Warrior - Axebow



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Focused on: Hybrid damage.

Designed for:

Overview

Got into the spotlight after being used by the team that won the first Tournament of Legends of EU, this build offers superior single target burst, moderate AoE cleave while also providing high sustain, making it one of the best warrior builds for PvP.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Axe/Sword
Utility
Elite
Chop
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Chop
Chain. Chop your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 170
Range.pngRange: 130
Cyclone Axe
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Cyclone Axe
Spin around and attack all nearby foes.
Damage.png2Damage: 170
Vulnerability.png4Vulnerability (8s): 4% Incoming Damage
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
Range.pngRange: 130
Throw Axe
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Throw Axe
Throw an axe that cripple foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 163
Cripple.pngCripple (4s): -50% Movement Speed
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Impale
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Impale
Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Riposte
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Riposte
Block the next attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Bleed.png4Bleeding (12s): 2,040 Damage
Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline If Not Attacked: 6
Range.pngRange: 130
Healing Signet
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Healing Signet
Signet Passive: Regenerate health.
Signet Active: Heal yourself, and grant yourself resistance.
Heal.pngHealing: 2,320
Healing Signet.pngHealing Signet: 362 Heal
Resistance.pngResistance (6s): Conditions currently on you are ineffective; stacks duration.
Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
Berserker Stance
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Berserker Stance
Stance. Gain adrenaline for a short time. Condition cannot be applied to you.
Berserker Stance.pngBerserker Stance (8s): Gain adrenaline every second.
Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 3
Book.pngPulses: 8
Endure Pain
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Endure Pain
Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Balanced Stance
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Balanced Stance
Stance. You enter into a balanced stance.
Stability.png5Stability (8s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (8s): 33% Movement Speed
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
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Second Weapon Set

Longbow
Dual Shot
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Dual Shot
Shoot a pair of arrows at your foe.
Damage.png2Damage: 160
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Fan of Fire
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Fan of Fire
Fire a spread of three flaming arrows, burning foes.
Damage.png3Damage: 423
Burn.png3Burning (2s): 1968 Damage
Book.pngTargets per Arrow: 5
Book.pngPierces
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Arcing Arrow
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Arcing Arrow
Shoot a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact.
Damage.pngDamage: 487
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Smoldering Arrow
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Smoldering Arrow
Shoot an arrow that explodes on impact blinding foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 49
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Pin Down
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Pin Down
Fire an arrow that bleeds and immobilizes your target.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Bleed.png6Bleeding (12s): 3,060 Damage
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,000

Slot Changes

  • Signet of Stamina Signet of Stamina
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    Signet of Stamina
    Signet Passive: Grants faster endurance regeneration.
    Signet Active: Remove all conditions.
    Signet of Stamina.pngSignet of Stamina: 50% Endurance Regeneration
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 12
    over
    Endure Pain Endure Pain
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    Endure Pain
    Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    against condition-heavy teams.
  • Dolyak Signet Dolyak Signet
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    Dolyak Signet
    Signet Passive: Reduces incoming damage.
    Signet Active: Gain stability.
    Dolyak Signet.pngDolyak Signet: 180 Toughness
    Stability.png10Stability (8s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    over
    Balanced Stance Balanced Stance
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    Balanced Stance
    Stance. You enter into a balanced stance.
    Stability.png5Stability (8s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (8s): 33% Movement Speed
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    for more Stability stacks.
    • When using this variant, it is recommended to take Signet Mastery Signet Mastery over
      Warrior's Sprint Warrior's Sprint
      Warrior's Sprint
      You move faster while wielding melee weapons.
      Book.pngMovement Speed Increase: 25%
      in order to bring the CD closer to the 40s of
      Balanced Stance Balanced Stance
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      Balanced Stance
      Stance. You enter into a balanced stance.
      Stability.png5Stability (8s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
      Swiftness.pngSwiftness (8s): 33% Movement Speed
      Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
      .
  • Viable options for the Optional.png slot:
    • Battle Standard Battle Standard
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      Battle Standard
      Banner. Place a battle standard that revives falled allies and grants fury, might, and swiftness to allies.
      Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
      Might.pngMight (10s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
      Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
      Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
      Radius.pngEffective Radius: 600
      Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
      Range.pngRange: 600
      - for more party support.
    • Signet of Rage Signet of Rage
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      Signet of Rage
      Signet Passive: Grants adrenaline.
      Signet Active: Gain fury, might, and swiftness.
      Signet of Rage.pngSignet of Rage: Gain adrenaline.
      Fury.pngFury (25s): 20% Critical Chance
      Might.png5Might (25s): 150 Power, 150 Condition Damage
      Swiftness.pngSwiftness (25s): 33% Movement Speed
      - for more damage.
    • Rampage Rampage
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      Rampage
      Physical. Take the form of a massive juggernaut, reducing the damage you take and the duration of incoming movement-impeding conditions.
      Damage.pngDamage Reduced: 25%
      Stability.png2Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
      Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
      Immobilize.pngDuration Decreased
      Cripple.pngDuration Decreased
      Chill.pngDuration Decreased
      Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
      Radius.pngDuration Decreased: 33%
      Duration.pngDuration: 15 seconds
      - for more CC and safe stomps.

