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Dragonhunter - GS/LB

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Overview

A basic Greatsword/Longbow build for any PvE Dungeon/Fractal.
If you are interested in solo stuff, you should check out this build.
For higher Fractals you can use this build.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Longbow

Slot Changes

Weapons

  • Mace/Focus(Torch) is still viable like in the old build if you don't feel comfortable with Longbow

Utilities

  • Swapping out
    is perfectly acceptable if needed, but keep in mind that you are giving up a significant personal DPS boost.
  • Use
    for fights where projectiles are an issue.
    • Additionally use
      for projectile heavy fights.
    • If you are still having trouble:
Replace
with
in Virtues.
Consider swapping
for
in Zeal. This reduces the cooldown on the shield's command skill, allowing you to use it three times.
  • Use
    and/or
    for crowd control heavy fights.
  • Use
    for condition heavy fights.
  • Use
    for blocks in hard boss fights or for swiftness and aegis during skips.
  • Use
    for cripple and damage (you even get protection).
  • Use
    for more damage from your utility slots, if you can get one free.

Elite Skill

  • Use
    for more survivability and utility.
  • Use
    for a dps increase.
  • Use
    for breakbar damage and an AoE pull.

Weapons

  • Having a Hammer is good for the short cooldown blast on
    or for the CC.
  • Having a Staff for additional swiftness when skipping with
    is the only thing a Staff is good for outside of niche uses of
    and
    .

Specializations

Variants

  • for better reflection uptime.
  • if you need the condition cleanse.
  • for more group support.
  • if you need the Stability or Stunbreak.

Variants

  • if you need that extra support from blocks.

Note:

  • Can't find such trait "Supreme Justice"! and
    don't really fit together with
    . This is the main reason why it's highly recommend to use
    , otherwise you rely on other team members to bring Cripple Cripple.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
6x
Versatile Precise Infusion
8x
Precise Infusion

Variant

  • Use
    if you find yourself dipping below 90% health.

Usage

  • Start with Longbow
  1. Symbol of Energy Symbol of Energy
    ¾Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Symbol of Energy
    Fire a slow, arcing arrow which explodes on impact to burn targets and sear a symbol of energy into the ground.
    Damage.png4Damage: 2,050
    Vigor.png5Vigor (4s): +50% Endurance Regeneration
    Burn.pngBurn (5s): 655 Damage
    Book.pngPulses: 4
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  2. Spear of Justice Spear of Justice
    ¼Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Spear of Justice
    Virtue. Burn foes every few attacks.
    Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive burning periodically.
    Damage.pngDamage: 224
    Spear of Light.pngJustice (6s): Periodically applies burning as long as you are within range of the caster.
    Burn.pngBurning (passive effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Burn.pngBurning (active effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks to Trigger: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 1s
    Book.pngPierces
    Book.pngUnblockable
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  3. True Shot True Shot
    ¾Activation.png
    4Recharge.png
    True Shot
    Charge up energy creating a powerful attack which pierces through enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,641
    Book.pngPierces
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Whirling Wrath Whirling Wrath
    ¾Activation.png
    10Recharge.png
    Whirling Wrath
    Spin in a place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
    Damage.png7Damage: 637
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 7
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 130
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 600
  6. Binding Blade Binding Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Binding Blade
    Throw blades at your foe, causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngMaximum Blade Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngMaximum Leash Range: 600
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
  7. Leap of Faith Leap of Faith
    ½Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Leap of Faith
    Leap at your foe. On hit, blind nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 268
    Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 600
  8. Strike Strike
    ½Activation.png
    Strike
    Chain. Strike your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    Whirling Wrath Whirling Wrath
    ¾Activation.png
    10Recharge.png
    Whirling Wrath
    Spin in a place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
    Damage.png7Damage: 637
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 7
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 130
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 600
    is nearly off cooldown.
  9. Symbol of Wrath Symbol of Wrath
    ¼Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Symbol of Wrath
    Symbol. Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies.
    Damage.png5Damage: 670
    Retaliation.png5Retaliation (1s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngSymbol Duration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngSymbol Radius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
  10. Whirling Wrath Whirling Wrath
    ¾Activation.png
    10Recharge.png
    Whirling Wrath
    Spin in a place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
    Damage.png7Damage: 637
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 7
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 130
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 600
  11. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  12. True Shot True Shot
    ¾Activation.png
    4Recharge.png
    True Shot
    Charge up energy creating a powerful attack which pierces through enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,641
    Book.pngPierces
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  13. Deflecting Shot Deflecting Shot
    ¼Activation.png
    10Recharge.png
    Deflecting Shot
    Fire a missile that blinds enemies and destroys projectiles. Destroying a projectile increases damage dealt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 317
    Damage.pngDamage Increase: 100%
    Blind.pngBlind (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  14. Symbol of Energy Symbol of Energy
    ¾Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Symbol of Energy
    Fire a slow, arcing arrow which explodes on impact to burn targets and sear a symbol of energy into the ground.
    Damage.png4Damage: 2,050
    Vigor.png5Vigor (4s): +50% Endurance Regeneration
    Burn.pngBurn (5s): 655 Damage
    Book.pngPulses: 4
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  15. Spear of Justice Spear of Justice
    ¼Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Spear of Justice
    Virtue. Burn foes every few attacks.
    Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive burning periodically.
    Damage.pngDamage: 224
    Spear of Light.pngJustice (6s): Periodically applies burning as long as you are within range of the caster.
    Burn.pngBurning (passive effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Burn.pngBurning (active effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks to Trigger: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 1s
    Book.pngPierces
    Book.pngUnblockable
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  16. True Shot True Shot
    ¾Activation.png
    4Recharge.png
    True Shot
    Charge up energy creating a powerful attack which pierces through enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,641
    Book.pngPierces
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  17. Puncture Shot Puncture Shot
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    Puncture Shot
    Fire an arrow which can bounce to the enemies behind your target. If an arrow hits a second target, all enemies struck are crippled.
    Damage.pngDamage: 574
    Cripple.pngCrippled (2s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngMaximum Additional Bounces: 1
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% Chance)
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    until
    True Shot True Shot
    ¾Activation.png
    4Recharge.png
    True Shot
    Charge up energy creating a powerful attack which pierces through enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,641
    Book.pngPierces
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    is off cooldown.
  18. True Shot True Shot
    ¾Activation.png
    4Recharge.png
    True Shot
    Charge up energy creating a powerful attack which pierces through enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,641
    Book.pngPierces
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  19. Repeat from step 4.


