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Condition Alacrity Specter
November 2022

Instanced PvE
Offensive support

Armor

Togo's Visage icon Superior Rune of Scavenging icon
Ritualist's HelmSuperior Rune of Scavenging
Togo's Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of Scavenging icon
Ritualist's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Scavenging
Togo's Guise icon Superior Rune of Scavenging icon
Ritualist's ChestSuperior Rune of Scavenging
Togo's Grips icon Superior Rune of Scavenging icon
Ritualist's GlovesSuperior Rune of Scavenging
Togo's Leggings icon Superior Rune of Scavenging icon
Ritualist's LegsSuperior Rune of Scavenging
Togo's Striders icon Superior Rune of Scavenging icon
Ritualist's BootsSuperior Rune of Scavenging

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Demons icon
Ritualist's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Demons
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Doom icon
Ritualist's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Doom
Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Demons icon
Ritualist's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Demons
Pistol icon Superior Sigil of Paralyzation icon
Ritualist's PistolSuperior Sigil of Paralyzation

Trinkets

Ad Infinitum icon
Ritualist's Backpiece
Mists-Charged Jade Talisman icon
Ritualist's Accessory
Mists-Charged Jade Talisman icon
Ritualist's Accessory
Mists-Charged Jade Pendant icon
Ritualist's Amulet
Mists-Charged Jade Band (Infused) icon
Ritualist's Ring
Mists-Charged Jade Band (Infused) icon
Ritualist's Ring

Food

Salsa Eggs Benedict icon Toxic Maintenance Oil icon
Salsa Eggs Benedict Toxic Maintenance Oil

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

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Shadow Shroud Priority

Condition Alacrity Specter offers Alacrity, 11 stacks of Might through Thrill of the Crime, Well of Bounty,some Vigor, Fury, Swiftness, Stability 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 great CC with your off-hand Pistol.

This build plays almost the same as Condition Specter with the exception of Well usage for Alacrity 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 and Siphon off-cooldown.

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.

You will want to want to stay in Shadow Shroud until you have used Grasping Shadows (#2) 2 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. Once you’ve cast Grasping Shadows (#2) 2 times, Exit Shadow Shroud immediately and make sure to cast any of your utilities, to ensure 100% uptime on Alacrity and maximize damage.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Utility Skills

  • Thieves Guild if CC is not needed at all in the encounter.
  • Well of Silence is a notable replacement for CC that doesn’t require allies.
  • Smoke Screen can be taken for projectile destruction in niche scenarios.

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