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Build:W/any Devastating Hammer Warrior

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This build is part of the current metagame.

This build has also received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

A splitable hammer bar utilizing Weakness and knockdowns for survivability while being able to deal good damage and constant disruption.

Frequency

Common GvG warrior bar; usually seen as a one-of in 8v8 pressure-type builds. Less popular than Balthazar dervishes in split and spike builds.

Attributes and Skills

12 + 1
12 + 1 + 1
Template code
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  • Protector's Strike Protector's Strike - for more damage, damage compression and easy q-knocking.
  • Death's Charge Death's Charge - for instant movement and also a self-heal in split situations
  • Iron Palm Iron Palm - for an additional, cheap knockdown
  • Variant
    • Magehunter's Smash Magehunter's Smash over Devastating Hammer Devastating Hammer if enchant-based blocking is a serious concern.
    • Death Pact Signet (PvP) Death Pact Signet (PvP) over Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet for a hard res.

Equipment

Runes and insignia

Weapons

  • Vampiric hammer of defense with "Strength and Honor".
  • Sundering hammer of defense with "Strength and Honor" for accumulating lord damage.
  • Elemental hammer of defense with "Strength and Honor" against warriors.
  • Furious or zealous axe/sword of defense with "I have the power!".
  • Furious spear of fortitude with "I have the power!" and
    • Strength shield of fortitude, -20% blind duration.
    • Strength shield of fortitude, -20% cripple duration.
    • Strength shields of fortitude, +10 armor against each damage type.

Usage

  • Use Enraging Charge as a speed boost and for adrenaline gain.
  • Bull's Strike on moving targets for damage and knockdown.
  • Knockdown with Devastating Hammer and Hammer Bash.
  • Apply Deep Wound when needed with Crushing Blow.
  • When chaining, use (Bull's Strike)->Devastating Hammer->Flail/Crushing Blow->Quarter-step,wait half a second->Hammer Bash.

Exemplary Videos

Quarter knocking with and without IAS, bull's strike usage:

GvG, full match:

See also