Vindicator - Power Vindicator

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: End of Dragons builds

This build was last updated on July 27, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Power Vindicator is a very strong power DPS build for general open world that maintains extremely high dodge uptime and deals great area DPS as well as moderate single-target dps. It can also provide Stability Stability for 5 allies when using as well permanent Protection Protection and 10 stacks of Might Might, plus extended durations on all boons on allies when using instead of .

While the altered dodge mechanic requires some time to get used to it, it provides a very satisfying playstyle, especially in OW scenarios where triggers frequently.


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Skill Bar

Greatsword
Greatsword
Utility
Utility


Skill Variants


Specializations


Specialisation Variants

  • For some additional survivability, you can use and ; many of your abilities (including dodge with ) apply stacks of Vulnerability Vulnerability. is not as strong as it used to be, but still a very easy-going way to increase your survivability.
  • For a strong boost to group utlity and personal survivability at the cost of a moderate chunk of your damage, can be used to increase the duration of all boons on allies as well as permanent area Protection Protection and Might Might. The boons are shown in the ingame tooltip.
Retribution
  • Retribution increases your survivability versus harder enemies noticeably.
  • Retribution offers an additional 25% endurance regeneration, which results in 100% when paired with Vigor Vigor and .
  • It also increases Vigor Vigor uptime through evading while dodging and provides a good amout of passive healing through .


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required.

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
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


Equipment Variants

  • Staff can be used for large amounts of CC damage through as well as some area healing and an additional block through .
  • The is not required (you can use as well), but it increases your uptime on Vigor Vigor and Fury Fury as well as overall boon duration at the cost of some damage.
  • The triggers on every mob that grants experience, resulting in infinite dodges in general OW roaming as long as you keep killing enemies. Note that this does not require you to get the killing blow, you just need to damage the enemy enough to gain experience from its death.
  • For a further endurance boost, you can also use two and weapon swap whenever you need endurance.


Consumables

Food
  • 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
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • - dps


Usage

Damage/CC

  • Your main sources of damage are your dodges and greatsword skills. Priority is placed on and dodges, while and are used as fillers in between auto attacks. If in Shiro, keep up and when in Jalis, maintain .
  • For CC, using a Staff and is the best option, combined with . Those two skills combined break most CC bars easily.

Survivability

  • can be used to provide area Stability Stability.
  • Your main sources of healing are your two healing skills as well as passive sources of healing from , or if you decide to use them.
  • is a short-cooldown block that you can (and should) use instead of dodging to avoid incoming damage. This is because your dodges should be timed so that you maintain the passive benefits from either or .
  • Both elite skills should only be used as a last resort when other sources of CC or defense are not available.
  • If using :
    • is an evade that also grants resistance and regeneration
    • can be used to remove multiple allies from yourself or allies as well as providing some healing and endurance gain when removing conditions.
    • is an AoE Stunbreak that also grants protection


More detailed information on the build and rotation is given in the video down below:

Guide Video (as of May 2022)


Ratings

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5 stars
Blueish5 gave this build 5 stars • July 2022
I've been toying with this build a lot, and honestly it gets the job done fairly well, especially with the suggested sigil of stamina. If you chain your dodges well enough, considering you apply MASSIVE vunlerability, you can usually avoid a LOT of damage while cleaning up nicely. This is currently one of my favorite open world build, between the decent sustain on Saint Viktor skills (I personally run some celestial for survivability), utility of Achemorus' abilities (that dash is no joke, even if it has a decent cost, on top of the aoe stun) plus the and massive potential to avoid damage between the Greatsword counter + dodge, it's very satisfying to play. I honestly play with the traits here and there, but I never have felt the need to even go Retribution for survivability (although if you struggle, you could possibly swap Invocation for Retribution, as suggested, since I think Devastation brings much more damage to the table, it feels)

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