They wanted to stop our Ascension (a few patches ago), but we will not submit! Here is a build with permanent Ascension. Please feel free to give me your wise advices - especially regarding skills to sacrifice to max Ascension.
[Melee DW] [22.214.171.124] (g3) (c+) (sr+) Melee DW Fire Soulblade Permascension Dervish; greenless; Crucible - 4 blessings 12 min (Sotnik)
Active Skills: Ascension, Righteous Fervor, Vire’s Might, Summon Guardian of Empyrion, Pneumatic Burst, Amarasta’s Blade Burst, Shadow Strike, Incorporeal Winds.
Passive Skills: Divine Mandate, Presence of Virtue, Whirling Blades.
WPS: Smite, Execution, Amarasta’s Quick Cut, Whirling Death, Belgothian’s Shears, Burning Void.
Devotion procs: Time Dilation, Flame Torrent, Elemental Storm, Eldritch Fire, Phoenix Fire, Hyrian’s Glare.
Other procs: Carnage, Battlecry, Magma Orb, Golemborn, Combustion, Fire Lance, Annihilation, Resilience.
Core Gear: Belgothian’s Carnage, Mythical Soulblade, Virtue’s Light, Mythical Gauntlets of Ignaffar, Cinderplate Girdle, Mythical Light’s Oath.
The build is focused on Fire Strike autoattacks with 100% WPS while being under the effect of Ascension all the time. This is achievable with cooldown reduction, Time Dilation and Carnage (they affect each other, btw) and Virtue’s Gaze. 97% Pierce-to-Fire conversion makes Nightblade a reliable option for this concept.
Flame torrent is attached to Judgement and this leads to quite an interesting combo.
SR 75 is done and Crucible 151-170 took 12 minutes with 4 blessings and no banner. Video!
The concept also has a Templar version, more effective, but with 2 second window between Ascensions. What an imperfection!