Vindicator - Power DPS

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

Focused on: Direct damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

This build was last updated on December 08, 2022 and is up to date for the November 29, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Like Daredevil before it, DPS Vindicator turns its dodge into a powerful strike that buffs its damage but unlike Daredevil, it only needs its endurance to not be full, so it is able to keep a dodge in hand for defence. Greatsword also brings with it , which makes Vindicator a durable fighter.

Both Swords and add relatively minor DPS to the build, which allow Vindicator to bring and/or a Staff and thereby dramatically increase the utility it brings to a group.


Skill Bar

Greatsword
Sword/Sword
Utility
Utility


Variants

  • Legendary Dwarf Stance can be used instead of Legendary Alliance Stance, offering very similar DPS and different utility.
  • You can also opt to camp Greatsword. This is a small DPS loss, and allows you to bring a utility weapon like Staff in your other set.


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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Dragon
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Berserker
Sword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
  • The backpiece is a tiny DPS gain, but gives you a little bit of extra vitality. It can be swapped to Berserker stats Berserker stats without any noticeable difference.


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended versions


Utility


Usage

Rotation

Opener

Start in on Greatsword

  1. as soon as you land
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Assassin/Sword Loop

  1. - activate during Chilling Isolation
  2. Autoattack, use as it comes off cooldown, and use to prevent yourself reaching full endurance - try to finish the autoattack chains. You should use Chilling Isolation three times and Death Drop twice.
  3. after your third
  4. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Alliance/Greatsword Loop

  1. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  2. Return to start of Assassin/Sword Loop


Video example

Video example (greatsword only)

Video example (greatsword only + Jalis)


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 5 votes.
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5 stars
XenoNightingale gave this build 5 stars • January 2023
Great build but I would rather use salvation than devastation for better sustain. Better survivability and sustainability of boons, which provides a barrier every few seconds. Overall, it is a great class and build, very easy to use and master once you get a better grasp of understanding of your rotation since dodge is now a part of your rotation.
5 stars
Zamot gave this build 5 stars • December 2022
While in large hitbox bosses the GS go better the sword is there for little ones, this build is good and easy to understand I'm playing with dwarf, but I am going to test with aliance legend soon. for beginners is excellent build because you can use Dwarf legend instead alliance until you have all HP needed, and this build can be used in Open World with just peculiar difference. You can play all around with just little changes and play nice, very fun to play. I vote 5 stars on it .
4 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 4 stars • November 2022
Strong power DPS that performs even better against large hitbox bosses. The relative weakness of swords and alliance stance means that your can easily bring Jalis and Staff and offer some pretty great utility to the group as well.
5 stars
Noshami gave this build 5 stars • September 2022
Solid 4, maybe mid to 5. While it's a good build, the only real downside to it is the time investment needed to adjust to some seemingly minor surface changes: Dodge (V) is now part of your rotation, and you must use Greatsword 4 / Sword 3 as your defensive utilities (Block and Evade frames respectively). Sword 3 is risky when there are lingering damage effects scattered around the environment, more-so when the target is mobile, and is low-DPS effective when multiple targets are presented even with Impossible Odds channeled. This build works more than fine if you need a pDPS slot filled in your fractals/raid groups. Edit: I'm updating this to 5 stars for a number of reasons: There's decent support utility via Saint Viktor in the Alliance stance in the form of subgroup stunbreaks and a spammable condi cleanse as well as off-healing that's pretty robust without investing anything into Healing Power. Regardless if you go GS/Sw-Sw or GS/Staff, you have a lot of Defiance break and a slew of CCs and engagement approaches. While there are pDPS elite specializations that can offer different or a wider array of team utility skills, the Vindicator's versatility in approaching different mechanics (defensive use of the Dodge, as well as solid evade frames and GS4's block mechanic) all slide it into the 5 star category for me.
5 stars
NJ gave this build 5 stars • July 2022
Super Nice Build, Normally Not A Fan Of Power DPS, But This is Really Nice. It's Also Usefull For Movement And Quickly Getting To Places. Would 100% Recommend This Build!

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