Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Papa's Stance Warrior

The new changes are like christmas for theorycrafters. Sadly I am going away tomorrow morning, otherwise I'd be caning these changes for the next week.

I hope to have a couple of new builds up before I go away though, so watch this space.

The first one is below and was inspired by a build a guildmate put up before the changes. I've always been a bit annoyed with the waste of Condi damage if you spec into arms and take Axe/Shield + GS, so with this you get a bit of condi pressure to go with your burst.

This uses Sword/Mace (Air + Battle) and Axe/Shield (Rage + Force) with a Zerker Ammy and Zerker Jewel. Armour is 5x rune of infiltration and 1x rune of divinity.

You get good survivabilty from Defy Pain and Sure Footed (if you take Endure Pain) and for your other utils you take 2 out of the other 3 stances. I would always suggest some Frenzy for a bit more burst damage, Balanced Stance is nice for stomping, rezzing and general stability needs, and the buff to Berserker Stance means it is now very viable if you are facing a condi heavy team.

The basic rotation is:

Axe auto attack to build adrenaline
Shield Bash + Eviscerate
Swap to sword
Final Thrust

This is really nice damage and is pretty repeatable. It gives you a pretty certain Evisc crit and if the Tremor allows you to get off the long cast on Final Thrust, which hits as hard as Evisc if the foe is under 50%.

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