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This build has been designed for the following use:

A splitable hammer bar utilizing Weakness and knockdowns for survivability, while being able to deal good damage and constant disruption.

Attributes and Skills

<pvxbig> [build prof=warri/secon streng=12+1+1 hammer=12+1][devastating hammer][Crushing Blow][Hammer Bash][Bull's Strike][Optional][Flail][Enraging Charge][Resurrection Signet][/build]

  • [[Hammer Bash] - for an unconditional KD, with the following:
    • [[Protector's Strike@14] - for more damage, damage compression and easy q-knocking.
    • [[Wild Throw@3] - to remove important stances such as Balanced Stance.
    • [[Death's Charge@3] - for instant movement and also a self-heal in split situations
    • [[Iron Palm@3] - for an additional, cheap knockdown
    • [[Distracting Blow] for a fast recharging AoE interrupt.
  • [[Yeti Smash@14] - for AoE KD with quick activation, with the following:
    • [[Belly Smash@13] - AoE Blind + more conditions for Yeti Smash.
    • [[Overbearing Smash@13] - Daze + more conditions for Yeti Smash.




  • Zealous Hammer of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
  • Elemental Hammer of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
  • Vampiric Hammer of Defense/Fortitude, 15^50
  • Furious Spear of Fortitude, +5 energy
  • Furious or Zealous Axe/Sword of Defense, +5 energy
  • Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% blind
  • Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% cripple
  • Strength Shields of Fortitude, +10 armor vs each damage type


  • 4x Sentinel's Insignia
  • Stonefist Insignia
  • Superior Vigor
  • Minor Hammer
  • Clarity
  • Restoration
  • Minor Strength


  • Use Enraging Charge as a speed boost and for adrenaline gain.
  • Bull's Strike moving targets for damage and knockdown.
  • Knockdown with Devastating Hammer and Hammer Bash.
  • Apply Deep Wound when needed with Crushing Blow.
  • When chaining, use (Bull's Strike)->Devastating Hammer->Flail/Crushing Blow->Quarter-step,wait half a second->Hammer Bash.



  • Melee shutdown
  • Anti-knockdown skills