Necromancer WvW | Large Group Dagger/Focus, Staff | Assaulter DPS Necro for organized groups

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Summary

The Necromancer is the main class to do damage in organized groups, because he has the highest and fastest focus damage.

 

The main problem of it is the survival, but with good hands and practice you will never die.

 

I will talk about the build in this guide, tricks to survive, optimal rotation, optional skill and how to move in a organized group because all of us have a role on it.

 

You can see me playing this build with my guild at my twitch: www.twitch.tv/ergio2694


I. Weapons and Skills

Zojja's Razor
  • Weapon Strength: 970-1030
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Artifact
  • Weapon Strength: 873-927
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Spire
  • Weapon Strength: 1034-1166
  • Power: 251
  • Precision: 179
  • Ferocity: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Zojja's Impaler
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
  • Death Shroud10
    Death Shroud. Assume a spectral form and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
  • Necrotic Slash¼
    Slash your foe twice.
    Damage (2x): 302Range: 130
    • Necrotic Stab
      Strike your foe again.
      Damage: 235Life force: 2%Range: 130
    • Necrotic Bite
      Strike your foe and gain life force.
      Damage: 403Life force: 6%Range: 130
  • Life Siphon8
    Siphon health from your foe.
    Damage (9x): 909Healing: 202 per pulseRange: 600
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Dark Pact1 16¾
    Immobilize your foe.
    Damage: 252Immobilized: 3 sRange: 600
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Reaper's Touch¾ 14½
    Send out a scythe that bounces between foes and allies. Causes vulnerability on foes and regeneration on allies.
    Damage: 227Regeneration: 3 s (390 health)x4Vulnerability: 10 sNumber of bounces: 4Life force: 3%Range: 1,200
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Spinal Shivers16
    Chill your foe and remove three boons. Deals extra damage based on the number of boons removed. 1 boon deals 50% extra, 2 boons 100% extra, and 3 boons removed deals 150% extra damage.
    Damage: 151Chilled: 5 sRange: 1,200
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Consume Conditions30
    Corruption. Feast on your conditions, gaining health for each one consumed.
    Healing: 5,240Heal per condition: 724x5Self Vulnerability: 4 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Well of Suffering¼ 28
    Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage (5x): 1,220Duration: 5x2Vulnerability: 5 sRadius: 240Pulse: 1 sCombo Field: DarkProtection: 3 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Well of Corruption¼ 32
    Well. Target area pulses, converting boons on foes into conditions
    Damage (5x): 610Duration: 5Radius: 240Pulse: 1 sCombo Field: DarkProtection: 3 s
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Spectral Wall ¼ 45
    Spectral. Create a spectral wall that protects allies and fears foes.
    Duration: 5Fear: 1 sProtection: 5 sCombo Field: EtherealRange: 900
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s
  • Plague180
    Corruption. Become a virulent cloud and inflict multiple conditions on foes you touch.
    Damage: 75x3Stability: 3 s (per pulse)Poison: 2 s (84 damage)Self-Bleeding (10s): 425 DamageDuration: 20Radius: 240
    • 0
      Protection: 3 s

Weapon and Skill Details

As DPS Necromancer we use to sets of weapons.

 

Staff

 

This will be our main set to keep focusing the melee and earn life force.

 

Dagger/Focus

 

This will be our unitarget set, using it to remove boons to the melee train or to focus rangeds.

Heal

 

I use consume conditions because of the high condition clean and the high amount that it heal, using it just when you have lot of conditions or need a fast heal because we already have our life steal sustain.

 

Utilities

 

Well of Suffering and Well of Corruption are mandatory because they are our main burst damage. About the third utility, I recommend to use Spectral Wall to have extra CC, or Corrupt Boon if you are doing targets with other necromancers or if you are in a Focus Party.

 

Elite

 

You can use Lich Form but I recommend to use Plague Form because the Death Shroud do almost the same damage than the lich so i prefer to have the plague to use as emergency stability or for my extra survival.


Traits

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.

