Druid - Support Healer

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Focused on: HealingSupport.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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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

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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

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6x
Superior Rune of the Monk
18x
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 - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
Arete gave this build 5 stars 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.

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