Warrior - Pure Axe EA

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Overview

This build focuses on Empowered Allies and Axe camping.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Axe/Mace
Utility
Elite
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
Crushing Blow
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Crushing Blow
Crush your opponent's armor, leaving them vulnerable.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Vulnerability.png10Vulnerability (10s): 10% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 130
Tremor
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Tremor
Send a wave toward your foe that knocks down foes in a line.
Damage.pngDamage: 195
Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 2 seconds
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 6
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
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
Banner of Strength
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Banner of Strength
Banner. Place a banner that improves power and condition damage for you and nearby allies.
Banner of Strength.pngBanner of Strength: 170 Power, 170 Condition Damage
Duration.pngDuration: 90 seconds
Radius.pngEffective Radius: 600
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 600
Banner of Discipline
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Banner of Discipline
Banner. Place a banner that improves precision and critical damage for you and nearby allies.
Banner of Discipline.pngBanner of Discipline: 170 Precision, 170 Ferocity
Duration.pngDuration: 90 seconds
Radius.pngEffective Radius: 600
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 600
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
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

Sword Offhand
Impale
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Impale
Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Riposte
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Riposte
Block the next attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Bleed.png4Bleeding (12s): 2,040 Damage
Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline If Not Attacked: 6
Range.pngRange: 130
Impale (warrior sword skill) Riposte

Slot Changes

Two Warriors Present

  • Remove either
    Banner of Strength Banner of Strength
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    Banner of Strength
    Banner. Place a banner that improves power and condition damage for you and nearby allies.
    Banner of Strength.pngBanner of Strength: 170 Power, 170 Condition Damage
    Duration.pngDuration: 90 seconds
    Radius.pngEffective Radius: 600
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 600
    or
    Banner of Discipline Banner of Discipline
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    Banner of Discipline
    Banner. Place a banner that improves precision and critical damage for you and nearby allies.
    Banner of Discipline.pngBanner of Discipline: 170 Precision, 170 Ferocity
    Duration.pngDuration: 90 seconds
    Radius.pngEffective Radius: 600
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 600
    and have the other warrior run the banner that you're not and in it's place use
  • "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!"
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    "For Great Justice!"
    Shout. Grant fury and might to yourself and nearby allies.
    Fury.pngFury (8s): 20% Critical Chance
    Might.png3Might (25s): 90 Power, 90 Condition Damage
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    if you need more might.
  • "On My Mark!" "On My Mark!"
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    "On My Mark!"
    Shout. Call out target foe to make them vulnerable.
    Vulnerability.png10Vulnerability (10s): 10% Incoming Damage
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    if you need more vulnerability.
  • Signet of Might Signet of Might
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    Signet of Might
    Signet Passive: Improves power.
    Signet Active: Your attacks are unblockable.
    Signet of Might.pngSignet of Might: 180 Power
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable (6s)
    Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
    if you don't need either of the others.

Weapon Variants

  • You could also carry an extra Sword with
    Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    This sword would be used as offhands.
  • You can also carry a Warhorn with
    Superior Sigil of Battle 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)
    for trash runs. The sigil isn't necessary but if you feel you might go in battle it would probably benefit you.
  • Lastly you should have a Longbow with
    Superior Sigil of the Night Superior Sigil of the Night
    Superior Sigil of the Night.pngSuperior Sigil of the Night
    Outgoing damage is increased by 10% at night.
    and
    Superior Sigil of Battle 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)

Specializations

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Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Axe
Stats: Berserker (Power/Precision/Ferocity)
Superior Sigil of the Night Superior Sigil of the Night
Superior Sigil of the Night.pngSuperior Sigil of the Night
Outgoing damage is increased by 10% at night.
  • Off Hand
Mace
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Battle 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)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Do NOT equip a main-hand weapon for this set!
  • Off Hand
Sword
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Battle 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)

Sigil Variants

Use

Superior Sigil of the Night Superior Sigil of the Night
Superior Sigil of the Night.pngSuperior Sigil of the Night
Outgoing damage is increased by 10% at night.

For night time dungeons. Use

Superior Sigil of Frailty Superior Sigil of Frailty
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Superior Sigil of Frailty.pngSuperior Sigil of Frailty
50% Chance on Hit: Inflict Vulnerability (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 2s)

For day time dungeons. Use

Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying
Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying.pngSuperior Sigil of Undead Slaying
+10% Damage vs. Undead

For the ARAH dungeon. These sigils would replace percent sigil modifiers. DO NOT replace

Superior Sigil of Battle 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)

or

Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)

Equipment

Armor
  • Head
Stats: Berserker (Power/Precision/Ferocity)
Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
  • Shoulders
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
  • Chest
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
  • Hands
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
  • Legs
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
  • Feet
Stats: Berserker
Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: Berserker
  • Ring 1
Stats: Berserker
  • Ring 2
Stats: Berserker
  • Earring 1
Stats: Berserker
  • Earring 2
Stats: Berserker
  • Back
Stats: Berserker

Equipment Variants

  • Use
    Superior Rune of Strength 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.
    if you find yourself dipping below 90% health.

Food/Potions

  • Always carry the 10% Dungeon specific nourishment buffs.
  • Exclusions
  • AC use
    Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • A cheaper alternative
    Hardened Sharpening Stone Hardened Sharpening Stone
    Hardened Sharpening Stone.pngHardened Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 2% of your precisionGain power equal to 4% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • TA use
    Powerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies Powerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies
    Powerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies.pngPowerful Potion of Slaying Scarlet's Armies
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.png+10% damage vs. Toxic Alliance, Watchwork, Aetherblade, and Molten Alliance- 10% damage from Toxic Alliance, Watchwork, Aetherblade, and Molten Alliance+15% 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
  • A cheaper alternative
    Plate of Steak and Asparagus Plate of Steak and Asparagus
    Plate of Steak and Asparagus.pngPlate of Steak and Asparagus
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+80 power+60 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • The absolute best but costs a ton.
    Bowl of Seaweed Salad Bowl of Seaweed Salad
    Bowl of Seaweed Salad.pngBowl of Seaweed Salad
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png60% chance to gain swiftness when you kill a foe+10% damage while moving+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Please read the Variant section for different foods while using different traits.

Usage

Axe/Mace Axe/Sword

  • The skill rotation is rather simple:
  1. Cyclone Axe 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
  2. Crushing Blow Crushing Blow
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    Crushing Blow
    Crush your opponent's armor, leaving them vulnerable.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Vulnerability.png10Vulnerability (10s): 10% Incoming Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
  3. Tremor Tremor
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    Tremor
    Send a wave toward your foe that knocks down foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195
    Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 2 seconds
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 6
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    : Use this only if the enemy already has defiant stacks.
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Impale Impale
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    Impale
    Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 122
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
  6. Chop Chop
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    Chop
    Chain. Chop your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 170
    Range.pngRange: 130
    : Complete the full auto attack chain and do not break it since that would be a dps loss.
  7. Rip Rip
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    Rip
    Rip your sword from your foe for extra damage.
    Damage.pngDamage: 465
    Range.pngRange: 150
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  9. Repeat.

Video Guides

  • YouTube:
    DnT's Warrior Guide and Build Explanation
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