Virtuoso - Power DPS

Part of the current metagame

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Overview

A power DPS build for Virtuoso.


Skill Bar

Dagger/Sword
Greatsword
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Taking Sword/Focus instead of Greatsword will be higher sustained DPS against solo targets.


Skill Variants

  • is your lowest damage ability, so it can be swapped out for other utilities as desired.


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Specializations

  • Use when not running Greatsword.
  • If you're not able to start phases with five blades, may be more useful.


Equipment

Head
Assassin
Shoulders
Assassin
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Assassin
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Assassin
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Sword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Consumables

Food:

  • or ascended versions


Utility:


Usage

Greatsword Rotation

Opener

Try to start with five blades stocked and begin on Greatsword. The dagger section of the opener is broadly the same as the Dagger/Sword loop below.

  1. and once you have the buff from - both are instant cast and can be used during other skills
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  3. - make sure you're at five blades
  4. and until Bladesong Harmony is ready - should come off cooldown when you still have the deadly buff, but before you start losing stacks of
  5. until Unstable Bladestorm is off cooldown
  6. - this is mostly to maintain , so skip if you think you'll need the CC
  7. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Greatsword Loop

Each Greatsword Loop is opened and closed with and , using other skills off cooldown in between.

  1. - this won't be available on the first loop after the opener, so just use it as soon as it comes off cooldown
  2. until Mirror Blade is available
  3. and until Mind Stab is off cooldown - use as soon as it is ready
  4. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Dagger/Sword Loop

Steps 1-5 of the Dagger/Sword loop are important to get in the correct order to avoid delaying the swap back to Greatsword, you also need to be sure to use off cooldown so that you can fit 4 of them in. If you reach step 15 and is still on cooldown, just skip that step and weapon swap.

  1. until you have five blades stocked
  2. until Unstable Bladestorm is off cooldown
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  4. Return to start of Greatsword Loop


Video example


Sword/Focus Rotation

Opener

Try to start with five blades stocked and begin on Sword/Focus. The dagger section of the opener is broadly the same as the Dagger/Sword loop below.

  1. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  2. and once you have the buff from - both are instant cast and can be used during other skills
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  4. - make sure you're at five blades
  5. and until Bladesong Harmony is ready - should come off cooldown when you still have the deadly buff, but before you start losing stacks of
  6. until Unstable Bladestorm is off cooldown
  7. - this is mostly to maintain , so skip if you think you'll need the CC
  8. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Sword/Focus Loop

The Sword/Focus loop is very simple, just be sure to use early and weapon swap immediately after using it a second time.

  1. Autoattack until Bladesong Harmony is off cooldown
  2. Autoattack until Phantasmal Disenchanter is off cooldown
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Dagger/Sword Loop

Steps 1-5 of the Dagger/Sword loop are important to get in the correct order to avoid delaying the swap back to Sword/Focus, you also need to be sure to use off cooldown so that you can fit 4 of them in. If you reach step 15 and is still on cooldown, just skip that step and weapon swap.

  1. until you have five blades stocked
  2. until Unstable Bladestorm is off cooldown
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  4. Return to start of Sword/Focus Loop


Video example


General Tips

  • Use and off cooldown
  • Make sure doesn't reach maximum charges - ideally while under the effects of both and
  • can be used to provide higher uptime of , but make sure not to use up your stock of blades just before you want to use or


Ratings

This build has a rating of 3 stars based on 1 votes.
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3 stars
Ruttalisk gave this build 3 stars • April 2022
How does this build makes use of bloodsong trait? I find myself starving on Blades Charges quite often..

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