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Power Vindicator
February 2023

Instanced PvE
Dps

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Greatsword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Air icon
Berserker's GreatswordSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Air
Staff icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Air icon
Berserker's StaffSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Air

Trinkets

Ad Infinitum icon
Dragon's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Berserker's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Berserker's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Berserker's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Berserker's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Berserker's Ring

Food

Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

Opener

Start in Legendary Alliance Stance

  1. Spear of Archemorus
  2. Dodge
  3. Eternity's Requiem
  4. Swap to Legendary Assassin Stance

Shiro Loop

  1. Activate Impossible Odds
  2. Mist Unleashed
  3. Dodge
  4. 1x Auto-attack chain
  5. Mist Unleashed
  6. 1x Auto-attack chain + 1x Mist Swing
  7. Phantom's Onslaught
  8. Mist Unleashed
  9. Dodge
  10. 1x Auto-attack chain
  11. Mist Unleashed
  12. 1x Auto-attack chain
  13. Swap to Legendary Alliance Stance

Alliance Loop

  1. Eternity's Requiem
  2. Mist Unleashed
  3. Spear of Archemorus
  4. Phantom's Onslaught
  5. 1x Auto-attack chain
  6. Mist Unleashed
  7. Dodge
  8. 1x Auto-attack chain
  9. Mist Unleashed
  10. Dodge
  11. 1x Auto-attack chain
  12. Mist Unleashed
  13. Phantom's Onslaught
  14. Nomad's Advance
  15. Spear of Archemorus
  16. Eternity's Requiem
  17. Swap to Legendary Assassin Stance

 

Power Vindicator is a bursty power build that excels at encounters with large hitboxes, as Eternity's Requiem scales with hitbox size. The rotation is forgiving and easy to pick up. This build only uses Greatsword, which allows for a Staff Weapon Swap in encounters that require a lot of CC.

Build fundamentals

Alliance Tactics swaps your Legendary Alliance Stance from Archemorus (Red/Orange) to Saint Viktor (Blue). Always stay in Archemorus since Spear of Archemorus and Nomad's Advance are part of your rotation.

Be aware that dodging during the channeling of any skill will cancel it.

Use Dodge regularly to spend your endurance and apply buffs: Dodging grants Vigor to you and your allies via Song of Arboreum and upkeeps the strike damage buff from Forerunner of Death 100% of the time.

Imperial Guard is a 2-second channel block to be used if you are out of dodges. After you block some hits, use True Strike to unleash a strong Counter-attack.

Energy Meld restores half a Dodge. It is usually more efficient to block an attack with Imperial Guard than using Energy Meld if you are out of endurance.

You can swap legends during the channeling of Eternity's Requiem. However, if you swap too early, you will consume the energy gained in Shiro (Legendary Assassin Stance), which will lower DPS due to the lost uptime of Impossible Odds.

Activate Impossible Odds as soon you swap to Shiro (Legendary Assassin Stance). This will maximize the number of follow-up strikes gained.

Rotation Tips

Eternity's Requiem is your strongest skill: Use it off-cooldown.

The main idea of the rotation is to fill the downtime between Mist Unleashed cooldowns as efficiently as possible when your Eternity's Requiem is not off-cooldown. There are two main ways to do this:

  • 1 Auto-attack chain + Dodge. Keep in mind that dodging will reset your Auto-attack chain.
  • 1 Auto-attack chain + 1 Mist Swing + Phantom's Onslaught

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Gear

Superior Sigil of Impact can be replaced with Superior Sigil of Air. Superior Sigil of Impact pulls ahead compared to Superior Sigil of Air in Strikes, Keep Construct, Fractals, and any Encounter with adds.

 

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