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The '''Gale Axe''' is a [[gw:PvP|PvP]]-oriented [[gw:Warrior|Warrior]]/[[gw:Elementalist|Elementalist]] build, focusing on adrenaline spikes and disruption through the Elementalist skill [[gw:Gale|Gale]].
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A Hamstorm is an example of the perfect build, you use the cirpple to slow your enemies and rain fire from above making them stuck in the fire.
   
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== Attributes and Skills ==
Anymore the eviscerate executioner's strike spike don't work that much but it's fairly effective. very weak against any type of anti-melee and shock is a costly interrupt skill.
 
 
== Attributes and Skills==
 
 
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[build prof=warri/eleme firema=12 swords=8+3+1 streng=6+1 tactic=5+1 airmag=5 waterm=3]["i will avenge you!"][galrath slash][hamstring][defensive stance][chain lightning][fire storm][ice spikes][inferno][/build]
 
[build prof=warri/eleme firema=12 swords=8+3+1 streng=6+1 tactic=5+1 airmag=5 waterm=3]["i will avenge you!"][galrath slash][hamstring][defensive stance][chain lightning][fire storm][ice spikes][inferno][/build]
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== Equipment ==
 
== Equipment ==
*Zealous Axe of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
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* Platemail Armor
*Elemental Axe of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
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* Any longbow that gives + 1 energy regeneration.
*Vampiric Axe of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
 
*Air Focus of Fortitude, 15/-1 energy
 
*Furious Spear of Fortitude, +5 energy
 
*Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% blind
 
*Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% cripple
 
*Strength Shields of Fortitude, +10 armor vs each damage type
 
 
=== Runes and Insignia ===
 
*4x Radiant Insignia
 
*Stonefist Insignia
 
*Superior Vigor
 
*Minor Axe
 
*Clariti
 
*Restoration
 
*Minor Strength or Attunement, depending on preference
 
   
 
== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
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* Use [[gw:Hamstring|Hamstring]] or [[gw:Ice Spikes|Ice Spikes]] to slow down your enemy and then rain fire on him.
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* Use [[gw:Chain Lightning|Chain Lightning]] when the enemies are balling up.
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* Use [[gw:Inferno|Inferno]] to finish weakend enemies off.
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* Use [[gw:Defensive Stance|Defensive Stance]] when other warrior are attacking you.
   
* Upon entering combat, carefully select a target and begin auto-attacking to build up [[gw:Adrenaline|adrenaline]] (Use a Furious Spear/Bow or a Wand to gain adrenaline when you can't get too close).
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== Counters ==
* Knock down the world with [[gw:Gale|Gale]].
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* Stay far away from each other and kite the finishing [[gw:Inferno|Inferno]].
* Spike targets with [[gw:Eviscerate|Eviscerate]] and [[gw:Executioner's Strike|Executioner's Strike]].
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* Let him stand till the very end of the match as he's unable to resurrect fallen allies.
* Use [[gw:Frenzy|Frenzy]] to spike faster and/or increase the amount of pressure you're putting out.
 
* Use [[gw:Sprint|Sprint]] to chase [[gw:Kite|kiting]] foes, cancel [[gw:Frenzy|Frenzy]], or as a simple movement speed buff.
 
* Use [[gw:Disrupting Chop|Disrupting Chop]] at opportune moments to interrupt and disable skills (for example, use it as a Monk recovers from a knockdown).
 
* Swap to appropriate weapon sets as necessary (Ebon when attacking another Warrior without sentinal's insignia, sundering with, etc.)
 
* [[gw:Resurrection Signet|Resurrect allies]] when necessary.
 
 
== Variants ==
 
* [[gw:Body Blow|Body Blow]] can be replaced by [[gw:Executioner's Strike|Executioner's Strike]], or alternatively [[gww:Dismember|Dismember]] to have more sources of Deep Wound (use with Agonizing Chop and Prot Strike variants).
 
* You can switch out Disrupting Chop for [[gw:Agonizing Chop|Agonizing Chop]].
 
* [[gww:Death Pact Signet|Death Pact]] can be taken over the Res in GvG/HA for a hard res.
 
* Possible replacements for Gale:
 
:*[[gw:Rending Touch|Rending Touch]] for enchantment removal.
 
:*[[gw:Power Spike|Power Spike]] for a ranged interrupt.
 
:*[[gw:Disrupting Dagger|Disrupting Dagger]] for a half ranged hard interrupt.
 
:*A [[gw:Conjure Lightning|Conjure]] with 10 points in the required element for bigger damage.
 
:*[[gww:Protector's Strike|Prot Strike]] for damage compression and general pewpewness.
 
:*[[gw:Antidote Signet|Antidote Signet]] or [[gw:Mending Touch|Mending Touch]] to combat blind (and conditions generally).
 
:*[[gw:Sight Beyond Sight|Sight Beyond Sight]] to Build Wars Bsurge fgts.
 
 
[[Category:Multi-campaign builds|W/E Gale Axe]]
 
[[Category:Multi-campaign builds|W/E Gale Axe]]

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A Hamstorm is an example of the perfect build, you use the cirpple to slow your enemies and rain fire from above making them stuck in the fire.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=warri/eleme firema=12 swords=8+3+1 streng=6+1 tactic=5+1 airmag=5 waterm=3]["i will avenge you!"][galrath slash][hamstring][defensive stance][chain lightning][fire storm][ice spikes][inferno][/build] </pvxbig>

Equipment

  • Platemail Armor
  • Any longbow that gives + 1 energy regeneration.

Usage

Counters

  • Stay far away from each other and kite the finishing Inferno.
  • Let him stand till the very end of the match as he's unable to resurrect fallen allies.
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