Build

Guardian - Symbolic Might

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Overview

Heavy point pressure combined with team utility and dueling capabilities.

Skillbar

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Scepter/ShieldHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Focus

Traits

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Battle
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Superior Sigil of Battle.pngSuperior Sigil of Battle
Gain 2 stacks of might (20 seconds) when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Strength
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Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)
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Superior Sigil of Battle
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Superior Sigil of Battle.pngSuperior Sigil of Battle
Gain 2 stacks of might (20 seconds) when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Strength
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Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)
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Superior Rune of the Traveler
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(1): +8 All Stats (2): +5% Boon Duration (3): +12 All Stats (4): +10% Condition Duration; +10% Boon Duration (5): +16 All Stats (6): +25% Movement Speed
Marauder Amulet
Marauder Amulet.pngMarauder Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity

Variants

Rune

  • Superior Rune of Strength Superior Rune of Strength
    Superior Rune of Strength.pngSuperior Rune of Strength
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): +15% Might Duration; 25% chance when struck to gain might for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 5s) (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
    for more damage, sacrificing speed and the slight boost to other stats.

Usage

  • Build might with critical hits, blocks, and swapping weapons. Using meditations gives fury, which helps give more critical hits.
  • Symbols and sword auto attack are the main sources of cleave, but for single target focusing, scepter auto attack will give you more damage per second (DPS).
  • Typical burst rotation is
    ,
    ,
    ,
    ,
    . You can also use
    and
    to stack on some significant burning at the end.
  • There are three stun breaks:
    ,
    , and
    , all of which have additional uses. So consider which to use depending on what you may need soon.
  • There are six sources of condition cleansing:
    ,
    ,
    (which procs
    ,
    (which converts all to boons), and
    (which also cleanses three from allies).
  • is your source of on-demand stability. Use this after starting a stomp or reviving an ally. Thanks to
    , you will refresh
    when you revive someone (cooldown 30 sec), and you gain 11.5 seconds of protection, regeneration, and aegis thanks to
    .



Counters

  • Any heavy sustain class can be a stalemate because of the lack of high spike damage unless you time your CC and burst very well.
  • Lacking any passive invulnerabilities, this build is susceptible to heavy burst damage.
Build rating: 87%
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3 Ratings
Silver Medal - Good
Erladion said this build was good January 2017

Probably, it's the best pvp option for f2p players.

Although, it provides quit enough of surviability, damage and support, however

it has some vulnerabilities, which leads you can put downed in a second with small

set of circumstances.I've found that is very difficult to 1v1 with reaper builds

and some cinds of warrior, but in other occasions you can easily win in 1v1 and even 2v1.

Silver Medal - Good
Fibs said this build was good January 2017

Overall good build, fairly straightforward, but like the last person I found myself to be pretty squishy. The panic I could cause with the scepter was pretty fun, even helped out with people that would prefer to kite me. But unfortunately I found myself at the mercy of other guardians using dragonhunter builds.

Gold Medal - Great
Aethelweard said this build was great January 2017

I've been using it in ranked this season. With the buffs to core virtues along with the older buffs to sword and scepter, this is a solid core build. It's definitely squishier than the Symbolic DH build, but if you can kite and know when to pull back, the utility of the Virtues line makes up for it in team play.