Renegade - Power Bombardment

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on August 11, 2022 and is up to date for the February 14, 2023 game patch.


Power Bombardment is a powerful roaming build for Renegade, performing very well in large events such as Bjora Marches or Dragonfall while also being capable of farming in fast-paced zergs and even soloing champions.

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Weapon Variants

  • Shortbow - ranged dps
  • Hammer - ranged AOE

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 a leap and powerful stunbreak that grants Resistance Resistance and Resolution Resolution.
  • - provides very high vuln application and strong CC; our bread and butter on Renegade
  • - Provides condi clear, projectile hate, and very high healing.
  • - The strongest strike-based legend.
  • - Provide large amounts of defense and CC.


  • - provides a better flow to the class but requires more energy management.
  • - more vuln
  • - condi cleanse
  • - helps allies


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

This set uses gear that is broadly applicable in PVE, making it an excellent general set.


  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets
  • Marauder Marauder - trades 10% dps for +40% health
  • - defensive sigil
  • - budget DPS

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.

  • - the strongest of the lot; this sigil's interaction with Darkrazor is absurd.
  • - a significant DPS boost over , but not as strong as Draining, Force, or Rending.
  • - an expensive sigil, but can boost both your sustain and damage significantly. Running Rending + Draining is the best option when fighting non-defiant trash in open world.


  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps



Dealing damage with this build is a fairly simple matter. In general, your goal should always be to apply as much Vulnerability Vulnerability as possible to proc . To do this, use , which will apply considerable vuln in an area. Additionally, your Sword 1 and both apply a lot of vuln.

Because of energy management, you don't have a true rotation. Rather, we'll work on a skill priority system that determines which skills are more important to use. Note that this isn't final; use your judgment when deciding what skills to use. Note that the list below assumes you are running Kalla/Shiro.

  1. - the strongest ability in your entire kit thanks to its interaction with .
  2. - one of your strongest abilities; this skill does a small amount of damage but easily chews through breakbars. use this to benefit from exposed or to interrupt mobs to proc .
  3. - if the target is large, or you are a fighting a group, this is by far your hardest hitting skill. If you are fighting a single small target, it is often better to skip this.
  4. - one of your main damage tools; this ability is very strong against single foes
  5. - absurdly powerful ability that applies 8 stacks of vuln (triggering 8 stacks of battle scars)), hits 5 times, and deals high damage; try to use this off cooldown
  6. - your auto-attack; it's very strong, so long as you don't interrupt it
  7. - a short range teleport that grants Fury Fury; the damage is alright, but the skill is energy intensive compared to other options
  8. - this skill does very low damage but is a useful evade that also grants might; typically it's best to avoid using it if trying to deal high damage as it's very energy intensive
  9. - this skill has a lot of different interactions with other skills, and is very energy intensive; an easy way to use it is just to keep it up at all times while in Shiro but it's worth considering that sometimes it's better to de-activate it.


  • You can use as an evade.
  • blocks attacks.
  • , - extremely powerful when using Jalis


