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Revenant - Basic Revenant

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

Focused on: Strike damageDpsSustain.

Designed for:

    

Expansions required:

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Overview

A strong core revenant build that can perform well in most areas of open world

Skill Bar

 
 
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Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Sword - highest DPS mainhand
  • Offhand Sword - best offhand
  • Offhand Axe - provides some CC and a short-range teleport
  • Staff - high CC weapon
  • Hammer - our only ranged option
  • Mace - avoid for this build; condition weapon

Specializations

Build Code

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Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

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Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's - highest DPS
  • Marauder stat icon.png Marauder - efficient gear but may overcap crit; slightly increased HP but slightly lower DPS
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's , Soldier stat icon.png Soldier - can be mixed with other stats to add extra defense

Runes

  • - highest DPS
  • - hits 100% crit with berserker gear
  • - budget option
  • - extra defense

Sigils

  • , - highest DPS sigils
  • , - burst sigils
  • - high DPS sigil that spikes heavily if enemies are stunned.
  • , - defensive sigils

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

  • - good budget option.
  • or for your utility.

Usage

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.

Damage

  • 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.

Defense

  • 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.

Sustain

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

Crowd Control

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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.

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