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Power Spellbreaker
November 2022

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

Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Force
Axe icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's AxeSuperior Sigil of Impact
Hammer icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Air icon
Berserker's HammerSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Air

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Berserker'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

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Hammer Spellbreaker has high burst and good sustained DPS, with large amounts of Crowd Control and Boon Removal. It also has good self-sustain due to the trait Adrenal Health.

Build Fundamentals

Following the written rotation will achieve good results. Listed below are the important factors that make the build work:

Attacker's Insight grants 50 Power, 50 Precision and 50 Ferocity per stack. Hammer Spellbreaker easily maintains 4-5 stacks of Attacker's Insight due to the amount of Crowd Control skills within the build.

Pre-cast "To the Limit!" followed by Winds of Disenchantment and Earthshaker to start your opener.

It’s important to land both Breaching Strike and Aura Slicer inside the lightning field of Winds of Disenchantment. Doing so will cause a dazing strike which will give stacks of Attacker's Insight.

Use Bull's Charge off-cooldown between Auto-attack chain while on Dagger/Axe to gain a damage boost from Peak Performance and to maintain Stability from Stalwart Strength.

Full Counter is a strong defensive skill that mitigates damage. It can be used as an offensive skill as well when dealing with multiple enemies. As a Daze skill it will trigger Attacker's Insight for extra damage, granting 1 stack per enemy struck. Full Counter doesn’t work against all attacks though, so you will have to determine for yourself when it can be used. As an example, blues on Vale Guardian will trigger Full Counter but you will still be teleported.

Boon Removal can be achieved by using any of your Crowd Control skills (listed below) due to the trait Dispelling Force, as well as Breaching Strike which will remove 2 boons on hit. Winds of Disenchantment also removes 1 boon every second.

 

Crowd Control

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

Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Force
Axe icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
Berserker's AxeSuperior Sigil of Accuracy
Greatsword icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's GreatswordSuperior Sigil of Accuracy Superior Sigil of Force

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Berserker'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

Power Spellbreaker is an easy to learn, high burst build that also has good sustained DPS. It has the option to provide small amounts of Quickness or Might to your sub group via Martial Cadence or Phalanx Strength. It also has access to valuable Boon Strip.

Build Fundamentals

Following the written rotation will achieve good results. Listed below are the important factors that make the build work:

Attacker's Insight grants 50 Power, 50 Precision and 50 Ferocity per stack. Doing the rotation correctly will maintain 2-3 stacks and peak at 5 stacks after Winds of Disenchantment.

Pre-cast Winds of Disenchantment followed by Bull's Charge and Signet of Fury for a damage boost and full adrenaline.

It’s important to land both Breaching Strike and Aura Slicer inside the lightning field of Winds of Disenchantment. Doing so will cause a dazing strike which will give stacks of Attacker's Insight. This will make up for the lost precision from using the Signet of Fury active.

After the opener, Winds of Disenchantment and Signet of Fury can be used together off-cooldown before swapping to Dagger / Axe. Don’t use Signet of Fury on it’s own as it will put your critical chance below 100%. You must have 5 stacks of Attacker's Insight for Signet of Fury to be worth using.

Use Bull's Charge off-cooldown before the second Arcing Slice while on Greatsword to gain a damage boost from Peak Performance.

Mending can be used at the start of a phase for Peak Performance if Bull's Charge is on-cooldown.

Use Bladetrail as the last part of the Greatsword loop before swapping to Dagger / Axe so that the second hit benefits from Sun and Moon Style.

Be careful when using Whirlwind Attack near edges. If it’s too risky, use an additional Auto-attack chain.

Full Counter is a strong defensive skill that mitigates damage. It can be used as an offensive skill as well when dealing with multiple enemies. As a Daze skill it will trigger Attacker's Insight for extra damage, granting 1 stack per enemy struck. Full Counter doesn’t work against all attacks though, so you will have to determine for yourself when it can be used. As an example, blues on Vale Guardian will trigger Full Counter but you will still be teleported.

Boon Stripping can be achieved by using any of your Crowd Control skills (listed below) due to the trait Dispelling Force, as well as Breaching Strike which will remove 2 boons on hit. Winds of Disenchantment also removes 1 boon every second.

One precision infusion is used for a little extra crit chance while Signet of Fury is on-cooldown, during this time you’ll be sitting at 99.90%. For the rest of the time you’ll be over 100%.

Crowd Control

 

Alternatives

Gear

Superior Sigil of Accuracy can be changed to Superior Sigil of Impact for encounters where it increases your DPS e.g. Keep Construct. In order to swap these sigils you will need to swap a few pieces of gear to Assassin’s: ShouldersLeggings and one Ring. You will also need to change food to Plate of Coq Au Vin with Salsa or Plate of Truffle Steak as a cheaper alternative.

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