Never Ever Again. Or Not
So I'm sure most ppl know our first run of VE was successful but extremely painful for a couple reasons. Healers had too much healing. Interrupters were too good at interrupting. And the occasional 4 second kd lol. This can be countered with energy denial, adrenaline denial and interrupt-counters which a mesmer secondary on the 600 could provide. And so the ranger and monk builds have been revamped to accomodate a faster, hopefully easier run.
Possible counters (that I can think of off the top of my head):
1) Energy problems as a result of mantra of resolve, the high energy cost of sv and the additional energy cost as a result of qz.
2) Foes scattering as a result of the additional dmg being dealt.
3) Undead on level 3 containing groups of ancient statues and minions of zoldark (which use expunge enchantments).
[build prof=Monk/Mesmer DivineFavor=12+1+1 ProtectionPrayers=8+2 IllusionMagic=9 InspirationMagic=5][Shield of Absorption][Spirit Bond][Protective Spirit][Spell breaker][Sympathetic Visage][Mantra of Resolve][Essence Bond][Blessed Aura][/build]
Note: I especially like this against the stone summit because there will never be a shortage of melee characters due to minion masters that tend to hangout by themselves.
[build prof=Ranger/Monk WildernessSurvival=12+1+3 Expertise=12+1 ProtectionPrayers=3][Quickening Zephyr][Serpent's Quickness][Frozen Soil][Famine][Optional][Balthazar's Spirit][Essence Bond][Rebirth][/build]
- Edge of Extinction
- Healing Spring (to heal backline in case of leak or for poison jets)
Optional is chosen at 600's discretion
Note: We may find that foes scatter easily when Famine is used. If this is the case then unyielding aura is clearly the best choice of elite (to get around frozen soil if necessary).
[build prof=Monk/Necromancer SmitingPrayers=12+3+1 ProtectionPrayers=11+3 DivineFavor=5+1 BloodMagic=3][Blood is power][Blessed Signet][Vital Blessing][Life Attunement][Holy Wrath][Retribution][Purge Signet][Rebirth][/build]
[build prof=Warrior/Necromancer Tactics=12+3+1 Strength=12+1][Sprint][Disciplined Stance][Healing Signet][Light of Deldrimor][Signet of Corruption]["you are all weaklings"][Dolyak Signet][gladiator's defense][/build]