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Guardian - Core Condition

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damageArea damageMelee damageRanged damageDpsSurvivalRoaming.

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Overview

A basic and accessible core guardian build that possesses high DPS and excellent survivability. The Dire stat icon.png Dire variant of this build is easily accessible to all core players and costs very little gold to gear.
Pros
  • Great DPS
  • Focus on Burns makes it a viable condition build for Core players
  • Can build tanky and lose very little damage
  • Can easily change build for more versatility
Cons
  • Focus exclusively on burning can be annoying against Destroyers or Embers
  • Squishy with glass-cannon gear
  • Hard to change traits out without losing a lot of DPS.

Skill Bar

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Sword/Focus

Weapon Variants

  • Greatsword - Can replace Sword/Focus for no other reason than fun.
  • Staff - Decent option when running with a zerg
  • Mace / Hammer - Avoid these.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - provides a block and is a useful heal when you have trouble sustaining with Litany.
Utility Skills
  • - projectile hate
  • - swiftness and aegis
  • - retaliation and stability, along with a stunbreak
  • - teleport and damage
  • - condition cleanse and very high burning damage
  • - long-duration stability
  • - high CC against champions and projectile hate
Elite Skills
  • - strong defensive tool

Specializations

Build Code

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Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of Balthazar

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Sinister stat icon.png Sinister's - accessible alternative to Grieving stat icon.png Grieving
  • Dire stat icon.png Dire - defensive alternative
  • Viper stat icon.png Viper's / Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's - fine if you already have it, not recommended otherwise.

Runes

Alternative runes are not recommended.

Sigils

Never replace your Smoldering sigil.

  • - DPS alternative for if using gear with high crit chance
  • - DPS alternative for if using gear with low crit chance

Consumables

Solo Play

Food
  • - DPS/vit
  • - Higher DPS when used with gear that has high crit chance
  • Can't find such food "Bowl of Snow Truffle Soup"! Please refer to our food index. - budget option
  • , - Dodges + Might
Utility
  • - +Dmg, +Karma

Farming

This food is used to maximize profit when farming events.
Food
  • 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.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Usage

Damage

  • is your bread and butter. Use it as often as possible
  • Your symbols will charge your burning passive very quickly, try to keep mobs in them
  • Use and then follow with , then throw .
    • It's usually best to wait for your to proc first
  • deals high damage and applies considerable Burning Burning
  • Standing inside your symbols gives you powerful boons
  • Don't activate unless you know for certain a creature is about to die and reset its cooldown.
  • Use off cooldown

Defense

  • provides an on-demand block
  • is a strong series of blocks
  • is an area blind, but only use it when necessary or if you are about to get a kill to reset its cooldown via
  • removes conditions and provides a small amount of healing.
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Build rating - 5 stars
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars last month

This is probably the strongest core build in the game for solo play or roaming in open world.

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