Dragonhunter - Longbow Farmer

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct damageControlSurvival.

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Overview

Longbow Farmer is a highly specialized build meant to give Guardian a viable way to Tag enemies in events such as Specimen Chamber or the Lake Doric Leather Farm. The build works around longbow's relatively long range and fast, bouncing projectiles.

This build features an incredible amount of defensive utility for your squad through consistent application of Aegis Aegis and frequent use of . Other skills, such as or provide even more support.

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Weapon Variants

  • Longbow is the core of this build. Do not replace it.
  • Your 2nd weapon set is very flexible. Hammer is suggested due to its powerful cleave and substantial CC, but any other weapons will work here.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - good option so long as you can consistently hit mobs.
Utility Skills
  • - mobility and AOE heal
  • - good defensive option
  • - if your squad needs more DPS
  • - great for tagging groups of static mobs, such as doors in the Mad King's Labyrinth
Elite Skills
  • - defensive option.
  • - passive squad support
  • - if you absolutely need the burst or CC

Specializations

Build Code

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Variants
  • - use if running the variant listed in Usage.

Equipment

Standard Equipment

This gear-set provides excellent damage through Berserker stats and a permanent 66% movementspeed bonus through the interaction between and .
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Variants
  • You can run or for additional sustain but at the cost of most of your mobility. If you can keep up with your squad without +, it is a strong defensive option.
    • If you do this, drop for instead.
  • You can run for a massive boost to your defense (see usage section)

Defensive Equipment

This gear-set provides good damage and defense and a permanent 66% movementspeed bonus through the interaction between and .
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Superior Rune of Speed
Variants
  • You can run or for additional sustain but at the cost of most of your mobility. If you can keep up with your squad without +, it is a strong defensive option.
    • If you do this, drop for instead.
  • You can run for a massive boost to your defense (see usage section)

Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Can't find such food "Tropical Peppermint Cake"! Please refer to our food index. - sustain for builds with no crit chance
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • ,
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    - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Usage

General

  • Spam your while keeping up with your squad.
  • Use on groups of mobs
  • Avoid using any other longbow skills while running, as they will either temporarily immobilize you or knock enemies back.
    • Use against groups of mobs if you are not running
  • Use off cooldown, especially against bosses
    • Because of the cooldown of your will be reduced frequently.
    • If you run a it will quickly compound with .
  • Use for mobility, but only as a last resort
  • Switch to a weapon with good Cleave against static groups of mobs. Hammer and Greatsword are both ideal.

Defense

  • - defensive core of the build
  • - condi cleanse
  • - smites conditions when you use your heal
  • - breaks stun for you and nearby allies

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 3 stars
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3 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 3 stars 4 weeks ago

Arguably the best possible build for tagging as a Guardian. Longbow tends to override staff due to faster projectile speed, which is needed when mobs die so quickly. Still, it doesn't come close to competing with other tagging builds such as Greatsword Mirage, Tagdevil, or Staff Druid.