Metabattle has expanded dramatically since I last played.
They list all types of builds now such as open world soloing and event builds that never would have made the cut before because they're not endgame content and you're not trying to optimize yourself with regard to a group of other players who are similarly optimized. But most players don't raid; and even fewer raid with the same group and optimize builds against each other... so I actively welcome these new categories.
Yet even with these solo categories, there's not a single Hammer build. And that confuses me. Did they do something to Hammer since PoF dropped to turn it into garbage? The skills don't look much different to me. A few traits that I would have used with Hammer at the start of PoF got nerfed, but a few others got buffed.
This is going to come with a lot of caveats, so remember I haven't played in quite some time. I also don't have full ascended gear (just have chest, weapons, and the 6 accessories). I'm also not using food or sharpening stones. Basically, I'm like most casual players while soloing story or roaming the open world participating in map events.
I went and tested my dps in the special forces area against an average weak golem (1m hp). Didn't give myself any boons or the golems anything special.
Am I doing something horribly wrong with the meta builds, or are people sleeping on Quickness Hammer for Solo Play?
edit: Deleted hyperlink because links still don't seem to be working on the forums.