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A female Ritualist

A male Ritualist

The Ritualist is a shamanistic profession introduced in Guild Wars Factions. They specialize in the arts of channeling the powers of the dead and the spirit world, though in a more subtle manner than Necromancers, and are capable of effective healing, much like Monks. The Ritualist can be recognized by its typical robes, garnished with bones, teeth, shells, and other objects. Like Monks and Necromancers, they also wear magical tattoos. Furthermore, Ritualists are blindfolded to better communicate with the spirit realm. The patron god of Ritualists is Grenth.

Ritualists provide party support as well as offensive enhancements through:

Ritualists shine most in team support, similar to Monks. Ritualists are able to solo quite well, as well as effectively tank - given they run the proper builds. A Ritualist's strength lies in preparing for battle by summoning spirits and manipulating urns before battle even begins. Although, more recently, Ritualists can be found in Heroes' Ascent, dealing massive damage through such spirits and Channeling Magic for powerful spikes.

The primary Ritualist's base armor provides 60 armor, +10 energy, and +2 energy recovery. A starting primary Ritualist begins with 30 base energy and 4 energy recovery.

The Ritualist's primary attribute is Spawning Power, which increases the duration of weapon spells as well as provide additional health to spirits and creatures you create.


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See Secondary professions for a Ritualist

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  • The conjuring of spirits and ceremonial ashes is very reminiscent of ancestor worship, a practice done in most Asian countries. An example is Japanese Shintoism and portions of Confucianism.