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

Crowd Control


This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 23 votes.
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5 stars
Chosen gave this build 5 stars • November 2021
i just wish if there were a video on how to play with this build, i kinda dont use the staff when playing
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Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • August 2021
With the changes Revenant received on May 11, 2021 this build went from being an excellent all-rounder in Open World to the best Power-based option for the majority of Open World content.
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Linera gave this build 5 stars • April 2021
Great renegade build. It has burst, sustained damage, sustain, and AOE all in one neat package. Its much simpler to play than its condi counterpart, and has better burst and aoe damage, it does however fall slightly behind in self-sustain. Overall, easy 5/5 from me.
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Paradoxoglanis gave this build 5 stars • February 2021
Quite possibly the best open world build at the moment. It is capable of all types of open world content and there are plenty of variations to the build. Damage: Has incredibly strong burst damage, sustained damage, and aoe damage. Sword/sword are the bread and butter of power revenant, but shortbow has some impressive burst potential and staff serves as a very strong utility weapon. Sustain: The relatively recent change to the devastation traitline with battle scars has given revenant a huge boost to their self healing and sustain. Its not even necessary to take all three bottom traits. Dance of Death alone is strong enough to keep yourself alive in most situations. Performance: Revenant has a high skill cap due to energy management and legend+weapon swapping. While this keeps gameplay more engaging than most other builds, power renegade can be played very casually and still perform well. Some other things to note: This build has good self buffing and is capable of near-permanent 25 might and fury. Song of the mists is a decent trait alternative to roiling mists if you dont need the additional crit chance. Assassin stance is a very strong alternative to dwarf or renegade stance.
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Tidusdefrance gave this build 5 stars • November 2020
The very best build ever plaid.
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Happybliss gave this build 5 stars • October 2020
Best power revenant build for soloing openworld stuff. I successfully solo 90% HoT HPs and most core tyria champions without asking for help.
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Burnlit gave this build 5 stars • July 2020
Woah! IDK what I'm even doing in combat. I'm just mashing everything off cooldown and everything dies while I have full health. This built is really good and noob friendly.
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Scifit gave this build 5 stars • July 2020
I've been noobing around with my Reaper for so long that I wanted something new, but also wanted something could survive and kill just as well in OW. This build is so fun! And great! Lots of sustain, health, protection and general survivability, while dealing even more damage than my Reaper and the skills feel more dynamic. Revenant has a lot of skills, but they are surprisingly easy to get the hang of. Even for a semi-lazy player like me. This might become my new main!
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Dasov gave this build 5 stars • July 2020
I'd say the most versatile build I've played. Has great DPS, good range with shortbow. You can swap to demon for boonstrip. You can swap to assassin for speed and DPS, dwarf makes you super tanky. Plenty of CC for breakbars as well. This build makes soloing HPs in VB and AB a breeze. The amount of sustain (as long as you deal damage) makes you unkillable as long as you dodge one-shot abilities. When you doing group event you can do a bit support with some might, alacrity, Soulcleave Summit and heals. And after switching All for one to Heartpiercer you get great tagging ability with shortbow and legends being ranged AOE skills. (Assassins works well here for additional movement speed) In contrary to @WeinerDog I'd say it's a little point to play other classes when Renegade can perform so well in all aspects of Open World ;)
5 stars
Dshaq94 gave this build 5 stars • June 2020
Loving this build
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CscorpRSA gave this build 5 stars • June 2020
@WienerDog You clearly have not played a power renegade, it is one of the most versatile builds currently for Open World, not just that it also has the best survivability of all classes at the moment
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Shp182 gave this build 5 stars • May 2020
Great spec all around, I run this exclusively. For harder fights and champions start with Jalis, Forced Engagement -> Citadel Bombardment -> Vengeful Hammers to bring energy below 10, swap legend and spam all summons, when Jalis is recharged you'll be just about 0 energy, perfect swap, start with Hammers, Forced Engagement, Citadel Bombardment, use Sword 4 to burn energy and self-heal, swap legend, rinse and repeat, use heals if needed in between. I find it the most optimal rotation and in many cases you can just facetank champs. Most of the time, I actually run this spec in lazy mode with short bow Shiro/Kalla, Impossible Odds is just too convenient for quick movement and spamming autoattack.
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Jack Armstrong gave this build 5 stars • April 2020
Best open world build I've tried for soloing or small groups; useful in large groups too. My absolute favorite at the moment: weak enemies melt, most strong ones pose no problem. High burst and good sustained damage, excellent self-sustain--what's not to like?
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Kanok gave this build 5 stars • March 2020
This is a great build to run in OW especially against champions. Use Battle Scared along with Dance of Death while using Icerazor's Ire to have a really effective and almost overpowered self-heal. Switch to Ogre instead of Scholar to save some money and use Assassin's Presence to gain back that 125 Ferocity that you are missing from Scholars, plus an extra 25. Your power will suffer a bit, but crits are what you want anyway. While I still prefer Power Glint, this one is a fantastic build and I run it all the same. Use with Jalis for maximum CC on short cooldowns with those Impact sigils. You really can't go wrong. Champs will melt and you won't really notice the damage being done. Still need to side step and back away to not take damage, since you just cannot face tank without a dedicated healer on you, but this is as good as it gets. You save your endurance for Brutal Momentum and still stay alive while pumping out some amazing damage. Do yourself a favor and run this if you really want to shine with a power build in OW.
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Kaihan gave this build 5 stars • March 2020
This has become my main. I run this in full Marauder's gear, use Shiro/Jalis and Sword/Sword & Hammer instead of Staff. It is tanky, has sustain, dps and utility. I prefer it to the Herald Glint because I'm not forced to choose between the toughness of Jalis and the speed of Shiro. Shiro can be dropped for Kalla when soloing bosses.
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Painbow gave this build 5 stars • September 2019
This build is definitely underrated. It's better than Herald in every respect for open world. It has better burst, better sustained damage (I checked unbuffed on DPS golem), and better survivability (can use kalla elite on champs). I recommend running shiro and jalis for the majority of content, stuff dies too quickly to make placing kalla skills worth it, although it's good for soloing champions. The might stacking on this build is extremely quick, almost instant, and it can one-shot most standard open-world mobs with citadel bombardment. Furthermore, you have good sustain from constant life-siphoning. An unconventional build that's actually super effective.
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Dangergirluk1 gave this build 5 stars • September 2019
Renegade is now my main because of this build :) Great damage with AOE and single target, all while having sustain and CC. The renegade utility skills are also like pets/minions that can tank damage. I run arc and consistently have highest dps in squads or I am up there with the power DH and reaper classes. Power builds are the go to in open world where condi takes time to build up. This build will melt mobs and you are on your way to your next task. I carry a zerk stat short bow for those times you need some ranged damage. Should be ranked higher than it is.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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