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Control Glaivier Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 340

This build is a teamplayer first and foremost with a back attacker playstyle.

It provides consistent damage to push through boss health lines, shred stagger, and provide itself, but more importantly, the entire party with additional crit rate, giving more overall damage to the team than itself.

Glaiviers should play for the team first, and for itself second.

Stampeding Slash

10

Stampeding Slash

Flurry ExpertiseEnhanced StrikeRipping Blades
Galewind
Flash Kick

10

Flash Kick

Excellent MobilityFinal DecisionCorkscrew
Overwhelm
Vault

4

Vault

Excellent Mobility
Bleed
Chain Slash

10

Chain Slash

Fatal StrikeFinal DecisionBrilliant Spear
Galewind
Half Moon Slash

10

Half Moon Slash

Flurry ExpertiseFinal DecisionBlade of Tornado
Galewind
Raging Dragon Slash

10

Raging Dragon Slash

Quick PrepAdditional SlashAwaken
Galewind
Wheel of Blades

10

Wheel of Blades

Excellent MobilityWeak Point DetectionConsecutive Spin
Galewind
Shackling Blue Dragon

10

Shackling Blue Dragon

Quick PrepBlitzCritical Spear
Focus
Yeon-Style Spear Technique: Storming Red Dragon

Yeon-Style Spear Technique: Storming Red Dragon

Skill priority

Shackling Blue Dragon
Half Moon Slash
Raging Dragon Slash
Stampeding Slash
Chain Slash
Wheel of Blades
Flash Kick
Vault
Alternative Skills

can use instead with the Overwhelm rune.

If you decide to change this tripod you should also change tripod to with a Legendary or Epic Galewid rune.

, , or have the following alternatives based on preference:

  • with , and

    • Use an Epic Galewind rune
    • Should only be used
    • High risk high reward, single hit with high damage
    • is a viable option for builds due to it higher non-crit damage.
  • with , and

    • Use a Rare Galewind rune
    • Must be used almost off-cooldown
  • with , and
    • Use an Epic or Rare Galewind
    • Slightly weaker than

How to play

rotation

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

    • This isn't exactly when to use this skill, you should judge whether you should use it for damage or utility.

Stagger Combo

Alternative skill combos

combo

  1. or

combo

  1. or

If you're not using , then you can use the above combos ending with then .

engravings

3

Control

3

Grudge

3

Ambush Master

3

Raid Captain

3

Adrenaline

can be left at level 1 or 2 in case if a 9/7 stone or ancient accessories, with at level 3.

If you have difficulties maintaining , a useful tip is to consider using on . Quick Prep, even at level 1, puts the cooldown under 6 seconds, which allows us to spam the skill off-cooldown to maintain .

Alternative engravings

3

Control

3

Grudge

3

Ambush Master

3

Raid Captain

3

Cursed Doll

Until we have Ancient sets with 6-engraving setups and level 3 Relic Set Effects, it is recommended to go over ; however, both are entirely viable and valid options.

combat stats

Crit

500

Swiftness

1600

Specialization

0

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

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

  • a necklace with swift/crit
  • rest on swiftness.

Gear Set

Earth’s Entropy only! Exceptions like Hallucination for Prokel are viable though.

Attack Gems

Half Moon Slash

Raging Dragon Slash

Chain Slash

Stampeding Slash

Wheel of Blades

Flash Kick

These are the recommended attack gems in order.

Cooldown Gems

Shackling Blue Dragon

Half Moon Slash

Raging Dragon Slash

Chain Slash

Wheel of Blades

These are the recommended cooldown gems in order.

gear tripods

Chain Slash
Fatal Strike
Final Decision
Brilliant Spear
Stampeding Slash
Flurry Expertise
Enhanced Strike
Ripping Blades
Half Moon Slash
Flurry Expertise
Final Decision
Blade of Tornado
Raging Dragon Slash
Quick Prep
Additional Slash
Awaken
Shackling Blue Dragon
Quick Prep
Flash Kick
Excellent Mobility
Final Decision
Corkscrew
Wheel of Blades
Weak Point Detection
Consecutive Spin
gear set

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