Build

Guardian - Burning Blocks

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Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Overview

A PvP Guardian build focused around healing and providing aegis for a team while also providing decent condition pressure with block burns.

Skill Bar

Sword/FocusHealingUtilityElite
Mace/Shield

Specializations

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Smoldering
Superior Sigil of Smoldering.pngSuperior Sigil of Smoldering
Increase Inflicted Burning Duration: 20%
Superior Sigil of Torment
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Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
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Mace.png
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Superior Sigil of Smoldering
Superior Sigil of Smoldering.pngSuperior Sigil of Smoldering
Increase Inflicted Burning Duration: 20%
Superior Sigil of Torment
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Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
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Superior Rune of the Guardian
Superior Rune of the Guardian.pngSuperior Rune of the Guardian
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +35 Healing Power (3): +50 Toughness (4): +65 Healing Power (5): +100 Toughness (6): When you block a foe's attack, burn that foe for 1 second.
Wanderer's Amulet
Wanderer's Amulet.pngWanderer's Amulet
+1050 Precision +560 Toughness +1050 Condition Damage +560 Expertise

Slot Changes

  • Using scepter over sword gives you a strong medium range option at the cost of mobility.
  • "Retreat!" "Retreat!"
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    "Retreat!"
    Shout. Grant aegis and swiftness to up to five nearby allies.
    Aegis.pngAegis (20s): Block the next incoming attack.
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (20s): 33% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 600
    can be replaced with
    Sanctuary Sanctuary
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    Sanctuary
    Consecration. Form a protective healing shelter for allies. Foes and projectiles cannot enter.
    Heal.pngHealing: 266
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngPulses: 6
    Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    for AoE denial + healing,
    Contemplation of Purity Contemplation of Purity
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    Contemplation of Purity
    Meditation. Convert the conditions you are suffering into boons.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    against extremely condi heavy team comps, or
    Shield of the Avenger Shield of the Avenger
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    Shield of the Avenger
    Spirit Weapon. Summon an arcane shield to destroy incoming projectiles.
    Duration.pngDuration: 20 seconds
    for more frequent AoE aegis at the cost of reliability.
  • Replace Wanderer with Sage if you want to heal your team more. Most of your support comes from blocks and AoE denial.

Usage

General

  • Rotate through your blocks -- as soon as aegis is down, refresh it. Aegis is the most important part of this build, as when you block you gain roughly 600 health and stack burns on the enemy.
  • Use
    Shelter Shelter
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    Shelter
    Block attacks while healing.
    Heal.pngHealing: 4,555
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    on fast-ticking damage (e.g.
    Procession of Blades Procession of Blades
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    Procession of Blades
    Trap. Set a trap that whirls around and damages enemies when activated.
    Damage.png10Damage: 1,200
    Fury.pngFury (8s): 20% Critical Chance
    Radius.pngTrigger Radius: 180
    Radius.pngEffect Radius: 240
    ) in order to stack burns very quickly.
  • Apply aegis to your teammates when they are nearby with
    "Retreat!" "Retreat!"
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    "Retreat!"
    Shout. Grant aegis and swiftness to up to five nearby allies.
    Aegis.pngAegis (20s): Block the next incoming attack.
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (20s): 33% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 600
    ,
    Virtue of Courage Virtue of Courage
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    Virtue of Courage
    Virtue: Grants aegis every few seconds.
    Activate: Grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.
    Aegis.pngAegis (20s): Block the next incoming attack.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngAegis Refresh: 40 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    , and
    Protector's Strike Protector's Strike
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    Protector's Strike
    Surround yourself and nearby allies with a shield. Damage foes that strike protected allies. Grant protection to yourself and nearby allies if you are not struck.
    Damage.pngDamage: 487
    Protection.pngProtection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 170
    .
  • Symbol of Faith Symbol of Faith
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    Symbol of Faith
    Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that damages foes and regenerates allies.
    Damage.png5Damage: 610
    Regeneration.png5Regen (1s): 650 Heal
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngSymbol Duration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngSymbol Radius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    offers high aoe healing over time and a light field. Drop it on the point to stack regen on your allies in an area. As soon as the symbol fades, you can cast it again.
  • This build offers a lot of aoe team condi clear. Use
    Smite Condition Smite Condition
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    Smite Condition
    Meditation. Cure a condition and damage nearby foes. More damage if a condition is cured.
    Damage.pngDamage with No Conditions: 207
    Damage.pngDamage with Conditions: 463
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 360
    ,
    Virtue of Resolve Virtue of Resolve
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    Virtue of Resolve
    Virtue: Regenerates health.
    Activate: Heal yourself and nearby allies.
    Heal.pngVirtue of Resolve: 84 Heal
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,625
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    , or
    Shelter Shelter
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    Shelter
    Block attacks while healing.
    Heal.pngHealing: 4,555
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    if your team has a lot of condi stacked on them.


Tips

  • Soon.

Counters

  • Heavy Condition pressure
  • Condition transfer (Necro)
  • Heavy CC
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