Specializations

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Trait Variants

  • Sure-Footed Sure-Footed
    Sure-Footed
    Increases stance duration.
    Radius.pngDuration Increase: 25%
    over
    Dogged March Dogged March
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    Dogged March
    Incoming movement-impeding conditions have their durations reduced. Gain regeneration when you are affected by one of these conditions.
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize: Unable to move.
    Cripple.pngCripple: -50% Movement Speed
    Chill.pngChilled: -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
    Radius.pngDuration Decreased: 33%
    .
  • Missile Deflection Missile Deflection
    Missile Deflection
    Reflect missiles whenever you are blocking.
    Book.pngReflects Missiles
    over
    Dogged March Dogged March
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    Dogged March
    Incoming movement-impeding conditions have their durations reduced. Gain regeneration when you are affected by one of these conditions.
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize: Unable to move.
    Cripple.pngCripple: -50% Movement Speed
    Chill.pngChilled: -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
    Radius.pngDuration Decreased: 33%
    - with this trait blocking also reflects projectiles - you can do amazing things with
    Riposte Riposte
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    Riposte
    Block the next attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 122
    Bleed.png4Bleeding (12s): 2,040 Damage
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline If Not Attacked: 6
    Range.pngRange: 130
    this way, like reflecting the
    Pin Down Pin Down
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    Pin Down
    Fire an arrow that bleeds and immobilizes your target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 97
    Bleed.png6Bleeding (12s): 3,060 Damage
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,000
    of anothet warrior.
  • Signet Mastery Signet Mastery
    Signet Mastery
    Reduces recharge on signets.
    Book.pngRecharge Reduced: 20%
    over
    Warrior's Sprint Warrior's Sprint
    Warrior's Sprint
    You move faster while wielding melee weapons.
    Book.pngMovement Speed Increase: 25%
    .

Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Axe
Superior Sigil of Intelligence Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Off Hand
Sword
Superior Sigil of Battle Superior Sigil of Battle
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Superior Sigil of Battle.pngSuperior Sigil of Battle
Gain 2 stacks of might (20 seconds) when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Longbow
Superior Sigil of Geomancy Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Doom Superior Sigil of Doom
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Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)

Sigil Variants

Longbow

  • Superior Sigil of Leeching Superior Sigil of Leeching
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    Superior Sigil of Leeching.pngSuperior Sigil of Leeching
    Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat steals some health. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)

Equipment

Rune:

Superior Rune of Hoelbrak Superior Rune of Hoelbrak
Superior Rune of Hoelbrak.pngSuperior Rune of Hoelbrak
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5s) (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; -20% condition duration applied to you.


