Warrior - Greataxe

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct damageMobility.

Designed for:

Overview

A vanilla Warrior PvP build with good damage and mobility which can also be used by F2P players.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Shield

Slot Changes

Utility

Endure Pain Endure Pain can be replaced by:

  • , which is a very potent condition cleanse and a stun break with an ammunition count. Beware of the cooldown though.
  • mitigates damage and provides stability in CC-heavy fights.

Specializations

Variants

  • is also a viable option if you can afford to give up some cleansing.

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Agility
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Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Courage
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Superior Sigil of Courage.pngSuperior Sigil of Courage
On hit gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
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Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Battle
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Superior Sigil of Battle.pngSuperior Sigil of Battle
Gain 2 stacks of might (20 seconds) when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of Strength
Superior Rune of Strength.pngSuperior Rune of Strength
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 20% Might Duration (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
Demolisher's Amulet
Demolisher's Amulet.pngDemolisher's Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Toughness +560 Ferocity

Variants

  • - a more defensive choice which still retains most of Strength's stats.
  • - provides additional condition cleansing. Potent on GS.

Usage

General

  • causes Might Might applications to heal you and grant a tiny bit of endurance.
  • If possible, dodge into enemies to damage them with
    and generate Might Might.
  • Burst skills (
    and
    ) remove conditions and gives you
    per adrenaline bar spent if the attack hits.
  • Use
    and
    as often as possible while traveling between capture points. In combat these skills can also get you out of Immobilize Immobilize because of the trait
    .
  • Hold onto
    and
    until the enemy is out of dodges, blocks or is stunned.
  • Try to land
    after swapping to axe/shield to proc superior sigil of intelligence.
  • Swapping to Greatsword grants Quickness Quickness for a couple of seconds. The best way to use it is to CC people either with
    or
    before swapping weapons.
  • Use
    in melee distance instead of the full range so it's harder to dodge.
  • 's damage doesn't scale with adrenaline, only the Fury Fury duration does - it can be used for bursting even with low adrenaline level.
  • Consider using
    before entering
    . Healing Signet's passive doesn't heal while you're in the elite form, but the Resistance from activating the signet can be quite useful.
  • can be your make or break skill during duels or downing an opponent. Try to use it at the end of a player's dodge or stability to make it even harder to dodge, and make the most out of it.
  • Swapping weapons in the middle of a burst cancels them and retains the adrenaline. You can use this to your advantage by baiting dodges with
    or to keep your adrenaline if you know a burst won't land.
    can also be stowed instead of weapon swapped.

Counters

  • High Condition pressure
  • Heavy CC
Build rating - 5 stars
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11 Ratings
5 stars
Das Is Der Hammer gave this build 5 stars last month

Great and fun build. I'm playing a variant with the buffed Mending now freeing me from using Berserker Stance. Instead I go with signet of fury to buff healing and dmg. I also prefer Marauder amulet.

5 stars
Yerlock gave this build 5 stars October 2018

After the following changes this should be considered meta. When used right and kiting is applied skillfully, this build is menacingly strong, against even Spellbreaker. The burst here is simply insane, the adrenal health allows for three stacks of sustain which is the main source of health regeneration anyway, and with dodges timed right, can duel like no other. Wonderful Build.

5 stars
Blackierob gave this build 5 stars August 2018

I can't believe this build is just rated good instead of great. It's pretty easy to use, and i had really a great time with this one. I feel like this build does really good in dueling 1 v1 even vs some of the meta tier build. The fact that this build is litterally f2p makes it even better since everyone can pick a build really easy to use and still be effective in the match

8 More Ratings
5 stars
Elr198 gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Might makes right Nerf was strong but not enough to relegate the build from it's position of being one of the best duelists in the game.

Core greataxe really is a high skillcap playstyle. You've no tricks, stealth, or excessive immunites, and all your attacks are telegraphed. That being said, I've watched players absolutely wipe the floor with other people using meta specs while running this build. It more or less comes down to how well you can play, and if you play well, the build will reward you as so.

5 stars
ShaoAZ gave this build 5 stars May 2018

Been using a build like this since pretty much I started playing warrior, never relying on the passive endure pain though, neither berserker stance, you can actually sustain just as much with better utility if you can use your GS burst after a stun or bullscharge then back away with Whirlwind, if you get stunned Shake It Off and Stomp is much better at dealing with CC's with the added condi clear and reduced CD. Also using Mending instead of the Healing Signet because Mending works really great in synergy with Might Makes Right and Adrenal Health.

The most common combo would be Bullcharge/Shield Bash > Swap > GS Hundred blade for 1 sec > Burst > Whirlwind.

Burst Mastery isn't that good compared the cooldown on axe mastery with the added ferocity, you can get up the adrenaline easily with the bonus adrenaline compared Burst Mastery recovery.

Sigil Of Courage is a waste on the GS though, I put it on the Axe instead, while Sigil Of Intelligence not only grants you free crits for either burst or whirlwind, but you also get might from those. Comparatively the Sigil of Battle on the Axe will help you having another evade, unlike the GS Whirlwind which is easily accessed and it's passive might per crit.

Signet Of Might (-Bullscharge) is viable to throw off rotations on Chrono or SB, might even land the killing blow, if you time a burst right.

Battle Standard also a good alternative from Rampage since you often end up last one standing.

5 stars
Triglby gave this build 5 stars May 2018

Honestly I think this is top tier, sure spell breaker has an easier time surviving, but this build feels a lot more impactful.

5 stars
Nathanel gave this build 5 stars April 2018

the 90 sec cd definately makes reliance on it kinda meh. I'd argue since most nerfs were mostly damage shaves and passives it's weakness to cc is more blatantly clear. nerverthless it is still an rank worthy build. still clearly outshined by spellbreaker but one of the best free to play builds available.

5 stars
Drummermean gave this build 5 stars February 2018

Greataxe is a very good build, featuring high crit damage and decent mobility. Lots of might generation via both weapon sigils and traits, meaning even higher damage if this can be sustained. Another plus is that this build is super enjoyable, and is free for all to use. Definitely in the top 3 f2p builds, along with s/d thief and radiant guard.

0 stars
Hanz gave this build 0 stars January 2018

As usual some people overreact to the nerfs to Might Makes Right. That trait was completely broken, the nerf is 100% justified. Ok, maybe going from 5 to 2 endurance was a bit too much, 3 might've been better, but it's still a core build that can compete with elite specs. Excellent mobility, damage, and dueling capability.

5 stars
Nuru gave this build 5 stars January 2018

Best F2P build. Its nice to have on metabattle few basic core builds also its powerfull have burst cc and many others

5 stars
HatSimulator gave this build 5 stars August 2017

Insane build if played correctly. Only tip i have to people is to dodge constantly. You will have so much energy its insane. You can dodge about as much as a thief if not more and do insane damage. Easily 2v1 in some situations.

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