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Pinnacle Glaivier Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 348

This build uses 3 Focus skills, this is the most future-proof build you can have as of right now - this is also the build featured in Memorizer's video.

If you are playing a Glaivier alt, or want an easier build you can use the popular alternative Starfall PounceStarfall Pounce instead of 4-Headed Dragon4-Headed Dragon with the tripods Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection, Quick PrepQuick Prep and Powerful FinishPowerful Finish. The reason behind this is because requires more important investment in tripods.

Flash Kick

4

Flash Kick

Excellent Mobility
Why?Purify
Vault

4

Vault

Excellent Mobility
Why?
Chain Slash

4

Chain Slash

Swoop
Why?
Half Moon Slash

10

Half Moon Slash

Flurry ExpertiseFinal DecisionBlade of Tornado
Why?Conviction
Raging Dragon Slash

10

Raging Dragon Slash

Quick PrepPrecise SlashAwaken
Why?Galewind
Wheel of Blades

10

Wheel of Blades

Excellent MobilityWeak Point DetectionConsecutive Spin
Why?Judgment
Shackling Blue Dragon

10

Shackling Blue Dragon

Quick PrepBlitzCritical Spear
Why?Bleed
4-Headed Dragon

10

4-Headed Dragon

Vital Point HitViolent ThrustInfected Wound
Why?Galewind
Thrust of Destruction

10

Thrust of Destruction

Quick PrepWeak Point DetectionAir-Ripping Thrust
Why?Galewind
Red Dragon's Horn

10

Red Dragon's Horn

Quick PrepSpear of DestructionWeak Point Detection
Why?Galewind
Yeon-Style Spear Technique: Storming Red Dragon

Yeon-Style Spear Technique: Storming Red Dragon

Skill priority

Shackling Blue Dragon
4-Headed Dragon
Thrust of Destruction
Red Dragon's Horn
Half Moon Slash
Raging Dragon Slash
Wheel of Blades
Vault
Flash Kick
Chain Slash

If you lack skill points you can, in this order:

  • remove skill points from Chain SlashChain Slash.
  • remove skill points from Flash KickFlash Kick.
  • remove skill points from VaultVault, this should be a last case scenario because it helps you counter much easier.

How to play

rotation

  1. Raging Dragon SlashRaging Dragon Slash

  2. Shackling Blue DragonShackling Blue Dragon which procs your synergy.

  3. Half Moon SlashHalf Moon Slash which procs conviction.

  4. Wheel of BladesWheel of Bladeswhich procs judgement.

  5. Change to your Focus skills.

  6. Thrust of DestructionThrust of Destruction within the duration of your synergy.

  7. Red Dragon's HornRed Dragon's Horn

  8. 4-Headed Dragon4-Headed Dragon

  9. Change to your Flurry skills.

  10. Fill in with your other level 4 Flurry skills until Raging Dragon SlashRaging Dragon Slash is back off cooldown.

Use your ultimateYeon-Style Spear Technique: Storming Red DragonYeon-Style Spear Technique: Storming Red Dragon to deal extra damage in Flurry mode with the Shackling Blue DragonShackling Blue Dragon synergy active.

utility
  • VaultVault is your counter of the Flurry skills.

  • Spiraling SpearSpiraling Spear is your counter of the Focus skills.

  • Raging Dragon SlashRaging Dragon Slash, Half Moon SlashHalf Moon Slash and Wheel of BladesWheel of Blades are your stagger skills.

  • Half Moon SlashHalf Moon Slash, Shackling Blue DragonShackling Blue Dragon, Chain SlashChain Slash and Spiraling SpearSpiraling Spear are your destruction skills.

  • Shackling Blue DragonShackling Blue Dragon is your synergy that reduces the foes crit resistance.

engravings

Pinnacle

3

Pinnacle

Grudge

3

Grudge

Keen Blunt Weapon

3

Keen Blunt Weapon

Cursed Doll

3

Cursed Doll

Raid Captain

3

Raid Captain

In case you have a 9/7 stone, you can add AdrenalineAdrenaline level 1.

combat stats

Crit

0

Swiftness

500

Specialization

1600

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

In order to achieve this stat distribution, you can get:

  • a necklace with spec/swift
  • rest on spec.

Attack Gems

Raging Dragon Slash

Raging Dragon Slash

Half Moon Slash

Half Moon Slash

Thrust of Destruction

Thrust of Destruction

Red Dragon's Horn

Red Dragon's Horn

4-Headed Dragon

4-Headed Dragon

Wheel of Blades

Wheel of Blades

It is recommended to prioritise Focus skills.

Cooldown Gems

Half Moon Slash

Half Moon Slash

Thrust of Destruction

Thrust of Destruction

Shackling Blue Dragon

Shackling Blue Dragon

Red Dragon's Horn

Red Dragon's Horn

Raging Dragon Slash

Raging Dragon Slash

It is vital that you have a cooldown gem at the very least for Shackling Blue DragonShackling Blue Dragon for your synergy to have lower cooldown.

gear tripods

4-Headed Dragon
Vital Point HitVital Point Hit
Violent ThrustViolent Thrust
Infected WoundInfected Wound
Shackling Blue Dragon
Quick PrepQuick Prep
Red Dragon's Horn
Quick PrepQuick Prep
Spear of DestructionSpear of Destruction
Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection
Thrust of Destruction
Quick PrepQuick Prep
Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection
Air-Ripping ThrustAir-Ripping Thrust
4-Headed Dragon
Vital Point HitVital Point Hit
Violent ThrustViolent Thrust
Infected WoundInfected Wound
Raging Dragon Slash
Quick PrepQuick Prep
AwakenAwaken
Half Moon Slash
Final DecisionFinal Decision
Blade of TornadoBlade of Tornado
Wheel of Blades
Consecutive SpinConsecutive Spin

tripods

The most important tripods are Vital Point HitVital Point Hit and Violent ThrustViolent Thrust on 4-Headed Dragon4-Headed Dragon, and Quick PrepQuick Prep on Shackling Blue DragonShackling Blue Dragon. These are what set 4-Headed Dragon4-Headed Dragon apart from Starfall PounceStarfall Pounce.

gear set

Salvation set is recommended since it provides an Atk. Speed buff, and all your Focus skills have long holding times.