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This build has been designed for the following use:

The Contagion Bomber utilizes health sacrificing skills, Death Nova, and Contagion to sac yourself to death, resulting in additional damage by Death Nova. This build is meant for use in the Jade Quarry to quickly cap shrines.


  • Present in many JQ matches.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=N/A death=12+1+3 blo=12+1 sou=3+1][Contagion][Dark Aura][Death Nova][Putrid Bile][Shadow Walk][Signet of Agony][Touch of Agony][Dash][/build]

  • PvP version of skills - [[Signet of Agony (PvP)@13].



  • As additional energy isn't needed, Undertaker's Insignias or Survivor's Insignias are your best choice.
  • A 40/40 Death Magic set.
The Equipment Template for this build is:


  • Always keep up Contagion, Dark Aura and Death Nova.
  • Destroy enemy shrines, focusing mainly on Quarries.
  • Use Putrid Bile on your target. Always cast on the center NPC of a quarry, which will always be a Mesmer.
  • Use Shadow Walk to shadowstep to your target.
  • Use Signet of Agony and Touch of Agony to trigger Dark Aura and eventually Death Nova.
  • Do not fear dying. You will be resurrected soon after and ready to nuke another shrine.
  • Use Dash to get to shrines faster.
  • It's amazing how often people just run past you if you don't attack them. Bombers are hopeless in 1v1 combat, just keep running toward your goal.


  • Massive enchantment removal.
  • Tactical snaring.
  • Well placed interrupts
  • A powerful healer (average healer in JQ will fail and then get killed by the new shrine NPCs).
  • Hex removal used on primary target.



  • Cover enchantment like [[Demonic Flesh@13]
  • [[Death's Charge@0] for a different shadow step skill.
  • Corpse exploitation skills.



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