Warrior Axe Build for PvE

#1RyhonukiPosted 6/15/2010 12:17:48 PM
Hello,I've been searching for an axe build for quite some while but I keep getting the same builds. I keep getting the Triple Chop build from the wiki. Anyone have a good AXE build that is comfortable to use?
#2dekouPosted 6/15/2010 1:08:36 PM
The problem with axe builds is that many axe elites are a bit weak in PvE. Eviscerate is a great skill, but it costs 8 adrenaline. Decapitate is similar, but worse. Cleave is alright, but you won't be doing a DPS record with it. Whirling Axe is Cleave/2 + stance removal, so it's not a bad option in some areas, but way too situational for general use. Triple Chop, on the other hand, does good AoE damage, so it's usually a good choice.

However, you could also consider Strength elites. The one I've been fond of is Charging Strike. It deals more damage than Eviscerate, recharges fast and can be used as a stance canceller and an IMS. It's not even close to Triple Chop damage potential wise, but it's not like TC's potential is always fulfilled. A build would look like this:

Charging Strike {E}
Dismember
Bull's Strike
Brawling Headbutt
Whirlwind Attack
Flail
Great Dwarf Armor
Antidote Signet

12+1+1 Axe Mastery
12+1 Strength

You'll occasionally need a Zealous Axe. The last two skills are entirely optional, of course, but I like GDA because it lasts long and AS is a free condition remover. You may want to swap one of them for a rez or both for a hard rez and Mending Touch, but usually not dieing a lot is the better option. Oh, and Charging Strike ends BEFORE an attack skill hits your enemy, so don't combine it with attack skills or you won't get the bonus damage.
#3Psykic PetrolPosted 6/15/2010 1:11:52 PM
Warrior's Endurance
Power Attack
Counterattack
something
something
something
Flail
Rush/cancel stance

Optionals could be stuff like dismember, dchop, dblow, furious axe, PvE-only skills, etc...
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#4Shadow1975Posted 6/15/2010 3:17:53 PM
Battle Rage{E}
Executioners Strike
Dismember
Body Blow
Enraging Charge
Lion's Comfort
Strength of Honor
Optional (Rez)

Pure adrenaline for any area without adrenaline denial. Nothing can kite you effectively due to the constant speed boost and all your attacks will be stronger due to the maintained enchantment. Enraging Charge gets the whole build started, and with the elite stance active, the attack skills fill up fast. Toss in Whirlwind Attack and other PvE skills if you want.
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#5SKA_Posted 6/15/2010 4:22:51 PM
triple chop
cyclone axe
whirlwind attack
+zealous axe
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#6Shadow1975Posted 6/15/2010 4:56:23 PM
If you want other builds from PvX, you simply need to look. Not hard to find other Axe builds there.

http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:W/any_Enduring_Axe
http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:W/any_PvE_Cleave_Warrior
http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:W/any_Soldier%27s_Stance_Axe_Warrior
http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:W/any_Cleave_PvE_Soldier%27s_Stance_Warrior
http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:W/Rt_Defying_Axe_Tank

And since SKA_ can't read that you already saw the PvX Triple Chop build, I'll post the link so he can look at his copy of it.

http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/Build:W/any_Triple_Chop_Warrior
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#7SKA_Posted 6/15/2010 8:05:07 PM
hmmm i dont remember 3 skills making an entire build. i was just making the suggestion he use those 3 skills and then filling in the blanks himself... which is 5/8th of what he should be doing anyways.
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#8Shadow1975Posted 6/16/2010 3:27:33 AM
hmmm i dont remember 3 skills making an entire build. i was just making the suggestion he use those 3 skills and then filling in the blanks himself... which is 5/8th of what he should be doing anyways.

I didn't say you posted a build, I said you copied one. I understand it may seem like I infered it was a build, and I apologize for that. But virtually any Triple Chop build will include those 3 skills, as does the PvX version. He said he only saw that one, and was wanting something else (well, I assume he did, it was an assumption on what he was asking). And considering many of the PvX builds end up listing 1-4 optional skills (2-3 is common) and a Rez is often listed, that pretty much turns your 3 skills into a build if you want to argue that.
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#9SKA_Posted 6/16/2010 5:08:01 AM
ah, well my mistake was never looking at anything other than hero builds on wiki which are usually full builds.
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#10LokiISPPosted 6/16/2010 5:39:40 AM
One would hardly need PvX to arrive at TC + WWA + CA.....those are some basic staples there (though the elite could change)......
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