Necromancer PvE | Dungeon Scepter/Dagger, Staff | Damage Condi/Bleed build

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Summary

This is the build that i run, any kind and constructive suggestions would be appreciated.


I. Weapons and Skills

Carrion Scepter
  • Weapon Strength: 895-1010
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Dire Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Coalforge's Spire
  • Weapon Strength: 1034-1166
  • Precision: 251
  • Power: 179
  • Condition Damage: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Death Shroud10
    Death Shroud. Assume a spectral form and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
    Fury: 5 s
  • Blood Curse½
    Bleed your foe.
    Damage: 118Bleeding: 4.5 s (170 damage)Range: 900
    • Rending Curse
      Bleed your foe.
      Damage: 118Bleeding: 4.5 s (170 damage)Range: 900
    • Putrid Curse
      Poison your foe.
      Damage: 168Bleeding: 4.5 s (170 damage)Poison: 6 s (336 damage)Range: 900
  • Grasping Dead¾ 10
    Summon skeletal hands to cripple foes in the target area.
    Damage: 270Crippled: 7 sx3Bleeding: 10 s (398 damage)Radius: 240Range: 900
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    • 0
  • Feast of Corruption¾ 10
    Strike your target, dealing additional damage and gaining life force for each condition on them.
    Damage: 371Life force: 8% + 1% per condition.x2Torment: 4 s + 1 stack per condition.Range: 900
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    • 0
  • Deathly Swarm¼ 12
    Unleash an insect swarm, blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.
    Damage: 208Number of bounces: 3Blind: 6 sRange: 900
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  • Enfeebling Blood¾ 16¾
    Inflict weakness and bleeding on foes in the target area.
    Damage: 168Weakness: 10 sx2Bleeding: 10 s (850 damage)Radius: 240Range: 900
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  • Consume Conditions20
    Corruption. Feast on your conditions, gaining health for each one consumed.
    Healing: 5,240Heal per condition: 724x5Self Vulnerability: 4 s
    • 0
  • Spectral Grasp¾ 30
    Spectral. Pull your foe to you and chill them.
    Chilled: 4 sLife force: 15%Range: 1,200
    • 0
  • Blood is Power20
    Corruption. Bleed yourself to gain might for yourself and nearby allies while bleeding your target.
    Damage: 130x8Might: 8 sx2Bleeding: 30 s (2550 damage)x2Self bleeding: 10 s (850 damage)Range: 1,200
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  • Signet of the Locust¾ 30
    Signet Passive: Movement speed increased by 25%.
    Signet Active: Steal health from nearby foes.
    Passive effect: 25% movement speedDamage: 158Healing: 778Radius: 480Range: 1,200
    • 0
  • Lich Form 1 180
    Spectral. Assume the form of a lich for a brief time.
    Stability: 3 s (per pulse)Life Force: Grants 15% when it ends.
    • 0

Traits

Curses

  • Barbed Precision
    Critical hits have a 33% chance to inflict bleeding. The duration of your applied bleeding stacks is increased by 20%.
    • Terrifying Descent
      When you take falling damage, inflict fear for 1 second on nearby foes. Reduces fall damage by 50%.
    • Plague Sending
      When you have 3 or more conditions on you your next critical hit casts Plague Signet on your target. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus of Signets of Suffering.
    • Chilling Darkness
      Blinding a foe inflicts chill on them for 2 seconds. 5-second internal cooldown
  • Furious Demise
    When you enter shroud, gain fury for 5 seconds.
    • Master of Corruption
      Reduces recharge of corruption skills by 33% but causes corruption skills to apply additional conditions to you when cast. (Condition applied varies per skill.)
    • Path of Corruption
      Shroud skill 2 converts boons on struck foes to conditions.
    • Terror
      Causes fear to deal damage per second scaling with your condition damage stat. Damage is increased vs foes that have at least one other condition on them.
  • Target the Weak
    Your critical hit chance is increased by 2% for each condition on your target. Additionally you gain condition damage equal to 13% of your precision.
    • Weakening Shroud
      Critical hits inflict weakness for 5 seconds (10s ICD). When you enter shroud cast Enfeeble on nearby foes (Enfeeble is functionally identical to the dagger skill Enfeebling Blood.)
    • Parasitic Contagion
      You are healed for 10% of your outgoing condition damage.
    • Lingering Curse
      Gain 150 condition damage while wielding a scepter. The base duration of all scepter conditions is increased by 50%.

