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Guild Wars 2006 World Championship
America Match 9 Report

Idiot Savants (5) vs. Treacherous Empire (2)
Battle #1 in Treacherous Empire’s Guild hall (Warrior Island)

iQ build: Heavy Warrior and Ranger team
Te build: mixed 2-Monk

  • Te made a beeline straight to iQ’s back door as the match commenced. In response, IQ split up its team, sending some reinforcements to the rear and others to flank the enemy invaders.
     
  • Aware of the situation, Te pivoted to meet the incoming forces and fought back with a vengeance. After chasing off the threat, they turned their attention on iQ's NPCs.
     
  • The fighting raged on for several minutes with Te in the driver's seat, though eventually IQ gained a morale boost and kicked back hard. iQ inflicted severe losses on the other team with Crippling Shot and Gale.
     
  • As the enemy retreated, iQ took down a handful of Te’s bodyguards, thus weakening their defenses. From there, iQ entrenched themselves near Te's spawn point.
     
  • More stiff combat ensued, with iQ again inflicting major damage with Crippling Shot and Gale. The enemy suffered major losses during their retreat before iQ moved in for the kill, quickly taking down the Guild Lord.

Victor: Idiot Savants


Idiot Savants (5) vs. Treacherous Empire (2)
Battle #2 in Idiot Savant’s Guild hall (Burning Isle)

iQ build: Heavy Warrior
Te build: Degen with Victory is Mine Monks

  • Te switched up its roster, inserting some Victory is Mine Monks into the lineup in an attempt to counter the heavy Gale use from the earlier match. Likewise, iQ did its own lineup tweaking and settled on a Heavy Warrior setup.
     
  • The match counter started, spurring both teams into action. The fierce rivals pushed for the flag stand, where Te engaged iQ in the proximity of the lava pits. They took the upper hand with Victory is Mine, pushing the other team back.
     
  • Te’s team was generous with casting conditions, but iQ’s 8th character healed the party from a distance and removed conditions with Martyr, thus foiling Te's efforts. Te's Monks had a difficult time harvesting Energy with Victory is Mine.
     
  • iQ held steady with Degen stacked up, but the Heal Party Monk balanced things out. At the four-minute mark, iQ lured two of Te’s damage dealers a away from their healers and quickly dropped them.
     
  • Te endured heavy losses and turned tail, allowing the other team to score some easy kills with Gale and Cripple.
     
  • Despite their advantage, iQ was cautious to infiltrate Te’s base. As a result of their hesitation, a standoff ensued outside of Te's stronghold.
     
  • iQ continued the assault on Te, scoring a few kills in the process. Their Heal Party Monk stayed in position, just out of the fray.
     
  • After 25 minutes of brutal fighting, iQ moved in for kill, taking down the remaining Te players and finally their Guild Lord.

Victor: Idiot Savants (Flawless Victory)