Guardian - Radiant Greatsword Roamer

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:


A core Power Guardian build for WvW roaming, also usable by F2P players. Radiant Greatsword is all about pulling off massive bursts and downing enemies before your defensive cooldowns run out.

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  • can be considered if you're having trouble utilizing and want to squeeze out a bit more sustain or Resolution Resolution from the build.


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Superior Rune of Fireworks
Mighty WvW Infusion




  • Superior Sigil of Bloodlust Superior Sigil of Bloodlust
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    Gain a charge of +10 power each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    - high risk/high reward option for extra damage.



  • - strong mix of sustain and damage.
  • - cheaper defensive option.
  • - active damage mitigation via more access to dodging.
    • is a cheaper version of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew and sufficient enough in most cases.
  • - non-ascended offensive option.


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To be added.

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Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Healot Templarium gave this build 4 stars October 2021

Using this build for like months.

Doing very great in solo fights, 1v2's and even hopping in small groups of 5, doing alot of damage, leave them burnt, hop out of fights using your sword 2, judges intervention. Afterwards if they chasing you, you just spam your meditations, renewed focus, spamming ur virtues to leave (in most cases) fight safely.

As a core guard i win most duels of the meta firebrands, the healing uptime is much more since you get proper use of the Monk's focus.


I use Celestial stats instead of marauder, you get a sick amount of healing power, condition damage and still do okay strike damage. with this build and those stats u get like 80% precision at all times in a fight due of the fury, resolution traits that boost your precision constantly.

I dont use focus, but i use shield instead, shield slam skill hits most of the time thieves who blend in their shadows, and does fine damage, and giving you aegis once again. the push and heal of shield 5 comes at the right place at many times.

Thats why i use STALWART DEFENDER instead of Strength in numbers.

Even as core guard like 40% of my damage doing comes from burning by using celestial stats, so i want to push this more by using the PERMEATING WRATH instead of Indomitable Courage. Using this trait change boosts ur dps like sick if u fighting 2 or more people. getting one more stunbreak and 30s aegis popup instead of 40s is not worth it in my opinion anyways.


4 stars
Hanz gave this build 4 stars July 2021

Perfectly viable F2P Guardian build and more or less a staple of roaming. The build puts you on a timer - kill enemies before you're out of CDs. Sounds a bit scary but luckily the damage it can dish out is just as scary. Very bursty build and easy to play. Downside is that some really tanky builds can outlast you if they play it well and then you're kind of done for.