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    Power Willbender
    August 2023

    Group PvE
    Damage
    41.5K+

    Armor

    Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's HelmSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's ChestSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's LegsSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Golemancer

    Weapons & Sigils

    Sword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
    Berserker's SwordSuperior Sigil of Force
    Focus icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
    Berserker's FocusSuperior Sigil of Accuracy
    Greatsword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
    Berserker's GreatswordSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Accuracy

    Trinkets

    Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
    Assassin's Backpiece
    Black Ice Earring icon
    Assassin's Accessory
    Asgeir's Talisman icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Asgeir's Amulet icon
    Assassin's Amulet
    Black Ice Band icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Mistborn Band icon
    Assassin's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of Fireworks

    Food

    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Furious Sharpening Stone icon
    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Furious Sharpening Stone

    Infusions

    Mighty WvW Infusion icon
    20xMighty Infusion

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Greatsword

    Sword/Focus

    Opener

    1. Flowing Resolve x2
    2. Crashing Courage
    3. Shield of Wrath
    4. Sword of Justice
    5. Ray of Judgment
    6. Symbol of Blades
    7. Weapon Swap
    8. Symbol of Resolution
    9. Whirling Wrath
    10. Rushing Justice
    11. Purging Flames
    12. Binding Blade
    13. Leap of Faith
    14. Symbol of Resolution
    15. Whirling Wrath

    Loop Concepts:

    1. Always finish Auto-attack chains on Greatsword and Sword/Focus
    2. On Greatsword, use:
      1. 3x Symbol of Resolution
      2. 3x Whirling Wrath
    3. On Sword, use:
      1. Ray of Judgment
      2. 3x Symbol of Blades
      3. 2x Zealot's Defense
      4. Ray of Judgment
    4. Use Crashing Courage off-cooldown, or save it for when you need Stability or Aegis.
    5. Use Purging Flames and Rushing Justice off-cooldown.

    Filler options:

    1. Leap of Faith
    2. Binding Blade
    3. Sword of Justice
    4. Auto-attack chains

    Introduction

    Power Willbender is a powerful, fast-paced DPS build with a free-flowing rotation. This build can be easy to pick up but difficult to master, as optimization requires avoiding as many hits as possible to upkeep Unscathed Contender.

    Build Fundamentals

    Always maintain the effect of a Virtue skill to reduce the cooldowns of your weapon skills via Restorative Virtues:

    The main damaging skills are Whirling Wrath and Symbol of Resolution on Greatsword, so the focus will be to reset and use these as often as possible.

    Maintain Symbols under enemies at all times (Symbol of ResolutionSymbol of Blades) to increase damage via Symbolic Avenger.

    Build Specifics

    Instead of a strict rotation, this build uses the main damage skills in each weapon set and fills in the gaps with the remaining skills or Auto-attack chains.

    Willbender is very mobile thanks to its Virtues. Rushing Justice, Flowing Resolve, and Crashing Courage can be used to get closer to enemies or move away in dangerous situations.

    Crashing Courage provides Aegis as well as Stability after a short cast time.

    Shield of Wrath Is an instant cast 3-attack block that can be useful to maintain precious Aegis uptime.

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    "Feel My Wrath!" can be replaced by Heaven's Palm  in encounters where strong CC is required.

    If you really need to replace a utility, Purging Flames can be replaced with:

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