Bladesworn - Power DPS

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Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Overview

A power DPS build for Bladesworn.


Skill Bar

Axe/Pistol
Utility


Template Code

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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Assassin
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Pistol
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x16
Infusion
x2


Impact variant

In strikes where the boss gets Exposed Exposed, or at Keep Construct, it would be more beneficial to swap the for a .

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Assassin
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Assassin
Legs
Assassin
Feet
Assassin
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Assassin
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Assassin
Ring
Assassin
Axe
Berserker
Pistol
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


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 . Pre-cast both charges of .

Start on your Gunsaber.

  1. to start generating flow
  2. to trigger
  3. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  4. Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger


Loop

Bladesworn's rotation follows a basic structure, but the exact skills used each loop can vary. The complete loop looks as follows:

  1. , if available
  2. , if available and you did not use this loop
  3. , if you did not use either or
  4. Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force
  5. Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger, or Artillery Slash Artillery Slash if Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger is not available

It would be slightly more optimal to move to after step 5 in the rotation, but as it is a priority skill it will interrupt the cast time of the previous skill if used too early so you would need very good timing for it to be reliable.


Video example


Loop Explanation

Most of the above loop is the same each time, but you use one extra skill depending on what is available. will be available every other loop and the non-gunstinger loops will alternate between using and an extra . i.e. the pattern of extra skills is:

The pattern then repeats from the start. Although is available in the first loop, is used instead because it is more efficient to use when you have zero charges of Cyclone Trigger Cyclone Trigger rather than one. You only need consider this in the very first loop of the rotation though.


Outside of the opener, the exact order of skills actually isn't that important, though the rotation above was chosen for the following reasons:

  • We want to use before both to front-load damage, but also to prevent sitting at maximum charges.
  • will interrupt the cast time of skills other than if used too early. So it is safer to use it as early as possible to avoid this.
  • As you sometimes want to use twice in one loop, the first use should come before the auto chain so that it is off cooldown again.


General Tips

  • Use off cooldown to generate extra stacks of .
    • Outside of this and the opener, the rotation is exactly the same as Bannerslave's.
  • While charging , you can use Triggerguard Triggerguard and/or Flicker Step Flicker Step to generate extra charges of , to ensure you are at 10 stacks for Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force.
    • If there is any danger of you getting interrupted while in , you can forgo this step so they are available for defence.
  • Dragon Slash - Force Dragon Slash - Force alone is over half your total damage, so it is essential not to delay . If necessary, you can skip skills in your rotation if it is already available.


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