Guardian - Shattered Aegis

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Focused on: Direct damageSupportUtility.

Designed for:

Overview

High DPS Open Field Guardian build. Trades the sustain of Valor for the damage of Zeal. Works best in a party with another Guardian to maintain stability for everyone in your group.

Skill Bar

StaffHealingUtilityElite
Mace/Shield

Weapon Variants

Hammer

Hammer
Healing
Utility
Elite
Hammer Swing
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Hammer Swing
Strike your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 296
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Mighty Blow
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Mighty Blow
Damage nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
Damage.pngDamage: 647
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Range.pngRange: 300
Zealot's Embrace
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Zealot's Embrace
Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
Damage.pngDamage: 296
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Banish
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Banish
Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
Damage.pngDamage: 370
Launch.pngLaunch: 750
Range.pngRange: 130
Ring of Warding
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Ring of Warding
Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped enemies cannot exit the ring while it is active.
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
Radius.pngRadius: 180
  • Use Hammer instead of Staff for more damage at the cost of sustain.

Skill Variants

Heal

  • for more personal survivability.

Utility

  • Personal defensive cooldown - strong counter to condition pressure.
  • if projectile hate is needed.

Specializations

Variants

  • trading the secondary stability and stunbreak against increased aoe damage.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Durability
18x
Mighty WvW Infusion

Consumables

Variants

Stats
  • Boon duration gear such as Commander stat icon.png Commander's or Wanderer stat icon.png Wanderer's to increase Stability Stability uptime is also a strong option.
  • Swap Celestial for Crusader stat icon.png Crusader for an easier to obtain stat.
  • Add Commander stat icon.png Commander's or Marauder stat icon.png Marauder for extra damage.
  • Add Wanderer stat icon.png Wanderer's, Minstrel stat icon.png Minstrel's or Soldier stat icon.png Soldier for extra defense.
Sigils
Runes
  • - Alternative defensive, group support focused option
Food
  • Offensive option.
  • Higher healing potential from
    and
    .
  • Alternate offensive option.
  • Alternate damage option.
  • Alternate defensive option vs condi pressure.
Utility
  • Support option.

Usage

General

  • Stagger your skills that give Aegis Aegis,
    is a major part of your damage which will be wasted if aegis is overlapped.
  • Use
    (and
    ) to escape damage.
    also refreshes your virtues, so activate them whilst it channels (which does not cancel your channel) in order to get maximum effectiveness from the skill.
    • Try to be conservative with RF, your defensive cooldowns are very limited.
  • Use
    when you are being overwhelmed with conditions.
  • - gives area Stability to help secure stomps/resurrection or mitigate the effectiveness of an enemy CC (try to use SYG proactively, before a bomb). It is only a stun break for yourself, not your party.
  • is your -and your party's- panic stability and area break stun. Use it only after
    is on cooldown and stability is urgently needed.

Mace/Shield

  • Use Mace/Shield to support your group and create heavy burst CC and healing. The autoattack provides very strong AoE healing.
  • Use
    on downed players to push back a res/stomp attempt, either double tapping for an AoE heal or channeling for projectile defense.

Staff

  • Staff is used before you engage the enemy zerg and when you regroup. Use it to heal and gain Might, as well as apply mild ranged pressure to enemies.
  • Use
    to disrupt enemies and split players away from the main group whilst also stripping some stability.
  • Double tapping Can't find such skill "Orb of Light"! Please refer to our skill index. will immediately activate its chain skill
    , a good group AoE heal if you are under heavy pressure.
  • Stack might for your team with
    . Make sure to finish the channel for the heal at the end.
  • When running to/from objectives, speed up your zerg with
    .

Hammer

  • Rotation: Engage with
    ,
    and immediately after use
    . Catch enemies with
    . Continue autoattacking until
    is ready or until you regroup, in which case save
    to blast Water Fields before switching to Staff to use
    .
  • is a blast finisher - use it on combo fields like fire, water, and chill.

Gameplay Videos

  • YouTube:
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5 stars
Arete gave this build 5 stars April 2017

Shattered Aegis provides an alternative, high damage playstyle for guardian. Similar to Dragonhunter builds the lack of sustain is an issue compared to standard honor/valor/virtues builds, but the high damage output in a slot that brings Stand Your Ground can make it worth using in niche situations.

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