Renegade - Condi DPS

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:


Expansions required:

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The condition DPS Renegade build for raids. This build has a difficult rotation which requires lots of practice to perform well with. In exchange for the difficulty it brings very high sustained damage, very good CC, high Vulnerability Vulnerability, and multiple supportive auras including and .
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Renegade - Condi DPS (Fractal).

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  • can be taken at roughly 10% DPS loss for roughly 50% Alacrity Alacrity uptime in squads that do not use two Chronomancer - Utility Boon Support and do not already have a Renegade - Boon Support Power DPS providing Alacrity. Note that a squad will need two Condi DPS Renegades for 100% uptime.
  • Replace with if you have someone else in the party providing AP, or if you have no Power DPS classes that benefit from it.


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Superior Rune of the Nightmare
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Start in and on Mace/Axe.


  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap
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  6. until is available
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  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  2. Auto-attack chain twice
Repeat from Mallyx

General Tips

  • While in Mace/Axe, always try to let your Auto Attack chain finish, as the last hits are very strong.
  • On most fights, there are going to be moments when you can't hit the boss, but you'll still gain energy. During these phases, use and to help keep boons up.
  • Try to avoid canceling during its cast.
  • If running , replace with .
  • As does not stack, you only want to have one Kalla renegade in each subgroup (unless one adjusts their rotation). Any additional renegades can take Shiro instead of Kalla.
    • If taking Shiro, activate during the cast of and otherwise keep the rotation the same (minus the Kalla skills, obviously).



Build rating - 5 stars
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7 Ratings
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars December 2018

An incredibly strong and versatile condition damage build that works on a wide variety of encounters unlike many other condition builds, with the option of buffing its allies and also being able to boon strip at little to no cost - as well as being extremely strong on large hitboxes.

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Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

A very strong condition DPS that also boosts squad DPS and provides high utility through Kalla spirits. Best in slot on large hitboxes.

5 stars
Lord Daedhelor gave this build 5 stars June 2018

With the changes to Shortbow (which the build needs to be updated to reflect), Renegade can easily top charts on large hitboxes. The rotation is straightforward and makes sense, but takes some getting used to.

In terms of group utility:

- You bring a 10% Crit damage for everyone in your subgroup with Assassin's Presence, which is a bigger DPS increase than Empower Allies

- You bring a subgroup-wide pulsing heal for little cost

- You can help keep Might/Alacrity up

- You bring strong CC with Darkrazor's Daring (600), Axe 5 (150), and SB 5 (200)

- You bring boon strip for Dhuum

- If running Invocation, part of your rotation involves a subgroup-wide lifesteal with no ICD, which is a HUGE DPS increase

The main drawback is the performance on small hitboxes, which is kinda poor, similar to the plight of Staff Weaver and Condi Berserker, but you can swap back to the only Mace/Axe rotation on small hitboxes as the difference in DPS is minimal.

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5 stars
Fullyund gave this build 5 stars May 2018

Simple but definitely not meta as far as condi damage goes as it only reaches a mediocre 31k. It can get the job done but it will always be sub-par compared to a Mirage or DPS Berserker as far as cDPS goes although it has decent utility.

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Nuru gave this build 5 stars April 2018

Top realistic damage. Simple rota. Very effective agais some bosses. Boosts team.

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My Pa's Axe gave this build 5 stars January 2018

What would you recommend as the weapon swap? Just has mace/axe down.

Also the mixing of runes. As it is a Renegade not a Herald Travellr rune, 25% movment speed, all stat boosts and 10% condition duration.

5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Strong single-target DPS with a simple rotation makes this an ideal choice for new players. Also has strong synergy with power classes thanks to the passive stat aura Assassin's Presence