Destroyer is a tank class with decent dmg, not like a guard who has mostly no dmg, but even when you can deal some damage doesnt it mean you can go full DPS mode now and let your team die. Dont cry when you cant really dps or you think your dps is too low. When you want to have more DPS play another class. You are still a tank do your best to protect your team, because this is your job.
As destroyer you want to stack so much Vit and HP as possible for your Destroyer Force. For me this class is pretty fun to play, because you have decent dmg but you are a tank aswell.
I don't claim to be perfect so feel free to post suggestions and questions you might have. Hope you enjoy your stay.
With the new changes I only have 1 skill build now.
I dont put any points in Rising Slash, because I think its useless for Destroyer. The only other option is Circle Break for me. A good point to take Circle Break is, because its a iFrame at level 6 but I use it very rarely.
Maxing Flying Swing, Punishing Swing, Circle Bomb and Rolling Attack is fairly obvious since they are your main skills.
I dont skill Crisis Howl, because I think its useless. Of course you can get 10 rage points from it but you wont be really able to use it because of your super armor skills.
Im still skilling Circle Swing to get a filler skill in case I will run out of skills.
I dont skill Typhoon even when its a iFrame but I never use it in raids and I have to save points. Thats the reason why I just skill Gigantic Bomb.
We have to skill Devitalizing Howl for the second IDN hc boss to remove his Beserker mode. Thats the only use from this skill.
I dont skill Maelstorm Howl Awakening seems just useless for raids. Its okay for dungeons and Nightmare runs.
The awakening skill Assault Crash seems like a pretty strong skill with good dmg and a good way to generate Rage. I think it could be one of your main dmg skills when you use it correct.
The Crash Mode seems pretty useless.
I use Flying Swing dmg, Circle Bomb dmg, Iron Skin buff duration and Maelstrom Howl cd.
Flying Swing dmg: Your main damage skill, obvious choice to get more damage.
Circle Bomb dmg: Your main damage skill with Flying Swing and Maelstorm Howl.
Maelstrom Howl cd/dmg: When you have awakening go dmg otherwise go cd. Your second main damage skill and good for your rotation.
Iron Skin buff duration: Provides a good amount of super armor which will allow you to safely cast your combos without getting interrupted.
Weapons and armors:
The best choice are the IDN L Grades. They give a ton of raw stats, especially STR, Patk and Def, but IDN L Grades are kinda hard to reach for new players so the only gear left as of now for new characters would be Lvl 93 epic, Lvl 90 Epics/Uniques, RDN L Grades or RDN Uniques. The second best option are RDN L Grades, because they give nice stats like STR, Patk and HP. The RDN unique weapons are better than the Lvl 93 epic or Lvl 90 epic/unqiue weapons and the 90/93 armors are better than the RDN uniques due to insane defense stats. I would thus recommend to get 90 epic/unique armors or 93 armors with 80 unique weapons until you can get better gear. You want to use RDN unqiue weapons instead of lv 90 or lv 93 weapons, because you will get more HP from RDN unique weapons. You can put 2 life jades in the RDN Unique weapons which gives you more HP than lvl 90 or lvl 93 offensive jades which you would put in lvl 90 or lvl 93 weapons.
Since you just want to stack HP and Vit you should use 7 life jades and 5 bear jades unless you use lv 90 or lv 93 armors then you should use bear jades with vitality.
For the offensive jades you can go destruction jades for solo gameplay or you can go conversion jades for raids. You should go for a ice conversion with 3 lake jades for RDN and IDN but for IDN you should get also a fire conversion with 3 fire jades for the first boss.
Earrings: You want to get Flying Swing or Circle Swing lv 90 techniques, because the lv 93 technique earrings are very bad for Destroyer. You will go for Flying Swing techniques when you dont have a costume weapon with Flying Swing +1 or the skill up heraldry with Flying Swing. When you use ice or fire elemental conversion jade you want to get the earrings with VIT + ice and fire attack. If you are not converting to ice or fire elemental you can use the full VIT version. You only go for Circle Swing techniques when you have Flying Swing at 21 and you are using the second skill build.
Necklace: best option is Circle Bomb technique lv 93 with good Str and high Vit stat or with highest Vit stat when you want to be more tanky.
Rings: You want to get atleast Maelstorm Howl technique. When you run with elemental conversion jades you can get technique rings with crit + elemental or if you want to be more tanky even with conversion jades you can go technique rings with VIT + crit or VIT + Patk.
Bear -> gives STR
Destruction -> gives Patk
Fatal -> gives Crit
Tent -> gives Mdef
Shining ->gives Pdef
Life -> gives HP
Health -> gives VIT
Ultimate/Wind ->if you are going FD; if you are not going FD for more Crit/Patk
200%: Health and Tent
175%: Bear and Destruction
125%: Shining and Life
100%: Wind and Fatal
If you are going FD you can leave out the Wind Tali and replace it with an ultimate one, just move it up to 200%.
If you want you can change the Shining and Life Tali with the Wind and Fatal Tali.
Jades: Str for the Life jades and Vit for the Bear jades
Plates: Vit whenever possible, otherwise Magic Def
Talis: Vit whenever possible, otherwise Str
As Destroyer you pretty much follow the motto: Every boss is your friend or your baby.
With the 93 cap you have Rage points now. You have to care that you always have enough Rage for your Destroyer Force and Maelstorm Howl.
Your Rage gives your STR and Dmg reduction but how to keep them high. Before you enter a nest or raid you have to use Highlander which takes 30% hp from you but gives you max rage points. After using Destroyer Force and Maelstorm Howl you will lose 15 rage points but with one Flying Swing you get 5 rage points. It shouldnt be a problem to stay atleast at 40 rage points or more all the time. When you see that you are under 10 rage points you can use Highlander to get max rage points again. I never fall under 30 rage points. You can get enough points from Flying Swing. Just try it out.
My dmg rotation is Punishing Swing(to get aggro from the boss), Taunting Howl(to debuff the boss), Maelstorm Howl(to get a dmg buff and dmg reduction from the boss), Flying Swing, Circle Bomb, Flying Swing instant.
You will rarely run out of your main skills. There is Rolling Attack which you can use aswell but its pretty hard to hit and dont use Rolling Attack to dodge attacks exept stomps. When all your mainskills are on cooldown dont worry you still have Gigantic Bomb, Circle Swing, Assault Crash left and you can also just refresh your debuff or refresh your Destroyer Force.
with Super armor on Destroyer Force and stackable debuffs
without Super armor on Destroyer Force and Weapon Engraving
Edited by SwiperDaFox, 28 February 2017 - 08:02 PM.