Build:A/W Critical Hammer

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This build is provisionally vetted good pending more votes.

This build has received a provisional 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:

Assassin build utilizing the assassin primary attribute Critical Strikes, and the high base damage of a hammer. The usage of quick activation time attack skills enables this bar to deals a large amount single target damage, and to trigger on hit effects quickly.

Attributes and Skills

You have an additional 16% chance to critical hit. Whenever you critical hit, you get 3 Energy.
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Variable skill slots
  • General
    • Way of the Master Way of the Master - Increases your critical strike chance
    • Protector's Strike Protector's Strike - To use as auto-attack reset
    • Malicious Strike Malicious Strike - High single target damage
    • Critical Defenses Critical Defenses - Provides 75% block chance, and can serve as a cover enchantment for Critical Agility Critical Agility
  • PvE skills
    • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" - Provides near immunity to armor respecting damage for the rest of the party.
    • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" - Counters Crippled and Knock Down and provides Special armor, which ignores the bonus armor cap (which you hit due to Critical Agility Critical Agility )
    • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan - Counter Blind and block, must take in areas which have lots of these
    • Whirlwind Attack Whirlwind Attack
    • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!"
    • "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!"

Variants

  • Elite skills alternatives
    • Earth Shaker Earth Shaker - Provides AoE Knock Down for Renewing Smash. Replace Yeti Smash.
    • Magehunter Strike Magehunter Strike - To use as auto-attack reset
  • Knock Down skills, drop Yeti Smash
    • Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt - Provides KD that can't be blocked or miss and allows to use three renewing smashes.


Equipment

Weapons

Usage

  • Maintain Critical Agility Critical Agility and Critical Eye Critical Eye
  • Build up adrenaline for your Knock Down skill
    • Always try to hit as many foes as you can with Crude Swing Crude Swing , to quickly build adrenaline and to deal as much damage as you can
  • Use the prefered Knock Down, followed by 2xRenewing Smash Renewing Smash . Target a foe with high hp, to make the most out of your Knock Down
  • Use the rest of your skills as prefered.


Counters

  • Enchantment removal
  • Heavy melee hate
  • Failing to hit with Renewing Smash Renewing Smash , or not hitting a target with Knock Down