Guardian - Power Guardian

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

Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:


A build designed for massive AoE DPS, with great access to Vulnerability Vulnerability, spike damage and utility.



Skill Variants


  • better sustain if you have symbols/swords ticking, but lose a very strong block.


Keep all the time, swap
  • more power, if you don't need the extra stunbreak/party support from SYG, or projectile hate from WoR.
  • and if running DH spec.

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Dragonhunter is a competitive option over Virtues or Radiance, with good modifiers, access to damage traps and enhanced F2 and F3 virtues.


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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty WvW Infusion


feast option with additional damage reduction.



  • Use Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's if you find you need more offensive stats.
  • And Valkyrie stat icon.png Valkyrie to manipulate crit chance.


  • stacking sigil option
  • offensive sigil options


  • Spam your symbols, and


  • YouTube:
Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Notsussertod gave this build 5 stars 4 days ago

Extreme high AoE damage and very easy to play. Better than burn guard against good groups. You also have some group support through two different sources of stab (Stand Your Ground and active Virtue of Courage). The DH variant is also pretty good, maybe even better if your group is heavy melee focused.

4 stars
Tyroxin gave this build 4 stars 4 weeks ago

Nice damage, so what?

edit a week later: After unlocking the mighty Sword of Justice I've now passed the scourges. By getting used to it my experience with the results have also changed getting far more consistent, especially the Sword can extend the period of damage quite substantially. Deals much more immediate damage than Burn Guard and is less dependent on the enemies sleeping at their keyboard.

Sept 2020

Very spike focused rotation that runs out of things to chain into the bomb, so in the quickly approaching downtime (which luckily is not that long thanks to moderate cooldowns) other classes can catch up. In long range Weavers and Revs should still take the cake, melee range gets complicated due to the low defense, so mid range would be the main area of action, however scourges still bring the additional boon strips.

Briefly: It does indeed deal damage, but I cant see the merit picking this over a rev.

5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars last month

Big damage. Good support. Competitive DPS option for larger groups running a balanced comp.

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5 stars
Kurnian gave this build 5 stars last month

OP, 10/10, 5/5 would run again