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Spellbreaker - Staff Healbreaker

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

Focused on: SupportUtility and Control

Designed for: PvP Conquest

Expansions required: Path of Fire BuildsSecrets of the Obscure builds

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This build was last updated on June 01, 2024 and is up to date for the June 25, 2024 patch.

Overview

A support Spellbreaker build for PvP using the new Staff. While Warriors lack unique buffs like the aura sharing of Elementalists and can't spam boons quite as well as a Guardian, they specialize in offensive support. Healbreaker can peel for allies as well as set up kills with CC, boon removal and various buffs such as Might Might and unblockable attacks.


Skill Bar

Staff
Dagger/Warhorn
Utility


Skill Variants

Utility

Viable choices for the optional slot:

  • "On My Mark!" - low CD shout with 2 charges, instantly heals and cleanses allies through trait and relic synergy. Also counters Stealth Stealth and could help your team burst targets with the Vulnerability Vulnerability stacking.
  • Banner of Defense - massive barrier application and useful boons, plus a Light combo field which you can blast with Warhorn skills for AoE condition cleansing.
  • Balanced Stance - defense against CC and strike damage. It's a selfish option, but a dead support can't support others so sometimes it's best to play it safe.
  • Banner of Tactics - excellent proactive skill with defensive boons, especially useful against incoming CC. The only downside is that it can't be used reactively for yourself - while it grants Stability Stability and breaks stun for allies, it cannot be used while you are CC'd.


Heal

  • Mending - solid option against condition-heavy comps, but provides no benefits to the team.


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Specializations

Variants

  • Stalwart Focus increases your healing done to allies, but no longer being able to ignore Immobilize Immobilize makes you significantly easier to pin down and focus by the enemy team.

Variants

  • Guard Counter turns the build more tanky, but losing the Immobilize Immobilize proc on CC skills makes it harder to peel for allies, kite with Full Counter or set up kills for the team.
  • Magebane Tether offers more CC and higher self-healing via Mending Might at the cost of losing some defense against conditions.


Equipment

Staff
Sigil
Sigil
Dagger
Warhorn
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
Amulet
Relic


Usage

General

  • Always follow the teamfights, avoid getting locked into 1v1s.
  • If taken "On My Mark!" is a 1200 range reveal. When you're not using it for healing or setting up a kill, prevent enemies with 24px Sealth stealth access from safely disengaging.
  • Maintain permanent Swiftness Swiftness on your team with Charge (warrior), both in and out of combat.
    • Consider using it as a condition removal tool before using other cleanses to increase the chance of removing damaging conditions with other skills.
  • Both Warhorn skills are blast finishers. While the build itself doesn't have any combo fields, these are still useful for stacking Stealth Stealth or auras just to mention a few.


Support

  • The primary role of "For Great Justice!" and other shouts in this build is healing and cleansing via Vigorous Shouts and Relic of the Trooper. Their actual baseline functionality is secondary in most cases, although they can help your team burst down targets when needed.
  • "Shake It Off!" is your strongest allied cleanse tool but also the one you should hold onto the most, and maybe even be a bit more selfish with. This is your only stun break in the build by default so consider that before using it to bail out allies.
  • "To the Limit!" is a fairly unique skill. The AoE endurance regen is great for saving allies under a lot of pressure, but most of the time you'll probably end up using this skill for your own sake.
  • Call of Valor is one of the strongest skills in the entire build. The barrier it provides is almost as big as the healing from two shouts (and of course barrier can be used to protect Necromancers in shroud while they wouldn't beenfit from healing there). Barrier is also something that can be used proactively to shield allies from incoming damage while healing is reactive.
    • The cleansing also deserves a shoutout. When used after Charge (warrior) these two Warhorn skills could AoE cleanse 6 conditions from you and your allies!
  • Battle Standard is a ranged rez/stomp that could turn the tide of battle in seconds. Just remember not to waste it - if you feel like you can get the rez or the kill without the banner, then try and go for it. View the banner as more of a last resort option, keep it for the right time.
    • The banner stays active for 60 seconds and pulses boons to allies in the area. Picking it up reduces the CD of this skill by 60 seconds - there is no reason not to pick it up, and you have a minute to do it.
    • It's worth pointing out that the banner revives allies by restoring downed health. This counts as healing and is affected by healing reduction effects such as Poison Poison. If an ally barely has any downed health left, they may not rally from just the banner alone.
  • On Staff both Valiant Leap and Line Breaker are fairly simple ground targeted healing skills.
  • Snap Pull can be used to pull enemies off of your teammates, allowing them to build distance.
  • Skill #5 Bullet Catcher is a mix of healing and personal survivability. The first part of the skill is a simple channeled block, while the chain skill Defiant Roar does a big AoE heal around your character. If you're afraid of getting pressured in the near future you can keep this ready so you can block attacks, but you could also choose to use it for the sake of your team and sacrifice the block to heal them when they need it.
  • The burst skill Path to Victory isn't anything special either, it's just an AoE heal + damage mitigation through Weakness Weakness you can reset with Full Counter.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 1 votes.
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4 stars
Hanz gave this build 4 stars • May 2024
Support Warrior has been meta in the past a couple of times so it's a tried and tested concept. It did fall off a bit lately but the addition of Staff came to the rescue. I'd still put this behind core Guard, Chrono and maybe even Tempest, but it's not bad at all. Getting 50-60% group healing at the end of the game is quite possible, it's fairly durable, has a ranged rez/stomp and even some reactive instant heals. Lacks the utility value of important boon sharing like Stability or Ele's auras, but the CC and boon removal are nice too. However I think Shake it Off going from 2 charges to 1 hurt support war a lot because it kind of forces the build to sacrifice another slot to a stunbreak or else the build becomes a bit greedy and easily punishable.

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