Spite

  • Reaper’s Might
    Shroud skill 1 grants 1 stack of might for 15 seconds.
    • Spiteful Talisman
      Reduces focus skill recharges by 20%. Increase damage to foes with no boons by 5%.
    • Spiteful Renewal
      Striking a foe below 25% health consumes a condition from you and heals you when the condition is removed. (ICD 5s)
    • Bitter Chill
      Inflicting chill on a foe also inflicts 3 stacks of vulnerability for 8 seconds.
  • Death’s Embrace
    Increases damage while downed by 25%. Striking foes below 33% health inflicts 1 stack of vulnerability for 5 seconds.
    • Chill of Death
      Cast the focus skill Spinal Shivers when attacking a foe below 50% health. This trait now benefits from the recharge bonus of Spiteful Talisman.
    • Rending Shroud
      While in shroud apply 3 stacks of vulnerability for 10 seconds to foes around you.
    • Unholy Fervor
      Reduces recharge of axe skills by 20% and deal 10% more damage to vulnerable foes.
  • Siphoned Power
    Striking a foe below 50% health grants 2 stacks for might for 10 seconds. (1s ICD)
    • Signets of Suffering
      Reduces recharge of signet skills by 20%. Signets grant 3 stacks of might for 15 seconds on cast and convert up to 2 boons on affected foes to conditions.
    • Close to Death
      Increases 20% damage to enemies below the health threshold (50%).
    • Spiteful Spirit
      Entering shroud casts the axe skill Unholy Feast. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus of Unholy Fervor.

Blood Magic

  • Mark of Evasion
    Cast Mark of Blood when you dodge roll. (8s ICD)
    • Ritual of Life
      Revive allies 10% faster. When you start reviving an ally cast Well of Blood. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus of Vampiric Wells.
    • Quickening Thirst
      Reduces recharge of dagger skills by 33% if used while you are over 75% health. Move 25% faster while wielding at least one dagger.
    • Blood Bond
      When you inflict at least 4 stacks of bleeding to a single target cast Lesser Signet of Vampirism on them. This trait benefits from the recharge bonus of Signets of Suffering.
  • Vampiric
    You siphon health with your attacks. Your minions siphon health and give it to you.
    • Life from Death
      When you exit shroud you heal and partially revive allies around you.
    • Banshee’s Wail
      Reduces recharge of warhorn skills by 20% and increases effect durations for warhorn skills by 50%.
    • Vampiric Presence
      You and allies near you siphon health with attacks (combat only). This effect stacks with the siphoning granted by Vampiric.
  • Last Rites
    Gain increasing healing power based on how low your health is. Other allies near you do not bleed out while downed (combat only).
    • Vampiric Rituals
      Reduces recharge of well skills by 20%. Wells siphon health for you every pulse and grant protection to allies when cast.
    • Unholy Martyr
      Draws conditions from allies when you enter shroud and every few seconds while you remain in shroud. Gain life force each time a condition is transferred.
    • Transfusion
      Shroud skill 4 heals and partially revives nearby allies. Additionally you teleport up to 5 nearby downed allies to your location while channeling this skill.

III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 27672 (+8460)
  • Vitality 1846 (+846)
  • Armor 2217 (+297)
  • Toughness 1297 (+297)
  • Attack 2598 (+602)
  • Power 1602 (+602)
  • Critical Hit 7% (+7%)
  • Precision 1053 (+53)

Secondary Stats

  • Bleeding Duration 30% (+30%)
  • Condition Damage 1856 (+1856)
  • Damage 996 (+0%)
  • Defense 920 (+0)
  • Movement Speed 25% (+25%)
  • Poison Duration 15% (+15%)

