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Surge Deathblade Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 356

Surge mostly revolves around one skill - Surge. This kit helps you gain orbs, stack and use Surge with great efficiency.

Wind Cut

10

Wind Cut

Quick PrepSustain EnhancementThick Sword Energy
Why?Rage
Spincutter

10

Spincutter

Open WeaknessQuick PrepTriple Spin
Why?Galewind
Dark Axel

10

Dark Axel

Swift FingersTenacityHigh Axel
Why?Galewind
Soul Absorber

10

Soul Absorber

Swift FingersFist of DarknessHalve
Why?Galewind
Earth Cleaver

10

Earth Cleaver

PushWeak Point DetectionEarth Explosion
Why?Overwhelm
Maelstrom

7

Maelstrom

Orb ControlDark Order
Why?Bleed
Blitz Rush

10

Blitz Rush

Vital Point HitDark ChargeShadow Rush
Why?Galewind
Void Strike

10

Void Strike

Orb ControlVoid ZoneDark Dimension
Why?Wealth
Flash Blink

Flash Blink

Skill priority

Wind Cut
Spincutter
Dark Axel
Soul Absorber
Earth Cleaver
Maelstrom
Blitz Rush
Void Strike

How to play

Note that this is a back attack oriented class, meaning that you should always position yourself behind the boss when attacking

orb generation rotation

  1. MaelstromMaelstrom

  2. Flash BlinkFlash Blink

  3. Void StrikeVoid Strike

stack rotation

  1. Wind CutWind Cut

  2. Identity (Z)

  3. SpincutterSpincutter

  4. Wind CutWind Cut

  5. Soul AbsorberSoul Absorber

  6. Blitz RushBlitz Rush

  7. MaelstromMaelstrom

  8. Earth CleaverEarth Cleaver (unless you need to counter)

  9. SpincutterSpincutter. If you have more than 16 stacks, then you can skip this, if not then do minimum x1 of this skill.

  10. Void StrikeVoid Strike (0.9s of cast bar)

  11. Surge

utility

  • Earth CleaverEarth Cleaver is your counter.

  • For stagger checks, generally you can continue your combo because you use your stagger skills in your combo;Soul AbsorberSoul Absorber, Void StrikeVoid Strike, Earth CleaverEarth Cleaver. If you added OverwhelmOverwhelm to Earth CleaverEarth Cleaver then you can prioritise it.

  • Earth CleaverEarth Cleaver and Soul AbsorberSoul Absorber are your destruction skills.

  • Use Dark AxelDark Axel and SpincutterSpincutter for mobility. These skills can help you position behind the boss for back attacks.

engravings

3

Surge

3

Grudge

3

Ambush Master

3

Adrenaline

3

Keen Blunt Weapon

Ambush Master is very important due to the playstyle of the class revolving around back attacks.

combat stats

Crit

500

Swiftness

0

Specialization

1600

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

Specialization allows you to generate your identity orbs faster as well as doing more damage with surge.

Attack Gems

Surge

Void Strike

Soul Absorber

Blitz Rush

Earth Cleaver

Surge is your most important damage gem.

Cooldown Gems

Maelstrom

Spincutter

Void Strike

Blitz Rush

Soul Absorber

Wind Cut

gear tripods

Wind Cut
Quick Prep
Spincutter
Quick Prep
Blitz Rush
Vital Point Hit
Dark Charge
Shadow Rush
Void Strike
Orb Control
Soul Absorber
Fist of Darkness
Halve
Maelstrom
Orb Control
Dark Order
gear set

Entropy set is recommended due to Surge being very reliant on back attacks.