I really want to try out this build, but I'm more of a melee kind of guy personally. Would this build be just as effective with a GS or hammer? Maybe even a sword and shield? I'm not really that interested in WvW so this would be purely for PvE.
The second one is called Shaman's Etched as far as my knowledge goes. Not entirely sure how to acquire it, other than Extremely rare drop, map completion reward or popping in 4 level 70+ Rare greatswords in the Mystic Forge and wearing a working rabbit's foots and being blessed by a 7 leafed clover fairy godmother in real life.
If you have a couple of gold to throw into the fire, easiest way is to buy the Shaman's Etched Avenger in the trading post.
Ah thanks so much! That's the one I wanted the most so I'm glad to hear I can just buy one on the TP.