Boons

  • Aegis
    Block the next attack.
  • Distortion
    Allows mesmers to evade attacks for some time.
  • Frenzy
    Increases damage taken by 25%. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Frosty Armor
    Chills foes that hit you.
  • Fury
    20% critical chance increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Haste
    Regenerate endurance at 50% effectiveness when under the effects of this skill. It's typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Invulnerability
    Prevents the target from taking damage or receiving conditions. It is also placed on rallied players for one second.
  • Might
    X damage per attack increase. Stacks intensity.
  • Protection
    33% damage reduction. Stacks in duration.
  • Quickening Zephyr
    Prevents healing. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Quickness
    Makes all skills and actions 50% faster.
  • Regeneration
    Regenerates X health per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Rejuvenation
    Regenerates health. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession through the Virtue of Resolve.
  • Resistance
    Resistance temporarily negates the affected target of all effects caused by conditions.
  • Retaliation
    Does X damage to an opponent each time they hit you. Stacks in duration.
  • Smiting
    Causes every fifth attack to apply burning. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession.
  • Stability
    Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
  • Stealth
    Allows the user to be invisible to enemy players and avoid being spotted by enemy NPCs.
  • Swiftness
    33% movement speed increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Vigor
    Faster endurance regeneration. Stacks in duration.

Conditions

  • Agony
    Agony is an effect unique to Fractals of the Mists that removes a percentage of the player's health every second and reduces received healing by ~50%.
  • Bleeding
    Bleeding is a stackable condition that deals damage over time.
  • Blind
    Causes the target's next hit to miss instead.
  • Burning
    Inflicts X damage per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Chilled
    Reduces movement speed and skill recharge by 66%. Stacks in duration.
  • Confusion
    Inflicts X damage each time a foe uses skill. Stacks in intensity.
  • Crippled
    Crippled is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50%. Stacks in duration.
  • Fear
    Causes the target to run directly away from the caster.
  • Immobilized
    Immobilized is a condition which prevents movement and dodging. Victims also can't turn. Stacks in duration.
  • Poison
    Inflicts X damage per second. Reduces outgoing heals by 33%. Stacks in duration.
  • Slow
    Slow is a condition that reduces the activation time of skills and abilities.
  • Taunt
    Taunt is a control effect that forces the affected target to run towards the source of taunt with all skills except stun breakers disabled while using their auto-attack skill.
  • Torment
    Deals damage every second; deals additional damage if moving; stacks intensity.
  • Vulnerability
    Increases damage the target takes by 1%. Stacks in intensity.
  • Weakness
    Causes 50% of attacks to be glancing and reduces endurance regeneration by 50%. Stacks in duration.

Control

  • Break Stun
    Stun break is an effect which can break control effects on a character.
  • Daze
    Interrupts and prevents the target from using skills for a period of time.
  • Float
    Forces the affected target(s) to move towards the surface.
  • Knockdown
    Interrupts and causes the foe to be unable to move or use skills for a short duration. Knocked down foes fall to the ground.
  • Launch
    Interrupts and tosses a character into the air.
  • Pull
    Shortens the distance between the user and the foe by drawing one of them to another. If a foe is pulled, this can result in an interrupt.
  • Push
    Physically pushes foes away from the player and interrupts them.
  • Sink
    Forces the affected target(s) to move away from the surface.
  • Stun
    Interrupts, immobilizes, and incapacitates foes for a short duration.
  • Teleport
    Teleport to target location.
  • Teleport
    Teleport (alternatively, flash) is a mechanic that causes the user or target(s) to instantly move from one location to another.

Fields & Finishers

  • Dark Field
    Dark Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Blindness
    Leap Finisher: Blindness
    Projectile Finisher: Life stealing
    Whirl Finsher: Leeching Bolts
  • Ethereal Field
    Ethereal Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Chaos Armor
    Leap Finisher: Chaos Armor
    Projectile Finisher: Confusion
    Whirl Finsher: Confounding Bolts
  • Fire Field
    Fire Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Might
    Leap Finisher: Fire Shield
    Projectile Finisher: Burning
    Whirl Finsher: Burning Bolts
  • Ice Field
    Ice Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Frost Aura
    Leap Finisher: Frost Aura
    Projectile Finisher: Chilled
    Whirl Finsher: Chilling Bolts
  • Light Field
    Light Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Retaliation
    Leap Finisher: Retaliation
    Projectile Finisher: Remove Condition
    Whirl Finsher: Cleansing Bolts
  • Lightning Field
    Lightning Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Swiftness
    Leap Finisher: Dazing Strike
    Projectile Finisher: Vulnerability
    Whirl Finsher: Brutal Bolts
  • Poison Field
    Poison Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Weakness
    Leap Finisher: Weakness
    Projectile Finisher: Poison
    Whirl Finsher: Poison Bolts
  • Revealed
    Revealed is an effect applied when stealth is broken, for example by entering combat or exiting a Shadow Refuge circle prematurely.
  • Smoke Field
    Smoke Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Stealth
    Leap Finisher: Stealth
    Projectile Finisher: Blindness
    Whirl Finsher: Blinding Bolts
  • Super Speed
    Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
  • Water Field
    Water Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Healing
    Leap Finisher: Healing
    Projectile Finisher: Regeneration
    Whirl Finsher: Healing Bolts
Combo
  • Blast Finisher
    Blast Combo Effects

