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Dungeon DPS Build – Hammer/Blade

Build created by Ciritty
Posted by Ciritty on March 17, 2015
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeDungeon DPS Build
AP Cost1123
AP CostQL 10 Epic
  • AbilitySmash
  • AbilityMolten Steel
  • AbilityDancing Blade
  • AbilitySling Blade
  • AbilitySteel Echo
  • AbilityFull Momentum
  • AbilityMaster's House
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityCloser
  • AbilityTwist the Knife
  • AbilityLethality
  • AbilityElemental Force
  • AbilityBrawler
  • AbilitySeal the Deal
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability High damage single target attack for personal dps increase. Put an Augur signet on the Chainsaw.
Ability Ability Crack grants you another huge damage amplifier by reducing your enemies resistances by 200 (estimates at about 8% damage increase) and up to 1.5/3/4.5% damage on top of that for 3 seconds if you use a Binding signet in your whip.
Gear Stats
4000+Attack Rating
650Hit Rating
500+Crit Power
Crit Power on both weapons and one minor talisman.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Hammer:Signet of Abuse
Blade:Signet of Aggression

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado







A simple yet highly effective Dungeon DPS build revolving around buffing a single consumer. This build is also good for the New York Raid.


This DPS build focuses on boosting its consumers as much as possible.

Momentum (Hammer damage Skill point tier) – Your Hammer abilities build up Momentum. When the Momentum count reaches 5, your next Hammer ability will deal more damage.

The general rotation is fairly simple,

Smash x5 (Builds Momentum to 5)
(Steel Echo, Master House)
Auxiliary weapon attack or sling blade
Molten Steel (consumes Momentum)
Dancing Blade (consumes Elemental Force)
(full momentum + Molten Steel)

Any time you use full momentum skip Auxiliary/sling blade.

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  • Xila

    use grand slam for more dps (the additional hate is negligible), hard impact instead of closer :)

    • Ciritty

      The additional damage of Grand slam doesn’t benefit from additive buffs which results in it being less DPS than smash! EF dancing blade is a significant part of your DPS and bolstering both the damage of DB and Molten steel out weights smash & Molten steel. :)

      • Xila

        just parsed it in 3 minute fights and in long fights you seem to be right.
        46% dancing blade
        27% molten steel
        15% smash with average 812 dmg
        (closer responsible for around 5.5% dmg)


        42% dancing blade
        30% molten steel
        16% grand slam with average 832 dmg (incl 10% buff)
        (hard impact responsible for around 4,5% dmg)
        with around 4% more dps overall

        I stand corrected. This result is very different from my experiences using Hammer/Fist though…