Also, I'm not native english speaker, so forgive any mistake or ask if something doesn't make sense.
Warrior of All Boons
Warrior of All Boons is a build trying to benefit from certain traits in order to generate synergies around having boons (which any and all classes in the game can provide)
First, the traits:
30 STR : [ II ] Restorative Strength (cond remov), [ V ]:Berserker's Power (damage), [ IX ]: Slashing Power (more damage, variable)
20 ARM: [ v ] Rending Strikes (cond +dmg), [ X ]Forceful Greatsword (MIGHT)
10 TAC: [ VI ] Empowered (dmg +synergy)
10 DIC: [ VI] Signet Mastery (synergy)
This traits are selected to gain 3 major synergies in the game:
1° : You want "Restorative Strength" so your heal skill removes crippled, chilled, immobilize, and weakness. You will be using the healing skill "Mending" which also removes "2 conditions". The game will apply the trait first, so if you have any other condition, mending will remove 2. This make Mending a massive condition removal, because is very common that in a heavy condition situation, no more than 2 extra conditions are affecting you, apart from the ones "Restorative Strength" removes. (First Synergy)
2°: You want Empowered because we will be using runes of Lyssa, that gives us all boons on usage of elite, and a random boon on usage of heal. This gives us a burst power of 18% extra damage (only for counting boons) for 5 seconds. Enough time to connect a high burst damage skill, like 100blades. Also giving us the boons we need to keep hitting with it (stability)(aegis)(regeneration)(etc)
3°: You want Forceful Greatsword because we will be using GS as our main weapon, also, we will be using major sigil of strength for might on crits. Plus the might "Signet of Might" gives us, and "For Great Justice!", also "Signet of Rage" we will have, easily the max stacks of crits. If not, at least 17 stacks.
4°: You want Signet Mastery in order to reduce the cool down of 2 of our skills, increasing the overall might we get over time. (this is an extra synergy that works with the other 3)
I reckon you can change 10 points in Strength, and put them in Tactics, so you can benefit from warhorn trait, or reduce the cooldown of the shouts (I'm still testing what is best, if the 10% damage with GS or those options)
The equipment so far will be this:
Headgear: Knight's + Superior Rune of Lyssa
Shoulders: Berserker's + Superior Rune of Lyssa
Chest: Knight's + Superior Rune of Lyssa
Gloves: Berserker's + Superior Rune of Lyssa
Leggings: Knight's + Superior Rune of Lyssa
Boots: Berserker's + Superior Rune of Lyssa
Back : Cavalier Spineguard + Exquisite Ruby JeweL
Amulet: Emerald Orichalcum Amulet + Exquisite Ruby Jewel (soon to be replaced with ascended
Earring 1: Beryl Orichalcum Earring + Exquisite Beryl Jewel
Earring 2: Ruby Orichalcum Earring + Exquisite Ruby Jewel
Ring 1: Solaria, Circle of the Sun + Versatile Mighty Infusion
Ring 2: Crystalline Band (infused) + Versatile Mighty Infusion
Weapon 1: Berserker's Greatsword + Superior Sigil of Strength
Weapon 2: Berserker's Axe + (sigil of preference)
offhand: Berserker's warhorn + (sigil of endurance on swap)
Weapon 3: Berserker's Rifle + (sigil of preference) (for boss battles or ranged need)
Food: Omnomberry Pie (90 Prec) can be replaced but less crit chance
the other thingy: whatever you want (anything improve the build)
Total HP: 20,312
Attack Base (no boon): 3161
Attack with Might (25): 4036
You must apply %dmg over this.
Base Crit Chance: 54%
Crit Chance with fury: 74%
Crit Damage Factor: 1.91 (191% dmg)
What I liked about runes of Lyssa isn't only the cool boon generator, but the high Prec you get from them.
That inspired me to make a build with high crit chance, high damage, but also decent armor. My weakness was the low vit, and to protect myself from conditions, I use the massive cond removals I have.
If you need a third massive cond removal, you can use the Free Utility Skill Slot with the "Signet of Stamina" which removes all conditions. In PvP I change that for "Bull's Charge" or "Frenzy", depends on my team. In Dungeons you may want to use "Balanced Stance" or "Endure Pain".
As you can see, this is a very versatile build, that can be used anywhere. You do really high damage, and you benefit from any support you are given in terms of extra damage.
I have to make you all a humble request, to finish this build. This is my personal build, the one I use, so if you can criticise it, to make it better, that would be very much appreciated.
Hope my english is not that bad, and that you may find this build enjoyable.
PD: I used Sonic Boon spreadsheet to get the exact numbers, also tested ingame. Thanks for the spreadsheet, was very helpful.
PD2: Im thinking on how to improve this build with ascended trinkets, will update if I find anything new on that area.
Edited by Epitaph_Blade, 06 February 2013 - 04:13 AM.