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Condition Alacrity SpecterMay 2022

Instanced PvE
Offensive support


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Weapons & Sigils

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Ritualist's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Demons
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Ritualist's Accessory
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Ritualist's Accessory
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Ritualist's Amulet
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Ritualist's Ring
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Ritualist's Ring


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Salsa Eggs Benedict Toxic Maintenance Oil


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18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills


Shadow Shroud Priority

  1. Grasping Shadows  (#2)
  2. Eternal Night (#4)
  3. Mind Shock (#5)
  4. Auto-attack chain

Condition Alacrity Specter offers Alacrity, some Vigor, Fury, Swiftness to the party and good overall damage via large amounts of Torment and Poisoned. It also provides a lot of barrier with some healing and decent CC.

This build plays almost the same as Condition Specter with the exception of Well usage for [effectalacrity] in combination with the trait Traversing Dusk. Due to how Consume Shadows and Enter Shadow Shroud scale with the high amount of Vitality present in this build, your heals and barriers will be stronger compared to Condition Specter. This is provided you can continuously generate shadow force by hitting your allies with your Wells.

Build fundamentals

Use Well of Gloom, Well of Bounty, and Well of Sorrow off cooldown to provide permanent Alacrity. Make sure to cast the Wells before entering Shadow Shroud or delay entering to upkeep permanent Alacrity. Traversing Dusk will also make your Wells provide some healing to the party.

Condition Alacrity Specter does its damage in two ways: weapon skills while not in Shadow Shroud and non-initiative spending skills while in Shadow Shroud.

While using your scepter/dagger weapon set, you will want to prioritize using Twilight Combo as your main source of damage. If you can’t cast it due to not having enough initiative, you can fill with your scepter Auto-attack chain/Shadowsquall and Siphon off-cooldown.

Siphon gives you initiative and Shadow Force, do not use it while in Shadow Shroud or you will overcap initiative and the Shadow Force generated by the skill will automatically be consumed when leaving Shadow Shroud via Consume Shadows.

Make sure to use Spider Venom off-cooldown. When you are ready to Enter Shadow Shroud, make sure your initiative is as low as possible. Remember that you trigger Superior Sigil of Doom and Quick Pockets when entering and exiting Shadow Shroud due to it being considered a Weapon Swap.

Usually, you will want to want to stay in Shadow Shroud until you have used Grasping Shadows (#2) 3 times. While waiting to cast Grasping Shadows, you will want to use Eternal Night (#4) and Mind Shock (#5) off-cooldown and fill with your auto-attack. But especially in the case of the Alacrity version of Condi Specter, it will depend on your resources and situation.

Crowd Control


Utility Skills

  • Thieves Guild if CC is not needed at all in the encounter.
  • Well of Gloom if you need to help your healers sustain the group and/or need more mobility.

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