Dragonhunter - Condi AC Killer

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Focused on: ConditionSupportUtility.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

This is a utility build intended to easily clear arrow carts with

and

. It is less effective than standard builds at fighting and no more than two should be used per zerg.

Skillbar

StaffHealingUtilityElite
Mace/Focus

Weapon Variants

Scepter/Torch
Orb of Wrath
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Orb of Wrath
Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 162
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Smite
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Smite
Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.
Damage.pngDamage: 80
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 16
Radius.pngRadius: 200
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chains of Light
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Chains of Light
Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.
Damage.pngDamage: 61
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (6s): 3% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 900
Zealot's Flame
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Zealot's Flame
Set yourself alight, periodically burning up to three nearby foes.
Zealot's Flame.pngZealot's Flame (3s): Burn nearby foes.
Burn.pngBurning (6s): 786 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Cleansing Flame
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Cleansing Flame
Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.
Damage.png10Damage: 800
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Book.pngPulses: 9
Range.pngRange: 400

Scepter/Torch is significantly better than Mace/Focus for fighting, use it while away from objectives.

Skill Variants

Heal

  • better party support but lose a very strong block.

Utility

  • projectile reflect
  • highest damage option and adds mobility
  • personal defensive option
  • AoE vulnerability for a strong group damage buff

Traits

Variants

  • if Fury Fury uptime isn't an issue

Variants

Variants

  • better support but a significant damage loss

Virtues is better than Valor for fighting, but worse for clearing ACs due to losing

. Use it while away from objectives.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Guardian
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Use Dire as a cheaper but much lower damage option.

Sigils

  • Extra condition duration for Dire builds.

Consumables

Food

  • offensive option, for sieging
  • defensive option, for fighting

Utility

  • Extra duration for Dire builds

Usage

  • Use
    while under arrow cart fire to proc
    Superior Rune of the Guardian Superior Rune of the Guardian
    Superior Rune of the Guardian.pngSuperior Rune of the Guardian
    (1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Healing Power (3): +50 Toughness (4): +65 Healing Power (5): +100 Toughness (6): When you block a foe's attack, burn that foe for 1 second.
    and
    to destroy the arrow cart.
  • While sieging an objective, only rez allies once
    is on cooldown so that
    will reset its cooldown.
  • Make sure to stagger your abilities that give Aegis Aegis since you can only have one stack at a time.
  • Be sure to be in the Mace/Focus weaponset while casting
    to benefit from
    Superior Sigil of Bursting Superior Sigil of Bursting
    Superior Sigil of Bursting.pngSuperior Sigil of Bursting
    Adds 6% to current condition damage.
  • Use
    to reset the cooldown of
    .
  • Be careful casting
    , the passive effect is a significant part of your damage.
  • Place your
    and
    carefully to proc
    .

Gameplay Tips

  • Arrowcarts have 59.8k hp, and will hit roughly 11-12 times on a
    , this means one shield will do around 13448 to 14670 damage per AC from
    Superior Rune of the Guardian Superior Rune of the Guardian
    Superior Rune of the Guardian.pngSuperior Rune of the Guardian
    (1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Healing Power (3): +50 Toughness (4): +65 Healing Power (5): +100 Toughness (6): When you block a foe's attack, burn that foe for 1 second.
    assuming 25 stacks of Might Might and
    Superior Sigil of Corruption Superior Sigil of Corruption
    Superior Sigil of Corruption.pngSuperior Sigil of Corruption
    Gain a charge of +10 condition damage each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    .
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