Guardian - Shattered Aegis
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High DPS Open Field Guardian build. Trades the sustain of Valor for the damage of Zeal. Works best in a party with another Guardian to maintain stability for everyone in your group.
- Use Hammer instead of Staff for more damage at the cost of sustain.
- ⇒ for more personal survivability.
- ⇒ Personal defensive cooldown - strong counter to condition pressure.
- ⇒ if projectile hate is needed.
- trading the secondary stability and stunbreak against increased aoe damage.
- Boon duration gear such as Commander's or Wanderer's to increase Stability uptime is also a strong option.
- Swap Celestial for Crusader's for an easier to obtain stat.
- Add Commander's or Marauder's for extra damage.
- Add Wanderer's, Minstrel's or Soldier's for extra defense.
- Stagger your skills that give Aegis, is a major part of your damage which will be wasted if aegis is overlapped.
- Use (and ) to escape damage. also refreshes your virtues, so activate them whilst it channels (which does not cancel your channel) in order to get maximum effectiveness from the skill.
- Try to be conservative with RF, your defensive cooldowns are very limited.
- Use when you are being overwhelmed with conditions.
- - gives area Stability to help secure stomps/resurrection or mitigate the effectiveness of an enemy CC (try to use SYG proactively, before a bomb). It is only a stun break for yourself, not your party.
- is your -and your party's- panic stability and area break stun. Use it only after is on cooldown and stability is urgently needed.
- Use Mace/Shield to support your group and create heavy burst CC and healing. The autoattack provides very strong AoE healing.
- Use on downed players to push back a res/stomp attempt, either double tapping for an AoE heal or channeling for projectile defense.
- Staff is used before you engage the enemy zerg and when you regroup. Use it to heal and gain Might, as well as apply mild ranged pressure to enemies.
- Use to disrupt enemies and split players away from the main group whilst also stripping some stability.
- Double tapping Can't find such skill "Orb of Light"! Please refer to our skill index. will immediately activate its chain skill , a good group AoE heal if you are under heavy pressure.
- Stack might for your team with . Make sure to finish the channel for the heal at the end.
- When running to/from objectives, speed up your zerg with .
- Rotation: Engage with , and immediately after use . Catch enemies with . Continue autoattacking until is ready or until you regroup, in which case save to blast Water Fields before switching to Staff to use .
- is a blast finisher - use it on combo fields like fire, water, and chill.
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