Dragonhunter - Power DH (GvG)

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Strike damage and Dps

Designed for: WvW GvG

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns buildsEnd of Dragons builds

This build was last updated on April 04, 2022 and is up to date for the August 2, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A build designed for massive AoE DPS, with great access to spike damage, ground AoE and ranged pressure.


Skill Bar

Staff
Scepter/Torch
Utility


Skill Variants


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Specializations


Variants

  • Replacing Zeal with Virtues trades a small amount of DPS for a stunbreak () that avoids sacrificing a valuable utility slot


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Equipment

Head
Marauder
Shoulders
Marauder
Chest
Marauder
Hands
Marauder
Legs
Marauder
Feet
Marauder
Backpiece
Marauder
Accessory
Dragon
Accessory
Marauder
Amulet
Dragon
Ring
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Staff
Dragon
Sigil
Sigil
Scepter
Dragon
Torch
Dragon
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Equipment Variants


Consumables

    • personal food option


Usage

Priorities

High
  • Traps - in melee
  • Ranged Spike
Moderate
  • Sustained damage
  • - zeal/radiance only
Low
  • Single target
  • CC


Surviving

  • This build has moderate passive defense
  • This build has moderate mobility skill access
    • Use if you're separated from your group and can't safely move back
      • Beware of ground CCs () that will interrupt your movement
  • This builds has high active defenses
    • Beware of unblockable CCs () when using
      • Standing briefly still while channeling can sometimes be better than moving straight back to your group
    • will only block attacks from the front
      • To block ground AoE face the player that cast it
      • If using the Virtues variant save to break stuns with
    • Do not use until and are on cooldown, unless you will die without it
Active defense priority


Detailed Explanations

Traps

  • Use and when the enemy group is pushing towards you or your group is in melee
  • Don't try to predict the enemy group far in advance or precast traps, wait until you have an opportunity to get immediate value
  • can be used offensively to position yourself for traps
    • Don't put yourself in a position where you could die trying to get better traps off


Ranged Spike

  • Open with staff, using
    • If the groups continue into 900 range, swap to Scepter/Torch and use , otherwise wait in Staff for the next engage


Sustained damage

  • When using ground AoEs like Symbol skills or , try to place them so that one edge is on the enemy group and the other edge is in the direction they are moving to
  • Try to swap between weapons as often as possible, keeping all damage skills on cooldown
    • It is worth delaying the swap for 1-2 seconds to fit another Symbol skill
    • If you are frequently delaying your swap out of Staff it is likely you aren't swapping weapons fast enough
  • Use your Symbol skills quickly after swapping weapons so that the cooldowns will line up for future swaps
  • Combine your Symbol skills with other damage to generate higher spikes
  • Try to hit your own group with as well if you can, but prioritize hitting enemies
Skill priority
  • /
  • - when no projectile block present ( flip skill)
  • - in melee


Shield of Courage

  • Use when pushing to block damage for your group
    • will only block attacks from the front, face your enemies, but don't let yourself get out of position


Single Target

  • Pull targets with ( flip skill) as the enemy group disengages from yours, never while both groups are crossing through each other
  • can be left on a target without using to apply Revealed Revealed
  • Use to follow up on or to catch targets as enemies disengage
  • If you have a chance to use on an isolated target without projectile block, take it


CC

  • Don't use unless your DPS skills are on cooldown, other builds are better at providing CC
  • Use your CC when:
    • Your group calls a spike:
      • Winds -
      • Wells - +
      • Shades -
      • Traps - +
    • On top of enemy downs (while alive players are on top of them)
    • Enemy groups moving defensively while your group is pushing


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