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 +====== Riposte Warrior ======
 +
 +Since GuildWars is now superseded by GuildWars2, the following build was kept secret (parts of it being leaked), but it can now be fully disclosed.
 +
 +{{fuss_guildwars_riposte_warrior.png}}
 +
 +===== Usage =====
 +
 +The main purpose of this build is to prevent physical damage, strike back and accumulate action points and mana in the process. In principle it is designed to manifest a somewhat exponential increase in damage output, increasing along with damage intake. In other words, the more physical damage you take from an enemy, the more damage you will deal back.
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 +  * ''​Flail''​ - used for rapidly increasing action points during a battle, this skill should be activated first when fighting an enemy.
 +  * ''​Charging Strike''​ - can be used to lunge at an enemy and is also spammable for faster running.
 +  * ''​Distracting Blow''​ - used as an interrupt and extremely useful during combat.
 +  * ''​Counterattack''​ and ''​Power Attack''​- these are both used as regular damage dealers, multi-use and low-cost.
 +  * ''​Riposte''​ and ''​Deadly Riposte''​ - these two are the main skills for the riposte warriors, they are low-cost and easily spammable during combat. After activating flail, these two should be activated. They deal massive damage to an opponent that attacks using physical attacks.
 +  * ''​Lion'​s Comfort''​ - this is the healing skill, not too low-cost but sufficient during most battles.
 +
 +''​Flail''​ and ''​Charging Strike''​ cancel each other out. That is, ''​Flail''​ should be used at the start of combat to generate action points for the rest of the skills and, in case of trouble, ''​Flail''​ can be canceled by ''​Charging Strike''​ to run away.
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 +The build also works great as a passive-aggressive tank - you can deal loads of damage back. The build is not suitable for farming ectos but great otherwise in ''​PvE''​ or ''​PvP''​. ​
 +
 +===== Weaknesses =====
 +
 +Obviously, any type of degen such as poisons or hexes will kill this build very fast and very efficiently because there is no de-hexer, anti-poison and ''​Lion'​s Comfort''​ is action-point based.
 +
 +Good examples include:
 +
 +  * ''​assassins''​ based on poisons and hexes (touchers, the kind that teleport to you, inflict DoTs and teleport away) - these kill you very fast, sometimes you may have time to use ''​Lion'​s Comfort''​.
 +  * ''​elementalists''​ - these are very painful if they do not attack.
 +  * ''​ritualists''​ can also be a problem, especially the spirit spammers.
 +  * ''​mesmers''​ can also be a problem.
 +
 +In any case, your damage output is sufficient to take these down as well if you are fast enough.
 +
 +===== Strengths =====
 +
 +You rule in any type of physical attack.
 +
 +  * This blows away any ''​assassins''​ that are based on spike damage. Simply activate the riposte skills and they just die when attacking you.
 +  * With ''​dervishes''​ many times it comes to a stalemate: they deal damage, they take damage, they heal, you heal, and so on...
 +  * Other ''​warriors''​ die nicely.
 +
 +===== Equipment =====
 +
 +  * Sword: max, "​Strength and Honor" inscription.
 +  * Shield: max, "Luck of the Draw" inscription.
 +  * Attire:
 +    * Max Health major rune.
 +    * Strength minor.
 +    * Tactics minor.
 +    * Swordmanship minor.
 +    * Health minor.
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