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Bladesworn - Alacrity Support Power DPS

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Focused on: Direct damage and Support

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Difficulty:
Normal
This build was last updated on March 14, 2024.

Overview

No longer a quickness option, Bladesworn can now provide Alacrity Alacrity via Daring Dragon, though its ability to provide boons other than Alacrity Alacrity is limited.

The incredibly high base duration of the trait means that no boon duration is required and gear can be reused from Bladesworn - Power DPS, and Dragonspike Mine allows for a large buffer of Alacrity Alacrity to be built up immediately, making the build relatively efficient at handling mechanics.

It also has access to some incidental support from the Tactics traitline.


Skill Bar

Sword/Pistol
Utility


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Specializations

  • On encounters that corrupt boons, you should not run Martial Cadence as the Stability Stability will be converted into Fear Fear.


Equipment

Head
Assassin
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Assassin
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Sword
Berserker
Pistol
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
Relic
  • You want to hit 2217 precision (with a Sigil of Superior Sigil of Accuracy).
  • In strikes where the boss gets Exposed Exposed, or at Keep Construct, it would be more beneficial to swap the Sigil of Superior Sigil of Force for a Sigil of Superior Sigil of Impact.
  • Relic of the Thief is the best relic for players that don't own Secrets of the Obscure.


Consumables

Food:

  • or ascended versions


Utility:


Usage

Rotation

Opener

If possible, you can pre-cast Blooming Fire Blooming Fire, Artillery Slash Artillery Slash and Break Step Break Step to build up stacks of Fierce as Fire. Pre-cast both stacks of Flow Stabilizer, "To the Limit!" and Tactical Reload. You can also precast Overcharged Cartridges.

Start on your Gunsaber.

  1. Overcharged Cartridges
  2. Dragon Trigger
  3. Flicker Step Flicker Step just before Dragon Slash is fully charged
  4. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  5. Dragonspike Mine - run a few steps back towards your target before activating Dragon Trigger
  6. Dragon Trigger
  7. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  8. Sheathe Gunsaber


Sword Loop

  1. Dragon's Roar
  2. Final Thrust
  3. Gunstinger
  4. Sever Artery Gash Hamstring x2
  5. Dragon's Roar
  6. Overcharged Cartridges


Gunsaber Loop

  1. Dragon Trigger
  2. Flicker Step Flicker Step just before Dragon Slash is fully charged
  3. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  4. Blooming Fire Blooming Fire
  5. Artillery Slash Artillery Slash
  6. Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger
  7. Swift Cut Swift Cut Steel Divide Steel Divide Explosive Thrust Explosive Thrust x2
  8. Overcharged Cartridges
  9. Dragon Trigger
  10. Flicker Step Flicker Step just before Dragon Slash is fully charged
  11. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  12. Dragonspike Mine - sometimes you will have time to do some autos first
  13. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  14. Sheathe Gunsaber
  15. Return to start of Sword loop


  • Use Tactical Reload and Flow Stabilizer off cooldown.
  • Use "To the Limit!" whenever your Flow generation gets low.
  • While charging Dragon Trigger, you can use Triggerguard Triggerguard to generate extra charges of Fierce as Fire, to ensure you are at 10 stacks for Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force.


Video example


General Tips

  • The amount of Alacrity Alacrity provided is independent of the amount of charges Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force uses, allowing you to maintain Alacrity Alacrity during downtime with minimal flow.
  • Dragon's Roar will interrupt the cast time of skills other than Gunstinger if used too early.
  • While charging Dragon Trigger, you can use Triggerguard Triggerguard and/or Flicker Step Flicker Step to correct your positioning or prevent getting knocked out of Dragon Trigger.
  • Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force alone is over half your total damage, so it is essential not to delay Dragon Trigger. If necessary, you can skip skills in your rotation if it is already available.


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