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Dungeon DPS Build – Shotgun/Blade

Build created by Vikestart
Posted by Vikestart on October 9, 2015
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeDungeon DPS Build
AP Cost895
AP CostQL 10 Epic
  • AbilityStriker
  • AbilityOut for a Kill
  • AbilityDancing Blade
  • AbilityScattershot
  • AbilityLock, Stock & Barrel
  • AbilityRaging Bullet
  • AbilityBombardment
  • AbilityTwist the Knife
  • AbilityCloser
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityLethality
  • AbilityBrawler
  • AbilityElemental Force
  • AbilitySeal the Deal
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability Can be used as a filler for Elemental Force after 5 builders and before the 2 consumers. Put an Augur signet on the Chainsaw to boost this attack. Does a lot of damage.
Ability Ability Since you're already in melee range with Dancing Blade, you can use Crack! as a filler for Elemental Force, and it will also boost the entire group's damage output. Put a Binding signet on the whip to increase the boost.
Gear Stats
4000+Attack Rating
650Hit Rating
300Critical Rating
500+Crit Power
Crit Rating on the Shotgun. Crit Power on the Blade and one minor talisman.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Shotgun: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 that combines the best parts of two builds; Bombardment from Shotgun with Dancing Blade boosted with Elemental Force.

This build is however NOT recommended for the New York raid, because the weapon combo does not match weapon based buff circles in the third phase of that fight. The builds works just fine in all the dungeons and the other raids though.

Situational Abilities

Steel Echo

If you don’t need Scattershot for adds, you can replace it with Steel Echo to boost Dancing Blade with even more damage.

Cleanup / Win-Win

If your group needs cleanses or purges, you can either replace Scattershot with Win-Win for a single cleanse or replace Bombardment with Cleanup for multiple cleanses and purges.

Sharp Blades

If you have less than 650 hit rating, you might want to consider replacing Lethality with Sharp Blades, since all Lethality stacks are removed when glancing, and you will start to glance with less hit rating.

How It Works

DPS builds in general focus on boosting their consumers as much as possible.

This specific Elemental Force build super-charges Dancing Blade in order to achieve great numbers.

The rotation is fairly simple:

5x Striker
1x Auxiliary weapon attack / Striker
1x Out for a Kill
1x Dancing Blade (Elemental Force)

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