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This build has been designed for the following use:

The SS Nuker is a popular PvE build, used in both farming groups and storyline progression. With proper aggro control, an SS Nuker is a devastating weapon against computer-controlled groups.

Attributes and Skills

Hard Mode

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Normal Mode

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Can be a combination of any of these skills, depending on what is most suitable for the area you are at.


Desecrate Enchantments Desecrate Enchantments / Defile Enchantments Defile Enchantments extra AoE damage, useful if facing many Dervishes
Insidious Parasite Insidious Parasite additional damage for melee and bosses
Barbs Barbs if there is a Minion Master or many physicals in your party
Price of Failure Price of Failure extremely effective if you have a stance tank
Cry of Pain Cry of Pain with Web of Disruption for strong AoE damage and interrupts.
Pain Inverter Pain Inverter for more single-target damage, especially bosses.
"Finish Him!" "Finish Him!" can be used with Epidemic
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support for more single-target damage.
Mark of Pain Mark of Pain again for massive damage with Minions in the party.


Weaken Armor Weaken Armor useful in Hard Mode
Reckless Haste Reckless Haste in Hard Mode if someone in the party has Aegis or Wards
Blood Ritual Blood Ritual if the party is energy hungry
Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon if there are no other weapon spells present in the party.
Technobabble Technobabble for caster hate, make interrupts easier, useful for Hard Mode
"You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!" can be used with Epidemic, for AoE snare


Mindbender Mindbender useful faster casting for Arcane Echo + Spiteful Spirit combo
Signet of Corruption Signet of Corruption if high ranks.
Sunspear Rebirth Signet Sunspear Rebirth Signet if your party is bad
Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet if your party is worse


  • Radiant insignia on all armor.
  • 2x Runes of Vitae.
  • Superior Curses Rune.
  • Minor Soul Reaping Rune.
  • Best Rune of Vigor you can afford.
  • 40/40 Curses set.
  • High Energy set.

You can get a 20/20 focus from either of these collectors:


  • Be conscious of the aggro distribution around the tanking characters. The success of this build relies on proper placement of Spiteful Spirit, and poor placement can be the difference between eliminating the group and a wasted spell.
  • Before battle, cast Arcane Echo.
  • Choose a target and cast Spiteful Spirit. Assassins are ideal targets, due to their higher attack speed.
  • Select a second nearby target and cast a second Spiteful Spirit.
  • In Normal Mode, cast Reckless Haste so things attack quicker.
  • In Hard Mode, cast Enfeebling Blood on mobs to reduce their damage.
  • Use Signet of Lost Souls on recharge.
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