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  • April 19, 2024
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updated for the 4/16/2024 patch

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  • Might: 3 Stacks - Party
  • Might: 8 Stacks - Party (Using Empower Allies)
  • Power Damage
Synergy high
DPS very high
Independence average
Acquiring basicsaverage
Achieving masterydifficult
The Power Bladesworn is a strong build for Warrior in fractals. It has more initial burst than Power Berserker thanks to
, but loses sustained damage in favor of short damage spikes. Along with this Power Bladesworn provides a lot of boon support to a party, sharing Might from traits along with optional utility skills like
which can carry a party with low boon uptime by providing 12 stacks of Might (becomes 20 stacks, taking into account Might from traits) and a high Fury uptime.
The Power Bladesworn is one of the harder builds to play in fractals dues to its quick rotation, relying on maintaining damage modifiers and your highest damaging skill locking you in place, requiring good positioning during fights. Furthermore, the build benefits from damage modifying sigils like
as well as slaying potions such as
On fights that you don't benefit from Exposed, you can adjust your gear to use
and more Berserkers stats for a damage increase.
Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants!
  • Berserker
  • Assassin
  • Berserker
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Assassin
  • Berserker
  • Berserker

Any item with the same stats may be used!

  • Strength
  • Tactics
  • Bladesworn
Defiance Bar Damage
50 damage per charge up to 10 charges (minimum 100 damage - maximum 500 damage)
Extra Weapons
  • Axes and Pistols with
    and other slaying sigils.
  • Warhorn for pre-stacking Might
Situational Skills
If you need to swap a skill, you should first swap out
, however this is a significant DPS loss.
Alternative heal for extra Flow generation.
If your groups Might is not 25, take
Can be used to pull Krait from the side altars at the Nightmare CM fractal.
Grants Superspeed for skips.
Can be used to provide Aegis to your party.
Rotation / Skill usage
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.
  • Casting
    is only a DPS gain if you can’t be hitting something else, use it right before the start of DPS phases but only use it during if you need the heal.
  • and
    are used in the rotation, but should be saved to use to deal with mechanics if needed.
  • The blade from
    has a travel time, this means if you
    too far away from a targets hitbox and instantly use
    , it will hit before the 10% damage increase from the relic procs. Make sure you ideally
    into a targets hitbox, or at the furthest, half the hitboxes diameter away to proc
Dragon Trigger Opener
This opener is used for short phases, or where you need to contribute CC instantly.
  1. Precast
    and charge
    before the fight starts
  2. and
  3. Charge
  4. and
Pistol Opener
In phases where you have more time, want to wait for Vulnerability to ramp up, or don't need instant CC, you can use this opener.
  1. Precast
    before the fight starts
  2. Charge
  3. and
  4. Charge
  5. and
  • Stack Might:
    • Use both charges of
    • Use
      on offhand Warhorn to blast Might.
  • Precast damage skills:
    • Cast
      immediately before the boss becomes vulnerable.
    • Precast
      stacks using ammo skills.
    • Precast flow using
    • Use
      to reload precasted ammo and charge
Golem Rotation