Raid Builds

Raid and Strike Mission builds for GW2. A wide variety of recommended/meta, great and viable builds and guides for all classes in Guild Wars 2.

Section builds are up to date for the January 30, 2024 patch.
Strength
Discipline
Berserker
4.6
Zeal
Dragonhunter
Virtues
4.8
Dueling
Chaos
Mirage
4.3
Spite
Soul Reaping
Reaper
4.8
Invocation
Devastation
Vindicator
4.8
Fire
Earth
Weaver
4.8
Great
Dueling
Domination
Chronomancer
4.2
Deadly Arts
Trickery
Daredevil
4.8
Curses
Soul Reaping
Harbinger
4.5
Curses
Soul Reaping
Scourge
4.7
Deadly Arts
Trickery
Specter
4.7
Dueling
Illusions
Virtuoso
4.5
Domination
Dueling
Virtuoso
4.7
Viable
Arms
Discipline
Berserker
4.3
Virtues
Radiance
Firebrand
4.6
Devastation
Invocation
Herald
3.6
Explosives
Firearms
Mechanist
4.3
Curses
Soul Reaping
Reaper
3.3
Skirmishing
Soulbeast
Wilderness Survival
4.4
Radiance
Virtues
Willbender
4.3
Test
Draft


Basic Builds

With so many elite specialisations there are some builds that, while still viable, are sufficiently outclassed by other options that they are given the Basic rating. Builds here will be kept updated for fans of said builds, but they are not recommended.

Basic
Air
Fire
Tempest
4.5
Featured Raid Guides
Raid Portal.webp
Introduction to Raiding
Raid fundamentals, roles, group requirements, and team composition
Leveling.webp
Leveling Up
Basic advice for leveling a character that includes information and options which can make leveling more efficient
Settings.webp
Tips for Settings
Essential and optional game settings to make your gameplay more fluent in PvE, PvP and WvW
Gold.webp
Ways to Earn Gold
Overview of some of the best and most common ways to earn gold
Locked Profession.webp
What Profession Should I Play?
Help figuring out which Guild Wars 2 profession to try
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