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mryay
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[SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#1 » Sun May 23, 2021 12:19 pm

Dear fellow SW,

I have been asked to write a guide for SW. I don't have the time, so I decided to start incrementally and share builds that are viable, efficient, and fun (except one, but you will see below).
If you are looking for a good guide I suggest checking Nidva's SW guide.

The list is non-exhaustive, I didn't put all the variants I have tested, it will come (maybe) over time (when I have time).
I will update this page only when possible.

If you have any questions/suggestions, feel free to post here or PM in-game: Swizzbeats (or my alt: Swizz or Nineoneone) or leave a message in THK's discord (Three Hundred Kings).



List of builds:
  • Scout/Skirmish: Festershima
  • Scout/Skirmish: Hawk Eye
  • Assault/Skimish: Hattori Hanzō
  • Assault/Skirmish: Skirssault (Hybrid)
  • Scout/Assault: Swizz Murder
  • Skirmish/Scout: Make AoE Rain
  • Skirmish/Scout: The Flayer
  • Skirmish/Assault: The Shotgun
  • Skirmish/Assault: The Flash
  • Skirmish/Scout: The 6th man
  • Scout/Assault: Swizz Easter Troll Carrier
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Scout/Skirmish: Festershima
Info: Festering Arrow Build
Stats objectives: stack crit%/bal

RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Festershima

+2 Sov
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Festershima

Alt build: switch either masterful aim or Instinctive Aim for Bull's Eye to increase your %crit.



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Scout/Skirmish: Hawk Eye
Info: Main Eagle Eye spec
Stats objectives: stack crit%/WS/bal
+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Hawk Eye

+2 sov:
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Hawk Eye

Alt: Pre Sov, you might want add more sustain with Keen Arrow.


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Assault/Skimish: Hattori Hanzō
Info: (almost) only melee spec. Works on most targets
+40/70
Stats objectives: stack melee crit%/strenght/armor > 4k
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Hattori Hanzō

+2sov:
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Hattori Hanzō


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Assault/Skirmish: Skirssault (Hybrid)
+40/70
Info: Hybrid - Range to Melee finisher
Stats objectives: stack range crit%(gear)/melee crit(renown)/ws
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Skirssault (Hybrid)

alt: replace bull's eye or no respite by wrist slash

RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Skirssault (Hybrid)

alt: replace powerful draw by bull's eye if you favor melee gameplay


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Scout/Assault: Swizz Murder
Info: My signature build - you play range skills in melee range i.e < 20 feet. Main stance: Assault to 1) not explode 2) get WS bonus 3)bonus +15 damage 4) have instant Eagle Eye
+40/70
Stats objectives: stack range crit%(gear)/ws
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Swizz Murder


+2 sov:
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Swizz Murder

Alt switch: Instinctive Aim with Bull's Eye


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Skirmish/Scout: Make AoE Rain
Info: Standard AoE Build
Stats objectives: stack range crit%/bal
+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Make AoE Rain


+2 sov:
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Make AoE Rain

Alt: Guerilla training is useful for FoTM party. Use Keen Arrow if you are good at keeping BHAx3 up.



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Skirmish/Scout: The Flayer
Info: Single Target range assassin build. Keen Arrow is an important part of the build
Stats objectives:

+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The Flayer


RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The Flayer



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Skirmish/Assault: The Shotgun
Info: Build for heavy pressure. Need guard. Best with SM/Whispering Wind for cooldown reduction
Stats objective: range crit%/bal/ws

+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The Shotgun

+2 sov:
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The Shotgun

Alt: if you have a SM/WW, replace split arrow by bull's eye or keen arrow


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Skirmish/Assault: The Flash
Info: Build for speed and try to build uncatchable (stay alive = more damage overall)
Stats objective: range crit%/bal/-disrupt/parry

+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The Flash


+2 Sov
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The Flash

alt: Trade Powerfull draw with Bull's eye





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Skirmish/Scout: The 6th man
Info: Range Support build. Goal is to support your main DPS while buffing the rest of your party/wb to get into enemy's defense. Best in keep fort
Stats objective: range crit%/ws/-crit%

+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - The 6th man

Alt: replace Keen Arrow by Bull's eye or Guerilla Training. If you run out of AP frequently, use instead Clever Recovery.