Amulet:

Celestial Amulet Celestial Amulet
Celestial Amulet.pngCelestial Amulet
+460 Power +460 Precision +460 Toughness +460 Vitality +460 Ferocity +460 Healing Power +460 Condition Damage

Equipment Variants

  • Superior Rune of Strength Superior Rune of Strength
    Superior Rune of Strength.pngSuperior Rune of Strength
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 20% Might Duration (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
    : longer might duration, 5% extra damage (while having Might Might).
  • Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
    Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
    : a nice boost for you and your team, granting ~10 seconds of Fury Fury on a 20 sec CD.
  • Soldier Amulet Soldier Amulet
    Soldier Amulet.pngSoldier Amulet
    +1200 Power +900 Toughness +900 Vitality
    .

Usage

  • Longbow skill
    Combustive Shot Combustive Shot
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    Combustive Shot
    Burst. Ignite target area, burning nearby foes. Effect increses with adrenaline level.
    Damage.png2Damage: 372
    Burn.png2Burning (5s): 1,310 Damage
    Duration.pngDuration: 9 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 360
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Fire
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    (F1) is the only Burst Skill that cannot be blinded, therefore it's the most relyable way to benefit from the trait
    Cleansing Ire Cleansing Ire
    Cleansing Ire
    Gain adrenaline when hit. Remove a condition for every bar of adrenaline spent when you hit with a burst skill.
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 1
    , making it your primary condition removal.
  • You can use the fire field produced by Combustive Shot with
    Arcing Arrow Arcing Arrow
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    Arcing Arrow
    Shoot a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact.
    Damage.pngDamage: 487
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 1,000
    in order to stack might.
  • Your main source of damage is your axe Burst Skill
    Eviscerate Eviscerate
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    Eviscerate
    Burst. Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
    Damage.pngLevel 1 Damage: 710
    Damage.pngLevel 2 Damage: 888
    Damage.pngLevel 3 Damage: 1,066
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 300
    (F1) - after swapping to the axe set, your
    Superior Sigil of Intelligence Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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    Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
    Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
    will give your next 3 attacks a 100% chance to critically hit the target, this is the period where you will use up your Eviscerate.
  • To make the most out of your burst, you can shoot an
    Arcing Arrow Arcing Arrow
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    Arcing Arrow
    Shoot a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact.
    Damage.pngDamage: 487
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 1,000
    from a distance, swap to the axe set just before it lands, making Arcing benefit from your
    Superior Sigil of Intelligence Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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    Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
    Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
    too.

Beware!

Combustive Shot Combustive Shot
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Combustive Shot
Burst. Ignite target area, burning nearby foes. Effect increses with adrenaline level.
Damage.png2Damage: 372
Burn.png2Burning (5s): 1,310 Damage
Duration.pngDuration: 9 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 360
Combo.pngCombo Field: Fire
Range.pngRange: 1,200

's AoE keeps ticking on a huge field, if you swap weapons while the field is active, it can consume your Intelligence charges before you can even land an

Eviscerate Eviscerate
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Eviscerate
Burst. Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Damage.pngLevel 1 Damage: 710
Damage.pngLevel 2 Damage: 888
Damage.pngLevel 3 Damage: 1,066
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
Range.pngRange: 300

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Stack Swiftness Swiftness for your team before the match starts!

  • If an elementalist used a Static field, use your blast finishers (such as
    Arcing Arrow Arcing Arrow
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    Arcing Arrow
    Shoot a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact.
    Damage.pngDamage: 487
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 1,000
    ) to stack Swiftness.

Counters

Top Streamers

Notes

  • Battle Standard Battle Standard
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    Battle Standard
    Banner. Place a battle standard that revives falled allies and grants fury, might, and swiftness to allies.
    Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
    Might.pngMight (10s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
    Radius.pngEffective Radius: 600
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 600
    rallies allies by healing them in the downed state, which means it's affected by Poison Poison. This can lead to situations where low HP Poisoned allies won't be rallied by the banner however they'll still gain downed HP.

See Also

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