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Warrior WvW Spec Help

Seaimpin de na Capall Donn
Seaimpin de na Capall Donn
  • ESO: @Artrath96
Posted On: 07/07/2013 at 05:14 PM
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So I have a warrior in GW2 that I really enjoy, and I would like some help speccing and traiting him.

With my thief, I respecced a lot, and changed gear until I got what I enjoyed playing. It cost me a lot of money trying to figure out how to get what I wanted out of him. But I finally did.

What I want out of my warrior is to be able to be an effective frontline fighter. I really enjoy using hammer, but I don't know if that is the most effective weapon in the frontline. I know hammer trains are brutally to unorganized blobs, but us GSCH don't really have a dedicated "hammer train." I'd prefer to be damage over survivability, when it comes down to it, but if it's possible to have some survivability, that'd be cool too.

In short what I want:

-Best weapon for WvW Frontline

-Possible mix of damage and survivability (damage > survivability) 

-Traits and skills to supplement.

Pretty barebones, but maybe someone could help. Thanks!

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Laoch de na Iolair Dubh
Laoch de na Iolair Dubh
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Replied On: 07/16/2013 at 08:51 AM PDT
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Here is a link to my frontline build. Pookha's Warrior Build.  I love sword and war horn for the mobility and support and hammer is simply a must have for front line. I have no issue at all staying alive while in the thick of it. This build is geared more towards support while still giving you all you need to hit like a truck.

The only things I would say is optional is the sword. If you have another main hand weapon you prefer then go with that. I just like the leap and being able to chase down a target if I need to move fasted then then swiftness boon will allow. this build wall also provide perma swiftness (13 sec of swiftness from warhorn 4 and it's a 12 sec cooldown) for you and 9 others so it helps a ton in moving a large zerg. The aoe condition removal is also quite nice.


Anyway I think it's a solid build and I have fun playing it. I'm also open to any suggestions or tweaks.

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Saighdiuir de na Capall
Saighdiuir de na Capall
Replied On: 07/17/2013 at 10:31 PM PDT


Here's the build I use on my warrior. 

Compared to most other frontline warrior builds, this one is going to be a bit more squishy in exchange for a nice amount of damage, and less team support. The hammer is your main weapon, with the greatsword being used mostly for mobility, and some HB damage. With food buffs, you should be sitting at ~3200 armor and ~3150 attack. On top of that you have 46% crit chance and 72% crit damage.

For me its a good balance between tanky-ness and damage. Since that site is out of date, the traits you want to pick up are II, IX, X for the defense line, I and VI for the tactics line, and V, X for the discipline line. Finally, you can modify the build and make it tankier by replacing some trinkets or the leg piece with soldier's gear. Good luck out there!

» Edited on: 2013-07-17 22:33:27

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