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In Topic: Am I the only person that hates the great sword?

14 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

First I said minor traits [10 arms] bleed on crit - difficult to stack and does negligible damage without condition damage [15 arms] burst skills have 10% increased critical chance? You said yourself GS burst is useless. also I got 14 stacks of might, plus in dungeons you get to 20-25 from your group either way (maybe not in pugs lol).

I did look at your build, I tried it and tested the boon duration and everything to see if it was all the rage. I don't feel like dragging this on any longer because you sound like a GS elitist and its getting off track but I said in context, you rapture about is keeping might stacks and vulnerability up. In dungeons you are constantly dodging, that's when vulnerability and might depreciates, each stack has its own counter.

You need to auto attack to get a bunch of stacks up, then get perfect positioning and timing so that when you 100b you don't get facerolled by the boss. I never said "anything you can do, I can do better," I just don't think its that great in a group and I'll rest my case there.

In Topic: My Final Axe/Mace DPS Dungeon Build

13 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

This is a really nice build with the quick endurance refills, i've been trying to run axe/x in dungeons and trying to rely on a half arsed damage/shout heals build, I will try this out. thanks for sharing

In Topic: Am I the only person that hates the great sword?

13 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

View PostBrand, on 13 November 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

I'd also like to point out that while Axe/Mace has two 4 vulnerability skills, you cannot keep a constant 8 stacks on the target. Axe gives 4 for 8 seconds on a 6 second CD, Mace gives 4 for 10 seconds on a 15 second CD. At any given time you have 4, 8, or 12 stacks of vulnerability. Spending 60% of the time at 8, 30% at 4, and 10% at 12. That is most certainly not a constant 8 stacks.

Context! Though the might stack with GS is a real nice trait, as soon as you stop attacking to dodge or use the rifle it depreciates very quickly. Same with the vulnerability issue, axe/mace get 8 stacks instantly then burst/get out after, while GS you have to keep attacking to stack 6-7, as soon as you stop (starting your 100b/getting out) it goes down fast.

View PostBrand, on 13 November 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

When you say "Any other weapon can be built around a support build" you are fairly mistaken. While it is POSSIBLE to do such with all weapons, it is almost never viable. You can throw a Greatsword, or Axe/Axe, or whatever onto a full Cleric's Vigorous Shout build, but it's not going to help you at all. It's just going to be watering down your otherwise maximized team support, and barely adding any damage. Just because you can build a support build around a weapon doesn't mean it will be effective.

You could easily run another weaponset with your 'boon' build and still get heaps of might stacks off FGJ and SoR and not need 20 trait points in precision that you can put elsewhere for better damage or toughness, since the condi damage and the minor traits from precision are pretty useless. Other than that you give exactly the same boons/heals to allies. In theory you could put 10 points in discipline for permanent SoR buffs, power or defense (toughness/better heals)

I can tell you now my axe/shield autoattack does more than my GS 100b in the same time, doesn't root me in place or have CD. I don't need to have 'the difficulties of performing a full 100bs' I can just shield stance or dodge roll out mid-attack. Don't get me wrong your GS build syngerises great, but the fact is you need to be attacking all the time to maximise the might and vulnerability makes other weaponsets just as viable in a 'high damage/support' style.

edit: spelling

In Topic: Am I the only person that hates the great sword?

13 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostBrand, on 13 November 2012 - 04:20 AM, said:

Basically, the entire GS kit is highly synergistic. Your only real attack is 100B, encouraging you to use auto attack during most of it's down time. This encourages team support, as vulnerability helps everyone. Whirlwind, Bladetrail, and Rush are very nice utility skills, and work very well together to kite a boss or evade attacks/AoEs. And on top of all of that, they made the F1 skill blow, therefore just for not using your crappy F1 you can get 9% crit, 12% damage and a 9k heal (I'm not sure how Eviscerate compares to all that, but I can't see it being that much better).

Seeing less Greatsword Warriors? Not something I'd be happy with.
Seeing less dumb people? Yes, please!

I think you're missing the point, yes those are the advantages of the GS and it does nasty damage but OP states that it doesn't offer group utility like other weapons unless you specifically spec for a shout build (which any weaponset can be built around). A hammer warrior jumps in and earthshakers a group of enemies to get them off your allies followed with weaken, knockdown, cripple, etc. Axe/mace can instantly stack 8 vulnerability with low CD, with tremor and still maintain good damage (if not more). GS warrior whirlwinds/rushes in then hundred blades and auto-attacks to stack vulnerability and that's it. GS on its own is frankly a very solo orientated weapon. You could say dealing high damage with the GS while using a shout build is 'support' but its not what it's made for.

In Topic: Any site that lets us try on different armors/weps/runes/jewelry?

09 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

I found a google spreadsheet off reddit: https://docs.google....OEE&pli=1#gid=0
It's only a spreadsheet though and clunky, frankly if I knew how to code I'd spend the time to make one because it doesn't seem that difficult.