Guardian - Shatter Shield

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Designed for:

Overview

A Meditation Guardian build utilizing the shield and

Shattered Aegis Shattered Aegis
Trait VIII.pngShattered Aegis
When aegis you applied blocks an attack, it damages nearby foes

to provide frequent aegis to teammates and deal high damage to enemies.

Skill Bar

Sword/ShieldHealingUtilityElite
Hammer

Variants Scepter over sword, and greatsword over hammer.

Specializations

Equipment

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Shield.png
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Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Doom
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Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Sigil of Ice
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Superior Sigil of Ice.pngSuperior Sigil of Ice
30% Chance on Hit: Inflict Chill (2 seconds). (Cooldown: 10s)
Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
Marauder Amulet
Marauder Amulet.pngMarauder Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity

Usage

General

  • Initiate using either
    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
    or
    Judge's Intervention Judge's Intervention
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    Judge's Intervention
    Meditation. Teleport to your target and burn nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 133
    Burn.png3Burning (3s): 1,179 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    in tandem with
    Ring of Warding Ring of Warding
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    Ring of Warding
    Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped foes cannot exit the ring while it active.
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    or to close the gap.
  • Make sure to get your teammates to call a target for you to teleport in.
  • Your meditations, and
    Shield of Absorption Shield of Absorption
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    Shield of Absorption
    Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 320
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngShield Duration: 4 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    help you sustain yourself in combat, as well as provide their utility ability. Use them when you need them, not when you want them.
  • Since
    Zealot's Embrace Zealot's Embrace
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    Zealot's Embrace
    Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    is slow to hit, try to use it after knocking them down, like after
    Banish Banish
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    Banish
    Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Launch.pngLaunch: 750
    Range.pngRange: 130
    .
  • Use
    Shield of Judgment Shield of Judgment
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    Shield of Judgment
    Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes and gives protection and aegis to yourself and up to five allies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Protection.pngProtection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Aegis.pngAegis (4s): Block the next incoming attack
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 320
    on as many allies as possible.
    Shattered Aegis Shattered Aegis
    Trait VIII.pngShattered Aegis
    When aegis you applied blocks an attack, it damages nearby foes
    hits for all allies you effect.
  • Judge's Intervention Judge's Intervention
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    Judge's Intervention
    Meditation. Teleport to your target and burn nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 133
    Burn.png3Burning (3s): 1,179 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    can be used with other skills, like
    Banish Banish
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    Banish
    Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Launch.pngLaunch: 750
    Range.pngRange: 130
    or
    Mighty Blow Mighty Blow
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    Mighty Blow
    Damages nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
    Damage.pngDamage: 426
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 300
    to surprise your target with a long distance spike.
  • Remember to try to revive teammates, since you have access to
    Courageous Return Courageous Return
    Guardian-minor-trait.pngCourageous Return
    Virtue of courage is fully recharged when you revive an ally or when you rally. This effect has a 30 second internal cooldown
    .
  • Don't activate
    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
    in 1v1 situations, with the exception of using it as a stunbreak or to gain stability. The 30s recharge on aegis is much stronger than having a 65s cooldown on it.

Notes

  • You can use
    Shield of Absorption Shield of Absorption
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    Shield of Absorption
    Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 320
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngShield Duration: 4 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    to knock a thief out of
    Shadow Refuge Shadow Refuge
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    Shadow Refuge
    Deception. Create a pulsing refuge at the target area that heals allies and cloaks them in stealth.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,775
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Book.pngPulses: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
    Range.pngRange: 600
  • Shield of Judgment Shield of Judgment
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    Shield of Judgment
    Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes and gives protection and aegis to yourself and up to five allies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Protection.pngProtection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Aegis.pngAegis (4s): Block the next incoming attack
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 320
    can be used to help secure a stomp.

Counters

  • Sustained Poison Poison
  • CC pressure.
  • Condition pressure.
  • Frequent Blind Blinds.
  • Unblockable abilities
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