Warrior - GS Axe/Shield Roamer

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Focused on: Direct damageMobility.

Designed for:


Overview

An extremely offensive warrior build, suitable for small-scale fights.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Greatsword
Utility
Elite
Greatsword Swing
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Greatsword Swing
Chain. Slash your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 170
Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (8s): 1% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 130
Hundred Blades
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Hundred Blades
Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
Damage.png8Damage: 1,032
Damage.pngFinal Strike Damage: 271
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Whirlwind Attack
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Whirlwind Attack
Whirl in a target's direction, slashing foes along your path.
Damage.pngDamage: 164
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 4
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Book.pngEvade: 0.75 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
Range.pngRange: 450
Bladetrail
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Bladetrail
Throw your greatsword at your foe so that it returns to you, crippling foes along the way.
Damage.pngDamage: 183
Cripple.pngCripple (4s): -50% Movement Speed
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Rush
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Rush
Charge and strike your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 414
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Healing Signet
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Healing Signet
Signet Passive: Regenerate health.
Signet Active: Heal yourself, and grant yourself resistance.
Heal.pngHealing: 2,320
Healing Signet.pngHealing Signet: 362 Heal
Resistance.pngResistance (6s): Conditions currently on you are ineffective; stacks duration.
Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
Endure Pain
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Endure Pain
Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Balanced Stance
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Balanced Stance
Stance. You enter into a balanced stance.
Stability.png5Stability (8s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (8s): 33% Movement Speed
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Bull's Charge
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Bull's Charge
Physical. Charge your foe and knock down fleeing foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 183
Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 2 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
Range.pngRange: 900
Signet of Rage
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Signet of Rage
Signet Passive: Grants adrenaline.
Signet Active: Gain fury, might, and swiftness.
Signet of Rage.pngSignet of Rage: Gain adrenaline.
Fury.pngFury (25s): 20% Critical Chance
Might.png5Might (25s): 150 Power, 150 Condition Damage
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (25s): 33% Movement Speed

Second Weapon Set

Axe/Shield
Chop
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Chop
Chain. Chop your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 170
Range.pngRange: 130
Cyclone Axe
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Cyclone Axe
Spin around and attack all nearby foes.
Damage.png2Damage: 170
Vulnerability.png4Vulnerability (8s): 4% Incoming Damage
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
Range.pngRange: 130
Throw Axe
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Throw Axe
Throw an axe that cripple foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 163
Cripple.pngCripple (4s): -50% Movement Speed
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Shield Bash
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Shield Bash
Bash your foe with your shield and stun them.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
Range.pngRange: 450
Shield Stance
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Shield Stance
Block attacks.
Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds

Slot Changes

  • Berserker Stance Berserker Stance
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    Berserker Stance
    Stance. Gain adrenaline for a short time. Condition cannot be applied to you.
    Berserker Stance.pngBerserker Stance (8s): Gain adrenaline every second.
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 3
    Book.pngPulses: 8
    or
    Signet of Stamina Signet of Stamina
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    Signet of Stamina
    Signet Passive: Grants faster endurance regeneration.
    Signet Active: Remove all conditions.
    Signet of Stamina.pngSignet of Stamina: 50% Endurance Regeneration
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 12
    over
    Endure Pain Endure Pain
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    Endure Pain
    Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    - if you're having a hard time against condi heavy classes.
  • Signet of Fury Signet of Fury
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    Signet of Fury
    Signet Passive: Improves precision.
    Signet Active: Gain adrenaline.
    Signet of Fury.pngSignet of Fury: 180 Precision
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 30
    over
    Bull's Charge Bull's Charge
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    Bull's Charge
    Physical. Charge your foe and knock down fleeing foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 183
    Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 2 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 900
    - nice precision bonus and an instant refill of adrenaline.

Specializations

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Trait Variants

  • Sure-Footed Sure-Footed
    Sure-Footed
    Increases stance duration.
    Radius.pngDuration Increase: 25%
    over
    Dogged March Dogged March
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    Dogged March
    Incoming movement-impeding conditions have their durations reduced. Gain regeneration when you are affected by one of these conditions.
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize: Unable to move.
    Cripple.pngCripple: -50% Movement Speed
    Chill.pngChilled: -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
    Radius.pngDuration Decreased: 33%
    .
  • Destruction of the Empowered Destruction of the Empowered
    Destruction of the Empowered
    Deal bonus damage per boon on your target.
    Damage.pngDamage Increase: 3%
    over
    Sharpened Axes Sharpened Axes
    Sharpened Axes
    Critical hits with axes grant extra adrenaline. Reduces recharge on axe skills.
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 2
    Book.pngRecharge Reduced: 20%
    .

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Hoelbrak
10x
Mighty WvW Infusion
8x
Vital WvW Infusion

Variants

Runes
  • - a cheaper alternative.
  • - really expensive but still the best to maximize your dps.
Food
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Usage

  • With this build you have two main burst:
  • The first and more powerful one is - use it only if you have full adrenaline and try to use it with a safe combo: and Eviscerate is the main combo if you are alone, if not combine it with someone esle on your party (immobilize, knocdown etc). Also it's useful to count the enemy's dodges. Usually nobody dodges twice in a row so use your Eviscerate after your enemy dodged.
  • The second burst is and wich grants you 4-6k damage. This combo will also give you a decent might stack thanks to . Hundred blades can also be used on downed enemies and it's extremely powerful when someone is trying to ress his ally.
  • This build provides extreme kiting potential: you have for blocking, and (and even ) for disengaging. Make sure not to waste your defensive skills like using and
    Shield Stance Shield Stance
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    Shield Stance
    Block attacks.
    Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
    together, you have high cooldowns on your utilities so play smart.

If you need to put some basic pressure remember that the Axe autoattack is much more powerful than Greatsword autoattack, feel free to switch weapons once your main burst is done, you have 5 seconds cooldown on weapon swap.

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