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Bladesworn - Power Bladesworn

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

Difficulty:
Normal
This build was last updated on May 26, 2024 and is up to date for the March 19, 2024 patch.

Overview

Power Bladesworn Bladesworn is a power dps build for use in solo open world.

This build's strengths include:

  • Very high burst damage
  • Strong self-healing
  • Good area damage

Notably, this build performs terribly at range.

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Skill Bar

Mace/Pistol
Utility

Weapon Variants

Your weapon choices are largely up to personal preference, as most weapons bring something useful to the table here and you will spend a lot of your time in Gunsaber. We default to Mace Mace / Pistol Pistol due to its balance of CC, defense, and damage thanks to Mace's block and high Vulnerability Vulnerability application. We've listed other viable options below:

If a ranged option is absolutely required, consider Longbow Longbow. With that said, Bladesworn Bladesworn is abysmal at range and you'd be better off playing Berserker or even Core Warrior (or another class entirely) if you want ranged DPS.


Specializations

  • Immortal Dragon - significant sustain
  • Daring Dragon - taking this trait allows you to supply permanent Alacrity Alacrity to nearby allies.


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Mace
Assassin
Pistol
Assassin
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


Relic
  • For those without Secrets of the Obscure, use Relic of the Thief. Alternatively, use Relic of Zakiros to trade a minor amount of damage for sustain, Relic of the Cavalier to start combat with boons, or Relic of Durability for a little extra defense.
  • Rune of Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter is nearly identical DPS
  • This gear setup allows a player to change between gear for virtually all power warrior builds without any armor or trinket swaps. For a slightly more optimized option specific to Bladesworn Bladesworn, use Rune of Superior Rune of Infiltration, full Berserker stats Berserker stats gear, and Sigil of Superior Sigil of Impact in place of Sigil of Superior Sigil of Accuracy.
  • For defense, equip the highest tier Jade Core you can afford. Use defensive food, traits, or skills if required. If necessary, use Knight Knight trinkets.

Consumables

Budget consumables are acceptable for use in open world.

DPS

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
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Defense

Farming

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
  • /
  • (and variants)


Usage

Damage

  • This builds damage centers around building Flow while maintaining a few key buffs. To build Flow, use skills that increase your generation rate such as Flow Stabilizer. A helpful tip is that skills that normally restore Adrenaline will instead increase Flow generation rate for Bladesworn.
  • Your key buffs are Fury Fury, Might Might, Fierce as Fire, and Guns and Glory. Of these, Fury Fury is by far the most critical. You must always ensure you have it when you use Dragon Trigger.
  • The most basic idea of how to play this build is to maintain the buff windows above. Build Fury Fury with skills like Flow Stabilizer and Signet of Rage. Most of your Might Might will be passively generated. Building a few stacks of Fierce as Fire and Guns and Glory right before you use Dragon Trigger will help your damage.
  • Very importantly with the build as-is above, you must use Flicker Step Flicker Step before your Dragon Slash. This will activate Relic of Peitha.
  • Look for sources of Vulnerability Vulnerability with the weapon sets you prefer and apply it just before using Dragon Trigger. In the default build above, those include Counterblow and Gunstinger.

Defense

  • Defiant Stance is effectively an immortality cooldown.
  • "Shake It Off!" will stunbreak and cleanse conditions.
  • Triggerguard Triggerguard and Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger grant Aegis Aegis.
  • Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger briefly reflects projectiles
  • Some weapon sets have powerful defensive skills, such as Mainhand Mace's Mainhand Mace's Counterblow.
  • You heal considerable amounts from Might Makes Right, Mending Might, and Vigorous Shouts. You can break the game by combining this with s.

CC

  • Pommel Bash
  • Artillery Slash Artillery Slash
  • With Unyielding Dragon, Dragon Slash is a significant source of CC.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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5 stars
Cmfrynm gave this build 5 stars • November 2023
This build works really well in most all PVE content. I certainly don't have any problems beating everything to a pulp.
5 stars
Godspeedhero gave this build 5 stars • April 2022
This build is a godsend. This is one of the best Bladesworn builds I have ever tried out. You, Sir, are a saint for posting this. Thank you.

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