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This build has been designed for the following use:
A Hammer Warrior with the ability to knockdown multiple foes if they are standing close together.
Attributes and Skills
<pvxbig> [build prof=Warrior/any Strength=12+2 Hammer=12+1+1][Earth Shaker][Crushing Blow][Hammer Bash] [Bull's Strike][Optional][Flail][Enraging Charge][Resurrection Signet][/build]
- [[Song of Concentration] - Most common optional in HA
- [[Death's Charge@3] - for instant movement and also a self-heal in split situations
- [[Grasping Earth@8] - especially great for hex builds (go with a spec of 14 hammer, 11 strength, 8 earth)
- [[Lions Comfort@14] - adrenaline gain and self-heal
- [[Sand Shards@9] - AoE damage triggered by your kds
- Survivor insignias and 1 Stonefist insignia on boot or hand.
- Sundering or Vampiric Hammer, Elemental, and Furious Hammers. Fortitude or Defense mod on either.
- A defensive set with spear + shield. Spear should have +30 health and a furious mod (you'll often want to be in this set to build adren). Keep an assortment of shields in your inventory (all the damage types, cripple reduction, blind reduction)
- Keep a longbow in your inventory to build adrenaline from afar
- Superior Vigor, Clarity, and Restoration runes.
- Upon entering battle, begin building adrenaline. When you and any other warriors on your team have adrenaline, organize a spike on a suitable target.
- Try to spike down low health targets.
- Use Bull's Strike to knock people down and set up spikes.
- Use Crushing Blow for an extremely powerful attack on targets you've knocked down.
- Use Flail to build adrenaline faster and to speed up your spikes.
- Use Enraging Charge to gain adrenaline and catch up to targets.
- After knocking someone down with Earth Shaker, it is often useful to 1/4 knock them with Hammer Bash. To do this, you use Flail after Earth Shaker, hit once with a Hammer attack, and then pause for half a second before using Hammer Bash. If done correctly, the target will be knocked down again directly after standing up and not even be able to cast a 1/4 second activation skill.
- Use your Elemental weapon to bypass enemy warriors' resistance to physical damage.
- Of course, use Resurrection Signet to resurrect dead party members.
- Replace Resurrection Signet with Death Pact Signet for a hard res.
- Equip Protector's Strike for fast, spammable damage.
- For additional damage and possible extra source of deep wound, take Body Blow.
- Take Mokele Smash for additional adrenaline gain and damage.
- Sprint or Rush for additional movement capability.
- Take Belly Smash and Yeti Smash for two AoE KDs.
- Melee shutdown
- Anti-knockdown skills
- Blackout disables your skills and causes loss of all adrenaline.