we’ve discussed in previous articles, Spiritmasters
significantly bring the pain in href="">grouped
up PvE. style="">  The
caster’s DOTS and pets
do some damage, but overall the Spiritmaster holds the role of support
Thus is not the case in PvP with the Spiritmaster playing the role of
master. With stuns, fears, dispels and other tricks up their sleeves,
Spiritmasters are much more pivotal in PvP. All this and href="">soon
our pets will fly,
ensuring havoc throughout the universe. 

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somewhat of a reversal of fortune, and unlike PvE, the
Spiritmaster is a welcome addition to a PvP group due to their
abilities. In
contrast, the Spiritmaster has a rough go of it in mono y mono PvP.
Going in
solo is usually a test of your kiting, while keeping DOTs active and
until the enemy keels over from the ticking time bombs you’ve
applied. Going
toe to toe is not in our best interest.

style="">Leveling the playing

fully complimented with stigmas, the Spiritmaster can
be the disrupter of the battlefield. First and foremost a Spiritmaster
dispel enemies’ beneficial buffs, thus stripping them of
critical components.
The Spiritmaster gets to choose between different dispels. From the
target dispels that will peel off one to three buffs to the bonus
debuff which
also applies a DOT, the Spiritmaster has quite the arsenal for
enemy advantages. If we’ve loaded up on DP we can unleash the
multi-target multi-dispel.

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discussed above, the ideal situation for the Spiritmaster
is in a group. Dispelling enemy buffs may not seem glamorous, but you
will be
clearing the way for the cannons to blow them up. Yanking a
Mage’s Stoneskin
off or dissolving the Templar’s armor buff as an Assassin
slices them up is
always rewarding. Tank through that Templar!

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style="">Damage Schmamage.

Do not
look at your damage output, look at the more
important stat; frustration factor. Spiritmasters are made to infuriate
opposition. In addition to dispelling as described above; send your pet
aggravate them a bit, DOT everyone in sight, and liberally apply Root,
Chain of
Earth and Fear Shriek. Using these tactics will cause enough disruption
your group of damage dealers will be able to mop them up. If you are
one that
only feels accomplished by raining big gobs of damage down on the
enemies, then
you may want to play a different class.

style="">Load up on Stigmas.

are a great way to tweak your character’s skill set
based on your personal play style. Many of the stigmas are tailor made
for PvP
situations, so evaluate how the different stigmas will benefit the way
play. Following are the more popular Stigmas for heading to the Abyss

  • Cyclone of Wrath
  • Magic Blocking
  • Disenchantment Burst
  • Weaken Spirit
  • Body Root
  • Fear Shriek

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will compliment the strategies discussed above and
provide a solid foundation for PvP. One stigma that is currently
situational is
Command: Substitution. This one works well for ground battles because
requires your pet to be active. Once pets can fly this stigma should
become a
staple in the rotation. Speaking of flying, Wing Root is a great way to
the enemies back down so you can finish them off. Stigmas provide an
interesting method for customizing your character, make sure you use it
to the

style="">Staying alive,
staying alive, ah ah ah ah, staying alive.

you’ve noticed a theme to the Spiritmasters discussion of
PvP, it’s all about living longer than the other guy through
a myriad of damage,
snares, disruptions and deflections. The key is to know how to put
between yourself and the enemy, but also to help your group mates do
the same.
Use fear to get the enemy off the Sorcerer, or drop a Root spell on the
chasing your healer. Similarly you must be ready when the knives turn
Just like PvE,
you’ll want to keep
your finger on the Stoneskin buff if you find yourself in the fray.

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makes perfect and with some practice and
understanding of the efficiencies of the skills, you too can become the
marionette of the battlefield.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016