Damage-wise the Renegade is on the lower end compared to the other META classes. This does not imply that the damage doesn't matter; in fact Renegade has a very juicy burst that makes slacking DPS players sweaty.
Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants! Check the CM-guides for information on when to play 50% and 80% boon duration. For newer Renegades it is recommended to play at least 80% boon duration.
|This skill grants you Superspeed which is really useful for skipping.|
Sometimes it is worth precasting with Herald because Herald has access to True Nature which is incredibly strong skill to precast, if you can manage to fit it into your groups precasting. If your group is blasting Might, you can forgo using Renewing Wave in your precasting and just precast Alacrity and extending everyone else's boons with True Nature.
It is recommended to have a build template for this, so you can quickly swap between templates by using hotkeys (need to be set up in the settings). Here's the Herald trait line:
To precast with Herald, you can go very simple:
Take the Mistlock Singularity.
Cast True Nature again.
Golem rotations out of the raid builds are generally suboptimal in fractals due to Exposed and phases being much shorter compared to raids. The raid rotations are optimized for sustained DPS while in fractals a player needs the ability to adapt a rotation to the amount of time a group needs to finish a phase.
For that reason you can find a video with openers, that are efficient to use here.
There are multiple weapons in your arsenal to deal with the instability Mistlock Instability: No Pain, No Gain and make it easier to manage the boons that the enemy will receive from this instability. For fractals with Mistlock Instability: No Pain, No Gain it is recommended to run a staff with Superior Sigil of Absorption instead of a Superior Sigil of Force. The Superior Sigil of Absorption will transfer three boons from enemies to you when you interrupt an attack. For enemies with a defiance bar, using a CC skill while the enemy is casting any ability counts as interrupting, even if there is no "interrupted" message.
As for legends that you want to run, the general rule of thumb in groups that perform at least relatively well is to run Legendary Renegade Stance and Legendary Demon Stance. If you find the stability to be an issue on Artsariiv in slower groups where "Stand Your Ground!" isn't enough to cover the stability, you can run Legendary Dwarf Stance and Legendary Demon Stance or alternatively heavily rely on your Superior Sigil of Absorption to strip the boons and run Legendary Renegade Stance and Legendary Dwarf Stance. However, this isn't recommended due to the unreliability of Superior Sigil of Absorption.
Ideally you would want to do your burst rotation under the effect of Exposed and while your Impossible Odds is up. This might not always be possible if you need to reserve energy for boons or in the case that your legend timings are off.