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 Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage 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

Utility

Traits

Variants

Variants

Variants

Virtues is better than Valor for fighting, but worse for clearing ACs due to losing Courageous Return.png Courageous Return. Use it while away from objectives.

Equipment

Ascended Head (Heavy).png
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Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Staff.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Smoldering.png
Superior Sigil of Corruption.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Scepter.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Ascended Focus.png
Trailblazer stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Smoldering.png
Superior Sigil of Bursting.png
Superior Rune of the Guardian.png6x
Superior Rune of the Guardian
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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 Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage 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 Amplified Wrath.png Amplified Wrath to destroy the arrow cart.
  • While sieging an objective, only rez allies once Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage is on cooldown so that Courageous Return.png Courageous Return 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 Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage 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 Renewed Focus.png Renewed Focus to reset the cooldown of Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage.
  • Be careful casting Spear of Justice.png Spear of Justice, the passive effect is a significant part of your damage.
  • Place your Symbol of Swiftness.png Symbol of Swiftness and Symbol of Punishment.png Symbol of Punishment carefully to proc Permeating Wrath.png Permeating Wrath.

Gameplay Tips

  • Arrowcarts have 59.8k hp, and will hit roughly 11-12 times on a Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage, 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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