General solo PvE:
This is a Greatsword/Longbow build primarily, so traits will be focused on that aspect. However I often switch the longbow for a rifle during boss fights since it has stronger single target damage. I recommend Having both a longbow and rifle, but either or is perfectly fine.
I use both healing signet and healing surge depending on the situation. Basically it's burst heal vs healing over time. Know the fight and plan accordingly. For general PvE I do use healing signet more though.
The 3 utility skills I mainly use for solo PvE are For Great Justice (FGJ) for the might & fury boon, On My Mark (OMM) for the damage/vulnerability & Bull's Charge for the movement/CC. Both FGJ and OMM also heal you and your group for roughly 1.3k HP due to the nature of the spec. Great offensive and support abilities. For group situations and dungeons I run FGJ, Shake It Off and whatever the situation requires for my last utility skill.
I almost exclusively run Signet of Rage. Only picking up Battle Standard for certain dungeons (usually pugs because I'll have to run banner support, but with my guild I run signet of rage). The rest of the elites in my opinion are trash.
Strength - 10 points - Berserker's Power
Fairly straightforward trait. Can't go wrong with an extra 12% damage when at full adrenaline, which will be full a lot since I rarely use the burst skill for the greatsword.
Arms - 20 points - Rending Strikes, Forcful Greatsword
Rending strikes for the synergy it has with the Greatsword auto attack making the mob take more damage from everybody. Forceful greatsword for the reduced cool downs giving a damage & utility buff as well as the might on critical strike (bread and butter damage booster).
Defense - None
I get toughness from other sources, and the only thing worth it past the toughness for me would be Adrenal Health, but I like the group support you get from shouts more.
Tactics - 30 points - Stronger Bowstrings, Lung Capacity, Vigorous Shouts
Stronger Bowstrings is mainly subjective and because I use a bow in my second weapon set. However most of the traits are okay for other situations. Want to roll banner support? Increase your groups power? Increase your damage from boons? This trait depends on what you want. Lung Capacity because your group support is based off of shouts, and this lets you do it more. Vigorous Shouts for the synergy with Lung Capacity.
Honestly you can run banner support and be just as effective, I just prefer shouts because its less tedious and regeneration is pretty common.
Discipline - 10 points - Heightened Focus
Used for the synergy with Berserker's power & obtaining might stacks. Free crit chance pretty much, yes please!
On all my main armor, I run Knight's (Power, Precision, Toughness). This effectively increases your ability to take hits and do the damage. I like to have a nice mix of Vitality and Toughness so I'm not so squishy. Vitality obviously coming from the Tactics trait line and Toughness from the armor. For runes I run Runes of Strength which has great synergy with FGJ and the Forceful Greatsword trait. You get the might stacks, and they stay there effectively increasing damage.
For trinkets I go with Berserker's for the Power/Precision/Crit damage increasing the damage. I'm still undecided whether I want a Knight's Amulet for the added Toughness or Berserker's Amulet for the crit damage.
On my greatsword I use the Sigil of Strength again because of the synergy it has with might. Although I'm unsure whether this will be a higher damage increase than Sigil of Force. If someone has the math behind it please share ^^ (it seems that once you get around 1800-1900 power you need roughly 3 stacks of might gained only from your weapon to have the same influence on your damage) Keep in mind if you're already at 25 stacks which happens frequently the Sigil of Strength becomes useless while the Sigil of Force retains its value. For the Longbow I use Sigil of Force.
There you have it, this is how I play my greatsword warrior & have found it to be really effective. Hopefully this helps some people out.
Edited by Yawz, 16 September 2012 - 01:16 AM.