Deity Swash is a mix of the huge tankiness of Deity and the massive attack stats buff of Swashbuckler. It is easier and tankier than realm swash. Probably the fastest way to raid with Deity.
How does Swash work:
Basically the lower your def is, the higher your attack will be, but you don't need to be at 0 defense. On Deity for maximum swash passive (+50% attack) you need between 960 def and 1060 def based on your level. Ascension doesn't change that cap because it is based on class base stats. In combat, debuffs such as Bear's Might and Snotra doesn't affect your defense for swash passive.
Loadout screenshots and video guide available at the bottom of this guide!
For weapon you want to use 2-handed to benefit from Arisen Trevelyan's Charms so Ymir Brilliant Feathers would be the best weapon here because it has good attack/ward, enough slots to achieve 60% crit and 10% faction damage bonus. Arisen Nagamaki, Arisen Labrys and Old Hallowed Blade are good alternatives.
Avalon Crown, that crown is the best you can use for head if you don't have a legendary/ornate you can use a Tarnished King's Crown instead.
Ashen Phoenix/Beguiled/Incarnate/Baldr mage gear are your goto.
Ashen Phoenix is good because it has mana, ward and 9 slots.
Beguiled has 10 slots and a lot of HP.
Incarnate has only 6 slots but it has mana, attack and arcane resistant for the robe which is nice against some raids.
Baldr is the best for ward since it has a lot of HP and ward but it has only 6 slots.
Arisen Trevelyan's Charms for that sweet 30% bonus attack, Arisen Rings or Lugus Gauntlet are also usable if you don't have any charms.
For weapon you want at least 1 Ashen Ruby to regen HP then fill the rest with Ferocious Bull's Eye. If you don't have Ferocious Bull's Eyes then Morrigan Eyes are a decent alternative for crit until you can pick up Ferocious. For armour go full crimson pinions of the best quality.
Main thing you're looking on amities is damage boost so additional crit damage or element damage are good then if you're looking for the perfect amity, both damage bonus as well as mana regen would be nice.
There are 2 main pets on Deity Swash, (Fey) Chimera and Apollyon's Apprentice, both gives +50% damage but (Fey) Chimera gives it faster and Apollyon's Apprentice grants ward turn, immunity to your faction element and weakness to the opposite element. (There is one Apprentice for each faction).
How to choose what Chest/Legs to use:
Simple answer would be go for your higher % but it's a little bit trickier. First you don't want to have the same chest and legs for example Beguiled robe and shoes is the best for max attack but you'll have a huge lack of mana so combining different pieces is great.
For low ascension I suggest Incarnate Robe or Ashen Phoenix Robe and Baldr Boots.
For high ascension (and assuming you have a full set of legendary crimsons pinions) Ashen Phoenix Robe and Beguiled Shoes would be the best.
The stats shown at the end are from me :) lvl 250, ascension 51 with Origin Town bonus. It will take some time and ascension investment to reach similar stats but definitely not required to enjoy fast raiding!
The main stat you want to focus is obviously attack but you also need 60% crit for 100% crit rate with Realm Strikes and Wyrm's Song buff. For tankiness it depends on your ascension level, I think that 50-60k ward is enough for anything but Arisen Morrigan so the next thing you want to prioritize is HP because casting Ward of Ortanite is 1 less DPS turn. Though this tankiness is only from chest/legs and ascension never from adornments because crimson pinions is always better.
Skills and Rotation
Don't cast Ward of Ortanite firt turn, unless you're against an hard hitting raid like Morrigan, so you can take some damage for deity's passive.
I normally go with Mimic's Mischief -> Gait of Gunnr -> Wyvern's Speed II (-> Element's Affinity/Elementless) -> Wyrm's Song
Then spam Realm Strikes and pray for T.All+++.
If Ashen Ruby is shy Osmostrike III works well for healing.
Videos covering all these concepts in detail
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The Arisen Podcast Ep12
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