Soul Reaping

  • Gluttony
    Increase life force gain from skills by 10%.
    • Unyielding Blast
      Shroud skill 1 pierces an inflicts 2 stacks of vulnerability for 10 seconds to targets it hits. Increased number of targets pierced to 5 from 4.
    • Soul Marks
      Mark skills are now unblockable and generate 3% life force when triggered.
    • Speed of Shadows
      Increases movement speed while in shroud by 25% and decreases recharge of shroud by 30%.
  • Last Gasp
    Gain Spectral Armor when your health falls below the threshold (50%).
    • Spectral Mastery
      Reduces recharge of spectral skills by 20% and increases duration by 50%. Additionally, when you activate a spectral skill you gain 5% life force.
    • Vital Persistence
      Life force drains 50% slower while in shroud and the recharge of shroud skills is reduced by 15%.
    • Fear of Death
      Fear duration is 50% longer. When you are downed, fear foes around you for 1s.
  • Strength of Undeath
    Increases maximum life force pool by 15%. While above 50% lifeforce you deal 5% additional damage.
    • Foot in the Grave
      When you enter shroud gain 1 stack of stability for 3 seconds and break out of stun.
    • Death Perception
      While you are in shroud you have an additional 50% chance to critical hit.
    • Dhuumfire
      Shroud skill 1 inflicts 1 stack of burning for 3 seconds when it hits.

Trait Details

As DPS Necromancer, Spite, Blood Magic and Soul Reaping are almost mandatory.

 

Spite

 

At the first line we have to options, Spiteful Renewal is one of them, but the ICD and the porcentage needed make it a bit useless, so i prefer to use Spiteful Talisman to have reduced cooldown of focus and extra damage agains people without boons in the main burst.

 

About the second line, you can use Unholy Fervor if you are using Axe, but i prefer to use Chill of Death that have sinergy with Spiteful Talisman and can hit 5-6k to a ranged.

 

At the last line, no dude that we have to take Close to Death,one of the best traits to DPS Necromancer, doing lot of extra damage to de enemies with the health below the 50%.

 

Blood Magic

 

This is mainly for our survival, earned with the last patch since you cant take three traits lines.

 

To the first line, i recommend to use Quickening Thirst because of the dagger cooldowns and for extra movility if you have no speed in any moment.

 

At the second line, I use Vampiric Presence because of the high heal support that it give to you and your party.

 

About the last line, Vampiric Rituals it's the only option, it do sinergy with our main wells burst reducing ther cooldowns and doing extra damage and extra healing with the siphon health, and well, if some melee is at the wells position you will grant him protection.

 

Soul Reaping

 

About the first line, i recommend to use Unyielding Blast to focus melee or rangeds with other necromancers, but another option is to use Soul Marks if you usually dont do targets.

 

At the second line you can use Spectral Mastery if you have Spectral Wall but i recommend to use Vital Persistence to have more survival in Death Shroud and reduce their cooldowns.

 

In the last line, if you are new with the necromancer or dont have practice, you can use Foot in the Grave for extra stab and extra break stun, but if you now how to move, you wont need it and then i recommend to use Death Perception to perma critical hits while in Death Shroud.


III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 19212 (+0)
  • Vitality 1000 (+0)
  • Armor 2406 (+439)
  • Toughness 1439 (+439)
  • Attack 3607 (+1628)
  • Power 2628 (+1628)
  • Critical Hit 41% (+41%)
  • Precision 1771 (+771)

Secondary Stats

  • Agony Resistance 60 (+60)
  • Critical Damage 64% (+64%)
  • DMG to Guards and Lords 2% (+2%)
  • Damage 979 (+0%)
  • Damage while moving 10% (+10%)
  • Defense 967 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)
  • Ferocity 961 (+961)
  • Swiftness Duration 30% (+30%)

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

Bowl of Seaweed Salad
Duration: 30min
60% chance to gain Swiftness (10s) when you kill a foe
Damage while moving: 10%
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • 60% chance to gain Swiftness (10s) when you kill a foe
  • Damage while moving: 10%
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Superior Sharpening Stone
Duration: 30min
Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
  • Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Angchu Masque
  • Defense: 77
  • Toughness: 63
  • Power: 45
  • Ferocity: 45
Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Angchu Epaulets
  • Defense: 77
  • Toughness: 47
  • Power: 34
  • Ferocity: 34
Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Angchu Doublet
  • Defense: 330
  • Toughness: 141
  • Power: 101
  • Ferocity: 101
Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Angchu Wristguards
  • Defense: 140
  • Toughness: 47
  • Power: 34
  • Ferocity: 34
Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Angchu Breeches
  • Defense: 203
  • Toughness: 94
  • Power: 67
  • Ferocity: 67
Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Angchu Footwear
  • Defense: 140
  • Toughness: 47
  • Power: 34
  • Ferocity: 34
Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 967
  • Power 520
  • Swiftness Duration 30%
  • Precision 125
  • Toughness 439
  • Ferocity 315
  • Agony Resistance 30

