Your rune choice isn’t stupid. It is unique, and as I noticed in your Stoneheart Ele build you posted a while back , you have a knack for making unique work. As for “cheese,” away with that noise! It’s a game and you can play it how you want! Everything is beatable, people just need to find out how, not throw up their arms and claim that your build is so good it’s shameful.I’d only make one change. And one only. And this is purely based on personal preference.
I would probably run Perplexity runes instead of guardian (I never bank on healing power unless I’m speccing for it ala Healbomb engi) and the burn only lasts for about a second, while Perplexity continues to punish your opponents, and you can proc it off your mace/shield/bull rush skills and free up 2 trait points to drop wherever you please. (maybe 2 more into the Defense line for the missile reflection while blocking. With 3 blocks at your disposal, you can give a nasty surprise to those pesky rangers who think standing at max range and hitting you with Rapid Fire is a good idea.
Then again, changing the rune set kind of deviates from the “Burning” part of the build, so there is that.Certainly gonna dust off my warrior and give this a go. Never tried a condi build warrior, as I didn’t play it long, but this looks fun! It also has that “Warrior on a Budget” thing going for it, as you were right about the Heavy Rabid gear.
Mixing burn-on-block and confuse-on-interrupt is quite an interesting idea. I’ve played both themes in the past, but never thought about combining them. This is surely some build worth exploring.
About the traits, since you have 3 blocks, I think that you should make the most of it, so I’d reallocate 10 points from Arms to Discipline:
- You get Fast Hands, so more opportunities thanks to faster rotations. This could however induce a change in your sigils to avoid overlapping cooldowns (I’d go for Doom, Battle, Hydromancy and Geomancy).
- I’d still equip Missile Reflection, as many players like having a ranged weapon. Reflects can be cool, too: reflecting the Point Blank Shot can sometimes trigger an interrupt (so some confusion), and an elem would not enjoy at having his Ice Storm sent back at him (especially in current PvP settings).
- You should consider equipping Mighty Defenses. Since you’ll be blocking a lot, this is a natural way to gain might – and you need might, to compensate for the defensive nature of the Guardian runes.