2h Stamina DK for PvE?

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    Dkrewe

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    I am reading a lot of guides on stamina DK and builds and such, and some of them are for pvp and pve and feature a 2h. 2h is the style of play that I enjoy the most and would prefer. However, the vast majority of PvE guides have dual wielding daggers.

    I made my DK to wield a 2h. My stamina NB is my DW character with daggers. Using daggers on my DK just doesn’t feel right.

    I guess my question is this: Is dual wielding mandatory for a DK in PvE? My focus in most games is PvP, but I know that PvP is a bit lacking in this game so I know I will be needing to do a lot of PvE.

    If 2H PvE is viable, could anyone link a good build for it? It is difficult for me to judge all the ones that searches pull up.

    Thank you!

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    MisterDMC

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    Definitely viable but not quite as good as a dw and bow setup.  Basically you want to run 2 full 5 piece sets and no Monster set.  Without going into super detailed info I’ll give you a quick rundown of what I use when I play this way in PvE.  And yes I’ve beaten VMA multiple times in this setup, dummy tests are around 30k DPS.

    5 piece twice Fang serpent (from Sanctum ophidia)

    5 piece Vicious Ophidian (also from all three craglorn trials)

    Asylum 2h (from asylum sanctorum trial)

    Maelstrom bow (from VMA)

     

    If that gear isn’t available or you’re looking for an alternative.  Use 5 piece spriggan (from bangkorai) using 3 jewellery and 2 divines body pieces.  And either 5 hundings rage including weapons And a 1 piece Monster set like Kragh

    Two hander bar

    Venomous claw, wrecking blow, reverse slice, rally, brawler, and flawless dawnbreaker

    Bow bar

    Endless hail, rearming trap, poison injection, molten armaments, razor caltrops.

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    Dkrewe

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    What type of rotation would you use with that?  Would you be using heavy attacks outside of just doing it for stamina replenish?  I saw a video where it looked like someone was animation cancel weaving fully charged heavy attacks but not sure if I was just seeing things…

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    MisterDMC

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    Yes you heavy attack animation cancel wrecking blow, look it up on YouTube there’s several good videos about it.  As far as rotation goes it’s pretty easy.  Start on bow bar.  Light attack between each skill.

     

    Start fight, Rally, molten armaments, la, rearming trap, la, endless hail, la, poison injection, la, caltrops.  Bar swap.  Wrecking blow, venomous claw, HA, wrecking blow, HA, wrecking Blow, la, brawler.  Restart rotation.

    When the boss hits execute phase do your complete bow rotation then swap to two hander and light attack, venomous claw, light attack, reverse slice 4 times then light attack brawler and restart.

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    MisterDMC

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    Reapply molten armaments every 3rd rotation.

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