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.

Skill Bar


Skill Variants




  • Inner Fire.png Inner Fire if lacking fury but having enough retaliation.


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

  • Fiery Wrath.png Fiery Wrath When already having a good retaliation uptime.

Swap Dragonhunter with Firebrand for tome support.


Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Greatsword.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Longbow.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Rune of Durability.png6x
Superior Rune of Durability
Mighty WvW Infusion.png18x
Mighty WvW Infusion



  • Aim for 30% crit on character sheet with 24px Righteous Instincts to hit crit cap with retaliation and fury.
  • Include Cavalier instead of Valkyrie when lacking survivability.
  • Cheap defensive option vs condi pressure.




  • Use Spear of Justice.png Spear of Justice to pull enemies frequently since it resets on every kill with Renewed Justice.png Renewed Justice.
  • "Stand Your Ground!".png "Stand Your Ground!" - 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.
  • Shield of Courage.png Shield of Courage is your -and your party's- panic stability and area break stun. Use it only after "Stand Your Ground!".png "Stand Your Ground!" 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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