Golradaer, on 01 September 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:
Take 20 points out of strength, the traits do not complement a CC build. Decide whether you're attempting to go CC/support or CC/burst: for the former, spec 30 points into tactics and grab healing shouts in addition to the other shout buffs and pick 3 shouts (for great justice, shake it off, etc.); if you want to go CC/burst, spec 20 points into discipline and take warrior's sprint and another, for your utilities you'll want frenzy to get off your hammer skills more quickly, and balanced stance to be sure your chain-stunning isn't interrupted (you can keep bull's charge in this set-up if you like, or perhaps throw bolas).
For your offset weapons, you do not want to use rifle in either build -- it doesn't synergize with hammer at all. You'll either want a mace mainhand or a mace offhand (or both): for the CC/support, mace/shield works well; for CC/burst, axe/mace is better.
Give some thought to your amulet, runes and sigils. If you're specced into discipline take the on-weapon-swap weapon sigils; if you have a high crit %, take the on-crit sigils. Pick support or dps runes depending on your chosen role. If you're support with heals, take cleric's amulet; if dps take berserker's. If you feel like you die all of the time, take soldier's amulet for the extra survivability while you gain some more experience.
All of the above applies for 5v5 tournament play, and the same principles work for 8v8 sPvP.
Oh. I wasn't really trying for a CC build but damage and I prefer WvW, the points in strength were for power and keeping the weakness/stun/etc up as long as possible.
So this then?
FuLLjezn, on 01 September 2012 - 01:18 PM, said:
You are way too squish for hammer and signet and banner are terrible skills. Banners and signet in general are gimmicky shit. Grab fear me, grab balance stance, nuke down power and precision and put more in tactics. For second weapon use axe/mace sword/mace not some garbage rifle.
Wouldn't using Fear Me make them run in multiple directions and be counter productive?
Edited by Vulture, 01 September 2012 - 09:20 PM.