Basically, try to hit your high damage skills like
True Shot True Shot
¾Activation.png
4Recharge.png
True Shot
Charge up energy creating a powerful attack which pierces through enemies.
Damage.pngDamage: 1,641
Book.pngPierces
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
and
Whirling Wrath Whirling Wrath
¾Activation.png
10Recharge.png
Whirling Wrath
Spin in a place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
Damage.png7Damage: 637
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 7
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 130
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
Range.pngRange: 600
within a symbol and if possible with
Spear of Justice Spear of Justice
¼Activation.png
20Recharge.png
Spear of Justice
Virtue. Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive burning periodically.
Damage.pngDamage: 224
Spear of Light.pngJustice (6s): Periodically applies burning as long as you are within range of the caster.
Burn.pngBurning (passive effect) (2s): 262 Damage
Burn.pngBurning (active effect) (2s): 262 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Attacks to Trigger: 5
Radius.pngInterval: 1s
Book.pngPierces
Book.pngUnblockable
Range.pngRange: 1,200
on your target.


Other tips

  • Try not to interrupt the auto attack chain of your Greatsword unless necessary. Interrupting the auto attack chain will result in a dps loss.
  • Whirling Wrath Whirling Wrath
    ¾Activation.png
    10Recharge.png
    Whirling Wrath
    Spin in a place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
    Damage.png7Damage: 637
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 7
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 130
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 600
    can do more damage than stated in the tooltip. Click on the skill link for details.
  • Deflecting Shot Deflecting Shot
    ¼Activation.png
    10Recharge.png
    Deflecting Shot
    Fire a missile that blinds enemies and destroys projectiles. Destroying a projectile increases damage dealt.
    Damage.pngDamage: 317
    Damage.pngDamage Increase: 100%
    Blind.pngBlind (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    and
    Spear of Justice Spear of Justice
    ¼Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Spear of Justice
    Virtue. Burn foes every few attacks.
    Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive burning periodically.
    Damage.pngDamage: 224
    Spear of Light.pngJustice (6s): Periodically applies burning as long as you are within range of the caster.
    Burn.pngBurning (passive effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Burn.pngBurning (active effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks to Trigger: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 1s
    Book.pngPierces
    Book.pngUnblockable
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    are piercing, try to take advantage of that.
  • Spear of Justice Spear of Justice
    ¾Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Spear of Justice
    Virtue: Burn foes every few attacks.
    Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive conditions periodically.
    Damage.pngDamage: 224
    Spear of Justice.pngJustice (6s): Periodically applies burning as long as you are within range of the caster.
    Burning.pngBurning (passive effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Burning.pngBurning (active effect) (2s): 262 Damage
    Crippled.pngCrippled (1½s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumbers of Attack to Trigger: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
    Book.pngPierces
    Book.pngUnblockable
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Hunter's Verdict Hunter's Verdict
    ½Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Hunter's Verdict
    Pull all enemies tethered by the Spear of Justice to you, breaking the link. This ability's recharge is separate from that of Spear of Justice.
    Radius.pngPull: 1,200
    has a 1200 range pull when tethered to target which can be really useful if used at the right place and time.
  • Always try to bring
    Test of Faith Test of Faith
    30Recharge.png
    Test of Faith
    Trap. Lay a trap that creates a ring of weapons which punish enemies that attempt to cross their threshold.
    Damage.pngDamage: 965
    Damage.pngPass-Through Damage: 1,465
    Protection.pngProtection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Cripple.pngPass-Through Cripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngDuration: 6s
    Radius.pngTrigger Radius: 180
    Radius.pngEffect Radius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    if you have a free utility slot.
  • Wings of Resolve Wings of Resolve deals damage when traited with
    and can be used in the damage rotation. Be cautious: it can get you in combat when using the skill while skipping.

Video Guides

  • YouTube:
    The "Mysteries" about Whirling Wrath and Binding Blades
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Gold Medal - Great
Thor said this build was great October 2015

Longbow brought some fresh air to the guardian. True Shot is a high dmg skill which brings together with the GS some really good dmg. And we can get rid of the slow mace animations. ;)