Sithicus, managed to get a full exotic set now.
Knight's gear - 6x ruby orbs
Knight's weapons (shield is shaman's - going for corrupted bulwark) - 0 sigils
Berserker's accessories - exquisite ruby jewels
Hp sits at roughly 21.5k with hammer out, and 22.4k with sword+shield.
The damage is really nice! Vague damage numbers on the practice dummy in LA:
Bear in mind none of these attacks can crit the dummy and are completely unbuffed.
Sword #1: 500~ 500~ 1100~ (Couldn't track bleeds as it was the dummy)
Shield Bash: 700~
Hammer #1: 850~ 850~ 1100~
Fierce Blow: 1300~
Hammer Shock: 630~
Staggering Blow: 1150~
Earthshaker: 1250~ (Stage 3)
Quite pleased with that, so I went to cursed shore to hit some mobs. The crits roll in (41% but can perma fury to 61%) and they hit really nice, don't have any numbers right now but was consistently hitting over 2k with most attacks and 3k on the heavy hitters.
On top of that I was able to take a beating and could put out a lot of control, especially the hammer wave with leg specialist.
I also did The Steel Tide
personal story and put myself under a lot of pressure (6+ mobs) and found that I could last if i used all of the control, but they stacked a lot of conditions that I couldn't stay on top of.
I was thinking of going for runes that leaned towards defense but something that was well rounded, however, superior rune of divinity would cost nearly 25g for a full set, I don't really want to spend it...
I was thinking that the damage is in a nice place and if anything more defense would be nice.
What do you think of running soldier runes and dropping mending for surge?
I then have a bigger heal (it'd be easy to maintain stage 3 as it's running high adren) and then a lot more condition removal via shouts.
Coupled with this I'd look at running offensive sigils. Possibly sigil of rage?
Not really sure, what would you suggest?
Also another option was to drop the signet mastery trait and swap it for 'mighty defenses' (gain might when you block) to boost up might stacks with shield stance, and run with the banner elite. Only problem is dropping perma fury then.
Edited by Clipse, 04 November 2012 - 08:45 PM.