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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Overview

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
.
Renegade has a long ramp up time which makes it better suited for long fights without phases. It excels against large stationary bosses where it can hit with every missile of
.
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Renegade - Condi DPS (Fractal).

Skill Bar

 
 
Mace/AxeHealingUtilityElite
ShortbowHealingUtilityElite

Legend Variants

Shiro
can be used instead of
. This is mainly used when your subgroup has more than one Renegade as the utilities from
do not stack and do not prioritize subgroup.

Specializations

Variants

  • Bring
    against large hitbox enemies.
  • Bring
    for a small DPS loss if you have issues keeping yourself up (like during Gorse tantrums).
  • Bring
    instead of
    if your Chronomancers cannot keep up Resistance.
  • Bring Invocation over Devastation for a large DPS increase if there are fewer than 2 Power DPS in your subgroup or if
    is covered by another Revenant. Always use Invocation on Dhuum.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Nightmare
18x
Malign Infusion

Variants

  • On Qadim, run
    .
  • You can run the old Mace/Axe with
    and
    build on small hitboxes if you're not comfortable worrying about
    targeting.

Consumables

Food:

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

General

  • Swap legends before you swap weapons. This allows you to proc
    every 9 seconds without having to put one on your Mace.
  • 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 Devastation:

  • Use
    once per swap during each
    and every other
    in a pattern of Yes, Yes, Yes, No, repeat. During that 4th iteration, use
    instead.

If running Invocation:

  • Use
    during
    and use an additional
    due to the additional energy per swap.
  • Be sure to swap legends while under 10% energy.

Devastation Rotation

Start in
and on Shortbow.
  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  2. Misery Swipe Misery Swipe
    ¼Activation.png
    Misery Swipe
    Swing your mace at your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 89
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Anguish Swipe Anguish Swipe
    ½Activation.png
    Anguish Swipe
    Sweep your mace back for a second blow.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Manifest Toxin Manifest Toxin
    ½Activation.png
    Manifest Toxin
    Deliver a crushing blow that sends toxic energy chaining to enemies behind each target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Damage.pngChaining Damage: 0
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 1
    Radius.pngRadius: 300
    Range.pngRange: 130
  3. Misery Swipe Misery Swipe
    ¼Activation.png
    Misery Swipe
    Swing your mace at your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 89
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Anguish Swipe Anguish Swipe
    ½Activation.png
    Anguish Swipe
    Sweep your mace back for a second blow.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Manifest Toxin Manifest Toxin
    ½Activation.png
    Manifest Toxin
    Deliver a crushing blow that sends toxic energy chaining to enemies behind each target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Damage.pngChaining Damage: 0
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 1
    Radius.pngRadius: 300
    Range.pngRange: 130
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Misery Swipe Misery Swipe
    ¼Activation.png
    Misery Swipe
    Swing your mace at your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 89
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Anguish Swipe Anguish Swipe
    ½Activation.png
    Anguish Swipe
    Sweep your mace back for a second blow.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Manifest Toxin Manifest Toxin
    ½Activation.png
    Manifest Toxin
    Deliver a crushing blow that sends toxic energy chaining to enemies behind each target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Damage.pngChaining Damage: 0
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 1
    Radius.pngRadius: 300
    Range.pngRange: 130
  7. Misery Swipe Misery Swipe
    ¼Activation.png
    Misery Swipe
    Swing your mace at your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 89
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Anguish Swipe Anguish Swipe
    ½Activation.png
    Anguish Swipe
    Sweep your mace back for a second blow.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Manifest Toxin Manifest Toxin
    ½Activation.png
    Manifest Toxin
    Deliver a crushing blow that sends toxic energy chaining to enemies behind each target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Damage.pngChaining Damage: 0
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 1
    Radius.pngRadius: 300
    Range.pngRange: 130
  8. Misery Swipe Misery Swipe
    ¼Activation.png
    Misery Swipe
    Swing your mace at your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 89
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Anguish Swipe Anguish Swipe
    ½Activation.png
    Anguish Swipe
    Sweep your mace back for a second blow.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Torment.pngTorment (4s): 64 Damage, 127 Damage if Moving
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Manifest Toxin Manifest Toxin
    ½Activation.png
    Manifest Toxin
    Deliver a crushing blow that sends toxic energy chaining to enemies behind each target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 0
    Damage.pngChaining Damage: 0
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 1
    Radius.pngRadius: 300
    Range.pngRange: 130
  9. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  10. Repeat from step 4.

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6 Ratings
5 stars
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.

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.

3 More Ratings
5 stars
Nuru gave this build 5 stars April 2018

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

5 stars
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

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