The does most of its damage through conditions. The include , , and . He also implies direct damage through his attacks, of course.
The is characterized by its utility, which includes good defensive support for the squad. The is best known for one of these abilities. It is &Bm4pAAA=, which copies conditions from one target to five others.
In groups that aim to do very fast boss kills, the is very rare if not impossible to find, as it has a rather low damage potential. In groups that don’t aim for speedclears, the is more likely to be seen.
Lifeforce is the basic mechanic of the . It allows you to use your sand shadow abilities. Your lifeforce is as high as 69% of your maximum Health. Lifeforce scales with vitality. However you can also increase your maximum Health by using &B2oDAAA=.
The will receive 10% health for each death in his vicinity. This also applies to the death of some of your servants, for example. There are also abilities that give you lifeforce of their own accord.
You receive lifeforce from the following abilities:
The following traits affect your lifeforce when running the standard build:
Effects are not doubled or tripled if you stand in multiple sand shadows.
Barrier is a second type of lifepoints which covers your normal lifepoints and absorbs incoming damage. You cannot have more than 50% of your lifepoints as barrier. Barrier disappears after 5 seconds when not gone because of getting damage.
The following abilites give Barrier:
The following skills are punishment skills:
The first two skills are still quite useful, the other skills are rarely or never played.
You should try to have three sand shadows active at all times. This will give you 100% bleeding duration.
You should use &BneuAAA= while using &BjApAAA= otherwise you run the risk of having the conditions cleansed by a teammate. By using &B90HAAA= you transfer the conditions you give yourself through &BjApAAA= to you opponent immediately.
&B90HAAA= can also transfer weaker conditions you give yourself through &BsEpAAA= or &BjUpAAA=. Therefore if possible, do not use these abilities before the &BjApAAA=-combo or use &Bm2fAAA= to turn these conditions into boons.
The has many useful abilties that can make a big difference in different situations. Do not be afraid to take him with you.