Build

Druid - Support Healer

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Focused on: HealingSupport.

Designed for:

Overview

This build is meant for medium to large scale WvW zerg fights. It aims to bring powerful burst healing and group support.

Skill Bar

Juvenile Smokescale.png
Juvenile Wolf.png
StaffHealingUtilityElite
Staff

Variants

Elite

  • for powerful AoE Immobilize if stability is not an issue.

Specializations

Variants

  • If running Entangle.

Variants

  • trades group support for very strong CC.

Equipment

Ascended Head (Medium).pngSoldier's Insignia.png
Ascended Shoulders (Medium).pngSoldier's Insignia.png
Ascended Chest (Medium).pngSoldier's Insignia.png
Ascended Hands (Medium).pngSoldier's Insignia.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).pngSoldier's Insignia.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).pngSoldier's Insignia.png
Ascended Back.pngCleric's Insignia.png
Ascended Accessory1.pngCleric's Insignia.png
Ascended Accessory2.pngCleric's Insignia.png
Ascended Amulet.pngCleric's Insignia.png
Ascended Ring1.pngCleric's Insignia.png
Ascended Ring2.pngCleric's Insignia.png
Ascended Staff.pngCleric's Inscription.png
Superior Sigil of Renewal.png
Superior Sigil of Transference.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Staff.pngCleric's Inscription.png
Superior Sigil of Renewal.png
Superior Sigil of Transference.png
Superior Rune of the Monk.png6x
Superior Rune of the Monk
Healing WvW Infusion.png18x
Healing WvW Infusion
Variants

Stats

  • Nomad's or Minstrel's can be used to add more defensive stats.
  • Soldier's can be added for more defensive stats at the cost of healing.
  • Crusader's stats are a good option offensively.

Sigils

  • Superior Sigil of Renewal
for additional personal survivability
highest healing option (only use on one staff)

Runes

  • defensive option

Consumables

Food

  • strongest group support option.
  • personal defensive option.

Utility

Usage

  • Choose targets carefully to maximize Astral Force gain with
    and
    .
  • Your have two water fields:
    and
    • can be used to blast
  • can't transform unblockable projectiles.
  • Entering
    removes all conditions and breaks stun.
    • Leaving the transform grants stealth and superspeed if traited, making it easier to disengage. The stealth is AoE, you can cloak downed allies and disrupt enemy focus with it.
  • Keep in mind that your Glyph skills have alternate effects in Avatar form.
  • Use
    on regroups when it will not disrupt other combo fields.
  • Make sure to play around
    , it will proc on either changing weapons or entering Celestial Avatar
    • brings a water field and is your best
      stacker
    • is your strongest burst heal and has a powerful daze.
    • is typically your best option while outside of Avatar.
  • Smokescale pet F2
    can be placed on the group to blast AoE stealth
  • Swap to Wolf if downed by gank and use F2
    to cancel their stomp, if not in a melee bomb

Weaknesses

  • Heavy CC during
    .
  • Condition burst after
    has been used.
Build rating: 80%
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1 Ratings
Silver Medal - Good
Arete said this build was good August 2016

Good healing and support build for zerg play. Comparable to Midline Auramancer in role, but brings more on-demand burst healing and offensive support at the cost of defensive support, CC, healing output and survivability.