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Dragonhunter - Scepter Greatsword

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: DPSBurstCCSurvivalCondi Removal.

Designed for:


Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Blood
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Superior Sigil of Blood.pngSuperior Sigil of Blood
50% Chance on Critical: Steal Health. (Cooldown: 5s)
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Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Rage
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Superior Sigil of Rage.pngSuperior Sigil of Rage
50% Chance on Critical: Gain Quickness (3 seconds). (Cooldown: 30s)
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Superior Rune of the Traveler
Superior Rune of the Traveler.pngSuperior Rune of the Traveler
(1): +8 All Stats (2): +5% Boon Duration (3): +12 All Stats (4): +10% Boon Duration (5): +16 All Stats (6): +25% Movement Speed; +10% Condition Duration
Marauder Amulet
Marauder Amulet.pngMarauder Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity

Utilities

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Traits




Alternatives

Weapons

  • Greatsword: sword + shield or torch

Rune

  • Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
    Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
    - A significant drop in overall mobility. You will have to rely on swiftness not getting boon stripped. Your DPS will be higher when you're able to get your hits to connect with your target.

Utilities

  • Contemplation of Purity Contemplation of Purity
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    Contemplation of Purity
    Meditation. Convert the conditions you are suffering into boons.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    over
    Judge's Intervention Judge's Intervention
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    Judge's Intervention
    Meditation. Teleport to your target and burn nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 133
    Burn.png3Burning (3s): 1,179 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    - Only do this is if you feel you need more condition cleansing than mobility

Usage

Scepter

Scepter is a very good mid-ranged weapon. The AA will deal around 450-500 damage on non-crit and 1k damage when it crits. Rely on the AA to keep constant DPS on your target. Pay attention to your opponent’s movements, and if they’re strafing so your AA misses, adjust your movement properly. Either get in closer or strafe to one direction, so your hits have a higher chance of connecting. You can use 2 to give allies might or to quickly damage enemies. If your enemy is moving away from your traps, use 2 to force your enemy to talk in the direction of them. Make sure you don’t use 3 while an enemy is evading or blocking. This skill is great for setting up opportunities to burst with GS 3 and scepter 2. You will be able to kite enemies well once you master this weapon.

Focus

Use focus 4 when you expect any type of burst coming that you can’t kite. 5 can either serve as a burst skill or a block, depending on how well you use it. The blast finisher aspect should not be ignored. If you have a thief on your team, make use of their pistol 5 blind field by activating your focus 5 on it. When fighting other Guardians, use scepter 2 to quickly remove aegis and focus 5 from them.

Greatsword

You should only switch to GS when you have the ability to quickly deal damage and get out of combat without risking immediate death. If an enemy was just downed that’s a perfect time to switch to GS and cleave their body or pull enemies away from their downed ally. Use 3 over a light field to gain light aura. You can use scepter 2 to have a light field ready for when you swap.

Think outside of the box when fighting your opponent. Your skills serve multiple purposes. Don’t limit yourself to using them one way. One wrong skill use can cost you an ally – or a fight.

Counters

  • Enemies that can apply a lot of conditions will be an issue. Do not waste CoP on small condi bursts. If you have chill on you and a condi burst is coming, convert it or wait for the condis to land on you, then use CoP to convert the condis to boons. This build gives you a lot of condition removal. All blocks, your utility heal, F2, focus 4, SC, and CoP all remove conditions. Use them wisely...

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