A list of every bad skill which people and their builds should never use. Except maybe in niche/gimmick situations.

  • Flare Flare DPS of an axe auto-attack, and although it's ranged, the axe is free.
  • Ice Spear Ice Spear Flare with half-range
  • Repeating Strike Repeating Strike Flare with melee range, blockable, and disables itself.
  • Deadly Haste Deadly Haste OK, this skill could be decent. Problem is, Anet put it in the Critical Strikes attribute which a true DA sin doesn't use.
  • Elemental Flame Elemental Flame You set them on fire for three seconds. That's flare damage, except conditional. Only possible use is *maybe* a Shatterstone/Steam chain, but GoI > that.
  • Peace and Harmony Peace and Harmony Get a better healing elite. If you want energy management as a monk, take Glyph of Lesser Energy.
  • Splinter Shot Splinter Shot It's like a conditional, higher energy, Barrage.
  • Mending Mending It's Mending. No use outside 55-ing, really.
  • Defy Pain Defy Pain Better tanking options exist for PvE, PvP tanking = Wammos = fail.
  • Amity Amity Underpowered, long recharge, and removed by wanding.
  • Pacifism Pacifism See Amity.
  • Spirit Siphon Spirit Siphon Tiny energy gain.
  • Energy Tap Energy Tap Energy gain is small, recharge and casting are too long.
  • Xinrae's Weapon Xinrae's Weapon Energy and recharge is huge. Only useful against things like SF spike; even when knowing you're facing caster pressure teams people can just target swap.
  • Symbols of Inspiration Symbols of Inspiration Duration is too short and effect is too restricted. There's better energy management.
  • Scribe's Insight Scribe's Insight Same as Symbols of Inspiration
  • Symbolic Celerity Symbolic Celerity One of those skills nobody's heard of. People in general don't need signets to cast so fast (but 3/4 second Rez Sigs are good).
  • Symbolic Posture Symbolic Posture It's Mantra of Signets and Mantra of Inscriptions together...However either one of those has a stronger effect than this.
  • Persistence of Memory Persistence of Memory Ugly image. Mantra of Resolve > this, because you need to reuse the spell which takes additional time and energy.

I'll add more when I feel like it.

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