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Renegade - Condi Renegade

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Focused on: Condition damageDpsDefenseSustain.

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Overview

Condition Renegade is arguably the most powerful solo build in the game, boasting the highest sustain in the game alongside extremely high DPS, defense, and a jack-of-all-trades toolkit that allows for a level of versatility only a handful of other builds can mimic.

Pros

  • Absurd levels of sustain
  • Fairly easy to play
  • Reliable ranged damage options
  • Rediculously versatile

Cons

  • Gear is expensive
  • Lacks any real way to deal with conditions thanks to the Resistance Resistance changes


Skill Bar

 
 
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Weapon Variants

  • Mace - our primary DPS weapon, also provides us with considerable sustain when running
  • Axe - a great offhand with CC and Torment Torment application
  • Mainhand Sword - primarily a power weapon, but has high Vulnerability Vulnerability application so is sometimes useful for the Viper stat icon.png Viper's and Celestial stat icon.png Celestial variants; should be avoided in the Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's variant.
  • Offhand Sword - a power weapon but offers an extremely powerful skill in
  • Shortbow - our best ranged option and offers very high DPS
  • Staff - only useful as a reliable CC and block weapon
  • Hammer - avoid

Skill Variants

Revenant in general is a class with a large toolkit. Part of learning the class is learning which tools to use for which situation. Review the options below:

  • - Provides very high sustain when combined with ; also the highest condi DPS option
  • - provides very high vuln application, sustain, and CC; our bread and butter on Renegade
  • - Provides condi clear, projectile hate, and very high healing.
  • - Strike-based legend that can be useful when using Viper stat icon.png Viper's or Celestial stat icon.png Celestial gear.
  • - Provide large amounts of defense and CC.

Specializations

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  • - condi clear
  • - works well if using mainhand sword in the Viper stat icon.png Viper's /Celestial stat icon.png Celestial variants
  • - nice DPS boost for allies

Invocation

Invocation provides very high might and fury uptime which is very strong when running Viper stat icon.png Viper's and Celstial gear.


  • offers smoother energy management, which can result in higher DPS depending on your playstyle.
  • - condi clear
  • - provides a number of valuable abilities that trigger when you change legends; especially valuable if using Shiro or Jalis.
  • - additional boons
  • - a small increase to sustain

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Viper Variant

Viper Equipment is better for the vast majority of open world farming due to its higher burst. Due to Renegade's extremely high sustain, Viper is often the best option.
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Celestial Variant

Cele gear offers a good midpoint between Trailblazer and Viper. It has higher sustain than viper, good defense, and maintains relatively high DPS and damage.

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Trailblazer Variant

Trailblazer gear offers much higher defense at the cost of burst and DPS. This variant is more useful for soloing extremely difficult content, such as legendary bounties.
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Variant Equipment

Interrupt Sigils

Due to the frequency of our interrupts when using , Renegade can make excellent use of interrupt sigils, such as . This can be very powerful against groups of trash mobs, though it loses effectiveness against anything with a defiance bar. We're listing the interrupt sigils here, separate from the normal sigils, because in situations where you aren't frequently fighting defiant foes they are typically stronger than what's listed above.

  • - for condition builds, this is the strongest of the Interrupt sigils to use by far and offers higher DPS and sustain against groups of enemies than any other sigil, provided the enemies are not Defiant.

Gear

  • Viper stat icon.png Viper's - the highest DPS option
  • Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's - the highest defense option; keeps most of your damage compared to Viper stat icon.png Viper's
  • Celestial stat icon.png Celestial - a good middle ground option that has similar burst to Viper stat icon.png Viper's with slightly lower DPS and more defense
  • Budget Options - if looking for a budget version of this build, it is recommended to use the power renegade variant instead.

Runes

  • - highest DPS option
  • - the highest sustain rune by far; combine with Mallyx to become basically unkillable
  • - very strong DPS rune
  • , - hybrid DPS runes; higher burst in exchange for lower DPS
  • - viable rune for the Celestial stat icon.png Celestial variant
  • , Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of the Sanctuary"! Please refer to our rune index. - more defense if needed

Sigils

  • - highest dps
  • , - defensive options
  • - can use on mainhand sword if using the Viper stat icon.png Viper's or Celestial stat icon.png Celestial variants to tilt the build more towards power damage, which helps with burst against trash
  • , - high DPS sigils
  • - very high area damage, but expensive.


