Guardian - Meditation Roamer


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Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Overview

An extremely offensive dps guard build designed for skirmishes/small-scale fights.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Focus

Skill Variants

Scepter/Torch
Orb of Wrath
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Orb of Wrath
Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 162
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Smite
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Smite
Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.
Damage.pngDamage: 80
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 16
Radius.pngRadius: 200
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chains of Light
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Chains of Light
Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.
Damage.pngDamage: 61
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (6s): 3% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 900
Zealot's Flame
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Zealot's Flame
Set yourself alight, periodically burning up to three nearby foes.
Zealot's Flame.pngZealot's Flame (3s): Burn nearby foes.
Burn.pngBurning (6s): 786 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Cleansing Flame
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Cleansing Flame
Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.
Damage.png10Damage: 800
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Book.pngPulses: 9
Range.pngRange: 400
  • Scepter over Sword (in case you don't replace GS with the set Scepter/Torch set).

Specializations

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Equipment

Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Knight stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Knight stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Knight stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Knight stat icon.png
Ascended Greatsword.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
Superior Sigil of Fire.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Sword.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Focus.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
Superior Rune of the Traveler.png6x
Superior Rune of the Traveler

Variants

  • The distribution of Berserker/Knight gear depends on individual preference.
Sigils
  • instead of one of the Superiors is objectively stronger and cheaper. More info:[1]
  • over either Greatsword sigils.
  • - cheapest variant.

Usage

Meditation Guard is a true double-edged sword, a prime example of risk/reward gameplay because most of your (otherwise defensive) abilities can be powerful additions to your burst damage - thus leaving you significantly vulnerable later.

Setting up burst:

  • Your Meditations heal your for ~2k, and grant you a short duration of Fury, try to time your burst to come after using a Meditation.
  • Before switching to Greatsword you can use Shield of Wrath.png Shield of Wrath, if the blocks don't expire before it's duration runs out, it will explode in an AoE that can deal ~5k dmg - but this means you have up a skill on a 45 sec cd that can be used to block while you are stunned.
  • Use GS's Whirling Wrath.png Whirling Wrath + Judge's Intervention.png Judge's Intervention -> this way you can make a devastating opening from 1,200 range, gain ~5 seconds of fury (you get it after using a meditation), to increase your damage even further, wait until any condition is applied to you and immeiately use Smite Condition.png Smite Condition which deals increased damage if you have a condition - this attack chain, especially if Shield of Wrath explodes, can be a dps bomb, forcing many enemies to disengage if used in a teamfight especially when they are trying to stomp or res and are balled up - but with this, you've already used up 2 of your Meditations - if you had max hp before/during the attack chain, you wasted 4k healing and a condition removal, not to mention your teleport which was a stunbreaker.
  • After a chain like this, you blew most of your defensive CDs and will likely need to disengage a bit, Leap of Faith.png Leap of Faith can help you with this, but chances are, you did pretty big damage to your enemies, and if they are the ones who must disengage, keep pushing with your GS attacks and Sword teleport to keep up with them.

Setting up burst with the Scepter/Torch over GS:

  • Your Meditations heal your for ~2k, and grant you a short duration of Fury, try to time your burst to come after using a Meditation.
  • Shield of Wrath.png Shield of Wrath can be on of your biggest hitting skills, if the shield expires without the charges being consumed it will do huge AoE damage - but using this for burst leaves you significantly more vulnerable, as Shield of Wrath can be used while stunned, block an entire Hambow Warrior stun chain.
  • Zealot's Fire.png Zealot's Fire is another important part of your burst chain (this is the chain skill of Torch skill 4), this is a really devastating single-target skill.
  • You can use SoW while not being focused, granting that your block charges won't be consumed, then you can swap to Scepter set, immobilize the target by Chains of Light.png Chains of Light, use Zealot's Flame.png Zealot's Flame -> Zealot's Fire.png Zealot's Fire -> Judge's Intervention.png Judge's Intervention, then wait unil a condition is applied to you and immediately use Smite Condition.png Smite Condition, this combo can hit up to 10k dmg + sigil procs and autoattacks.
  • Shorter variations are scepter Chains of Light.png Chains of Light followed by Zealot's Fire.png Zealot's Fire (use a meditation before ZF hits in order to gain Fury).
  • Shield of Wrath.png Shield of Wrath followed by
    Flashing Blade Flashing Blade
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    Flashing Blade
    Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 49
    Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 600
    and Smite Condition.png Smite Condition just before the shield explodes.

Video Guides

  • YouTube:
    How to Play: DPS Meditation Guard
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