This was the build layout (I don't even have the exact builds):
Me/N Esurge Mes
N/E Tainter Hero
N/W Soul Bind Hero with Diciplined Stance
D/E Wounding Strike
A/Rt Shattering Assault with Death Pact Signet
E/Rt Savannah Heat with Earth Snares and DPS (me)
Mo/Me HB (It was the first time he played HB ever)
The strategy was simple. Mesmer annoy things. Derv bash things. Sin bash the RC only. Ele nuke things. Monks prot/heal things.
We won the UW, we nearly lost Fetid but we recovered and won (double morale boost FTW) so we got a hall skip. 3 teams, blue got ganked by an E/A EoE Bomb so we got the cap. We capped, got killed, blue capped, gank, we capped, and at 1 minute we were all dead, rezzed, THEN the ghostly died. Yellow ganked the blue ghost and didn't bother capping themselves so we won 7-0-8.
The match after that we lost because our double DPS backfired and killed 6 of us in 1 go. That was fun. Lost that Capture Point match with about 24-27 though. Yellow resigned, got stuck at 10.
Also, the best vent ever, that RC guy was totally hyper ("Spike this target 321 321 321 321" all said within 1 second).
We managed to blow a team up at Fetid in.... 00:54. We reached halls through a skip, but had bad luck with King of the Hill. At one point I had 4 or 5 simultanious "+40 faction"s over my head. Got rolled though, we capped for about 15 seconds and then the ghostly was killed already. Facing balance and a Contagion which had been holding for about 1.5-2 hours. We could have rolled them on Capture Points.
Defense you gain from utility is generally good. Defense you gain from defense is generally worse.
Snares, interrupts, and knockdowns are all examples of utility. Skills like distracting shot, while it's nature is offensive, can be very defensive as well by interrupting skills that target you. This creates a skill that allows you to hurt them, and save yourself. A snare can slow down enemies to allow melee to more easily spike them, however they double as a skill that allows you to kite away while they move slower. Just plain old defense, such as skills like Armor of Earth and Mist Form, only gain benefit in one way, defense. You can't use Mist Form offensively EVER. While it takes more skill to use utility over just plain defense, in the end you get more effect.--The GatesAssassin 15:18, 15 July 2008 (EDT)
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Defiant Elements' Word of the Day
The word of the day is Nimiety (nim-eye'-et-ee) n. excess, redundancy.
Eronth's Phrase of the Day
What the hell do you mean by “Your birth certificate has expired”?
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Sneakysmith12's Joke (or Murphy's Law) of the Day
If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway
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Bluemilkman's Brainteaser of the Week
I have five letters and five addressed envelopes. If I place the letters in the envelopes at random, what are the chances that only four letters are in their correct envelopes?
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Victoryisyours' Phobia of the Day
The Phobia of the Day is Hypengyophobia. - The fear of responsibility. (Suggest one of your own many phobias here!)
Mgrinshpon's Leet Build of the Whenever
The Shadow Judgment assassin attempts to combine the Guild Wars world's two greatest foes- Area of Effect damage and shadow stepping: and succeeds admirably. Combining degen in the form of burning is just a cherry on the top of this sundae of decadent bravery.
This gem comes from the festering filth-hole we all know and love: the PvX authors. Not the "my wife's little sister is pretty hot" kind of love and impure thoughts but the "me and you, with a half-empty bottle of Baccardi, a 40 weight, and wearing nothing but contented smiles" kind of love. The kind of love that only the Shadow Judgment assassin and the original brave man-creator can give to you. Now, the author has since been lost to the annals of PvX:WELL but rest assured that this bad boy will just pop right in behind you and judge you for all you're worth.
Originally found on PvX. For more builds of top notch quality, see here.
Addendum: my apologies for taking so long to update this.
If all else fails, you can always resort to using the most broken, gimmicky shadowstep spiker there is - the A/D.
Godbox's Random TB Creation of the Whenever I Make A New Build
What's up with that ugly space between the skillbars? D: Scavenger's Focus with QZ allows for constant maintaining, and it's not a stance! Free attackspamming. Use half-recharge Mantra of Recharge to be able to run boonmonks. Very strong spike. CLICK!