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Greatsword + Sword AoE DPS PvE Build

Overview
Designed for: PvE
Focused on: MeleeAoE and DPS
Strengths
  • High AoE damage
  • Tanky
  • Low Skill Floor
Weaknesses
  • Below Average Single Target DPS
  • Low DPS in Dungeons

Overview

This Greatsword and Sword PvE build is tailored for efficiently grinding mobs in open-world areas or PVE events, excelling in dispatching large packs of enemies with short cooldowns and high resistances. It's ideal for grinding litograph items or completing contracts due to its effectiveness in quickly eliminating multiple foes.


Attributes

Strength
19
Dexterity
30
Wisdom
10
Perception
30

Your priority should be to reach 30 points in both Dexterity and Perception before allocating the remaining points into Strength. This approach ensures higher HP, which synergizes well with Vital ForceUsed frame.webpVital Force, providing additional damage.


Skills

Shield Survival TechniqueUsed frame.webp
Annihilating SlashUsed frame.webp
1
Provoking RoarUsed frame.webp
2
Counter BarrierUsed frame.webp
3
Stalwart BastionUsed frame.webp
4
Strategic RushUsed frame.webp
5
DaVinci's CourageUsed frame.webp
6
Devastating TornadoUsed frame.webp
7
WillbreakerUsed frame.webp
8
Precision DashUsed frame.webp
9
Valiant BrawlUsed frame.webp
10
Gaia CrashUsed frame.webp
11
A Shot at VictoryUsed frame.webp
12
Aegis ShieldActive frame.webp
Victor's MoraleActive frame.webp
Raging FrenzyActive frame.webp
Resilient MindActive frame.webp
Vital ForceActive frame.webp
Robust ConstitutionActive frame.webp
Spectrum of AgonyActive frame.webp
ImpenetrableActive frame.webp


Skill Priority

Counter BarrierUsed frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Valiant BrawlUsed frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Precision DashUsed frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Strategic RushUsed frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Provoking RoarUsed frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
DaVinci's CourageUsed frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Precision DashUsed frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Valiant BrawlUsed frame.webp

Since we utilize numerous high-level abilities, there aren't many active abilities you need to upgrade. This makes the build quite affordable and allows you to concentrate on upgrading your passives. This also makes it the type of build that one can switch to with ease, allowing you to play with Greatsword + Sword & Shield.


Passives Priority

Resilient MindActive frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Robust ConstitutionActive frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Vital ForceActive frame.webp
UncommonRare
Arrow right.webp
Victor's MoraleActive frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Spectrum of AgonyActive frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Vital ForceActive frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Resilient MindActive frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Robust ConstitutionActive frame.webp
RareEpic
Arrow right.webp
Aegis ShieldActive frame.webp
RareEpic

Similar to the active skills, we rely on many high-level passives which keeps the cost for the build quite low. You should prioritize two passive skills: Resilient MindActive frame.webpResilient Mind and Victor's MoraleActive frame.webpVictor's Morale. These skills offer excellent sustain by providing mana and health regeneration when dealing damage with your skills or when you are evading attacks.


Equipment

Tevent's Despair Blade
Tevent's Despair Blade
Purgatory's Lethal Claw
Purgatory's Lethal Claw
Reaper's Black Mask
Reaper's Black Mask
Spectral Shadow
Spectral Shadow
Abyss Slayer's Insanity Armor
Abyss Slayer's Insanity Armor
Reaper's Hand of Death
Reaper's Hand of Death
Abyss Slayer's Selflessness Pants
Abyss Slayer's Selflessness Pants
Reaper's Footsteps
Reaper's Footsteps
Thunder Cleaver Necklace
Thunder Cleaver Necklace
Beast King's Gilded Bracers
Beast King's Gilded Bracers
Lethal Frost Ring
Lethal Frost Ring
Lethal Fortune Ring
Lethal Fortune Ring
Skulls Spectral Belt
Skulls Spectral Belt


