Warrior - Basic Warrior

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

Focused on: Strike damageDefenseDps.

Designed for:



A strong core build that is F2P accessible and holds its own in almost all content.

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Weapon Variants

  • Greatsword - high mobility and decent dps
  • Mace (offhand) - lower defense but higher CC than shield
  • Rifle - the only ranged power option

Skill Variants

  • - if you aren't taking much damage.
  • - more dodges.
  • - physical skill that grants CC and mobility
  • - used to proc
  • - alternative to if you're taking a lot of damage.
  • - removes conditions & breaks stun
  • - panic button.
  • - longer duration of boons than but also a longer cooldown.
  • - grants stability, mobility, and crowd control.


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  • - if running rifle.
  • - significant sustain and endurance increase.
  • - use for extra stability.

Tactics Variant

Run Tactics over Arms for a dramatic increase to sustain.

  • , - great if you have allies around. Phalanx will remove the heal on shout and drastically reduce your sustain.
  • If using , replace with


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


This set uses gear similar to Berserker - Power DPS, making it excellent for general PvE

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Superior Rune of the Eagle

Variant Equipment


  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's , Soldier stat icon.png Soldier - can be mixed in with other sets for extra defense


  • - more condi cleanse
  • - more dodges
  • , - burst sigils


  • - similar to Eagle but trades personal damage for group support
  • , , - great for defense
  • - strong defensive option if also running shout-heal.
  • - cheap sustain option



  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
  • , , - general farming


This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties. Ascended versions of these are available and should be used when possible.
  • - permanent Fury Fury when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - extreme sustain when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - a huge boost to damage whenf arming trash or in a zerg
  • , - DPS food
  • , - Defense and Might Might
  • - Lifesteal
  • , , - Damage Reduction Food
  • , - Damage



  • The primary damage skills are , , and . You should use these skills whenever available and fill in the gaps with /axe autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt autoattack chains, as most of the damage is loaded in the last hit of .
  • Activate and off cooldown for boons.
  • Use off cooldown.


  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.
  • You can slot , , or for more damage mitigation.
  • You can cleanse conditions by weapon swapping or using . For more condition-heavy fights you should run

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Build rating - 5 stars
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars March 2021

This build is a beast in open world. Handles itself easily in any core content and can even compete with some stronger roaming builds. Great build for a core spec.