EoC This build requires Consumables to operate properly.  

This build uses the compounding strength of domination and illusion mesmers to roll through DoA easily. It can also be run without cons rather easily, but modifications must be made to accomodate. 1 tank, use either a support(bip) or keystone mesmer. the tactics are basically the same as DoA casterspike.


  • 2 Tanks
Shroud of Distress Shadow Form "I Am Unstoppable!" Stoneflesh Aura Armor of Earth Sliver Armor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Death's Charge

Shroud of Distress Shadow Form "I Am Unstoppable!" Stoneflesh Aura Armor of Earth Glyph of Concentration Recall Death's Charge
  • 2 Monks
Patient Spirit Serpent's Quickness Infuse Health Seed of Life Healing Seed Essence Bond Unyielding Aura Heal Party

Ether Renewal Spirit Bond Burning Speed Protective Bond Life Bond Balthazar's Spirit Aura of Restoration Rebirth
  • 4 Mesmers
Arcane Echo Energy Surge Mistrust Arcane Mimicry Wastrel's Worry Overload Cry of Pain Waste Not, Want Not

Shared Burden Clumsiness Wandering Eye Signet of Clumsiness Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Cry of Pain Illusion of Pain Air of Superiority

Arcane Mimicry Arcane echo Energy Surge Complicate Wastrel's Worry Overload Cry of Pain Air of superiority

Arcane Echo Arcane Mimicry Psychic Instability Mistrust Complicate Wastrel's Worry Waste Not, Want Not Cry of Pain

Primary Tank

<pvxbig> [build prof=A/E ear=12 dead=3 sha=12+1+3][Shroud of Distress][Shadow Form]["I am Unstoppable!"][Stoneflesh Aura][Armor of Earth][Sliver Armor][Ebon Battle Standard of Honor][Death's Charge][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Armor: Blessed insignia, vitae runes, rune of superior vigor
  • Weapons: one handed +20% enchanted weapon and +10 armor vs demons shield, high energy staff.

Secondary Tank

<pvxbig> [build prof=A/E ear=12 dead=3 sha=12+1+3][Shroud of Distress][Shadow Form]["I Am Unstoppable!"][Stoneflesh Aura][Armor of Earth][Glyph of Concentration][Recall][Death's Charge][/build] </pvxbig>



  • Armor: Blessed insignia, vitae runes, rune of superior vigor
  • Weapons: one handed +20% enchanted weapon and +10 armor vs demons shield, high energy staff.



<pvxbig> [build prof=Mo/R hea=12+1+1 wil=3 div=12+1][Patient Spirit][Essence Bond][Infuse Health][Seed of Life][Healing Seed][Serpent's Quickness][Unyielding Aura][Heal Party][/build] </pvxbig>


  • Armor: Survivor insignia with superior vigor rune.
  • Weapons: 20/20 Healing wand and offhand, shield set with a +10 armor vs. demons shield, +20% enchantments weapon.


Use Air of Superiority in place of Essence Bond for Energy management.



<pvxbig>[build prof=Elementalist/Monk EnergyStorage=12+3+1 FireMagic=3 ProtectionPrayers=12][Ether Renewal][Spirit Bond][Burning Speed][Protective Bond][Life Bond][Balthazar's Spirit][Aura of Restoration][Rebirth][/build]</pvxbig>


20% enchanting high energy staff.

Mo/R Variant

<pvxbig>[build prof=Monk/Ranger DivineFavor=10 ProtectionPrayers=11+3+1 BeastMastery=10][Life Barrier][Spirit Bond][Balthazar's Spirit][Life Bond][Blessed Signet][Symbiosis][Edge of Extinction][Rebirth][/build]</pvxbig>


Energy Surge Mesmer

<pvxbig> [build prof=me/any dom=12+1+3 fast=8+1 ins=10+3][Arcane Echo][energy surge]["By Ural's Hammer!"][Complicate][Arcane Mimicry][Overload][Mistrust][Air of Superiority][/build] </pvxbig>

Use Arcane Mimicry to copy another Energy Surge before a spike is fully setup, or use Cry of Pain as a spammable large aoe dmg. Spam Overload and Mistrust on Casters to spread damage far and wide. Make sure in veil to cancel at least one of the vampiric touch skills of hungers is for some reason they begin attacking the blocking tank. with three energy surges, the damage should make them use Grenth's balance and kill themselves through mistrust, but be ready.

  • While not reccommended, this build can be run without mesmer primary. Put 12 in domination. Eles, Rangers, and Necros should invest remaining points in their primary attribute. R7 Lightbringer is an absolute must if you are not mesmer primary.

Shared Honor Mesmer (Caller)

<pvxbig> [build prof=any/mes illusion=12][Shared Burden][clumsiness][wandering eye][signet of clumsiness][Ebon Battle Standard of Honor][Cry of Pain][Illusion of Pain][Air of Superiority][/build] </pvxbig>

Your main job is to slow down the cast times of all foes in doa. when large groups are balled around the tank, spam all of your offensive skills. Eles, necros, rangers, and mesmers should invest points in their primary attribute.

  • Caller is a bit of a formality. You will actually follow the tanks' pings for centermost enemy and use shared burden on said foe, but you are the snare, so if the tanks are neglectful, call the center target urself. Note that mistrust and other skills will likely be used on multiple foes, so the only skills which must be centered are yours, esurge, and cop.

Extinction Mesmer

<pvxbig> [build prof=me/R DominationMagic=12+1+3 FastCasting=8+1 BeastMastery=10][Arcane Echo][Energy Surge][Symbiosis][Edge of Extinction][Overload][Mistrust][Wastrel's Worry][Cry of Pain][/build] </pvxbig>

Maintain Edge of Extinction on spikes. Use symbiosis where required to assist the tanks. In veil for hungers, put mistrust on a hunger before spiking with energy surge. When they resort to using grenth's balance, they will destroy themselves.

Psychic Mesmer

<pvxbig> [build prof=me/E dom=12+1 fast=12+1+3][Arcane echo][Arcane Mimicry][Psychic Instability][mistrust][Complicate][Cry of Pain][Overload][Air of superiority][/build] </pvxbig>

Make sure to mimic an energy surge before a spike. Make sure to kd hungers in veil so the spike can go off without a hitch. when they get up to use grenth's balance, let them destroy themselves. Complicate one of the vampiric touches if things get hairy.

  • A Keystone Spammer can be substituted in place of this, however, Wastrel's worry goes off more easily with stuff knocked down for 4 seconds at a time.

Keystone Variant

<pvxbig> [build prof=me/N Curses=12 fast=12+1+3]["By Ural's Hammer!"][Symbolic Celerity][Keystone Signet][Unnatural Signet][Signet of Sorrow][Signet of clumsiness][Weaken Armor][Necrosis][/build] </pvxbig>

Use keystone a bit before a spike so that it can recharge midfight if need be.

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