Build:W/any Dwarven Hammer

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This build has been designed for the following use:

A Warrior build using Dwarven Battle Stance to dominate with hammers. Be strong like Great Dwarf!

Attributes and Skills Edit

<pvxbig> [build prof=w/x hammer=12+1 strength=12+1+1][crude swing][whirlwind attack][optional][optional][optional][for great justice][Dwarven Battle Stance][dwarven stability][/build] Optional Optional slots for:

  • The Yeti Combo: Provides AoE Knockdowns.
  • &quot;You Are All Weaklings!&quot; [["You Are All Weaklings!"]
  • Yeti Smash [[Yeti Smash@13]
  • Crushing Blow [[Crushing Blow@13]
  • The Brawling Combo: For better energy management and Knockdown.
  • Brawling Headbutt [[Brawling Headbutt]
  • Renewing Smash [[Renewing Smash@13]
  • Pulverizing Smash [[Pulverizing Smash@13]
  • The Auspicious Combo: For better energy management.
  • &quot;You Are All Weaklings!&quot; [["You Are All Weaklings!"]
  • Auspicious Blow [[Auspicious Blow@13]
  • Fierce Blow [[Fierce Blow@13]

Counters Edit

  • Stance and enchantment removal
  • Anti-melee hexes such as Empathy or Spiteful Spirit
  • Blind
  • Blocking

Variants Edit


  • Add [["You Are All Weaklings!"]
  • Taking [["Save Yourselves!"] instead of [["For Great Justice!"] [NOTE: This is NOT recommended unless you are sure you are facing 6 or more foes most of the time, eg. HM FoW, DoA, elite missions etc.]

Equipment Edit

  • Armor:
    • Stonefist Insignia if using a knockdown skill (such as Yeti Smash or Brawling Headbutt).
    • Full Survivor or Sentinel Insignia
    • Rune of Superior Vigor
    • Rune of Superior Absorption
    • Rune of Clarity or Rune of Vitae
  • Weapons: Zealous or Vampiric Hammer

Usage Edit

  • Maintain Dwarven Battle Stance using Dwarven Stability.
  • Keep "For Great Justice!" up as much as possible.
  • Use "You Are All Weaklings!" with Yeti Smash for an AoE knockdown
  • Spam 1 and 2 on recharge to interrupt foes


Notes Edit

  • Attack skills activation time with Dwarven Battle Stance:
    • no casting time = ~1.17 seconds (1.5*0.67=1.1725)
    • 1-second casting time = 0.67 seconds
    • 2-second casting time = 1.34 seconds (NOT 1.33 seconds)
    • 3-second casting time = 2.01 seconds (NOT 2 seconds)
  • You need at least Deldrimor rank 6 to be able to permanently maintain Dwarven Battle Stance with 14 Strength, but at Deldrimor rank 4 (common rank after finishing EotN), you only have 5% downtime
  • At maximum Deldrimor rank 10:
    • Dwarven Stability and Dwarven Battle Stance are maintainable with 12+ Strength
    • 12+1+1 Hammer Mastery and 12+1 Strength are ideal

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