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Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Cyvil
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Posted On: 06/27/2015 at 06:36 AM

I am having some difficulty in figuring out how to build my warrior. I built him originally for WvW, and he is currently in mainly PVT gear. I never took a liking to him in WvW, and now mainly use him in Dungeons and the SW. Compared to some of my other toons, though, he is lackluster/boring. It is not just the lack of damage output, the skill set seems plain. I was hoping that others might suggest a weapon set that may be more interesting than the Sword/War Horn & Longbow I am using now.  

 I am not necesarily looking for a build, I can probably figure that out on my own. I thought I would point out that I do require Discipline, so that I can pick up Warrior's sprint. I don't like slow characters, and time is money in PVE. That, and this is a Charr who appears to be slogging through molasses no matter the amount of speed boost on him.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Caomhnoir de na Iomproidh
Lugubelinus
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Replied On: 06/27/2015 at 07:56 AM PDT
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For maximum runspeed I would recommended replacing the Longbow with a Greatsword. GS also grants very nice burst damage. S/W is great for running around but there are lots of better dungeon options. Axe/Mace is "meta" due to fast vulnerability stacking and great auto-attacks. Can't speak much to builds as I haven't played my warrior since this week's changes, but you'll figure something out.

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Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Cyvil
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Replied On: 06/28/2015 at 10:32 AM PDT

I like the axe/mace, and have given up the longbow. Testing in SW, I found that I couldn't give up the Horn and it's condition clearing.  Right now I am running Sw/WH and Axe/Mace, at least until I work it out a bit more. I really like the axe and the mace. 



» Edited on: 2015-06-28 10:34:26

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Ridire de na Fhiaigh Buí
Susulemon
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Replied On: 06/28/2015 at 08:55 PM PDT

If you want to be efficient in dungeon you can use GS + Phalanx Strength + GS CD/dmg/might on hit Trait

 

For range use longbow and its auto-attack burn trait

 

For defenses: signet of healing + healing over time with adrenaline trait + mango pie, balance stance, berserker stance, ignore pain

I run all berserker gear and never had problems despite taking 0 condition cleanse, warrior has enough healing and base hp to ignore most conditions in pve

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Tiarna de na Iomproidh Corcra
FinalFAB
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Replied On: 06/29/2015 at 10:38 AM PDT
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I made a post about a month ago with the trait changes it is out of date but should give you some ideas in a nice WvW build. As for PVE if you can run zerker and still be ok. As your traits should be helping you with damage/condi mitigation. 

http://gsch.info/p/108510 - Old post 

Also if you see me online and have any questions just ask.  

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Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Cyvil
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Replied On: 07/19/2015 at 06:05 AM PDT

If anyone is interested, I ended up with GW/LB. While I very much like Sw/WH & Axe/Mace it seems that neither beat the GS. I found that I use range more than the 2nd melee set, so the axe sits in inventory....

Thanks to all that made suggestions here, you have helped me to find a build that allows me to enjoy playing warrior, which is a first.

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