Warrior - Axe/Axe Arms


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

Focused on: Direct damageControl.

Designed for:

Overview

A Warrior build for running around in open world. This build attacks quickly and deals high AoE damage, making it great for open world farming.
For a simplified version that doesn't use any active skills see Warrior - All Signet Arms.

Skill Bar

Axe/AxeHealingUtilityElite
X/Mace

Weapon Variants

  • If you don't need the crowd control from offhand Mace, you can go without it and just run dual axes. If you do this, you should put your main hand axe in weapon set 1 and your offhand axe in weapon set 2.
  • Alternatively, you can bring a Greatsword for more mobility.
  • Use a Rifle if you need to range something.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Elite Skills

Specializations

Variants

Tactics Variant

If there are nearby players, you can run Tactics instead of Arms to grant them a lot of increased damage with Empower Allies.png Empower Allies and Phalanx Strength.png Phalanx Strength. If you do this, it's also worth running Banner of Strength.png Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline.png Banner of Discipline, and traiting Inspiring Battle Standard.png Inspiring Battle Standard in Discipline.

Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Warrior - Power Bannerslave and Spellbreaker - Power DPS builds for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
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Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
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Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
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Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
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Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Axe.png
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Ascended Axe.png
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Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Strength.png
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Superior Sigil of Strength.png
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Superior Rune of Strength
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run full Marauder stats. You lose about 10% damage but your health is increased by over 6000 (25k up from 19k).
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Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Axe.png
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Ascended Axe.png
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Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Strength.png
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Ascended Mace.png
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Superior Sigil of Strength.png
Superior Rune of Strength.png6x
Superior Rune of Strength
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Fried Golden Dumpling Fried Golden Dumpling
    Fried Golden Dumpling.pngFried Golden Dumpling
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Concentration+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year33% Chance for Might (5 seconds) on Crit
    Consumable
    if running the Standard gear variant and not might capped.
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Plate of Truffle Steak Plate of Truffle Steak
    Plate of Truffle Steak.pngPlate of Truffle Steak
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    , or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

Survivability

  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.
  • You can slot Dolyak Signet.png Dolyak Signet, Signet of Stamina.png Signet of Stamina, or Endure Pain.png Endure Pain for more damage mitigation.
  • You can cleanse conditions by weapon swapping or using Mending.png Mending. For more condition-heavy fights you should run "Shake It Off!".png "Shake It Off!"

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This is the Warrior build that deals the highest AoE burst damage. It melts trash mobs, making it extremely effective for farming hearts or events. It also has enough survivability and CC to deal with more difficult enemies.

5 stars
Undertaker610 gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Can kill groups of normal mobs in mere moments, can solo single veterans and elites easily. Core axe/axe warrior for pve is great. On par with SB Greatsword in my opinion.

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