Core Necromancer PvP Build

GW2. Core Necromancer PvP Build.

Last Update: December 2023

Condition Variant

The Condition Core Necromancer is a DPS that specializes more in disruption and debilitation than pure pressure. While it does have great damage over time, it is more of utility based DPS because of the amount of CC it can do with Fears, putting out weakness to counter power classes, corrupting boons of tankier classes, and consuming or transferring back conditions. While this is a safe build, it may still be focused if not positioned well.

Basic Rotations: Staff 2/3/4/5 > Pistol 2/3 > Warhorn 4 > Shroud 2/5/3/4 > Shroud 111 > Pistol 2/3 > Staff 23

Lich Form: 5 > 3 > 111 (always press 2 the entire time)

Essentially use all weapon skills before going into shroud, prioritize using fear skills such as Warhorn 4, Staff 5, and Shroud 3 if you can land them because these will allow you to land much more abilities while the enemy is feared.



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Power Variant

The Core Power Necromancer is a like a ranged Blood Reaper, it is much safer but does less AoE and burst damage. However, it has really long fear durations which it can use with quickness to focus down single targets. Essentially this is more of a Roamer than a DPS.

Basic Rotations: Staff 2/3/4/5 > Axe 2 > Warhorn 4/5 > Shroud 5/3 > Shroud 111 > Axe 2 > Staff 2

Staff 5 > Spectral Ring > Lich Form (Quickness Lich) Lich 5 > 3 > 1 1 1 (always press 2 the entire time)

Essentially use all weapon skills before going into shroud, and spam 1 in shroud after landing fear for maximum damage.



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  1. Hey there! I was wondering if there is a power version like this for wvw core necro??

  2. I’m trying to understand why we use Wizard over something like Carrion. Why take precision on a primarily condition build?

    • Read the Curses traits, you want precision so you can put more conditions from critical, bleed and weakness specifically, while at same time Precision is directly more Condition Damage.

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