 
:Massive damage but expensive. Can be used against other players.
 
:Massive damage but expensive. Can be used against other players.
 
*{{skill icon|Inferno}}
 
:Powerful [[gw:point blank|point-blank]] spell with low recharge.
 
 
*{{skill icon|Flame Burst}}
 
:Similar to [[gw:Inferno|Inferno]] but higher energy cost and range, lower recharge and damage.
 
   
 
*{{skill icon|Liquid Flame}}
 
*{{skill icon|Liquid Flame}}
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*{{skill icon|Meteor}}
 
*{{skill icon|Meteor}}
 
:A more simple version of [[gw:Meteor Shower|Meteor Shower]]. Does not deal damage over time but much cheaper.
 
:A more simple version of [[gw:Meteor Shower|Meteor Shower]]. Does not deal damage over time but much cheaper.
 
=== Shadow steps ===
 
Shadow steps are required when using point-blank spells.
 
 
*{{skill icon|Shadow Walk}}
 
:Effective shadow step because of the lack of aftercast and provides a way to retreat when used with [[gw:Dash|Dash]].
 
 
*{{skill icon|Death's Charge}}
 
:A simple shadow step that heals for a small amount of health.
 
   
 
=== [[gw:IMS|IMS]] skills ===
 
=== [[gw:IMS|IMS]] skills ===
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=== Self-heals ===
 
=== Self-heals ===
 
Self-heals are needed when you encounter other players or something goes wrong.
 
Self-heals are needed when you encounter other players or something goes wrong.
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*{{skill icon|Mystic Regeneration}}
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:High health regeneration.
   
 
*{{skill icon|Feigned Neutrality}}
 
*{{skill icon|Feigned Neutrality}}
 
:A spell with fast casting, provides high armor and health regeneration.
 
:A spell with fast casting, provides high armor and health regeneration.
   
*{{skill icon|Mystic Regeneration}}
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*{{skill icon|Aura of Restoration}}
:An effective self-heal with a fast casting time. Use with Fire Attunement and another enchantment.
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:A rather potent selfheal as long as you keep casting.
 
*{{skill icon|Glyph of Restoration}}
 
:Heals for much health but unreliable.
 
 
*{{skill icon|Heart of Shadow}}
 
:A decent heal with a random shadow step.
 
   
 
*{{skill icon|Healing Breeze}}
 
*{{skill icon|Healing Breeze}}
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:Minor damage and energy gain, might be useful with Searing Flames.
 
:Minor damage and energy gain, might be useful with Searing Flames.
   
*{{skill icon|Auspicious Incantation}}
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*{{skill icon|Aura of Restoration}}
:Can be used with Meteor Shower or any other 15+ energy spells.
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:Heals for up to 4x the energy cost of your spells.
   
 
=== Other skills ===
 
=== Other skills ===
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[build prof=E/A fir=12+1+1 ene=10+1 dead=8 shadow=2][Assassin's Promise][Glyph of Sacrifice][Meteor Shower][Searing Heat][Teinai's Heat][Flame Djinn's Haste][Fire Attunement][Optional][/build]
 
[build prof=E/A fir=12+1+1 ene=10+1 dead=8 shadow=2][Assassin's Promise][Glyph of Sacrifice][Meteor Shower][Searing Heat][Teinai's Heat][Flame Djinn's Haste][Fire Attunement][Optional][/build]
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[build prof=E/A fire=12+1+1 energy=12+1][Glyph of Sacrifice][Meteor Shower][Shadow Walk][Star Burst][Inferno][Flame Burst][Dash][Fire Attunement][/build]
 
 
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== Equipment selection ==
 
== Equipment selection ==
*Survivor or Radiant insignias
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*Survivor insignias
 
*Insightful Staff of Fortitude
 
*Insightful Staff of Fortitude
 
*40/40 set
 
*40/40 set

Revision as of 09:11, May 3, 2009

This guide presents the possible skills of an Alliance Battles nuker. With powerful Fire Magic spells, fast movement speed and self-heals it can single-handedly capture any shrines.

Professions

Attribute selection

  • Possible highest Fire Magic with headpiece and a minor Fire Magic rune.
  • If there is no attribute spead, take 12+1 Energy Storage (or Fast Casting).
  • Consider 12-10-8 or 12-11-6 attribute spreads based on the skills.

Skill selection

Build construction

  • 3-4 damaging skills
  • 1-2 energy management skill(s)
  • 1 IMS
  • 0-1 self-heal
  • 0-3 other skill(s)

Elite skills

The first step to assemble a nuker is choosing the elite skill. Some elites need different skillsets.

One of the most powerful DoTAoE spells, it is able to wipe out an entrie shrine. A common choice because of the relatively low recharge and high effectiveness. Note that NPCs are likely to kite.
This skill provides a way to nullify your spells' cooldown, making capping faster. Not to be used on players.
A fast-recharging but costly AoE spell which is able to handle both player and non-player characters. Consider using along with Glyph of Lesser Energy and/or Glowing Gaze.

Damage dealing skills

Every nuker's trademark are the area-of-effect spells cast in fast succession.

Nearly every worthwhile nuker takes this spell, usually with Glyph of Sacrifice. Prevents kiting and deals high damage.
Another common way to inflict damage over time.
Massive damage but expensive. Can be used against other players.
Ranged spell that is able to hit nearby foes when used right.
A more simple version of Meteor Shower. Does not deal damage over time but much cheaper.

IMS skills

Increased movement speed skills are needed to move between shrines and avoid other players while doing so.

A relatively good IMS that deals additional damage.
Similar to Flame Djinn's Haste but lasts full duration even with no investment. Prevents energy regeneration though.
A simple no attribute running stance. Ideal to use with Shadow Walk.

Self-heals

Self-heals are needed when you encounter other players or something goes wrong.

High health regeneration.
A spell with fast casting, provides high armor and health regeneration.
A rather potent selfheal as long as you keep casting.
Lets you heal allies as well as yourself, although easier to interrupt than Mystic Regeneration.

Energy Management

Taking this spell is a must.
A great way to reduce your spells' energy cost. Not to be used along with Glyph of Sacrifice.
Minor damage and energy gain, might be useful with Searing Flames.
Heals for up to 4x the energy cost of your spells.

Other skills

A several skills that don't belong to the previous categories.

Highly recommended to take along with Meteor Shower.
Can be used to increase your spells' effectiveness.
A defensive skill to counter physicals.

Examples

<pvxbig> [build prof=E/A fir=12+1+1 ene=10+1 dead=8 shadow=2][Assassin's Promise][Glyph of Sacrifice][Meteor Shower][Searing Heat][Teinai's Heat][Flame Djinn's Haste][Fire Attunement][Optional][/build] </pvxbig> <pvxbig> [build prof=E/D fire=12+1+1 energy=10+1 earthp=8][Savannah Heat][Meteor][Rodgort's Invocation][Glyph of Lesser Energy][Shield of Force][Mystic Regeneration][Flame Djinn's Haste][Fire Attunement][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment selection

  • Survivor insignias
  • Insightful Staff of Fortitude
  • 40/40 set

General usage

  • Approach the shrine.
  • Cast your spells in order.
  • Keep your enchantments up.
  • Use your IMS when moving between the shrines.

Notes

Your role is to swiftly and steadily take out NPCs. Unless your team is far ahead, do not attempt to fight other players. Your strength comes from the abuse of the AI. Simply take out a shrine and run to the next one.

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