Dunniway.5196 Posted February 10, 2022 Share Posted February 10, 2022 Hi all. With the new expansion just around the corner, I decided to make a build for the new Bladesworn spec, designed for openworld solo content. A quick head up, I'm relatively new to Guild Wars and this the first build I've attempted to make on my own. Heres the general idea of the build: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?PKgAcqllywYXMEmLO+SpxUA-zRIYR0wXGBmAVUAmML6fGB-e -> Lemme know if the link doesnt work When I made this build I was looking for a high damaging build with enough sustain to support myself through solo content in the new expansion. When it comes to bladesworn, I wasnt able to play in the betas, so through reading various reddit/forum posts it became clear to me that the Warriors of the community dislike the spec a lot. I cant speak to much since I havent played the game too much, but overall I'm willing to let anet smooth the class out as much as possible. I like the idea of them adding a different tempo to Warrior. As a newer player, from what I can see, most of the current elite specs are meta in their own way/game mode right now, so it looks like anet is capable of a decent job of balancing. I feel like the spec will find its place and will be smoothed out, after all its what the betas are for. Here's my thought process for the build I made: Sustain: Vigorous shouts on the tactics skill tree allows for shouts to heal and be on a shorter cool down. On top of this it converts my power into healing power, to further increase my healing. Since I am running full berserkers, I should get a lot of use out of this. I paired this with the River's Flow perk on Bladesworn which states that incoming healing is increased by 10% as well as healing increases flow. I'm not sure if incoming healing has to be from others or if it counts healing yourself. Let me know if healing yourself doesnt count. To maximize the benefits of Vigorous shouts, I take "shake it off" for condi clease and stun break. I also take "for great justice" for might generation and healing if I apply might to others thanks to mending might. Marching orders trait also adds some extra healing around allies. Damage: I dont have a rotation or anything but I have a few combos in mind as of right now. Everything else in the build is focused on damage. I take axe and pistol because axe has good damage and the pistol has ammo that synergizes with the rest of Bladesworn. I take full berserkers to maximize power. I run the strength spec to get peak performance, and berserkers power, for that extra damge. I also get some might generation in a few places. Outside of Rivers Flow on the Bladesworn, the rest of the perks are for damage. Outside of these areas, I decided to invest a bit into leg specialist. Axe 3 will now proc more damage increasing perks and will allow me to attempt to get off Pistol 5. I also run Bolas which will proc this as well as peak performance. The only issue is that I've heard bolas are not reliable due to weird Z-axis stuff. Not sure if thats still the case, but if not I should be procing both leg specialist and peak performance when someone is hit by bola. Gunsaber: Gunsaber has a similar cripple on skill 3 that will proc leg specialist and will immobilize. Lots of explosions means more ferocity for damage. And obviously the Dragon Slash for that extra burst damage or for creation of boons. The final part of the build that I was trying to take advantage of was the elite skill tactical reload. Since a chunk of my healing comes from using shouts that are on reduced cooldowns, I can use this to get an extra boost in healing. Not only this, but when it comes to damage, it will recharge Axe 3 and pistol 5 as well as Bolas. More bolas means more CC and perk potential. I hope I did a good job explaining the synergy I was going for. Please let more know if there are any better changes I could make or any criticisms you have. I want to continue to tweak this build to its max potential for solo open world content. All recommendations to any part of the build are welcome. There very easily could be concept I am not aware of since I'm new . Keep in mind I understand there are other Warrior specs that can do the job I'm looking for better, but for this post in particular I'm looking at Bladesworn. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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