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of the Pack
  1. Power: 25
  2. Swiftness Duration: 10%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20 seconds)
  5. Power: 100
  6. +20% Swiftness Duration; +125 Precision

Accessories & Jewels

Call of the WildDefensive Slot
  • Power: 157
  • Precision: 108
  • Ferocity: 108
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Berserker's BackOffensive Slot
  • Power: 63
  • Precision: 40
  • Ferocity: 40
(Infused)
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Ring of Red DeathOffensive Slot
  • Power: 126
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
(Infused)
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Crystalline BandDefensive Slot
  • Power: 126
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
(Infused)
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Althea's AshesOffensive Slot
  • Power: 110
  • Precision: 74
  • Ferocity: 74
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Magister's Field JournalDefensive Slot
  • Power: 110
  • Precision: 74
  • Ferocity: 74
Versatile Mighty InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • Agony Resistance: 5

Accessory Totals

  • Power:722
  • Precision:466
  • Ferocity:466
  • Agony Resistance:30

Weapon Set Sigils

Zojja's Razor
  • Weapon Strength: 970-1030
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Artifact
  • Weapon Strength: 873-927
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Sigil of Superior Air
50% chance to cause a lightning strike on a critical hit. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 3 seconds)
Mighty WvW InfusionOffensive Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • DMG to Guards and Lords: 1%
Sigil of Superior Fire
50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)
Mighty WvW InfusionOffensive Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • DMG to Guards and Lords: 1%

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Air

50% chance to cause a lightning strike on a critical hit. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 3 seconds)

Sigil of Superior Fire

50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)

Zojja's Spire
  • Weapon Strength: 1034-1166
  • Power: 251
  • Precision: 179
  • Ferocity: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Fire
50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)
Mighty WvW InfusionOffensive Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • DMG to Guards and Lords: 1%
Mighty WvW InfusionOffensive Infusion
  • Power: 5
  • DMG to Guards and Lords: 1%
Sigil of Superior Bloodlust
You gain +10 power each time you kill a foe. (max 25 stacks and ends on down or weapon change)

Weapon Set II

Sigil of Superior Fire

50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)

Zojja's Impaler
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Zojja's Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Power: 125
  • Precision: 90
  • Ferocity: 90
Sigil of Superior Fire
50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)
Sigil of Superior Bloodlust
You gain +10 power each time you kill a foe. (max 25 stacks and ends on down or weapon change)

Water Weapon I

Sigil of Superior Fire

50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)

Water Weapon II

Sigil of Superior Bloodlust

You gain +10 power each time you kill a foe. (max 25 stacks and ends on down or weapon change)

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Stats Equippment: Zerker and Cavalier

 

Most of the necromancer prefer to use the full Zerker Set, but you dont need 50-60 of critical chance, so i prefer to change a bit of precision of the armor to toughness using cavalier armor. This way, you have 2406 of armor and 61% critical chance with fury.

 

Sigils

 

At the Staff I use Sigil of Fire to extra damage and burst, and bloodlust to extra power at WvW, switching it to Sigil of Energy if you are in a GvG.

 

On the second set with dagger and focus I recommend to use fire and air sigils to extra damage focusing rangeds.

 

Lot of people use sigil of strenght, but you cant not keep the same aoe damage like a elementalist and i dont use rune of strenght so you wont stack lot of might.

 

Runes

 

I use Rune of the Pack because it grants a sustain of Swiftness and Fury and you have almost the same damage with a strenght rune, but rune of the pack works better with 2-3 necros with the same runes at the same party.

 

Food and Utility Nourishment

 

As i said before you dont need more critical chance so it's better to use a Superior Sharpening Stone or a Furious Sharpening Stone

 

About the food, Bowl of Seaweed Salad is one of the best optiones, you always have 10% extra damage while moving and it grant swiftness.


V. Basic Gameplay

Mainly you have to be behind the commander, always with the Staff spamming Skill 1 and Skill 2 to keep AoE damage and life force at 100%.

 

If the enemy melee is moving, you must CC them with Skill 3 and Skill 5 to remove stabilities; and Spectral Wall as a line if they are charging to you.

