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This build has been designed for the following use:
A Warrior build using Dwarven Battle Stance to dominate with hammers. Be strong like Great Dwarf!
Attributes and Skills
<pvxbig> [build prof=w/x hammer=12+1 strength=12+1+1][crude swing][whirlwind attack][optional][optional][optional][for great justice][Dwarven Battle Stance][dwarven stability][/build] Optional slots for:
- The Yeti Combo: Provides AoE Knockdowns.
- The Brawling Combo: For better energy management and Knockdown.
- The Auspicious Combo: For better energy management.
- Stance and enchantment removal
- Anti-melee hexes such as Empathy or Spiteful Spirit
- Add [["You Are All Weaklings!"]
- Taking [["Save Yourselves!"] instead of [["For Great Justice!"] [NOTE: This is NOT recommended unless you are sure you are facing 6 or more foes most of the time, eg. HM FoW, DoA, elite missions etc.]
- Stonefist Insignia if using a knockdown skill (such as Yeti Smash or Brawling Headbutt).
- Full Survivor or Sentinel Insignia
- Rune of Superior Vigor
- Rune of Superior Absorption
- Rune of Clarity or Rune of Vitae
- Weapons: Zealous or Vampiric Hammer
- Maintain Dwarven Battle Stance using Dwarven Stability.
- Keep "For Great Justice!" up as much as possible.
- Use "You Are All Weaklings!" with Yeti Smash for an AoE knockdown
- Spam 1 and 2 on recharge to interrupt foes
- Attack skills activation time with Dwarven Battle Stance:
- no casting time = ~1.17 seconds (1.5*0.67=1.1725)
- 1-second casting time = 0.67 seconds
- 2-second casting time = 1.34 seconds (NOT 1.33 seconds)
- 3-second casting time = 2.01 seconds (NOT 2 seconds)
- You need at least Deldrimor rank 6 to be able to permanently maintain Dwarven Battle Stance with 14 Strength, but at Deldrimor rank 4 (common rank after finishing EotN), you only have 5% downtime
- At maximum Deldrimor rank 10:
- Dwarven Stability and Dwarven Battle Stance are maintainable with 12+ Strength
- 12+1+1 Hammer Mastery and 12+1 Strength are ideal