(MOD 10 pvp gwf build) by GWFs need a Buff
Hi guys this is Trent aka. GWF’s need a Buff here to share my build for PvP. I know what you are thinking “GWFs are HORRIBLE IN PVP!!”. That’s mostly because the developers don’t know what they are doing by it still being the only class without any type of dodge. But they can still do fairly well if you play them right and have the right stuff on!
Right off the bat Id like to say I got a lot of inspiration for this build by looking at the forums and a lot of play time on Neverwinter. So if you want to follow this link and maybe learn a bit more here you go its from IcyDrake on the PC and a link to his build on the arcforums! IcyDrakes build via a quicklink
Without further ado I think I should explain my mentality to playing a GWF and which stats I would prefer to stack to promote maximum efficiency. I have tested many builds and stats but found these to be the best for ME. You need a TON of hp and around 25% lifesteal if you want to be able to keep yourself up. Its a sorry fact that in an effort to fix classes devs just tack on piercing damage and call it good not knowing how bad it destroys PvP. I would shoot for at LEAST 180k plus HP. After that get your armor pen to around 90%, believe me I’ve asked PC people even they don’t know what is going on with it these days. And even after asking them to test it they don’t. I personally like to run around 38k power and 6k recovery because if you can’t keep up with your enemy you cant lifesteal and keep yourself alive. I would would personally love to run more recovery but unfortunately I haven’t found a way to run it effectively in a build without loosing too much power and henceforth damage.
Encounters I suggest running: IBS, Battlefury and Hidden daggers
Dailies: Avalanche of Steel (to jump/immune rogue shocking executions) and Indomitable Strength(for the prone/ to set up easy IBS combos to do huge damage)
Draconic 12’s in all of my OFFENSIVE slots for 460 arm/ 230 recovery and 402 power per enchantment because of the feats I choose to use.
Savage 12’s in all of my DEFENSIVE slots for 1680 hp and 420 lifesteal per enchantment.
Dark 12’s in my Utility slots for MOVEMENT
Wheel of elements, Vanguards Banner, GWF sigil and Orcus’ Wand (Orcus set is MANDATORY)
Here is a quick look here to see my current stats right now. As you can see right now I am running all STR/CHA with the highest initial rolls for each respectively. This will give you the most damage output.
You will notice I am a Metallic Ancestry dragonborn for a few reasons. More hp (around 5k), more power( around 1.6k) and of course the two +2’s that you get to choose. For right now this is the best race for a GWF to play. Sadly I wish I could play human because I still have my old wolf helmet but.. its bonuses for a GWF are pretty horrible.
Click here to go to Imgur and find the pictures of all my boons/mount bonuses and powers! This would make this post wayyy to long if I posted a picture of everyone. Just scroll through them all to find out exactly which ones I picked. http://trentbaillargeon.imgur.com/all/
But incase you get confused please remember Hp > Power, Power > Defense, Recovery > Crit severity and Deflect > Crit. Also take all the Hp and HEALING boons you will need them ALL.
You don’t need 4 healing insignias and gladiators guile. There is too much piercing to run a deflect GWF and the heal every time you crit or deflect wont keep you up. Your much better off having just a high lifesteal off the bat.
I hope you guys found this useful and learn a bit about GWF’s. They can be deadly if you are smart. Save your dailies and IBS to do combos especially when they are prone. Don’t blow your moves when you are pretty much guaranteed to miss or do no damage. GWF’s are only good if you play them right. Play smart, play it right and keep your cool as much as possible. If you can do all these things right you will be much better off. Just remember you are a squishy melee class with barely any range. You can’t tank 3 – 5 people with this build.
Have fun out there and I might periodically update this build when new mods drop if anything changes. If you have any serious questions please send me an xbox message and Ill help you out.
-GWFs need a Buff (The Nation)