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Esoteric Skill Enhancement Wardancer Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 356

The Esoteric Skill Enhancement build grants your Wardancer an additional 4 Esoteric orbs, while also increasing the damage of your Esoteric skills. For this reason, we want to run 2 Esoteric skills with Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation and Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God as core.

To check out the other Wardancer build, see our First Intention guide.

Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God

10

Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God

Lightning StormGrowth AttackSummon Storm
Galewind
Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation

10

Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation

Weak Point DetectionFlame ExplosionGreat Explosion
Galewind
Flash Heat Fang

10

Flash Heat Fang

Fist of DarknessWeak Point DetectionEnlightenment
Galewind
Sky Shattering Blow

7

Sky Shattering Blow

Excellent MobilityReady Attack
Bleed
Moon Flash Kick

10

Moon Flash Kick

White Flame KickSingle HitFull Moon Kick
Wealth
Wind's Whisper

10

Wind's Whisper

Blessing of the WindWind's WhisperReady Attack
Focus
Roar of Courage

10

Roar of Courage

Esoteric ExtortionQuick PrepFatal Wave
Focus
Energy Combustion

10

Energy Combustion

Esoteric ExtortionIntense BattleLast Whisper
Wealth

Skill priority

Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God
Energy Combustion
Flash Heat Fang
Wind's Whisper
Roar of Courage
Sky Shattering Blow
Moon Flash Kick

Your aim here is to constantly ensure that you use up all your meter to make use of your spender skills as much as often for better damage consistency as you ideally want to use them as soon as their cooldown runs off.

Prioritize the 2 Esoteric skills Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation and Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God to max.

Then the synergy skills Roar of CourageRoar of Courage and Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper followed by the Esoteric orb gain skills like Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick and Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow.

How to play

Main Rotation:

  • Energy CombustionEnergy Combustion > Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow > Roar of CourageRoar of Courage > Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper > Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God > Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick > Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation > Flash Heat FangFlash Heat Fang > Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow.

1 Spender:

  • Energy CombustionEnergy Combustion > Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow > Roar of CourageRoar of Courage > Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper > Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation > Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick > Sweeping KickSweeping Kick > Flash Heat FangFlash Heat Fang > Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow.

3 Spenders:

  • Energy CombustionEnergy Combustion > Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow > Roar of CourageRoar of Courage > Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper > Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God > Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick > Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation > Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow > Esoteric Skill: Rising Fire DragonEsoteric Skill: Rising Fire Dragon.

Awakening:

Use Ultimate Skill: Flash Rage BlowUltimate Skill: Flash Rage Blow if running Dominion Fang set due to being able to end it's animation early. The Ultimate Skill: Fist of DominanceUltimate Skill: Fist of Dominance offers more damage.

engravings

3

Esoteric Skill Enhancement

3

Grudge

3

Awakening

3

Raid Captain

3

Adrenaline

Esoteric Skill Enhancement increases the damage of Esoteric skills by the number of orbs you have before using a spender skill.

For example, if you have 4 orbs filled, your 1st Esoteric spender skill used will do an extra 32% damage (8% damage per orb x 4orbs) . If you use a 2nd spender skill at 2 orbs filled, it will only deal 16% extra damage. You can keep it at lv1 but it's better to max it out.

due to the high movement speed of wardancer, Raid Captain is providing big damage advantage.

This build relying on Swiftness & Spec, Adrenaline will be a good use to increase your crit rate by 15%.

Cursed Doll and Mass Increase are practically interchangeable, and based on personal preference.

Mass Increase offers more DPS than Cursed Doll but the attack speed is not fully capped alone. Yearning is required to cap attack speed.

combat stats

Crit

0

Swiftness

1200

Specialization

800

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0
  • Item level 1370: Argos set (Preordained Diligence) provides crit rate buff by 3% stack up to 5 times.
  • Item level 1445:
    • Dominion gives us a huge damage boost and cooldown reduction for our skills. Given that we are a Swiftness class and can run Awakening 2, we can eliminate or significantly reduce the cooldown of our Awakening skill to have near permanent uptime.
    • Hallucination is mainly used for 3+ spenders as they don’t typically have the Swiftness to reduce the cooldown of Awakening skill enough to near permanent uptime, and the build itself lacks innate Critical chance in which helps out with Keen Blunt efficiency.

Attack Gems

Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation

Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God

Moon Flash Kick

Energy Combustion

Flash Heat Fang

Prioritize attack gems on the main damage skills in the following order:

  1. Energy CombustionEnergy Combustion
  2. Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation
  3. Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God
  4. Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick
  5. Flash Heat FangFlash Heat Fang

Cooldown Gems

Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation

Moon Flash Kick

Wind's Whisper

Roar of Courage

Sky Shattering Blow

Prioritize cooldown gems on synergy skills then high CD damage skills as the following order:

  1. Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation
  2. Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick
  3. Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper
  4. Roar of CourageRoar of Courage
  5. Flash Heat FangFlash Heat Fang
  6. Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow

gear tripods

Wind's Whisper
Blessing of the Wind
Quick Prep
Ready Attack
Roar of Courage
Esoteric Extortion
Quick Prep
Energy Combustion
Esoteric Extortion
Intense Battle
Last Whisper
Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
Weak Point Detection
Flame Explosion
Great Explosion
Moon Flash Kick
White Flame Kick
Single Hit
Full Moon Kick
Flash Heat Fang
Fist of Darkness
Weak Point Detection
Enlightenment
Sky Shattering Blow
Ready Attack
Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God
Lightning Storm
Growth Attack
Summon Storm

High Priority:

  • Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper > Ready AttackReady Attack.
  • Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationEsoteric Skill: Blast Formation > Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection - Flame ExplosionFlame Explosion - Great ExplosionGreat Explosion.
  • Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick > White Flame KickWhite Flame Kick.
  • Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God > Summon StormSummon Storm

Med-High Priority:

  • Energy CombustionEnergy Combustion > Esoteric ExtortionEsoteric Extortion.
  • Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God > Growth AttackGrowth Attack

Medium Priority:

  • Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind GodEsoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God > Lightning StormLightning Storm
  • Flash Heat FangFlash Heat Fang > Weak Point DetectionWeak Point Detection - EnlightenmentEnlightenment.
  • Energy CombustionEnergy Combustion > Intense BattleIntense Battle -Last WhisperLast Whisper.
  • Moon Flash KickMoon Flash Kick > Single HitSingle Hit - Full Moon KickFull Moon Kick.
  • Wind's WhisperWind's Whisper > Quick PrepQuick Prep.

Low Priority:

  • Sky Shattering BlowSky Shattering Blow > Ready AttackReady Attack.
  • Roar of CourageRoar of Courage > Esoteric ExtortionEsoteric Extortion