 

About the damage you have three kind of bursts, First Burst that you have to use at the first charge; Second Burst that you have to use at the second charge, starting again with the first burst at the next charge, this way you will have burst in every charge; and the Third Burst is for a huge charge where you need to use all of your damage to delete the enemies. I will explein all of them at the skill rotation guide.

 

About the Focus Party Burst, you must be with other necromancer in party doing targets like rangeds or enemy commander. If you want to focus the enemy command, I recommend to use 1 or 2 necromancers with Corrupt Boon to remove him boons before the impact using the Skill 5 of Focus too, and then use your burst at the enemies (Burst 1 or Burst 2) and just spam Skill 1 of Death Shroud to de enemy commander (you need the trait Unyielding Blast to do it).

 

To end, i will talk about Focus Rangeds, the easy mode is targeting a ranged and all of the necromancer spam the Skill 1 of Death Shroud on him, but if the target is close, is better to use Skill 3 of Dagger to inmobilize the target ant then use Skill 4 of Focus at melee with the target, spamming Skill 1 of Death Shroud after that.

 

NOTE

 

Never drop your staff marks on the ground because they are easy to evade and you will waste them. You just can spam the Skill 2 to keep damage or if they are in invi because of the short CD.


Main Skill Rotation

Well of Corruption¼ 32
Well. Target area pulses, converting boons on foes into conditions
Damage (5x): 610Duration: 5Radius: 240Pulse: 1 sCombo Field: DarkProtection: 3 s
Well of Suffering¼ 28
Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vulnerability.
Damage (5x): 1,220Duration: 5x2Vulnerability: 5 sRadius: 240Pulse: 1 sCombo Field: DarkProtection: 3 s
Putrid Mark¾ 20
Mark. Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from allies to foes when they trigger it.
Damage: 444Radius: 240Combo Finisher: BlastRange: 1,200
Death Shroud10
Death Shroud. Assume a spectral form and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
Life Blast1
Death Shroud. Blast a foe with accumulated life force, dealing more damage the more life force you have.
Damage: 336Damage (within 600 units): 470Range: 1,200Vulnerability: 10 s

This is the First Burst, you have to use it at the first charge and after the Second Burst at the next charge to have a Burst on all your charges. Drop your Wells, use Skill 4 for extra damage and activate fast the Death Shorud to grant perma critical hits, and then spam Skill 1 at the melee to keep bursting.


Second Burst

Reaper's Mark¾ 32
Mark. Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.
Damage: 92Fear: 1 sRadius: 240Range: 1,200
Death Shroud10
Death Shroud. Assume a spectral form and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
Tainted Shackles¼ 40
Death Shroud. Bind nearby enemies with your life force, conditioning them repeatedly. If enemies move out of range of this ability, the bind will break. If the bind is allowed to expire, it immobilizes and damages them.
Damage: 292x3Torment: 10 s (960 damage)Range: 600
Life Transfer40
Death Shroud. Damage nearby foes and steal their life force.
Damage (9x): 543Life force: 3%Duration: 3Range: 600
Life Blast1
Death Shroud. Blast a foe with accumulated life force, dealing more damage the more life force you have.
Damage: 336Damage (within 600 units): 470Range: 1,200Vulnerability: 10 s

This is the Second Burst and you have to use it at the second charge. Drop you Skill 4 to do big damage, then join Death Shroud, use Skill 5 to inmobilize and burst with Skill 4, spamming Skill 1 after it to keep bursting.


Focus Party Burst

Dark Pact1 16¾
Immobilize your foe.
Damage: 252Immobilized: 3 sRange: 600
Reaper's Touch¾ 14½
Send out a scythe that bounces between foes and allies. Causes vulnerability on foes and regeneration on allies.
Damage: 227Regeneration: 3 s (390 health)x4Vulnerability: 10 sNumber of bounces: 4Life force: 3%Range: 1,200
Death Shroud10
Death Shroud. Assume a spectral form and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
Doom20
Death Shroud. Make your foe flee in fear.
Fear: 1 sFear (within 600 units): 1.5 sRange: 1,200
Life Blast1
Death Shroud. Blast a foe with accumulated life force, dealing more damage the more life force you have.
Damage: 336Damage (within 600 units): 470Range: 1,200Vulnerability: 10 s

This is the burst that u have to use to focus rangeds. Inmobilize them with Skill 3, then use Skill 4 at melee to huge burst of damage, join Death Shroud, use Skill 3 to interrupt them healing skill and spam Skill 1 until he is death


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