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Build:W/any Dwarven Battle Stance

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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:

A warrior build using Dwarven Battle Stance for improved offensive and defensive capabilities. Benefits especially well from support skills such as Judge's Insight and Withering Aura.

Attributes and Skills

AoE variant

12 + 1 + 3
12 + 1
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Variable Skill Slot

  • "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!" for improved adrenaline gain.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" for improved defense.
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan to bypass blocking and missing effects.

Single target variant

12 + 1 + 3
12 + 1
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Variable Skill Slot

  • "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!" for improved adrenaline gain.
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" for improved defense.
  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan to bypass blocking and missing effects.
  • Yeti Smash Yeti Smash for an AoE attack with the potential to knock foes down. Bring Withering Aura on a hero.
  • Counter Blow Counter Blow as a quickly fueled interrupt. Dwarven Battle Stance's interrupt occurs before the knockdown condition check, so you'll frequently knock a spellcasting target down.


Equipment

Armor:

Weapons:

Usage

Weapon sets:

  • Use your hammer for attacking.
  • Use your staff when you need to cast a non-attack skill but don't have the energy for it.
  • Switch to your shield set when you can't reach a foe to still gain adrenaline or when you're idle.

Skills:

  • Use Dwarven Stability followed by Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • Use "I Am Unstoppable!" when you want to move but are crippled, when you expect to be knocked down soon or when you get hit by armor dependant damage. Don't use it for no particular reason before combat or at start of the combat.
  • Use Asuran Scan to bypass effects which would make you miss an attack.
  • Regain energy with Auspicious Blow whenever possible.

AoE variant

  • Position yourself between as many foes as possible to hit them with your AoE attack skills.
  • Use Crude Swing and Whirlwind Attack when multiple foes are standing adjacent to you. Use whirlwind attack immediately before Yeti Smash.
  • Knock foes down with Yeti Smash. Immediately start using Renewing Smash; you can use it four times each knockdown.

Single target variant

  • Knock foes down with Yeti Smash or Counter Blow. Immediately start using Renewing Smash; you can use it four times each knockdown.
  • Use Protector's Strike afterwards and you almost have enough adrenaline for the next Yeti Smash.
  • Else use Protector's Strike immediately after an attack of yours hit the foe. This will cancel the current attack's animation end, resulting in way faster attacking.
  • Else use Protector's Strike to interrupt skills.
  • Interrupt skills with Staggering Blow.

Counters

  • Stance and enchantment removal.
  • Snares.
  • Interruption of Renewing Smash.

See also