Guild Wars - Guides and Strategies
Successful Warrior/Monk Farm Build
Among the few ways to make money, farming stands out the most. Almost every
single game has a way to farm, and Guild Wars is no exception. Besides buying
low and selling high, farming is the only way to make a good amount of cash,
aside from finding that perfect 10% Furious Chaos Axe of Fortitude +30 15^50% in
Fissure of Woe. The one thing that stands out about this game, is that each zone
outside of outposts/towns are instanced. That's right, you own the zone. All the
monsters are yours to kill, all loot is yours (aside from groups). You can
repeatedly enter a zone, kill a big mob, take the loot, and travel back to town.
Of course, loot diminishes now, but you can still make a good fortune from a few
This build is strictly for farming large groups of non-casting monsters. You
won't get enough energy from let's say, 3 or 4 monsters. Large groups of 12+,
which is what you're aiming for, give enough adrenaline per hit from Cyclone Axe,
and enough constant energy from Bonetti's Defense, for a consistant battle. Once
you start killing large groups of high level enemys by yourself, you will start
to feel an ego boost. Keep in mind these mobs don't cast, making very simple
Now, the build :
For this build, you need mana. Gladiator's fits this purpose perfectly. For
Balthazar's Aura, you need at least 25 mana. Every part of the set except for
the helm, give you 27 mana. You should use an Ascalon Helm for the head slot, as
it reduces damage globally, and provides Tactics.
Your attributes should consist of a balance between Healing Prayers, Axe Mastery,
Smiting Prayers, and Tactics. Unmodded, 8 in Healing Prayers, 10 in Smiting
Prayers, 7 in Tactics, and 8 in Axe Mastery. If you have done the 2 extra
attribute quests, you can put the points into Smiting to shorten battles, and
The runes you will be using as as follows: Minor Tactics Minor Axe Mastery
Absorbtion of any kind Vigor of any kind
Your weapon can be anything really. Vampiric, Furious, Sundering, Fortitude,
Defense, all good choices. Try to keep it in your Axe Mastery requirement range
(8-9 for a max axe).
Your shield should have mods for enchanting, I use a collectors -2 +45 while
enchanted Crimson Carapace Shield. Since the patch, I'm not sure if there is
still a collector for this shield anymore, I know they nerfed the -2 +45 while
in a stance outside of Rankor.
Here it is, the main focus of the build. Your spell line should consist of the
Shield of Judgement
You can adjust this line to your prefences. Shield of Judgement and Healing
Breeze can be switched out for other spells. Try to keep around the main focus
of the build.
The sequence in battle is very simple. Before going anywhere, cast Mending. Wait
until your mana gets to above 20, then cast Live Vicariously. This will give you
enough to cast Vigorous Spirit and Cyclone Axe, which you will do when you've
gotten your giant mob. After the Cyclone Axe, go into Bonetti's. When Cyclone is
3/4th's charged, you should have full energy. Cast Balthazars Aura at that
point, and go straight into Cyclone Axe. Bonetti's again, only this time casting
Shield Of Judgement at the 3/4th marker. Repeat, use your Healing Breeze, and
the final time, Cyclone-Bonetti's-Aura. Congratulations, your mob should be dead.
Don't worry if you screw up a few times, it takes practice.
Where to hunt, that is the question. Prophet's Path, a well known farm spot
outside of Augury Rock, contains loads of Griffons and Minotaurs, and the loot
can be just mad. I've found tons of golds here, even more purples, and I won't
even comment on the blues, regulars, and Wings/Horns/Hides. Be warned of the
Rockshot Devourers and their Distracting Shots, but SoJ will take care of them.
Another spot, is outside of Droknar's Forge, Talus Chute. There should be 2
paths, follow the left one, avoiding all the enemies. You should reach a cave
filled with level 24 Mountain Trolls. Round all the trolls in the cave up into a
big group, and do your thing.
NOTE : One thing you may notice is your Cyclone Axe being disrupted after
Healing Breeze. 1 way you can counter this is going into Bonetti's, but instead
of Healing Breeze, cast Cyclone Axe.