Condi DPS Revenant is a melee-based condi-DPS build with a rather easy rotation, though it requires good movement to shine and survive. It has good single-target DPS, excellent AoE-DPS and some useful support traits, but it's very lacking on CCs.
As such, Kitty's found it powerful in raids, fractals and open world when melee'ing is possible, but it's quite bad for melee-hating bosses and tasks like Gladiator in Chaos and Green Duty at VG. But dayum this build shines in AoE-stuffs like Stronghold Escort and Dragon's Stand meta.
+Good condi-DPS output, especially against moving targets and Cairn
+Decent DPS uptime thanks to leap on mace 3, port-to-target on axe 4 and Unyielding Anguish-Demon utility to engage the target.
+Very easy rotation
+Gives 225 ferocity to 5 squadmates.
+Access to Resistance to nullify condis
+Can apply and blast Fire fields a LOT for extra might.
+Can boonstrip a bit
+Can provide 60% stability uptime at heavy cost to DPS
+Relatively cheap to gear
-Very low CC ability with axe 5 as only viable CC
-Requires good movement and evade timing to shine
-Very short range (excluding mace 2 and axe 5)
-May feel lacking on self-heals
Accessory 1: Viper's
Accessory 2: Viper's
Ring 1: Viper's
Ring 2: Viper's
Legendary Demon Stance
Legendary Dwarf Stance
Condirev's rotation is very easy as it's mainly spamming 3 skills whenever they're off the CD. The basic rules about it are...
-Start the fight in Demon Stance and use Embrace the Darkness-elite skill whenever you're in Demon to apply condis to enemies around you.
-When in Dwarf Stance, activate Vengeful Hammers-utility to get lots of small crits (33% chance to apply torment on crit 'cause Rampant Vex-trait)
-When you run out of energy, swap stance. You can also start the combo in one stance and swap to another to continue the combo if energy runs out.
-If you're far away from the enemy when fight starts, close the gap with Frigid Blitz (axe 4). It's also useful to close the gaps later into the fight.
-Use Temporal Rift (axe 5) and Searing Fissure (mace 2) as much as possible and remember to blast them with Echoing Eruption (mace 3) to blast a double fire field, granting 6 stacks of might.
Simplified: faceroll 523123 whenever you can.
You can also use this combo to close the gap to the enemy if you're not far away.
-Auto-attack when the aforementioned skills are on cooldown.
-You can also start the combo in one stance and swap to another to continue the combo if energy runs out, like axe 5-mace 2-swap-mace 3.
-If you have energy to stay in one stance for prolonged time and you have Sigil of Geomancy on a weapon, press §/weapon swap to trigger it. Normally it gets triggered each time you swap stance.
Here's a little example of how it looks like in real situation:
So, the rotation looks somewhat like this...(though not exactly 'cause stance CD and skill CDs don't align so follow the instructions above).
1. Embrace the Darkness (0)
2. Temporal Rift (5)
3. Searing Fissure (2)
4. Echoing Eruption (3)
5. Auto-attack (1)
6. Searing Fissure (2)
7. Echoing Eruption (3)
8. Swap to Dwarf (F1)
9. Vengeful Hammers (Utility key)
10. Auto-attack (1)
11. Searing Fissure (2)
12. Echoing Eruption (3)
13. Auto-attack (1)
14. Searing Fissure (2)
15. Echoing Eruption (3)
16. Swap to Demon (F1)
and repeat from 1.
-If squad lacks boon rip on boon-heavy bosses, you can do that by using Banish Enhancement-demon utility.
-If enemies like to throw tons of conditions on your squad and squad doesn't have good condi cleanse (often happens with bad druids), you can use Pain Absorbtion-demon utility to drag condis to yourself and not suffer the condidamage, thanks to resistance it grants.
-If you have issues staying close to boss or swap is almost out of cooldown, you can also use Unyielding Anguish-demon utility to close the gap. But try to avoid it as it has high energy cost (though not being able to hit the enemy at all means less DPS than not having the energy to use the combo).
-If there's heavy AoE-damage incoming, you can mitigate it a bit by using Rite of the Great Dwarf, though this is only available right after swapping to dwarf and eats all your energy.
-If you don't have a fancy gaming mouse and you're good at clicking stuff fast, Kitty does suggest clicking Embrace the Darkness and Vengeful Hammers instead of moving left-hand from movement keys to press them. Though if you play with laptop's trackpad, it doesn't really matter.