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This build is in the metagame and deserves to be stored.

This build has received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

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Support your team using the anniversary elite skill Heroic Refrain to maintain a +4 attribute bonus on the entire party.

Attributes and Skills

12 + 1 + 3
10 + 1
You gain 2 Energy for each ally affected by one of your Shouts or Chants (maximum 8 Energy).
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Variable Skill Slots

  • Command Support:
    • "Fall Back!" "Fall Back!" -- party-wide IMS
    • "Find Their Weakness!" "Find Their Weakness!" -- damage and deep wound
    • "Never Surrender!" "Never Surrender!" -- party-wide health regeneration
    • "Can't Touch This!" "Can't Touch This!" -- in areas with touch-heavy foes
    • "We Shall Return!" "We Shall Return!" -- for a res
  • Adrenaline:
    • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!" -- immense defensive party support
    • "To the Limit!" "To the Limit!" (drop Spear Mastery to 7+1, raise Tactics to 4)
    • "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!"
    • Natural Temper Natural Temper
    • Signet of Aggression Signet of Aggression
  • Utility:
    • Mending Refrain Mending Refrain -- maintainable health regen (drop Spear Mastery to 7+1, raise Motivation to 4)
    • "Go for the Eyes!" "Go for the Eyes!" -- for energy sustain
    • Spear of Redemption Spear of Redemption -- to remove blind
    • Blazing Finale Blazing Finale -- synergy with "They're on Fire!" "They're on Fire!" .
    • Vicious Attack Vicious Attack -- use with "Go for the Eyes!" "Go for the Eyes!"
  • A PvE only skill of choice
    • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!"
    • "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!"
    • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support
    • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor
    • Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom
    • Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon
    • "Don't Trip!" "Don't Trip!"
    • Breath of the Great Dwarf Breath of the Great Dwarf


Equipment

Weapons

Equipment

Usage

  • Maintain Heroic Refrain on your whole party
    • First, cast it on yourself for the +3 attribute bonus.
    • Then recast it on yourself. The second cast will provide a +4 attribute bonus due to the higher leadership
    • Proceed to cast it on each party member until the entire party is affected.
  • Spam "They're on Fire!" on cooldown (even outside of combat) to reapply Heroic Refrain indefinitely on all party members. "They're on Fire!" alone is enough to maintain Heroic Refrain on the entire party.
    • Make sure you position yourself to be within earshot range of your entire party in order to guarantee that Heroic Refrain is renewed on everyone.
  • If Heroic Refrain expires on a party member (due to death or being out of range of shouts), recast it on that party member.
  • Cast "Stand Your Ground!" and "There's Nothing to Fear!" during combat for defensive party support.


Notes

  • Cooldown reducing effects such as Quickening Zephyr will cause "They're on Fire! to recharge before the shout ends. Recasting a shout before it ends will not refresh Heroic Refrain, so make sure to let "They're on Fire! expire before recasting it.
  • Heroic Refrain only provides its attribute boost bonus for a given attribute if the target ally has at least one attribute point invested in the respective attribute.

Counters

  • The following skills will prevent the use of shouts, preventing you from maintaining Heroic Refrain on your party:
    • Vocal Minority Vocal Minority
    • Well of Silence Well of Silence

See also

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