If a sand shade is present, all the shade f-skills will activate around it and not around the necromancer. It is therefore advised to avoid using Manifest Sand Shade if you’re on the move.
Role: Boon removal, DPS and area denial
Staff is Preferable in fights that are decided long-range or if you need extra cleanse or are lifeforce starved. Keep one on hand in case the Commander asks for choke or portal suppression
Axe provides short range aoe corrupts around the caster and non-projectile single-target lifeforce-generating damaging skill
Dagger provides extra corrupts with blanket conditions and a personal condi cleanse Focus is a good source of single target corrupts and damage as well as lifeforce generation at shorter range
for dagger/focus variant
- over - if you have good Firebrands.
Consider taking - over - for more boon corruptions by triggering - in fights where your HP drops under 50%