Weapon Masteries

Charge Ranged Defense
Melee Evasion
Passionate Cheer
Max Health
Cooldown Speed
Overcome Snare
Buff Duration
Skill Damage Resistance
Bold Steps
Incapacitate Mana Regen
Melee Hit
Ultimate Impact
Base Damage
Mana Regen
Complete Stun
Melee Hit
Stun Chance
Firm Resolution
Face Off Melee Hit
Base Damage
Rough and Wild
Melee Critical Hit
Mana Cost Efficiency
Fierce Attack
Skill Damage Boost
Melee Hit
Fierce Glare
Provoke & Counter Melee Defense
Health Regen
Decayed Sword God
Max Health
All Evasion
Impregnable Stance
Buff Duration
Damage Reduction
Indomitable Spirit
Boss Melee Hit
Base Damage
Undefeated Perseverance
Max Health
Stun Resistance
Desperate Evasion
Mana Cost Efficiency
Melee Hit
Subjugator's Punishment
Collision Max Health
Melee Hit
Calculated Rush
Damage Reduction
Enfeeble Chance
Steely Physique
Base Damage
Melee Defense
Blade of Rage


Greatsword: Investing 9 points in Collision offers additional damage, weaken chance, and a boost to cooldown speed. Allocate two points to the Boss line for increased damage, and the remaining point should be placed into Provoke & Counter for improved melee defense.

Sword: Investing 9 points in Collision offers additional damage, weaken chance, and a boost to cooldown speed. Allocate two points to the Boss line for increased damage, and the remaining point should be placed into Provoke & Counter for improved melee defense.


Rotations

Main Damage Rotation ↴
DaVinci's CourageUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Counter BarrierUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Precision DashUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Provoking RoarUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Annihilating SlashUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Devastating TornadoUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
A Shot at VictoryUsed frame.webp
  • Before starting your rotation, begin by pulling mobs near you using basic attacks, as stacking the mobs on top of each other is crucial. Once the mobs are stacked, activate your pre-buffs, DaVinci's CourageUsed frame.webpDaVinci's Courage and Counter BarrierUsed frame.webpCounter Barrier. DaVinci's CourageUsed frame.webpDaVinci's Courage grants you HP, while Counter BarrierUsed frame.webpCounter Barrier improves your Shield Block Chance, which synergizes perfectly with Resilient MindActive frame.webpResilient Mind. Always initiate your damage rotation with Precision DashUsed frame.webpPrecision Dash, as it provides an extra damage buff and heavy attack chance. Then, debuff the mobs using Provoking RoarUsed frame.webpProvoking Roar. Annihilating SlashUsed frame.webpAnnihilating Slash will make use of Spectrum of AgonyActive frame.webpSpectrum of Agony for additional damage, and Devastating TornadoUsed frame.webpDevastating Tornado will finish off any remaining health on the mob. Use A Shot at VictoryUsed frame.webpA Shot at Victory to clean up if any mobs remain alive.
Alternative Rotation ↴
Strategic RushUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
WillbreakerUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Gaia CrashUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Devastating TornadoUsed frame.webp
Arrow right.webp
Valiant BrawlUsed frame.webp
  • An alternative rotation for dealing with lower HP mobs involves pulling the mobs together near a wall or structure, aligning them between you and the terrain. Use Strategic RushUsed frame.webpStrategic Rush to push the mobs into the wall and stun them, then apply a defense debuff and some damage with WillbreakerUsed frame.webpWillbreaker. Continue the rotation with Devastating TornadoUsed frame.webpDevastating Tornado and Valiant BrawlUsed frame.webpValiant Brawl to finish off any remaining mobs.

Stalwart BastionUsed frame.webpStalwart Bastion: This ability serves as your panic button when you're taking too much damage and your passives aren't sufficient to keep you alive. It's also useful as a panic button if you've inadvertently pulled too many mobs.


Useful Information

  • Choose Lady Knight Kamarshea as your guardian; it offers vital protection with its shield, capable of absorbing damage equal to 50% of your mana. This can be invaluable in situations where you've accidentally pulled too many mobs and your Stalwart Bastion is on cooldown. Additionally, while the shield is active, you gain a 40% Cooldown Speed boost.


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