Best Warrior Builds in Guild Wars 2

The best Warrior Builds.

You can choose whatever kind of character you want to play in Guild Wars 2. Warriors are among the the best classes, but making a good build requires choosing the right skills and specializations. The following are three of the best builds for warriors in Guild Wars 2.

Best Warrior

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Even if you do not wish to pay a subscription fee, you can get this build. Focus on the skills below for an overall good build, but be sure to have an Axe.

Skills

  • Main Skills
    • Eviscerate - Jump onto your enemy and deal a great attack. The damage you deal will increase as your Adrenaline level increases.
      • Any successful hit gives Might.
  • Dual Axe
    • Chop - Chop down on your enemy.
    • Cyclone Axe - Attacks all enemies nearby as you spin around. As well as giving your enemy vulnerability, this skill also gives you Fury for each hit.
    • Throw Axe - Throw your axe at your enemies to cripple them. You will receive bonus damage when your health is low.
    • Dual Strike - Hit your enemy with both axes. You will gain quickness with every strike that hits.
    • Whirling Axe - Move and spin to attack enemies.
  • Utility
    • Mending - Remove all negative conditions and heal yourself.
    • "For Great Justice!" - Grant Fury and Might to all party members (including yourself).
    • Signet of Might - When active, this passively improves your Power, but your attacks become unblockable once active, and you gain Might from them.
    • Signet of Fury - This passively improves your Precision, but it increases your Ferocity and Precision when active.
    • Signet of Rage - This passively grants Adrenaline, but it raises Fury, Might, and Swiftness when active.

Specializations

Choose these specializations when leveling up:

  • Strength
    • Reckless Impact
      • Peak Performance
    • Building Momentum
      • Forceful Greatsword
    • Pinnacle of Strength
      • Berserker's Power
  • Arms
    • Furious Burst
      • Lesser Signet of Might
    • Deep Strikes
      • Sundering Burst
    • Bloodlust
      • Dual Wielding
  • Discipline
    • Versatile Rage
      • Warrior's Sprint
    • Fast Hands
      • Brawler's Recovery
    • Versatile Power
      • Axe Mastery

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Warrior PvP build

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This is another great core Warrior build that focuses more on player-vs-player. If you want a build designed to take every other player out, this is the one for you. Make sure to have a Greatsword for this build.

Skills

  • Main Skills
    • Arcing Slice - Circle around and attack every enemy around you. This gains Fury upon successful hits.
      • Enemies with lower health will receive more damage.
  • Greatsword
    • Greatsword Swing - A regular slash at the enemy.
    • Hundred Blades - Deal multiple strikes toward enemies.
      • The last strike will deal more damage than the ones before.
    • Whirlwind Attack - Whirl and attack toward a target's direction. All enemies in the way will take damage.
    • Bladetrail - Throw your sword like a boomerang at your enemy, crippling any enemy in the way.
      • The sword will return to you at the end of the skill.
    • Rush - Charge and strike your enemy.
  • Utility
    • Mending - Heal yourself and remove all negative conditions.
    • "Shake It Off" - Cure conditions of all party members and break any stuns.
    • Bull's Charge - Charge at your enemy and knock them down.
    • Signet of Might - This improves your Power passively, but when active, all your attacks are unblockable, and you will gain Might from them.
    • Rampage - Turn yourself into a huge juggernaut, reducing damage taken and duration of movement-impinging conditions.

Specializations

You should choose these specializations as you level up:

  • Strength
    • Reckless Impact
      • Peak Performance
    • Building Momentum
      • Forceful Greatsword
    • Pinnacle of Strength
      • Might Makes Right
  • Tactics
    • Marching Orders
      • Leg Specialist
    • Empowered
      • "Shake It Off!"
    • Mending Might
      • Vigorous Shouts
  • Discipline
    • Versatile Rage
      • Warrior's Sprint
    • Fast Hands
      • Brawler's Recovery
    • Versatile Power
      • Burst Mastery

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Power DPS Build

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The Bladesworn Elite Specialization, an Axe, and a Pistol are required for this build. This build is ideal for Power-DPS players. You'll be a great secondary attacker if you're in a party with a tank. This is the best overall build for a Warrior.

Skills

  • Main Skills
    • Unsheathe Gunsaber - Unsheathe your gunsaber to gain new skills. Changes your weapon recharge rate affect this skill.
    • Dragon Trigger - Channels energy for Dragoni Slash. You drain flow while channeling, and each interval increases the charge level of Dragon Slash.
      • This skill will cancel if you move during it.
  • Pistol/Axe
    • Chop - Chops your enemy with your Axe.
    • Cyclone Axe - Spin around and attacks all enemies next to you. This skill also gives vulnerability to your enemy and gives you Fury for each hit.
    • Throw Axe - You throw your axe to cripple your enemies. This will deal bonus damage when your health is lower.
    • Gunstinger - Move forward quickly and attack your enemy while reloading your gun.
      • This will give you ammo and hurt the enemy.
    • Dragon's Roar - Fire all of the barrels in your hand cannon to deal incredible damage to your enemy.
      • This skill will consume all of your ammo and pushes you back based on how much ammo you have available.
  • Utility
    • "To The Limit" - You will regain all Adrenaline and will be healed. Any nearby allies will gain endurance.
    • Signet of Might - This improves your Power passively, but when active, all your attacks are unblockable, and you will gain Might from them.
    • Signet of Fury - This improves your Precision passively, but when active, you will gain Adrenaline, and your Precision and ferocity will improve.
    • Flow Stabilizer - Increases your flow rate and gives you Fury. If you already have Fury, you'll gain some additional flow rate.
    • Tactical Reload - Reload ammo on all profession skills.

Specializations

Players should choose specializations as they progress through the levels:

  • Strength
    • Reckless Impact
      • Peak Performance
    • Building Momentum
      • Great Fortitude
    • Pinnacle of Strength
      • Berserker's Power
  • Discipline
    • Versatile Rage
      • Warrior's Sprint
    • Fast Hands
      • Doubled Standards
    • Versatile Power
      • Axe Mastery
  • Bladesworn
    • Flow
      • Unseen Sword
    • Dragonscale Defense
      • Fierce as Fire
    • Guns and Glory
      • Unyielding Dragon

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