Build:R/W Earth Shaker
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This build has received an overall 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:
Utilizes Expertise and Lightning Reflexes to spam AoE knockdowns and pump out single target damage with Renewing Smash.
Attributes and Skills
The energy cost of attack skills, rituals, touch skills and all Ranger skills is reduced by 56%.
PropheciesWarrior. Hammer Mastery 12Crude SwingHammer AttackAttack all adjacent foes. Each foe you hit is struck for +16 damage.25PropheciesWarrior. Hammer Mastery 12Earth ShakerElite Hammer AttackTarget foe and all adjacent foes are knocked down. (50% failure chance with Hammer Mastery 4 or less.)8NightfallWarrior. Sunspear rank Whirlwind AttackMelee AttackAttack target and adjacent foes. Each attack that hits deals +13..20 damage.
PvE only.61FactionsWarrior. Hammer Mastery 12Renewing SmashHammer AttackIf Renewing Smash hits, it deals +34 damage. If you hit a knocked-down foe, you gain 3 Energy and this attack recharges instantly. 2130CoreWarrior. Unlinked"For Great Justice!"ShoutFor 20 seconds, whenever you gain adrenaline, you gain 100% more.545CoreNo Profession. UnlinkedOptionalOptionalOptional.CoreRanger. Expertise 14Lightning ReflexesStanceFor 11 seconds, you have a 75% chance to block melee and projectile attacks, and you attack 33% faster.430EotNNo Profession. Deldrimor rank Dwarven StabilityEnchantment SpellFor 24..30 seconds, your Stances last 55..100% longer. If you activated this Skill while drunk, you cannot be knocked down.
- Brawling HeadbuttEotNNo Profession. Deldrimor rank Brawling HeadbuttSkillYou headbutt target touched foe dealing 45..70 damage and knocking down that foe if it hits.
PvE only.7¾ for another KD and more Renewing Smash.
- "I Am Unstoppable!"EotNNo Profession. Norn rank "I Am Unstoppable!"ShoutFor 16..20 seconds, you have +24 armor and cannot be knocked down or Crippled.
PvE only.530 for knockdown protection and extra armor while balling.
- "Save Yourselves!"FactionsWarrior. Kurzick rank "Save Yourselves!" (Kurzick)ShoutFor 4..6 seconds, all other party members gain 100 armor.
PvE only.8 for party wide armor boost when c spacing pve.
- Asuran ScanEotNNo Profession. Asura rank Asuran ScanHex SpellFor 9..12 seconds your attacks cannot miss target foe. Killing a foe hexed with Asuran scan removes 5% death penalty.
PvE only.55 for excessive blocking, blind, or miss hexes.
- Crushing BlowPropheciesWarrior. Hammer Mastery 12Crushing BlowHammer AttackIf this attack hits, you strike for +16 damage. If you hit a knocked-down foe you inflict a Deep Wound, lowering your target's maximum Health by 20% for 17 seconds.510 / Pulverizing SmashEotNWarrior. Hammer Mastery 12Pulverizing SmashHammer AttackIf you hit a knocked-down foe, that foe suffers from Weakness and a Deep Wound for 17 seconds.4 : Deep Wound
- Protector's StrikePropheciesWarrior. Strength 0Protector's StrikeMelee AttackIf this attack strikes a moving foe, you strike for 10 more damage.5½3 / Staggering BlowCoreWarrior. Hammer Mastery 12Staggering BlowHammer AttackIf this hammer blow hits, your target will suffer from Weakness for 17 seconds.41 : Quick attacks to act as an artificial IAS
- "On Your Knees!"FactionsWarrior. Unlinked"On Your Knees!"ShoutLose all adrenaline. If any adjacent foes are knocked down, all of your Stances are recharged.6 : can help against foes with stance removal. Beware the loss of adrenaline.
- Insignia of choice.
- Zealous or Vampiric Hammer of shelter.
- If using heroes, flag them back.
- Ball the mob and then unflag.
- Use Dwarven Stability + Lightning Reflexes for a long-lasting IAS and Block stance.
- Build adrenaline with Crude Swing.
- Use Earth Shaker when your heroes or team come into casting range and watch everything explode!
- Clean up with Whirlwind Attack and any other attack skills at your disposal.
- Reuse Earth Shaker if needed to keep the mob knocked down.
- Stance removal
- Standard anti-melee