A perfect starter build for players interested in getting into pvp quick, whilst also being able to progress and level your character’s weapon/armor mastery quickly in almost any area of the game. If you want to explore the world, and tackle any challenge you come across, this is the build for you.
Well rounded, with an easy skill floor, and high skill ceiling this is a build you will be able to stick with until the maximum tier. Whilst it is very well suited for solo play, you can change up a few items to make it very capable in group fights with your friends. Details on what to switch up will be listed below. Enjoy!
Lunging Strike: A great ability that enables you to chase opponents by slowing them down with every hit, or kite out melee aggressors. This spell is an AoE (Area of Effect) spell that will hit multiple opponents, making it great for cleaning dungeons, or fighting multiple foes. Lunging strike will also increase your auto attack damage, increasing life steal from auto’s and damage dealt to opponents.
Forest of spears: Another great AoE ability that will do high damage in a cone in front of you whilst channeling. This does damage every 0.3 seconds to every opponent inside the area, making it a great pair with the mercenary jacket, enabling you to heal quickly by striking all those caught in it’s area.
Reckless charge: Not only does this once again add to the AoE damage of the build, it is also both a mobility and an interrupt. Allowing you to quickly reposition in a fight when needed, and interrupt any casts or channels in the process. In PvE you can use this to stop mobs from hitting you with any high damage abilities, or just to escape AoE damage by dashing away or through them in the process.
In PvP this will reflect damage back at the attacker, punishing those trying to deal heavy damage, or protecting you whilst you push. In PvE, you can swap this to the “howl” ability, slowing down the mob’s attack speed, and interrupting any spells they may try cast.
This will heal you every time you do damage, near instantly completed by the forest of spear skill, you can also auto attack, and take advantage on the AoE on your Q or E spell to hit multiple opponents at once to quickly heal.
In PvP it allows you to chase fleeing opponents, kite out aggressors or flee from battle yourself. In PvE you can swap this to “rejuvenating sprint”, to heal quickly whilst remaining in the fight
Standard cape is fine just for the energy regain. If you have the money and want to improve dungeon clear times you can opt to wear a Thetford Cape.
This offhand increases your attack speed, a great pairing with spear where a lot of your damage comes from your auto attacks. Equipping a torch helps increase your DPS (damage per second) not only by helping you attack faster, but also by providing you with a minor cooldown reduction, allowing you to use your spells sooner.
Your weapon passive will be “life leech”, will allow you to steal health based on the auto attack damage you deal, an amazing pair with the spear’s ability to increase auto attack damage. For armor you want “toughness” on plater, and “balanced mind” on leather pieces. For better defense and healing.
This food will further the sustain from your auto attack and mercenary jacket healing, helping you keep healthy as you fight.
This potion will reduce received damage and crowd control for a short period, allowing you to protect against any high instances of damage.
- Very good sustain
- Very good outplay potential
- Very good in PvE
- Very good in PvP
- Good counter mobility
- Very good defensive ability
- Cultist cowl
- Cursed staffs