    Dark: Area Blindness
    Ethereal: Area Chaos Armor
    Fire: Area Might
    Ice: Area Frost Aura
    Light: Area Retaliation
    Lightning: Area Swiftness
    Poison: Area Weakness
    Smoke: Area Stealth
    Water: Area Healing
  • Leap Finisher
    Leap Combo Effects

    Dark: Blindness
    Ethereal: Chaos Armor
    Fire: Fire Shield
    Ice: Frost Aura
    Light: Retaliation
    Lightning: Dazing Strike
    Poison: Weakness
    Smoke: Stealth
    Water: Healing
  • Projectile Finisher
    Projectile Combo Effects

    Dark: Life stealing
    Ethereal: Confusion
    Fire: Burning
    Ice: Chilled
    Light: Remove Condition
    Lightning: Vulnerability
    Poison: Poison
    Smoke: Blindness
    Water: Regeneration
  • Whirl Finisher
    Whirl Combo Effects

    Dark: Leeching Bolts
    Ethereal: Confounding Bolts
    Fire: Burning Bolts
    Ice: Chilling Bolts
    Light: Cleansing Bolts
    Lightning: Brutal Bolts
    Poison: Poison Bolts
    Smoke: Blinding Bolts
    Water: Healing Bolts

IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Duration:

Utility Nourishment

Duration:

Armor & Runes

Carrion Exalted Masque
  • Defense: 73
  • Condition Damage: 60
  • Power: 43
  • Vitality: 43
Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
Carrion Exalted Mantle
  • Defense: 73
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Power: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
Carrion Exalted Coat
  • Defense: 314
  • Condition Damage: 134
  • Power: 96
  • Vitality: 96
Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
Carrion Exalted Gloves
  • Defense: 133
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Power: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
Carrion Exalted Pants
  • Defense: 194
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Power: 64
  • Vitality: 64
Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
Carrion Exalted Boots
  • Defense: 133
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Power: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 920
  • Condition Damage 594
  • Bleeding Duration 30%
  • Poison Duration 15%
  • Power 299
  • Vitality 299

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of the Afflicted
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Bleeding Duration: 10%
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Poison Duration: 15%
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. +20% Bleeding Duration; when you are downed, you create a death nova. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)

Accessories & Jewels

Dire Amulet
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Back
  • Condition Damage: 30
  • Toughness: 21
  • Vitality: 21
(Infused)
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Ring
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Power: 64
  • Vitality: 64
(Infused)
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Ring
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Power: 64
  • Vitality: 64
(Infused)
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Dire Earring
  • Condition Damage: 75
  • Toughness: 53
  • Vitality: 53
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Rabid Earring
  • Condition Damage: 75
  • Precision: 53
  • Toughness: 53
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15

Accessory Totals

  • Toughness:212
  • Vitality:377
  • Condition Damage:630
  • Power:218
  • Precision:53

Weapon Set Sigils

Carrion Scepter
  • Weapon Strength: 895-1010
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Dire Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Toughness: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Superior Sigil of Bursting
+6% Condition Damage
Superior Sigil of Bursting
+6% Condition Damage

Weapon Set I

Superior Sigil of Bursting

+6% Condition Damage

Coalforge's Spire
  • Weapon Strength: 1034-1166
  • Precision: 251
  • Power: 179
  • Condition Damage: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Superior Sigil of Bursting
+6% Condition Damage
Sigil of Superior Energy
You gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 9s)

Weapon Set II

Superior Sigil of Bursting

+6% Condition Damage

  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Weapon Strength: -

Water Weapon I

Water Weapon II


V. Basic Gameplay

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