Necromancer - Blight of Poison

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Focused on: Hybrid damage.

Designed for:

Overview

This build is a different take on your typical hybrid based necromancer. It relies on your massive application of weakness and poison to deal damage (also survive thanks to fumble) along with parasitic condition that adds some great survivability in large battles.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Axe/Dagger
Utility
Elite
Rending Claws
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Rending Claws
Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them vulnerable.
Damage.png2Damage: 170
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (7s): 2% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 900
Ghastly Claws
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Ghastly Claws
Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes gaining life force per strike.
Damage.png8Damage: 776
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 12%
Range.pngRange: 900
Unholy Feast
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Unholy Feast
Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditons. Gain retaliation for each foe you strike.
Damage.pngDamage: 213
Retaliation.pngRetaliation (3s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
Cripple.pngCripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngBoons converted: 1
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 600
Deathly Swarm
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Deathly Swarm
Unleash an insect swarm blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.
Damage.pngDamage: 153
Blind.pngBlindness (6s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
Range.pngRange: 900
Enfeebling Blood
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Enfeebling Blood
Apply weakness and bleeding to foes in the target area.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Bleed.png2Bleeding (10s): 850 Damage
Weakness.pngWeakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Range.pngRange: 900
Consume Conditions
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Consume Conditions
Corruption. Feast on your conditions, gaining health for each one consumed. You become vulnerable.
Heal.pngHealing: 5,240
Heal.pngHeal per Condition: 724
Vulnerability.png5Self Vulnerability (4s): 5% Incoming Damage
Blood Is Power
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Blood Is Power
Corruption. Bleed yourself to grant might to allies around you and bleed your target.
Damage.pngDamage: 141
Might.png8Might (8s): 240 Power, 240 Condition Damage
Bleed.png2Bleeding (30s): 1,320 Damage
Bleed.png2Self Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
Book.pngNumber of allied targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Corrosive Poison Cloud
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Corrosive Poison Cloud
Corruption. Weaken yourself. The target area is enveloped in a noxious cloud that poisons foes and leaves them weakened. Projectiles that pass through the field are destroyed.
Poison.png4Poison (2s): 331 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Weakness.pngWeakness (3s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Weakness.pngSelf Weakness (6s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngBlock Missiles
Duration.pngDuration: 12 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Poison
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Epidemic
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Epidemic
Corruption. Apply vulnerable on yourself. Spread conditions on a target foe to all nearby foes.
Vulnerability.png3Self Vulnerability (6s): 3% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 600
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Plague
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Plague
Corruption. Become a virulent cloud and inflict multiple conditions on foes you touch. Entering this form destroys all minions and removes spectral effects.
Damage.pngDamage: 104
Stability.png3Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Poison.pngPoison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Bleed.pngSelf-Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
Duration.pngDuration: 20 seconds
Radius.pngDamage Pulse: 1 second
Radius.pngRadius: 240

Second Weapon Set

Staff
Necrotic Grasp
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Necrotic Grasp
Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.
Damage.pngDamage: 162
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 4%
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPierces
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Mark of Blood
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Mark of Blood
Mark. Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 129
Regeneration.pngRegen (6s): 780 Heal
Bleed.png2Bleeding (8s): 352 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chilblains
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Chilblains
Mark. Inscribe a mark that chills foes when they trigger it, and leaves a poisonous area.
Damage.pngDamage: 215
Chill.pngChilled (4s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Poison.png3Poison (5s): 503 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Combo.pngCombo Field: Poison
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Putrid Mark
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Putrid Mark
Mark. Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
Damage.pngDamage: 516
Book.pngConditions Removed: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Reaper's Mark
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Reaper's Mark
Mark. Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.
Damage.pngDamage: 107
Fear.pngFear (1s): Flee
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Range.pngRange: 1,200

Slot Changes

  • Corrupt Boon Corrupt Boon
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    Corrupt Boon
    Corruption. Poison yourself. Transform boons on your foe into negative conditions.
    Poison.pngSelf Poison (6s): 504 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Book.pngBoons Converted: 5
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
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    Epidemic Epidemic
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    Epidemic
    Corruption. Apply vulnerable on yourself. Spread conditions on a target foe to all nearby foes.
    Vulnerability.png3Self Vulnerability (6s): 3% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable

When playing in PvE or WvW, you can use Carrion weapons and/or Trinkets. This is to give you some power to help with the physical dps side of the hybrid build. Exchange them for how much crit % you're willing to sacrifice

Specializations

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Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Axe
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Generosity Superior Sigil of Generosity
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Superior Sigil of Generosity.pngSuperior Sigil of Generosity
60% chance to transfer a condition to your foe on a critical hit. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Off Hand
Dagger
Stats: Rabid
Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Staff
Stats: Rabid
Superior Sigil of Generosity Superior Sigil of Generosity
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Superior Sigil of Generosity.pngSuperior Sigil of Generosity
60% chance to transfer a condition to your foe on a critical hit. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)


Equipment

Armor
  • Head
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum Superior Rune of the Rata Sum
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(1): +25 Precision (2): +10% Poison Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): +15% Weakness Duration (5): +100 Precision (6): +20% Poison Duration; 50% chance when struck to summon a radiation field. (Cooldown: 90s)
  • Shoulders
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum Superior Rune of the Rata Sum
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum.pngSuperior Rune of the Rata Sum
(1): +25 Precision (2): +10% Poison Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): +15% Weakness Duration (5): +100 Precision (6): +20% Poison Duration; 50% chance when struck to summon a radiation field. (Cooldown: 90s)
  • Chest
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum Superior Rune of the Rata Sum
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum.pngSuperior Rune of the Rata Sum
(1): +25 Precision (2): +10% Poison Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): +15% Weakness Duration (5): +100 Precision (6): +20% Poison Duration; 50% chance when struck to summon a radiation field. (Cooldown: 90s)
  • Hands
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum Superior Rune of the Rata Sum
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum.pngSuperior Rune of the Rata Sum
(1): +25 Precision (2): +10% Poison Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): +15% Weakness Duration (5): +100 Precision (6): +20% Poison Duration; 50% chance when struck to summon a radiation field. (Cooldown: 90s)
  • Legs
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum Superior Rune of the Rata Sum
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum.pngSuperior Rune of the Rata Sum
(1): +25 Precision (2): +10% Poison Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): +15% Weakness Duration (5): +100 Precision (6): +20% Poison Duration; 50% chance when struck to summon a radiation field. (Cooldown: 90s)
  • Feet
Stats: Rabid
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum Superior Rune of the Rata Sum
Superior Rune of the Rata Sum.pngSuperior Rune of the Rata Sum
(1): +25 Precision (2): +10% Poison Duration (3): +50 Precision (4): +15% Weakness Duration (5): +100 Precision (6): +20% Poison Duration; 50% chance when struck to summon a radiation field. (Cooldown: 90s)
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: PvP Rabid Amulet PvP Rabid Amulet (Condition Damage/Precision/Toughness)
  • Ring 1
Stats: Rabid
  • Ring 2
Stats: Rabid
  • Earring 1
Stats: Rabid
  • Earring 2
Stats: Rabid
  • Back
Stats: Rabid

Usage

Keep in mind that when an enemy has weakness, his energy regeneration is hurt and he can fumble when he attacks. This causes the survivability of anyone who he tries to attack to go up while reducing his own. Since most of the time you'll be applying both poison and weakness, the survivability of your targets goes way down while you continue to dish our a decent amount of condition damage and physical DPS. You're a great teamfight because of this and heavy DPS specs will love you!

Counters

  • Heavy CC
  • Blinds
  • Heavy Burst/Focus Fire
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