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Scout/Assault: Swizz Easter Troll Carrier
Info: This is a variant of "Swizz Murder". It is a Troll build when played solo. This build does not work by default. Unless you have guard and pro heal bot. It is only for big(gest) numbers. The investment for the team is heavy. But there is a easter egg for pro team.

+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Swizz Easter Troll Carrie

+2 Sov
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Swizz Easter Troll Carrie

Alt: The "right" team composition is the easter egg

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Note: might be some errors in builds links. I did this list quickly, so feel free to inform me if you spot one.

Have fun
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RoR: SW 82, AM Heal RR51
AoR: SW R87, BW/R60+, SM/40+, AM/R50+, WL/R60+, Slayer R40+, DoK/SH/Sorcerer R40+ (+others)

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Yaeger
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#2 » Sun May 23, 2021 7:51 pm

Thank you! Nice work, appreciate it very much

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Earthcake
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#3 » Mon May 24, 2021 3:21 am

Like it very much, thanks.

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Itharim
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#4 » Tue May 25, 2021 5:50 pm

Thanks for this mate!!!

question where can i find Nidva's SW guide?

Grranimal
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#5 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:11 pm

Thank you for posting your Swizz Murder build. I am have a ton of fun with it!

Aricept
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#6 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:36 am

Hi, very nice post. Many interesting stuff. Thanks for that !

I'll bring my two cents on this, as I think it may help some SW, especially to be more desired in wb, especially in cities.

I most of the time play in guild 12 or 18 men, sometimes wb if we get lucky. I am atm RR79, full inv.

My build is very close to the AOE rain, with a difference that I think is fundamental : In our wb, we play now with one SW in each group (yes !), playing with the Leading shot tactic. This tactic brings +8% crit flat on crit to all the groupmates, including healers, which is very very strong (especially when we know the high number of procs on crit, for example in RP). As an AOE fighter, I give a nearly permanent +8% crit to my group.

In our build, this +8% crit stacks with +5% crit from KOTBS. So, there is a +13% crit for everybody, except the SW, as we do not benefit from the +8%.

So, of course, the price of this is one tactic slot and then lower dps for the SW and less DB (remains still really good). But imo what it brings is clearly really valuable in a wb meta. We ran some tests and our wb was really much more effective when having a leading shot SW in each group. Also, when lf a wb for cities, giving the information of AOE SW +8% group crit is close to magic ;)

My build atm : https://builder.returnofreckoning.com/c ... ,3953,3952


One last question for you Swizz, what build (and gameplay style) would you recommend for ranked (solo) ? I would like to start to try ranked but I know that ranked are very competitive and that obviously my build won't be an option. I'm thinking about it but still haven't a clear vision yet. (Assault + scout ?)

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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#7 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:33 am

mryay wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 12:19 pm

If you are looking for a good guide I suggest checking Nidva's SW guide.
Hello.

Could you share a link to this guide?

Thank you.

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Asherdoom
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#8 » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:03 am

Scout/Skirmish: Festershima
Info: Festering Arrow Build
Stats objectives: stack crit%/bal

RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Festershima

+2 Sov
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Festershima

Alt build: switch either masterful aim or Instinctive Aim for Bull's Eye to increase your %crit.



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Scout/Skirmish: Hawk Eye
Info: Main Eagle Eye spec
Stats objectives: stack crit%/WS/bal
+40/70
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Hawk Eye

+2 sov:
RoR.builders - Shadow Warrior - Hawk Eye

Alt: Pre Sov, you might want add more sustain with Keen Arrow.
between festershima and eagle eye, which is most performing in scenarios? i notice fester build eschew WS while Eye does not. is because we base all our output to fester arrow?
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mryay
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#9 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:35 am

Greywolfamakir wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:33 am
mryay wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 12:19 pm

If you are looking for a good guide I suggest checking Nidva's SW guide.
Hello.

Could you share a link to this guide?

Thank you.
I pinged Nidva. He told me he is gonna publish a new one. The old one was already really good. So let's wait :)
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RoR: SW 82, AM Heal RR51
AoR: SW R87, BW/R60+, SM/40+, AM/R50+, WL/R60+, Slayer R40+, DoK/SH/Sorcerer R40+ (+others)

ivoma11
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Re: [SW] Swizz's ultimate builds catalog for Shadow Warriors

Post#10 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:01 am

wich one of these build do you think its better for leveling?

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