Revenant - Basic Revenant

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

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A Core Revenant build that players can use while leveling up elite specializations. This build is significantly weaker than its counterparts, but can still hold its own in a lot of open world situations.

Basic Build

This is a BASIC build, which means it's primarily meant for players that have just hit 80 and are still working on obtaining their hero points. It is not meant for long-term use, and as such it focuses on cheap, effective gear rather than end-game options.

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Weapon Variants

  • HAMMER - Ranged option


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

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of Strength

Variant Equipment


  • Marauder stat icon.png Marauder - this gear is better to aim for if you're wanting to play the Renegade - Power Bombardment build once you unlock it.
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's - lower dps, higher defense; Knight's trinkets and Berserker armor/weapons is a common defensive setup


  • - higher burst, lower DPS
  • , - burst option with boon duration
  • , , - defensive options


Event Farming

  • 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.
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

  • is a good budget option.
  • or for your utility.


This build is very simple to use. While in Shiro, use while auto-attacking and using Chilling Isolation and . While in Jalis, use to CC mobs and reduce your damage taken and using the same attacks.


  • Sword: Auto attack while using Chilling Isolation and
  • Hammer: Auto attack and use Hammer 2 off cooldown.
  • In Shiro, use
    • Legend swap off cooldown to maximize your energy usage.


  • Always dodge and sidestep attacks where possible. Your actual defensive skills cost energy, so manage them carefully and predict when you need to avoid attacks in advance.
  • You can use or as an evade.
  • blocks attacks.
  • Swapping legends will break stun thanks to Can't find such trait "Empty Vessel"! Please refer to our trait index.
  • provides very high damage reduction.


  • If you're in trouble just .
  • heals quite a lot

Crowd Control

Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars July 2020

A decent starter build for revenant; it's not capable of competing with the more powerful condi renegade or power bombardment build but can hold its own for leveling purposes.