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Icential/The Swordsman

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This build is unrated.

Focused on: EventsBurst damageSurvivabilityRanged damage.

Designed for:

  

Expansions required:

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Overview[edit]

Later

Skill Bar[edit]

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Weapon Variants[edit]

  • You can carry a Focus for an AoE pull with and a reflect and damage skill with .

Skill Variants[edit]

Healing Skills
  • - if you can't stay in the same spot for .
  • - if you need more damage
Utility Skills
  • - alternative stun break.
  • - if conditions are a problem.
  • - to reflect projectiles.

Specializations[edit]

Build Code

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Variants
  • - sacrifices a small amount of damage for more and .

Equipment[edit]

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

Standard Equipment[edit]

This build uses similar gear to the Chronomancer - Power DPS build for fractals and raids.
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Marauder Equipment[edit]

For a tankier option you can run the Marauder Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to health and defense. This variant is recommended for most Open World players.

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Consumables[edit]

Food:

  • , , or for damage.
  • for an extremely cheap expertise food.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.

Utility:

  • is a cheap and efficient option.

Usage[edit]

Damage[edit]

  • Most of your damage comes from . Dodge and walk into mirage mirrors as often as possible to gain access to the ambush skill.
  • Always have three clones up, as your clones deal a lot of damage through . To quickly generate clones you can use followed by or .
  • Weapon swap off cooldown to proc .
  • You can throw at crowds of enemies to trigger . The trait has no internal cooldown and triggers off each interrupt, so you can potentially get up to 25 triggers from one .
    • Thanks to , your heal skill provides a second centered on yourself.

Defense[edit]

  • You're literally always dodging with this build, so you shouldn't have too much trouble with enemy attacks.
  • Use your massive range to your advantage by kiting enemies and staying out of their attacks.
  • Use if you're taking hits.
  • is your primary condition cleanse. If you have a lot of trouble with conditions, you can slot .

Crowd Control[edit]

  • Your heal skill traited with
  • (as a last resort)
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