Yes. Much better. Heh.
In all seriousness while Strife's build is okay it is heavily reliant on stacking Knights gear and having Altruistic Healing in conjunction with substantial investment in the Honor line, which is nice as it offers a lot of defensive stats and gives you room to make mistakes, but comes at the price of making you substantially less useful to your team, as you are giving up a massive chunk of DPS in exchange for a marginal benefit in survivability. I wouldn't be surprised if this build deals at least 50% more damage than Strife's build, if not more. I haven't run the numbers or anything though since I don't really feel like trying to figure out what his crit damage should be given his crazy spread of knights and berserker's gear. You can't really call yourself a DPS when you don't actually deal any damage.
Would you also say that this spec/build is "easier" to play, or is it harder cos of the lack of defense?
Citadel of Flame has Berserker equipment and is one of the fastest dungeon runs in the game.
But do anyone want you in those fast dungeon runs when you don't have any exotic gear runed/sigillied and jewels etc.. etc... ?
I haven't played any explorable dungeon yets cos it feels like I have to get my gear together first, and since money is so hard to get outside dungeons, it's been hard to finishing it all, since runes is so crazy, like 30g for 6 eagle runs when I checked. Now I'm probably going for the first setup though.