Dragonhunter - Radiant Dragonhunter
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- 1 Overview
- 2 Skill Bar
- 3 Specializations
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Consumables
- 6 Usage
Radiant Dragonhunter is a versatile power build which performs well in most areas of open world. It is excellent at roaming with its high area burst damage and innate survivability.
Never replace greatsword.
- Scepter - great ranged DPS with very high might generation
- Staff - good for running with a zerg
- Longbow - decent for zerging
- Healing Skills
- - defensive option. You can cancel the animation but keep the block by stowing your weapon during the cast. However, you won't receive any healing if you do this.
- Utility Skills
- Guardian's utility skills are very versatile and you are encouraged to change them based on the situation or your preferences.
- - stunbreak that also grants you some Retaliation uptime.
- - grants more retaliation for boss fights where you can't proc much.
- - more crowd control.
- - if you need condition cleanse.
- - if you need to reflect projectiles.
- - long-lasting swiftness while running, also gives aegis
- Elite Skills
- - defensive option.
- - great for DPS but worse for burst and CC
- - use if running in a zerg
- , - lowers DPS for defense
- Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
- You can use and for a variant that isn't as reliant on Retal.
This gear is cheaper, though overall less efficient as you are more reliant on Retaliation
This variant allows for perm Retal uptime, which provides a damage increase at the cost of health.
- When using this variant, you must run , and . It is advised that you trade for if running this variant.
- Commander's - can mix with the Diviner variant to provide additional defense at the cost of damage.
- Assassin's - can be used to fine-tune crit chance
- Knight's , Soldier - can be mixed with other variants for some defense at the cost of damage, try not to use much of this as DH relies heavily on DPS
- - highest DPS if you crit cap
- - cheap, and beats Scholar if you need the precision
- - weird alternative to Eagle
- , , , - Defensive options, not recommended (just run the Mara variant instead, if you can).
- - can replace either sigil to fine-tune crit chance, generally not recommended
- - higher DPS than Force but stacking mechanics are annoying.
- This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
- , - Defense/Damage
- , - Damage
- - Damage
In general, you should use event food when farming for profit.
- 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 (requires crit chance)
- Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
- , , - general farming
- - good damage option with +karma
- Note that to play this build optimally you must turn off "Melee Attack Assist" in your Options menu.
- Your main damage skills are
- Never interrupt your Greatsword or Sword autoattack chains as all the damage is loaded in the last hit.
- Retaliation is a massive damage boost so you should try to have it up as much as possible. Your main retaliation sources are , , and . If using the Virtues variant, will provide an enormous boost to your retaliation uptime.
- If using Virtues, resets off every kill thanks to . You should use it whenever possible.
- In long fights you should bring instead of for increased retaliation uptime.
- If running Zeal, fight enemies in your symbols to get the damage buff from .
- If using , try not to get hit (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง ... No seriously. This is extremely important.
- is a powerful defensive skill. If you stand on top of an ally while this is active it can block attacks for them as well.
- , , and blind enemies.
- and can be used against projectiles.
- is a block that also gives aegis, protection, retaliation, stability, and a stun break.
- You can run for more active defense. You can also run but this comes at the cost of one of your best burst damage skills.
- Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.
- This build doesn't have much sustained healing unless you have , so avoiding damage is extremely important in long fights. You can run healing food, such as in these situations to relieve some pressure.
- is a powerful heal and condition cleanse. You can also use in the light field from your symbols to cleanse conditions.
- When zerging, use your , , and to tag mobs. Try to make sure your procs on groups so you get credit for all of them.
- Against bosses or static groups of mobs (while the zerg isn't moving much), use your higher-damage weapon set such as Greatsword or Sword/Focus.
- Virtue: Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive conditions periodically.
- (as a last resort)