Guild Wars Dervish
You Reap What You Sow

The Guild Wars Dervish is a nightfall profession...
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in the Guild Wars online game, meaning it can be selected from only theGuild Wars Nightfall game. You can also get into Guild Wars Prophecies and, Guild Wars Factions by doing quests with this character.

The Dervish

The Guild wars character Dervish (male), this character is well known for surviving fights and using a scyth to fight with,

The Dervish is a hybrid character in the Guild Wars game. Dervish's are a caster that tanks. They use magic to make them stronger, faster, and definitely more dangerous while using a scythe as a weapon. A down point on this is if they don’t have their magic buffs up and going they are sqwishie like other casters.

The 2 main types of Guild Wars Dervish are :

High Damage - This Dervish is about the damage, their world revolves around damage. The Dervish does it well.

Survivor - This Dervish is one of the top characters to survive through battles, due to the amount of buffs / enchantments that they use. The moment you think your going to win they pull out a another buff that heals them.

Choosing a secondary profession for your Guild Wars Dervish.

When choosing a secondary profession for your Guild Wars Dervish, first you should decide on what your main goal is going to be. Once you have decided, look at the skills that the other professions have. You can even test some of them out in the game through missions before deciding. This will let you decide if those skills will help you do what you want in the game. For example: You decide to go with the survivor build, with mainly skills to help you survive. Choosing a Warrior would be a good choice because they have skills that can help you defend your self that don’t require the use of magic.

Dervish as a secondary class for other primary professions.

The Pro's The Guild Wars Dervish is a great secondary profession for the other professions in the game. Their skills are about buffing yourself making you stronger, if you decide to use their weapon you can hit multiple enemies as well, without using a skill to do it.

The Con'sThe bad thing about taking a dervish as a secondary profession is that almost all skills are based on using your magic. Most of the good skills are high cost in magic as well.

Basic Dervish Info

Armor: Dervish have medium armor, so they will take less damage in a fight. There are 12 sets of armor, each with its own unique look. There are five pieces to each set. You can mix and match your armor to create a unique look for yourself.

Weapons: In Guild Wars you can use any weapon in the game. Dervish’s use a scythe. The damage this weapon does is medium to high and can hit multiple mobs at a time. You can specialize in the scythe to increase its damage.

Magic: All characters have the ability to use magic, so every character has a magic or power pool. Dervish’s have a very low amount of power and a high power regeneration.

The Attributes of a Guild Wars Dervish

Attributes are the groupings that skills fall under.

Mysticism - This attribute is the primary line for a dervish, which means that only a dervish primary can put points in this attribute line. For every point you put in this attribute the skills in it get stronger and you will gain magic power and some healing when an enchantment ends on the dervish.

Wind Prayers - This line more about increasing speed, and lot of the enchantment effects initially or end effects, will do cold damage.

Scythe Mastery - This is a weapon line, in which there are skill that go with the weapon scythe. You will do more damage with more points in this skill line. Also for every point you put in this attribute, the skills in it get stronger.

Earth Prayers - This line has many defensive enchantments in it. Also for every point you put in this attribute, the skills in it get stronger.

Dervish Basic Build Ideas

When you start to create a Guild Wars Dervish build you will discover you can only take 8 skills with you. So making a build that allows you to continue to use your skills is very important.

The Tips

  • First and most important is to choose skills that go along with your play style.
  • Always keep a eye on your power because it drains quickly .
  • Don’t be afraid to try different skills and skill combinations, for you will learn what skills work best for your play style.
  • Pick a secondary profession that fits with your play style and build.
  • You may want to add a few runes and insignias to your armor that increase the amount of magic you have.
  • When choosing your armor, each piece can have one rune and one insignia. Read each carefully because placement has some effect on some of the insignias.
  • Don’t be afraid to use skills that drop your enchantments. The reason is a dropped buff gives you a quick heal and extra power right when you may need it.

The dervish is a hybrid profession and not for everyone. If you don’t mind a lot of energy management and low magic pool, or if you like to do lots of damage this may be the character for you.

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