striker

Striker - Deathblow Raid Build

Striker build by freshy_gg
StrikerMetaPveRaid3
Required skill points:252
Sky Shattering Blow
Chain
Sky Shattering Blow
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
1
Wealth
Moon Flash Kick
Chain
Moon Flash Kick
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
312
Wealth
Violent Tiger
Normal
Violent Tiger
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
3
Wealth
Storm Dragon Awakening
NEW TYPE: 12
Storm Dragon Awakening
4
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
1
Rage
Lightning Whisper
Normal
Lightning Whisper
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
311
Wealth
Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges
Normal
Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
322
Galewind
Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
Normal
Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
132
Galewind
Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike
Normal
Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike
10
Skill Level
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
level 3 tripod
211
Galewind
Required skill points:252

Excellent Mobility

Ascension Kick

Swift Footwork

Water Dragon Kick

Wide Hit

Blessing of the Wind

Crushing Wind Kick

Abundant Resources
Engravings
Card Sets
Combat Stats

Intro

Deathblow Striker is fully built around its class engraving which increases the damage of your Esoteric Skills. This build uses three Esoteric Skills and is focused on high bursts. You will be able to hit very high numbers in a short amount of time, but this requires boss knowledge as missing one of your esoteric skills will results in a huge DPS loss. You need to properly position yourself to gain maximum benefit from back attacks. Using your Attack speed buff and crit resistance debuff at correct timings will amplify your damage output.

Skill Progression

  • At 268 skill points add Violent Tiger, Down Strike to Violent Tiger
  • At 284 skill points add Sky Shattering Blow, Blessing of the Wind to Sky Shattering Blow
  • At 300 skill points add Storm Dragon Awakening, Enhanced Strike to Storm Dragon Awakening
  • At 328 skill points add Sky Shattering Blow, Abundant Resources to Sky Shattering Blow
  • At 356 skill points add Violent Tiger, Efficient Strike to Violent Tiger
  • At 356+ skill points upgrade Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges, Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation and Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike to level 11, as you upgrade other skills to level 11 when you unlock more skill points

Skill Breakdown

  • Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges consumes your esoteric skill meter to do big burst damage
  • Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation consumes your esoteric skill meter to do big burst damage
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike consumes your esoteric skill meter to do big burst damage
  • Sky Shattering Blow is used as a counter and provides massive attack speed and movement speed buffs
  • Lightning Whisper is your party synergy buff as it provides 8% attack speed for everyone in the party while debuffing the boss with 18% high crit chance
  • Moon Flash Kick generates esoteric meter
  • Violent Tiger generates esoteric meter
  • Storm Dragon Awakening is used to proc rune effects as all three attacks count as casted skills so you get higher chances to proc the rune effect
  • Ultimate Skill: True Heavenly Awakening is the preferred awakening as it deals slightly more damage than other one and also has a shorter animation lockout

Combat Stats

Deathblow Striker has a heavy focus on esoteric meter gain so the main stat will always be Specialization for more meter gain and higher damage with esoteric skills and awakening damage. Pairing that with Crit as a secondary stat on necklace goes well with the high burst build you are running, as Striker's generally have low Crit.

Runes

Since Deathblow Striker fully focuses on esoteric meter gain, the runes also reflect that as you will be running Wealth, 4 on all non-burst damage dealing skills.

  • Wealth, 4 on Sky Shattering Blow
  • Wealth, 3 on Moon Flash Kick and Violent Tiger
  • Wealth, 2 on Lightning Whisper
  • Galewind, 3 on Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges, Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation and Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike
  • Rage, 4 on Storm Dragon Awakening

Engravings

Starter Engravings

  • Deathblow class engraving that increases damage dealt by esoteric skills
  • Ambush Master to add extra damage for back attacks as Strikers rely on back attacks for extra 10% crit
  • Keen Blunt Weapon requires 60% crit chance to get fully benefits of the crit damage bonus

Add-on End Game Engravings

  • Grudge is the best damage dealing engraving that also has a negative effect of 20% damage received
  • Cursed Doll offers a high attack power boost at the cost of 25% healing penalty
  • Adrenaline for extra crit chance

Gems

As Deathblow Striker you want to fully amplify your damage output on esoteric skills, so having good gem setup that allows for that will be necessary for your DPS output.

Attack Gems:

  • Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges
  • Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike

Cooldown Gems:

  • Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges
  • Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike
  • Sky Shattering Blow
  • Moon Flash Kick
  • Lightning Whisper
  • Violent Tiger
  • Storm Dragon Awakening

Cards

Budget starter card set - You will need 12-piece awakening to gain the benefit of 7% crit chance increase

Lostwind Cliff

Optimal damage end game set - You need 30-piece awakening to gain the absolute max out of the card set

Light of Salvation

Gameplay and Rotation

Deathblow Striker gameplay revolves around generating 4 elemental orbs on your esoteric meter that will increase the damage of your esoteric skills.

Main damage rotation

  1. Generate orbs with Storm Dragon Awakening, Violent Tiger and Sky Shattering Blow
  2. Lightning Whisper
  3. Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike
  4. Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
  5. Moon Flash Kick
  6. Esoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges
  7. Repeat by generating orbs before using Lightning Whisper

The rotation slightly changes after you use it the first time, as some esoteric skills might be on cooldown, so you will have to adapt and use whichever esoteric skill becomes available when you generate 2-3 elemental esoteric orbs. The rotation to farm orbs remains the same, only thing that changes is when you will buff/debuff with Lightning Whisper and which esoteric skills to follow up on it.

Summary

  • Striker can dish out high burst damage with esoteric skills
  • Always make sure you apply buffs/debuffs with Lightning Whisper before you start dealing damage with esoteric skills
  • Low swiftness could cause some issues with mobility so try to supplement that with Storm Dragon Awakening and spacebar combo to dodge out of attacks
  • Focus on always generating 2-3 esoteric orbs before going for main damage rotation
  • Use awakening whenever there is a good opportunity and remember to buff/debuff before with Lightning Whisper
  • Focus on back attacks and make use of Ambush Master engraving and extra crit chance
  • Always make sure you can hit your esoteric skills. Missing them will result in heavy DPS loss.
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