Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:36 PM
The main weapon set up I would recommend is a Longbow/sword+horn combo, and stack condition damage. The bow, although it has great burst from both it's fan of fire(if you hit all 3 arrows) and arcing arrow, the fire damage it brings to the table is really nice. PvE wise, it is easy to have enemies sit inside the fire from your burst skill, but in PvP, you have your pin down, and I recommend having the bola utility to keep them inisde the fire if they remove the first snare. Next you have your sword, that applies 8 seconds of bleeds for the first two hits of the #1 combo, and there is a skill inside the arms tree to improve bleeding length applied by 50%. Also, with the sword, your burst skill has an immobilize that stacks up to 12 bleeds over its duration, meaning that you can single handedly have 25 stacks of bleed on your target for a short duration, if you use your burst, #1 combo, and crit bleed procs from the 5 points into the arms tree. In addition, your bow's dual shot, although not too great on damage, shoots two arrows giving it a better chance to proc your arms trait bleed. Next is the warhorn, which provides you snare removal, swiftness, and vigor, which is nice to have for any situation.
For this build, I recommend getting rabid or rampagers gear for maximum damage output.
Trait wise, 30 arms, 30 def, 10 tactics, or 30 arms, 20 def, 10 tactics, or 30 arms, 10 def, 30 tactics.
For any of these trait setup, get III in arms at least, and I inside of def.
IX inside of the arms path, goes well with I inside of tactics, especially when you hamstring with your sword, since you will already have a immobilize from your swords burst skill, pindown from longbow, and bola if you wish to have it. With all of these, you will gain fury > more crit > highchance to proc your 5 point minor trait in arms.
Other alternatives are running gun / longbow, double sword / longbow, or mace+shield / longbow.