Consumables

Event Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

  • - high sustain
  • - higher damage
  • - Dodges, might
  • - damage utility

Usage

Legend Breakdown: Damage & General Use

Two big pieces of general advice here:

  1. Swap legends often, typically off cooldown.
  2. Try not to interrupt your auto-attack chain if possible.

Other than that, you can spam weapon skills and use your utilities appropriately as outlined below:

Kalla

Kalla is angry, and now with the power of believing you can be angry too. Kalla is what makes this build work, she's like a sticky glue made out of charr bits and rage. There's a lot to unpack here, so follow along:
  1. is a massive AOE heal. Abuse it.
  2. provides very high CC and is a great stunbreak.
  3. - we'll mostly be ignoring this skill but if you can hit allies with it, it's decent for DPS.
  4. - we don't talk about this.
  5. - This is it. Our bread and butter. Iceyboy here applies a ton of Vulnerability Vulnerability for us very quickly. This is already great, as Vuln increases our damage, but with the traits we picked above it will trigger and rapidly stack Battle Scars for us. We can then spend these by landing a hit, which steals some health from our target and gives it to us.

This both increases our damage and makes us nearly immortal so long as we don't get CC'd. Your goal in Kalla is to use off cooldown while assessing the need for other skills.

Shiro

Shiro is our power DPS legend and is incredibly simple to use. Turn on until you run out of energy. Hit things.

Jalis

At first blush Jalis may not seem like much, but he's likely the most powerful legend in Rev's kit for most solo play. A few big things to note:
  • is a huge amount of CC
  • and provide a LOT of damage reduction.
  • deal decent damage and provide some healing
  • is a good stability source.

Generally with Jalis, you want to assess if the threat warrants a . If not, wear the target down with and (if it has a breakbar).

Mallyx

Mallyx is our edgy spec and is the best option for heavy condition pressure, both in and out. As a bonus, it gets a phenomenal combo we'll talk about later that provides some of the highest sustain in the game.

While in Mallyx, it's often best to simply activate and let it run out. You can use to break stun or give yourself a break from conditions, and is a short-range leap which can group enemies up for you to burst down.

If running , your will heal you for absolutely absurd amounts of health. Seriously. No, like really. Just try it. Its hilarious, we promise.

Ventari

Our old friend Ventari is the worst of the legends for general play but you'll be happy he's there when you really need him. Ventari has two major components to remember:
  1. is a long-duration, low-upkeep dome of projectile hate. This skill trivializes content that relies heavily on projectiles, such as Carin in Bastion of the Penitent or the Champion Commander Razorwing. It does eventually expire, but it lasts quite a long time. Try to conserve energy while its up so you don't run out too fast.
  2. is a spammable condition cleanse in an AOE. This is fantastic for random open world zergs.

That's about it with Ventari. He's pretty straightforward.

Damage

This build relies on fast application of Vulnerability Vulnerability, Torment Torment, and quick consumption of your Battlescars for damage and sustain. Because of energy management, there is no set rotation which you should follow, but rather a priority of skills. This also varies based on your current Legend and Weapon.

Skill Breakdown

  • - our highest DPS skill which also doubles as our primary source of sustain
  • - in Mallyx, keep this up at all times
  • - in Shiro, keep this skill up at all times; activate just before this skill for massive damage.
  • - this skill does a small amount of damage but will stun enemies; this helps to very quickly eat through breakbars and keep enemies in place to ensure higher Torment Torment damage.
  • - while energy intensive, against groups or Large-hitbox enemies, this skill is our highest DPS ability; avoid using it if using the Tormenting variant with Mallyx.
  • - one of our highest DPS skills
  • - takes this place with a shortbow; applies significant torment
  • - use this in your fire fields for might; applies considerable torment
  • - spammable bleeds
  • - applies a large amount of torment and some CC
  • - strong AOE
  • - expensive to use, but provides good CC.

