Staff as back-up for some situations
Thinking of crafting a Viper set.
Considering the power scaling of Axe, you’d probably want Precision + Condition Damage/Expertise (which doesn’t exist).
If you had to pick a 4 stat combo, you’d want something like Precision/CD + Exp/Pow (also doesn’t exist).
For now, Viper’s is better than Griever’s in almost all situations (except Power Mes with Axe and traited pistol, but you can get more dps out of just doing Sword/Sword with zerk/sins).
What game mode?
Definitely using Axe and Staff – I love both of them incuding ambush attacks. Most likely offhand Torch, but if other offhands are buffed I would prefer to use Focus.
Definitely going Viper with Cele trinkets (wvw) unless Griever is better for bursty play.