Guardian - Shattered Aegis

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

Focused on: Direct damageSupportUtility.

Designed for:


Overview

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.

Skill Bar

StaffHealingUtilityElite
Mace/Shield

Weapon Variants

Hammer

Hammer
Healing
Utility
Elite
Hammer Swing
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Hammer Swing
Strike your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 296
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Mighty Blow
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Mighty Blow
Damage nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
Damage.pngDamage: 647
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Range.pngRange: 300
Zealot's Embrace
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Zealot's Embrace
Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
Damage.pngDamage: 296
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Banish
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Banish
Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
Damage.pngDamage: 370
Launch.pngLaunch: 750
Range.pngRange: 130
Ring of Warding
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Ring of Warding
Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped enemies cannot exit the ring while it is active.
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
Radius.pngRadius: 180
  • Use Hammer instead of Staff for more damage at the cost of sustain.

Skill Variants

Heal

  • for more personal survivability.

Utility

  • Personal defensive cooldown - strong counter to condition pressure.
  • if projectile hate is needed.

Specializations



Variants

  • trading the secondary stability and stunbreak against increased aoe damage.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Durability
18x
Mighty WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Boon duration gear such as Commander's or Wanderer's to increase Stability 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.


Sigils

  • Superior Sigil of Concentration Superior Sigil of Concentration
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    Superior Sigil of Concentration.pngSuperior Sigil of Concentration
    Boons you apply last 33% longer for 7 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    higher Stability Stability uptime.

Runes

  • Superior Rune of Mercy Superior Rune of Mercy
    Superior Rune of Mercy.pngSuperior Rune of Mercy
    (1): +25 Toughness (2): Gain up to 400 toughness while revivng allies, based on your level. (3): +50 Toughness (4): You resurrect allies with 30% more health. (5): +100 Toughness (6): You revive allied players 20% faster.
    - Alternative defensive, group support focused option

Consumables

Food

  • Plate of Mussels Gnashblade Plate of Mussels Gnashblade
    Plate of Mussels Gnashblade.pngPlate of Mussels Gnashblade
    Nourishment (30 min):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Concentrationn+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    Defensive option.
  • Fried Oyster Sandwich Fried Oyster Sandwich
    Fried Oyster Sandwich.pngFried Oyster Sandwich
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Power+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    Offensive option.
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    Alternate offensive option.
  • Carrot Soufflé Carrot Soufflé
    Carrot Soufflé.pngCarrot Soufflé
    Nourishment (60 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    Alternate damage option.
  • Loaf of Saffron Bread Loaf of Saffron Bread
    Loaf of Saffron Bread.pngLoaf of Saffron Bread
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngIncoming damage reduced by 20% while stunned, knocked down, or knocked back.-20% condition duration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    Alternate defensive option vs condi pressure.

Utility

  • Magnanimous Sharpening Stone Magnanimous Sharpening Stone
    Magnanimous Sharpening Stone.pngMagnanimous Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Power equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    Offensive option.
  • Magnanimous Maintenance Oil Magnanimous Maintenance Oil
    Magnanimous Maintenance Oil.pngMagnanimous Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Concentration equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Concentration equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    Support option.

Usage

General

  • Stagger your skills that give Aegis 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.

Mace/Shield

  • 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

  • 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 .

Hammer

  • 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.

Gameplay Videos

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5 stars
Arete gave this build 5 stars April 2017

Shattered Aegis provides an alternative, high damage playstyle for guardian. Similar to Dragonhunter builds the lack of sustain is an issue compared to standard honor/valor/virtues builds, but the high damage output in a slot that brings Stand Your Ground can make it worth using in niche situations.