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Power DPS Bladesworn Build

GW2. Raid Build. Power DPS Bladesworn. Warrior PvE 2023.



Last Update: January 2023


Overview

The Power Bladesworn is a Warrior DPS that deals heavy burst damage but requires good timing to land the massive Dragon Slashes. It is a high risk high reward playstyle, but with decision making and some prediction, it can overcome mechanics and progress fights faster. It also can bring banners to provide quickness to the group.


DPS Variant


Playstyle

Role: DPS

Using Ammunition skills and Explosions will grant damage modifiers and combined with the Overcharged Cartridges which increases the damage done by Explosives, you can maximize the damage of your hardest hitting skill, the Dragon Slash. The entire skill progression can be organized into three parts. Because you need plenty of flow to perform your burst, you want to frontload your flow generation.

Opener Flow Generation:

  1. “To the Limit!” as soon as you get in combat
  2. Gunblade 5 + Flow Stabilizer
  3. Tactical Reload
  4. Flow Stabilizer x2

After using your opener, you will be fine just using Flow Stabilizer whenever you have time to without worrying about doing the opener again. You can now perform your burst combo where most of your damage occurs. Overcharged Cartridges and Pistol 5 grant damage modifiers for your massive Dragon Slash. Only use Dragonspike Mine right after a Dragon Slash to double cast it.

Burst Combo:

  1. Overcharged Catridges
  2. Pistol 5/4
  3. Dragon Trigger (F2)
  4. Dragon Slash: Force (1)
  5. Dragonspike Mine (if off cooldown)
  6. Dragon Trigger (F2)
  7. Dragon Slash: Force (1)

Dragon Slash will place you in the Gunblade. Use the Gunblade 2/3/4 skills while waiting for your weapon swap cooldown (F1). This is also a good time to cast your Tactical Reload. Then swap to your Axe and use the 2/3 if you have time to, but don’t delay the burst combo to do so if Dragon Trigger is off cooldown. Begin the burst combo again and loop between the filler Gunblade/Axe skills and the burst combo.

You can cast the 4 skill in Dragon Trigger and Pistol 4 to gain aegis to block mechanics that would interrupt your skill rotation. Also the 5 skill in Dragon Trigger can be used strategically to allow you to precast Dragon Slash while doing mechanics. Great timing can allow you to do some massive damage.


Difficulty

70%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Coat
Berserker
Gloves
Berserker
Leggings
Berserker
Boots
Berserker

Primary Weapon Set

Axe
Berserker
Pistol
Berserker
ItemStat
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Skills

Axe / PistolHeal / Utility / Elite

Traits


Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay


Quickness Banner Variant


Using the same gear as the DPS build, but using banners and the Discipline trait Doubled Standards allows a simpler playstyle that can provide many boons to its squad including quickness.

Skills

Axe / PistolHeal / Utility / Elite

Traits


Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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3 Comments

  1. May want to change the overview since it still says “Banner Bladesworn”

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