Build:W/E PvP Shock Axe

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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:

Flux.jpg This build is significantly affected by the Flux: Meek Shall Inherit.
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Notes: 12+1+2 axe mastery. Replace eviscerate with dismember, body blow with either penetrating chop or executioner's chop, disrupting chop with agonizing chop.
Flux.jpg This build is significantly affected by the Flux: Chain Combo.
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The Shock Axe is a PvP-oriented Warrior/Elementalist build, focusing on adrenaline spikes and disruption through the Elementalist skill Shock.

Frequency

Seen commonly in all formats of PvP.

Attributes and Skills

Your attack skills gain 13% armor penetration.
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Variants

  • Reduce Strength in order to increase Air Magic to 6-9 for higher energy in a focus set. Run Executioner's Strike Executioner's Strike over Body Blow Body Blow
  • Agonizing Chop Agonizing Chop over Disrupting Chop Disrupting Chop
  • 14 Strength/13 Axe to retain bonus armor from Sentinel's Insignias against weakness
  • Dismember Dismember over Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet for two sources of deepwound and more frequent spiking in GvG, HA, AB

Equipment

  • Zealous Axe of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
  • Elemental Axe of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
  • Vampiric Axe of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
  • Air Focus of Fortitude, 15/-1 energy
  • Furious Spear of Fortitude, +5 energy
  • Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% blind
  • Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% cripple
  • Strength Shields of Fortitude, +10 armor vs each damage type

Runes and Insignia

  • 4x Sentinel's Insignia (Radiants if running <13 Strength)
  • Stonefist Insignia
  • Superior Vigor
  • Minor Axe
  • Clarity
  • Restoration
  • Minor Strength

Usage

  • Upon entering combat, carefully select a target and begin auto-attacking to build up adrenaline (Use a Furious Spear/Bow or a Wand to gain adrenaline when you can't get too close).
  • Knock Down moving foes with Bull's Strike.
  • Disrupt and knock down targets with Shock or create a knockdown-lock with Bull's Strike.
  • Spike targets with Eviscerate and Body Blow (or Executioner's Strike.)
  • Body Blow can also function as a second Deep Wound attack skill if your target is affected by Cracked Armor.
  • Use Frenzy to spike faster and/or increase the amount of pressure you're putting out.
  • Use Rush to chase kiting foes, cancel Frenzy, or as a simple movement speed buff.
  • Use Disrupting Chop at opportune moments to interrupt and disable skills (for example, use it as a Monk recovers from a knockdown).
  • Swap to appropriate weapon sets as necessary (Ebon when attacking another Warrior, etc.)
  • Resurrect allies when necessary.

Exemplary Video

GvG

See also