Open World

Open World builds for Guild Wars 2. A wide variety of GW2 builds and guides for all classes.

Section builds are up to date for the March 19, 2024 game patch. The Open World section is currently undergoing major changes; please be patient as we sort things out!

Meta Builds

These builds tend to dramatically pull ahead of the curve and outperform other builds. This doesn't mean other builds aren't good or even great, it just means that the builds listed below tend to either be very strong in a general sense or very strong in a specific use-case.

General Builds

Builds meant for general open world play. Useful for general open world and story-mode play, such as events, zerging, map completion, and random shenanigans. These builds typically suggest similar gear to their instanced PvE counterparts (Raids/Fractals/Strikes) for ease of gearing but if you are not worried about this or don't mind investing in a separate gear set for open world then feel free to alter your equipment.


There are currently no test Open World General builds


There are currently no draft Open World General builds

Solo/Specialist Builds

These builds are optimized to be self sufficient for solo play where allies are not providing boons or healing. Please note that they are generally not suitable for endgame instanced PvE content and often use luxury equipment sets so only invest in these builds if you do not mind the extra gear cost or otherwise are not worried about endgame content. There are currently no Solo Open World General builds

Support Builds

Support builds for providing boons and/or healing in open world group play

Core Builds

Builds that are accessible to F2P / Core players

Low-Intensity Builds

Low-Intensity Builds for players with disabilities and impairments.

LI Builds are being updated and reworked - Expect to see them again soon.

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