Renegade - Power Bombardment

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct damageSustain.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Renegade build for running around in open world. This build has good self-sustain and deals high burst damage with
.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

  • Run Hammer instead of Staff for a decent ranged option.

Skill Variants

  • is also viable and can replace either legend depending on personal preference.

Specializations

Variants
  • - if you don't need healing.

Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses the same gear as the Herald - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Other Variants

  • /
    - strong with
    .
  • - combos with
    for massive area damage and healing.
  • provides even more sustain at the cost of damage.

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Plate of Truffle Steak Plate of Truffle Steak
    Plate of Truffle Steak.pngPlate of Truffle Steak
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    , or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges and better
    uptime.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

  • Sword is your primary weapon. Your "rotation" consists of autoattacking with your upkeep skill active.
    • In Kalla:
    • In Jalis:
  • Aim to have less than 10 energy when legend swap comes off cooldown, so that you can immediately legend swap and get the benefit of
    .
  • To convert spare energy into damage, use
    ,
    ,
    , and/or
    .
  • Constantly circle around your enemies to flank them and proc
    and
    .
  • Try not to dodge if you don't have to, as you get a large buff from
    when your endurance is full.

Defense

  • provides a lot of crowd control that can lock down groups of enemies.
  • You can use
    as an evade.
  • blocks attacks.
  • provides stability.
  • Swapping legends will break stun thanks to
    .

Sustain

  • You have constant healing from
    and
    . You siphon even more life when
    is active.
  • Cleanse conditions with
    ,
    , or the proc from
    .

Crowd Control

Build rating - 4 stars
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7 Ratings
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Everyone underestimates Power Renegade everywhere, forgetting that no, Renegade is not purely a condi spec or Kalla's Fervor wouldn't give ferocity.

Between Kalla, Jalis, and Staff, this build has so many ways to sustain itself you pretty much have to make an effort to die, with good CC to boot.

Uniquely, it's also one of the few builds that can give itself alacrity.

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This build has good damage and excellent personal healing. It also has great CC and utility through Kalla's summoned spirits.

5 stars
Pleasebean gave this build 5 stars July 2018

I run this build since day one renegade released, massive life leech, AoE crown control and for those who love dual wield sword this is definitely a go to build.

I run marauder gear instead and it fit just perfect, 20k HP pool with ton survive skills and please this build is amazing in open world where condition are not so much useful with slow ramp up time, you get 2 healing skills, 2 life steal skills which can be used together plus life steal from traits. Not to mention the variety of supporting skills from other legends like centaur which really shine depend on the situation or on demands.

Overall i say this is one of the best open world build available right now.

4 More Ratings
5 stars
Supplice gave this build 5 stars May 2018

A fun revenant build to run around in open world where condition damage and ramp up has little to no place in. Berserker/Power builds and high burst damage is what matters in open world pve content where most enemies don't have high enough HP pools to even let condition builds shine properly. Build may require a few tweaking to fit your playstyle but allows for decent solo play with it's survivability and damage potential.

5 stars
Aridonas gave this build 5 stars May 2018

Ever since I switched to Renegade, I immediately fell in love with the bombardment skill. Great burst damage, scales well with power, and looks visually appealing. I knew I had to tweak the spec to be more power-focused since I personally do not enjoy playing condition specs, and this build is perfect for that! I have actually been running a build extremely similar to this one for many months and it's fantastic to finally see it receive some more clout.

Someone rated this build poorly because this power-variant doesn't "fit" the theme of this spec being condition-based, but PLEASE try this build for yourself for more than a few hours before judging. Honestly it is hands down the most fun I've had playing Revenant (as a whole) yet!

0 stars
Toomanyunknown gave this build 0 stars April 2018

This is a very poorly thought out build. Renegade is designed for condition damage so using power-based stats such as Berserker are not using the spec to its full potential, with Citadel Bombardment and Razorclaw's Rage being useless outside of a condi focused build as well as losing out much of the bonus of Kalla's Favor. Staff is also a poor choice of weapon for open world as it does not have competitive damage and its utility is far too niche in PvE.

For open world both core Revenant and Herald are better by a significant margin. Renegade utilities are very poor for non instanced content as they can be killed and are completely immobile.

Overall, this is a very poorly thought out build that seems good at first glance but investigating it more shows that it is trying to fit a square peg (Renegade, a condi spec) into a round hole (power damage).

5 stars
Dinofrog gave this build 5 stars April 2018

This is an outstanding build that makes Revenant fun to play again and feel strong. I've been using a similar build for the past few weeks with my variations being, marauder gear which I think should take priority over berserkers in open world, at least in solo play due to the major boost in health you'll get from having a full set of that instead and using a short bow. The short bow is most viable when using the runes of the Mad King, which I recommend you do either way.

Using a couple tweaks to my playstyle that I saw in this build, I was able to solo an HP in Auric Basin which I feel is a testament to how viable this build is. I was also able to directly port this over to pvp with the only change (ONLY CHANGE) being the use of a demolisher's amulet because of the new focus on the range.

In summary, this build is what Revenant so desperately needed to be viable and rewarding to play.

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