Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (2024)

The Revenant Profession is unlocked with the purchase of one of Guild Wars 2’s Expansions (Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire, or End of Dragons). Although the Revenant’s Elite Specializations are superior to this Core build, the last Trait Line is only unlocked at Level 71. As such, this build is designed to help you level during your first playthrough.

Become a speedy assassin when invoking the legend of Shiro(Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (1)Legendary Assassin Stance), or a tough brawler after calling Jalis for help (Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (2)Legendary Dwarf Stance).

This Revenant build provides very solid damage, Crowd Control, self-sustain from Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (3)Battle Scarred, and access to decent , permanent , and on-demand . It leads perfectly into playing the end-game build Power Quickness Herald.

Build Fundamentals

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (14)Legendary Assassin Stance gives you an incredible amount of damage and mobility via Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (15)Impossible Odds and Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (16)Phase Traversal.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (17)Legendary Dwarf Stance turns you into a tanky brawler, dealing consistent damage with bonus damage reduction with Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (18)Vengeful Hammers, crowd controlling enemies with Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (19)Forced Engagement, supporting allies with Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (20)Inspiring Reinforcement, and finally offering team-wide damage reduction with Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (21)Rite of the Great Dwarf.

Weapon Skills

In this build, your primary weapon set will be Sword/Sword, which are melee weapons focused around blinking to and assassinating targets with incredible burst damage. The Staff is an incredibly useful utility weapon offering some healing, evades, blocks, and most importantly an immense amount of Crowd Control with one of the most powerful CC skills in the game: Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (22)Surge of the Mists.

On Swords, your biggest damage skills are Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (23)Chilling Isolation, Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (24)Shackling Wave, and Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (25)Deathstrike.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (26)Chilling Isolation is an Area of Effect skill that does increased damage if used against an isolated foe. Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (27)Shackling Wave causes your character to slice in a large arc in front of you dealing incredible damage, especially when used against a single enemy in close proximity.

Both those skills offer defensive components in form of and that can be used when you need to disengage the enemy.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (28)Deathstrike shadowsteps you to your target dealing damage and giving yourself . If the first attack hits, a second strike will deal additional damage.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (29)Incensed Response gives you every time you gain with a 1-second cooldown. Spread out the usage of Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (30)Deathstrike and Legend swapping (due to Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (31)Invoker's Rage synergy) to provide yourself with as much as possible.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (32)Unrelenting Assault is a very acrobatic ability and you might be tempted to prioritize it over other weapon skills, but the damage it provides is rather subpar. It should either be used as an evade or damage increase in form of if you think evade won’t be needed.

Your Staff skills offer immense utility at the expense of damage. Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (33)Mender's Rebuke deals damage, inflicts to enemies hit, and applies a small heal to you and your team after a delay. Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (34)Warding Rift blocks all incoming attacks for 2 seconds while dealing a small amount of damage. Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (35)Renewing Wave cleanses conditions and heals your party members.

If that wasn’t enough, we saved the best utility for last. Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (36)Surge of the Mists deals damage, evades, provides immense breakbar damage, and grants yourself , , and

Utility Skills

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (37)Legendary Assassin Stance (Shiro) is your bread and butter for dealing damage with this build. Simply activate Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (38)Impossible Odds and enjoy slicing your opponents to pieces at extreme speed.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (39)Legendary Assassin Stancealso has a great stun-break that cleanses movement-impairing conditions with Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (40)Riposting Shadows. Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (41)Enchanted Daggers provides great sustain, and Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (42)Jade Winds can be used in a pinch to turn nearby enemies to jade for 3 seconds, allowing you to disengage or resustain.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (43)Legendary Dwarf Stance (Jalis) is absolutely not a worse legend than Shiro, it offers great damage reduction and consistent damage from Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (44)Vengeful Hammers, a skill in which hammers circle your character dealing damage and healing you when they hit targets and reducing incoming damage by -20%.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (45)Inspiring Reinforcement lays down a road in the targeted direction dealing damage, inflicting enemies with , and supplying you and your allies copious amounts of perfect for when you’re facing foes that have Crowd Controlling abilities.

Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (46)Forced Engagement inflicts enemies with and and buffs yourself with (and via Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (47)Incensed Response) while reducing damage you take. While it can be used defensively, it’s also a great initial engagement ability, reducing initial pressure and increasing your damage.

In a sticky situation, you can use Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (48)Rite of the Great Dwarf to stun-break and reduce incoming damage by 50% for you and your team.

Alternatives

If you need ranged option, you can swap Staff for Hammer. While Hammer skills hit hard, they don’t synergize well with this build’s Legends or Traits.

Crowd Control

Gearing tips

Since this build is designed to be your entry point to Guild Wars 2 world, let’s start with the basics, if you haven’t checked the guides below, give them a read to make yourself familiar with game basics.

Game basics – first steps in Tyria This short guide contains answers to the questions you might have on the first days of your adventure, such as where to look for tips, how to look for a group (LFG), what are the most important parts of the interface, and more! Game systems and mechanics Downstate, dodging, skills tied to weapon types, heart quests, and meta events, it all can be overwhelming for the new player. This guide attempts to answer all your questions, even those you don't yet know you have. Gearing guide for PvE This guide aims to teach you about the easiest, fastest, and most importantly, cheapest methods of acquiring your first entry-level equipment for instanced PvE content. Introduction to the Revenant Rip through the Mists to assassinate your target, tear the fabric of reality to deliver powerful attacks, or become a tanky brawler or skilled healer with unique gameplay. Learn how to master invoking legends of powerful villains from Guild Wars history with this guide.

Don’t try to invest in Runes and Sigils before you acquire proper level-80 Exotic gear with Berserker’s stats as transferring upgrades is not possible without destroying the item, and retrieving them during the process has a small chance with most salvage kits.

From drops, crafting and level-up rewards pick items with Power, and on later levels supplemented by Precision and Ferocity.

Unlocking skills

If you’re looking up this build as you’re leveling through the wide world of Tyria we recommend quickly unlocking Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (58)Vengeful Hammersand then building your way to Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (59)Impossible Odds.

The first specialization you unlock at level 21 should be Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (60)Invocation as it offers the most useful traits in early levels. At level 45 get Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (61)Devastation and finally at level 71 unlock Core Revenant Build (Open World) - Hardstuck (62)Retribution.

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