This is the stereotypical build of the Great Weapon Fighter. GWF are one of the most accessible characters in Neverwinter. They gain strength very early making them one of the best characters to start with.

Treat this as an introductory build, it’s not the best build out there, but this is a decent build that works well on a budget.

I. Gears and Ability Roll


The Great Weapon Fighter is a very straight forward DPS class. Try to take advantage of the high initial return of stats. Invest some stats on Critical Strike and Armor Penetration for offense and A little Life Steal for defense.

Ideally you will want 60% Resistance Ignored and 50% chance for critical strike. 5% chance to steal life is also pretty decent. Destroyers have a feat that gives a bonus to Power for the amount of Defense stats so you’ll want to take advantage of that.

For weapon enchantments, you want to go for the best DPS boost. Vorpal and Feytouched is a very good option. Dread only works on Encounters so It’s not a good idea for the at-will dependent Great Weapon Fighter.

II. Feats


III. Boons

Tro to focus on damage dealing boons. You don’t need to worry about tanking or healing. Just concentrate on dealing damage, stealing life and getting as much power as you can.

Be sure to track your Critical and Armor Penetration stats, you don’t want to have too much of that if you can invest it on Power instead.

IV. Encounters


I have never had the need to switch encounters. This has worked well in almost every situation, except maybe for PVP. You’ll want to tweak your stats to more prone based encounter of playing against real people.  Indomitable Battle Strike is the go-to finisher for the GWF. This is the one skill that can deal over a million damage if well-timed in its delivery.