Skill Priority

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Defense

  • Your Battle Scars from Devastation provide you with incredibly high sustain.
  • Swapping legends transfers conditions if using Can't find such skill "Cleansing Channel"! Please refer to our skill index. or
  • / - useful for difficult solos where condition pressure is low.
  • grants Resistance Resistance and breaks stun
  • is a long-duration projectile block
  • removes conditions

Crowd Control

Video Examples

Trailblazer Ren vs Champion Chak Lobber

  • A good example of just how lenient this build can be. Jupiter messes up three separate times when she gets CC'd by the lobber, but because of Battle Scars and Tormenting Runes she's able to easily recover from something that would kill most builds.
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Ruv gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

This is it. This is my favorite build in the game. What really makes this shine isn't it's damage, it isn't it's survivability. It's its versatility. This build can adapt to any situation - ANY situation - and perform stellarly. It is capable of stunning solo dps and surprisingly good group dps, competing even with some raid dps builds. It's healing capability and buffing potential is also quite shocking. This build also gives you the freedom to run almost anything you want. Almost any trait, almost any weapon, almost any legend. They're all great and work well. There is no wrong way to play this.

If you're looking for THE master of jack of all trades, this is it. This is the one. Play this build.

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Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars last month

Rev in general is basically the strongest open world spec. With renegade, it's even better. It's like the oxyclean commercials but real.

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Hyra Lenn gave this build 5 stars last month

After having tested this on some champs, I can safely say that Celestial Renegade is the go-to option for solo play. It melts things, it stays alive, it melts things, it provides great support and, oh, did I mention it melts things? I'm doing Corruption-Devastation-Renegade with the Pact of Pain instead of Abyssal Chill and Mace/Sw + Shortbow. It really is a great selection for a lot of different content. Unlike other builds, don't be afraid to switch legends based on encounter. Believe me, it will help you out more if you do.

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Happybliss gave this build 5 stars January 2021

Arguably the best open world build for soloing hard contents like legy bounties, fractal cm. Good damage, crazy sustain and tools to deal with variety of situations, simple-to-no rotation, great at tagging and it is range. The only cons of the build are lack of condi clease (maybe use cleanse sigil on weapon swap) and really low mobility when not using shiro.

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Jack Armstrong gave this build 5 stars December 2020

This is a remarkable build. Not only does it combine excellent damage and burst (even with the Trailblazer version) with excellent sustain, but it does this with a ranged weapon which makes it nearly unique. It's not for everyone--some people won't like how many ground-targeted skills there are, at least with the Kalla/Renegade stance--but if you don't mind that or can get by with the other stances, you owe it to yourself to give this build a try.

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BeastNHisHarlot gave this build 5 stars December 2020

This build is ridiculously good. With the Retribution trait-line, survivability is not an issue and the damage output of this build is immense. The rotation is simple and effective and allows for soloing of nearly all content in PvE so long as the gear is decent. Also, it can wield a Unicorn bow. I don't think there is too much else to want from a build.

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Gunster gave this build 5 stars July 2020

Probably the easiest & one of the strongest open world rev build currently. Has fantastic burst & sustain and can solo most champions & bounties.

Slight variants include running any sort of major traits you want in the renegade line and either invocation, corruption, or retribution. The only staple is devastation 333 and running as a renegade.

With invocation 122 & renegade minor traits you will have permanent fury, 25 might stacks, & hitting close to 90%+ CC with TB or dire making this build have great mixed damage. Icerazor's ire combined with DoD + battle scars ensures you immediately heal up to full every switch to Kalla.

Be sure to avoid trying to solo any content where icerazor's (and your autos) won't hit, as you will lose a large chunk of your sustain but beyond that, go nuts.

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Linera gave this build 5 stars July 2020

In my opinion this is the strongest open world rev build at the time of writing. Has excellent burst, good sustained damage, and ridiculous self-sustain when paired with runes of tormenting. This build can solo most champions comfortably provided you know the champions attacks. Overall an absolute powerhouse of an open world roamer.

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Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars July 2020

Renegade is one of the strongest open world classes at the moment due to its insane sustain and relatively high damage. Shortbow has fast projectile speed and innate area damage on its autos, so this build can perform well in a zerg while also being capable of soloing legendary bounties and even dungeons. To really make the class shine you need to be familiar with all the tools at your disposal and swap out legends based on your situation, but its low input requirements make it a comfortable class to play for long periods of time.

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