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Build:W/D Enduring Scythe

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The PvXwiki community finds this to be a good build.

Through the PvX vetting system, it has reached an overall Rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.

This build has been designed for the following use:

The Enduring Scythe Warrior abuses the scythe to quickly deal large packets of damage to multiple foes.

Attributes and Skills

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Optional.jpg One optional skill should be a dervish enchantment; good options include:

  • Grenth's Fingers Grenth's Fingers Condition transfer and cold damage. Do not maintain it if using physical damage buffs.
  • Conviction Conviction Condition removal.
  • Aura of Thorns Aura of Thorns Cripple and bleeding.
  • Rending Aura Rending Aura Cracked armor and can remove enchants on KD'd foes.
  • Staggering Force Staggering Force Cracked armor and earth damage. Do not maintain it if using physical damage buffs.

Optional.jpg Additional optional skills:

Damage:

  • Protector's Strike Protector's Strike for an artificial IAS.
  • Body Blow Body Blow for free damage. If a teammate applies Cracked Armor then Wearying Strike and your flash enchantment can be replaced.
  • Whirlwind Attack Whirlwind Attack for a full adjacent AoE attack.
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    "I Am the Strongest!" for additional damage.

Support:

  • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" (Kurzick) to keep your party mostly invincible for most of the time.
  • Enraging Charge Enraging Charge to charge "Save Yourselves!"

Control:

  • Sneak Attack Sneak Attack for inflicting blindness to all targets struck by scythe attack.
  • Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt for spamming KDs.
  • Club of a Thousand Bears Club of a Thousand Bears for a KD on demand.
  • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!" to interrupt key skills.
  • Lyssa's Assault Lyssa's Assault to interrupt key skills.
  • Bull's Strike Bull's Strike hit three mobs with it at once and feel good about yourself.

Dealing with anti-melee:

  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan to counter blocking, blind, and miss effects. Consider additional energy management if you will need to use it frequently:
    • Counterattack Counterattack conditional but good energy return. Also has good damage and acceptable recharge.
    • Zealous Sweep Zealous Sweep also provides extra adrenaline, but has longer recharge, less damage, and lower possible (but unconditional) energy return.
  • Wild Blow Wild Blow to abuse criticals and remove stances such as Whirling Defense.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" to prevent cripple and knockdowns.

Variants

Replace Flail with:

  • Burst of Aggression Burst of Aggression avoid relying on adrenaline skills. Not fully maintainable.
  • Drunken Master Drunken Master for a combined IAS and IMS, alcohol is recommended.
  • Frenzy Frenzy if you can manage the drawback, lets you move faster than Flail while keeping a PvE-only slot free and allows adrenaline use.

Replace Wearying Strike with:

  • Eremite's Attack Eremite's Attack for more AoE damage. Take Body Blow for Deep Wound, and consider raising Earth/Wind Prayers slightly so you can apply Cracked Armor for a decent duration via Rending Aura/Staggering Force.


Equipment

  • Sentinel's or Survivor Insignias
  • Furious/Zealous/Vampiric Scythes of Fortitude with 15^50 mods

Usage

  • Maintain Warrior's Endurance
  • Keep Flail up while you're attacking.
  • Use your attack skills as often as possible.
  • If you don't bring a cancel stance, avoid using Flail near the end of a battle.

Counters

  • General anti-melee (assuming Asuran Scan is not taken)

See also