Spellbreaker - Power Greatsword DPS

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

Focused on: Direct damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build is up to date for the November 29, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A Spellbreaker build using Greatsword. Compared to the Hammer build, this misses out on survivability, CC, boonrip and sustained damage, but has better burst and the Tactics line means it can offer some incidental Might Might or Quickness Quickness to your subgroup.


Skill Bar

Greatsword
Dagger/Axe
Utility


Template Code

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Specializations

  • Bring to provide your subgroup with some extra Might Might instead of Quickness Quickness. This trait will also increase your survivability thanks to .


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Dagger
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x17
Infusion
x1


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended versions


Utility


Usage

Start on Greatsword


Opener

  1. to trigger
  2. - grants a stack of each pulse even if the target has no boons
  3. to trigger and
  4. for the ferocity buff and to immediately gain adrenaline - as we have extra stacks of Attacker's Insight from Winds of Disenchantment we won't miss crit chance, and the signet comes off cooldown just as our stacks begin to expire
  5. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Dagger/Axe section

  1. - this is interchangeable with Dual Strike, but as it is a priority skill we use it first to prevent us interrupting Dual Strike
  2. x3
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Greatsword section

  1. - Make sure the final hit goes through
  2. x2
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  4. Return to start of Dagger/Axe section


Video example


General Tips


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 4 votes.
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5 stars
Nounboundfreedom gave this build 5 stars • December 2022
Not sure why this build is being hindered by ratings from 4 years ago. It's a solid DPS build now. No qualms about using it.
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars • September 2018
A decent power DPS build with good CC, but this build's poor burst and reliance on well-timed Full Counters make it inferior to the best power classes. I wouldn't recommend it unless you really enjoy playing Spellbreaker.
4 stars
Butterpeanut gave this build 4 stars • September 2018
Updated the M/A+A/D rotation due to the 6s Peak Performance change. Not 100% perfect but a good indicator of the rotation you should aim for. One thing that isn't included for example is to try and stow the axe auto chain. Updating the rating to 4/5 based on the new rating score of "viable build, good in all situations and well made guide". This build isn't optimal anywhere, but it is a viable power build to run if you enjoy playing it. The main issue with the build is that it's burst is very low for being a power build.
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars • July 2018
A very good build with great damage and fairly easy rotations and great inherent survivability to boot, and good CC as well, though it's missing the Greatsword/ Mace+Axe variant which is basically the Greatsword variant without relying on Full Counter but relying on Mace for Attacker's Insight instead. Whirling Axe and/or Hundred Blades are very good for when you need to burst something down quickly, making this a decent choice for fractals. My only issue is the lack of a good ranged weapon for Power Warrior - this can make some encounters a bit harder, while you should generally be in melee range melee-only specs are punished notably more by things like boss-centred AoE such as in Volcanic, where as specs with range, even if it's only 300, have a much easier time doing damage when they have to get out of that AoE to avoid damage, though this shouldn't discourage anyone from trying.

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