I'm almost in Platinum I, but I can't continue.
I'll have to continue with Radiant Greatsword (Core). There's no chance of continuing with DH even if it's a lot of fun.
Does well as a solid Gold II > build for solo queueing. But start moving into Gold III / Plat I + and you'll find it can't keep up. Good for some fun what I call "doink" moments, however.
It's a good build but not good enough. I change just about everything on this build. I use greatsword over longbow and I use focus over shield and I swapped rune to strength and I swapped amulet to paladin. Everything I've changed help me alot
Still one of the strongest duellists in game and is usefull in teamfights due to cc and single target spike
Kills mesmer. Hard. Straighup chokes the life out of them if played well, which I like in this mirage infested hellhole we call ranked. Has it's reason to exist. Unfortunately at the moment this elite specialisation is literally a downgrade from the F2P version of guard. Arenanet probably doesn't remember they created this spec, but they sure as hell don't care. I used to play DH a lot back in HoT and a good player can do wonders on it, BUT most who play this just can't let go. It's the nightmare of squishies, but the meta is tank after tank after tank which makes this build struggle beyond belief at plat 1 and above.
Wanna climb out of elohell? Look no further, DH gets the job done, few do it better. Wanna go BACK to elohell after plat 1? Look no further, DH gets the job done.
DH was never popular in organized 5v5 to begin with, but extremely common in soloQ up until the return of core guard which kinda took its spot amongst the ranked players. PoF powercreep didn't go easy on it either. Still sees some use in ranked and of course it's not 100% useless, but clearly can't keep up with the meta at higher ratings. There are builds that do more damage and at the same time offer way more for the team.
Still the best DH build for PvP, but unless you really want to play this elite spec I'd suggest finding something else.
amazing build high dmg, good survivability ,still work gr8 in unrank and rank pvp, im going with Rune of the Dragonhunter and remove judges intervention and take procession blades, i think that rune of the lynx is not a good option, condi dmg is not importent in this build and to take this rune only for 25% run speed is waste of rune, Rune of the Dragonhunter give you alot more burst.
This build deal good damage and has a great survivability (blocks). I use Hammer and it works great with traveler rune
Don't hesitate to switch to sword/focus either. When the reflects get nasty, you can pop in and do a lot of blinding and other damage.
Everyone who says that this build is not too good are the players that used to play it before nerf when it was realy overpower. I just started to play this build yesterday first time in my pvp journey and I have to say the build is awesome. I can easly get 20+ kills per match and Im always a huge support for my team. I have no idea how it was before 20% True Shot nerf but I can only imagine that it was realy too overpower. Usually I take out people with 1 simple combo, Judge's Intervention > Spear of Justice > Deflecting Shot > True Shot. Plus I dont know why people complain about this 20% damage nerf on True Shot, when its cooldown is just 4 sec... Like I said, people just dont like getting nerfed thats why they complain, but the build is really, really strong. I used to play Berserker Macebow warrior build, I switched to this one yesterday and Im sure Im gonna stick with the Guardian now.
I started playing my first PvP-Matches today with this build, and I got to say; It Rocks!
I assume I got a little 'Matchmaking-Bonus' and got teamed up against other PvP-beginner...
...They didn't stand a chance 1v2.
So, Thanks for sharing this.
The build will never beat power Ranger's 1v1 as they are one of the best 1v1 classes in game. That said the power dh build can go head to head with every other class, completely dominating Ele, Necro, Thieves & Wars. It does well against condi Revs as long as you use CoP & Hunter's Fort to negate their condi. -Falselights
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