Necromancer - Critomancer

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

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Overview

"Critomancer" has an 80% crit chance in Death Shroud, can stack might, has 3 condi cleanses and 2-3 stun breaks (depending on variant). The goal of this build is tons of might and crit while still enjoying almost bunker-like survivability.

This build seems to be a love it or hate it build. I have far better luck with this build than the traditional Power Necro or any other build I've tried but others seem to hate it.

All you can do is try it. I personally have a kill/death ratio of about 4/5:1 with this build and end up taking top player for defends in many matches.


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
Summon Flesh Wurm
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Summon Flesh Wurm
Minion. Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 833
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Spectral Armor
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Spectral Armor
Spectral. Gain life force as you take damage. Removed when you enter Death Shroud. Also applies protection.
Protection.pngProtection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
Death Shroud.pngGain life force when taking damage: 8%
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Spectral Walk
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Spectral Walk
Spectral. Create a shadowy tether and become spectral, gaining life force when struck. You may return to your initial position be using Spectral Recall.
Spectral Walk.pngSpectral Walk (8s): Gain life force when taking damage
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (30s): 33% Movement Speed
Death Shroud.pngGain life force when taking damage: 2%
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Lich Form
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Lich Form
Spectral. Assume the form of a lich for a brief time. Entering this form destroys all minions and removes all other spectral effects. Gain life force when this skill ends.
Stability.pngStability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Book.pngLife Force When Ending: 15%
Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
Duration.pngDuration: 15 seconds

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

Skill variants go here.

  • Summon Flesh Wurm Summon Flesh Wurm
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    Summon Flesh Wurm
    Minion. Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 833
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    Well of Suffering Well of Suffering
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    Well of Suffering
    Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vurnerability
    Damage.png6Damage: 1,464
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngPulse: 1s
    Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
    Range.pngRange: 900
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    or
    Spectral Grasp Spectral Grasp
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    Spectral Grasp
    Spectral. Pull your foe to you, chill them, and gain life force.
    Chill.pngChilled (4s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
    Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 15%
    Range.pngRange: 1,200


I set

Summon Flesh Wurm Summon Flesh Wurm
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Summon Flesh Wurm
Minion. Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 833
Range.pngRange: 1,200

far from the fight and use it to withdraw if things go badly.

Well of Suffering Well of Suffering
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Well of Suffering
Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vurnerability
Damage.png6Damage: 1,464
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPulse: 1s
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable

can be good but in this build it's not targetable.

Spectral Grasp Spectral Grasp
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Spectral Grasp
Spectral. Pull your foe to you, chill them, and gain life force.
Chill.pngChilled (4s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 15%
Range.pngRange: 1,200

has a lot of uses from disrupting a stomp to interrupting a cast. Also don't neglect to notice that it gives you 15% Life Force. This can be huge if you're out of Life Force and need to get into Death Shroud for any number of reasons, offensive or defensive.


Specializations

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Trait Variants

TBD as this is a trial build.


Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Axe
Superior Sigil of Air Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
  • Off Hand
Dagger
Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
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Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Staff
Superior Sigil of Air Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
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Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)

Sigil Variants

TBD.

Equipment

Rune:

Superior Rune of the Pirate Superior Rune of the Pirate
Superior Rune of the Pirate.pngSuperior Rune of the Pirate
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to shout Yarr and grant 3 stacks of might to nearby allies for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): 50% chance to summon a parrot. (Cooldown: 60s)


Amulet: Amulet/PvP Celestial Amulet

Equipment Variants

TBD.

Usage

Your main source of damage, and a lot of survivability, will come from Death Shroud. Remember that you cast Enfeebling Blood every time you go into Death Shroud and have a small area heal every time you come out.
Watch your life force like a miser. Be stingy and don't waste it. If you aren't actively trying to kill or avoid damage then get out of Death Shroud and save it for later... You'll need it. This will also cause you to pop in and out of Death Shroud a lot which means more Enfeebling Blood and small area heals.

When to use

Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
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Spectral Armor
Spectral. Gain life force as you take damage. Removed when you enter Death Shroud. Also applies protection.
Protection.pngProtection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
Death Shroud.pngGain life force when taking damage: 8%
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun

as a stun break and when to use it to build life force is a judgement call you're going to have to make.


Condi Cleanses are

Consume Conditions 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
Deathly Swarm 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

and

Putrid Mark 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

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Stun breaks are

Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
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Spectral Armor
Spectral. Gain life force as you take damage. Removed when you enter Death Shroud. Also applies protection.
Protection.pngProtection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
Death Shroud.pngGain life force when taking damage: 8%
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Spectral Walk Spectral Walk
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Spectral Walk
Spectral. Create a shadowy tether and become spectral, gaining life force when struck. You may return to your initial position be using Spectral Recall.
Spectral Walk.pngSpectral Walk (8s): Gain life force when taking damage
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (30s): 33% Movement Speed
Death Shroud.pngGain life force when taking damage: 2%
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun

and possibly

Summon Flesh Wurm Summon Flesh Wurm
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Summon Flesh Wurm
Minion. Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 833
Range.pngRange: 1,200

if you chose it over

Well of Suffering Well of Suffering
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Well of Suffering
Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vurnerability
Damage.png6Damage: 1,464
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPulse: 1s
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable

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Counters

TBD.

Video Guides

TBD.

See Also

TBD.

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