Dragonhunter - Radiance Frontline

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:


Offensive Frontline Support build that trades personal healing from Valor for personal damage increases.

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Skill Variants


  • for more personal sustain


  • for more personal sustain


  • if lacking fury but having enough retaliation.


Zeal is a possible replacement for Dragonhunter on a Core Guard.

  • When already having a good retaliation uptime.

Swap Dragonhunter with Firebrand for tome support.


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Superior Rune of Durability
Mighty WvW Infusion



  • Aim for 30% crit on character sheet with
    to hit crit cap with retaliation and fury.
  • Include Cavalier instead of Valkyrie when lacking survivability.
  • Cheap defensive option vs condi pressure.



  • Rotation: Use
    to place yourself into the enemy zerg, then pull enemies with
    and its chain skill
    . Place
    and immediately after proceed with
    . Continue to autoattack and use
    until a regroup.
  • Use
    inside a light field such as
    for strong group condition clear.
  • Use a stow weapon bind after casting
    to remove a significant portion of the aftercast.


  • Use
    to pull enemies frequently since it resets on every kill with
  • - 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 it urgently needed.
Build rating - 2 stars
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2 Ratings
4 stars
Xivor gave this build 4 stars September 2018

Strong DPS build with moderate support for the team. Strong DPS due to Radiance line updates, with extremely powerful burst damage if traps get off. Good as a 2nd Guardian for a party for a DPS option, and great for a non-POF player.

0 stars
Freya gave this build 0 stars September 2017

september 2018

Totaly irrelevant build.

Warrior is better melee fighter.

Chrono is better support/cc.

Firebrand is better support.....

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