No matter what Guild Wars 2 Guardian build you choose your basic mechanic will be three virtues. These Virtues grant beneficial passive effects for the guardian and can be sacrificed to provide similar effects that benefit all nearby allies. The virtues are: Courage, Justice and Resolve, which provide the guardian with Aegis, burning attacks and Rejuvenation, respectively.
Scepter and Torch for Ranged Damage
Weapon Set: Scepter, Torch
Focus: Ranged Damge, Critical Hit
About: This Guild Wars 2 Guardian build uses a scepter and torch for ranged damage along with some utilities for added burning damage. Our utilities will also be useful when facing multiple enemies. We will focus on boosting our weapon damage through our trait selection focusing primarily on Zeal and Radiance trait lines. This will give us a boost to power and critical hit chance along with increasing boon duration and damage. We will also get automatic burning conditions from aegis which will trigger automatically and when you call on it.
Burning Conditions with Spirit Weapons
Weapon Set: Scepter, Torch
Focus: Damage, Burning Conditions, Spirit Weapons
About: This Guild Wars 2 Guardian build takes advantage of burning conditions and spirit weapons to do damage. You are going to hear a lot about burning Guardian builds and this is one way to go about making one. We increase condition duration and condition damage as much as we can by focusing on the Zeal and Radiance trait lines. Burning conditions are applied when we use our weapon set, Scepter and Torch, and any of our utilities. Normally spirit weapons do not apply burning conditions but that’s what makes this build so special.
Using Conditions with the Greatsword
Weapon Set: Greatsword
Focus: Damage, Conditions
About: This Guardian build explains a play style that uses utility skills and the greatsword to apply conditions for damage. In essence you will be applying vulnerability to decrease the enemies armor and then burning conditions to do damage. Stacking vulnerability allows us to put out more damage and our traits are tailored to promote this play style. We will also get a large increase to damage from fighting foes on fire and just by using a greatsword. Another important part of this Guardian build is our signets and mediation skills which give us more chances to apply vulnerability and burning.
Boon Healing Guardian: Using Boons to Gain Survivability
Weapon Set: Mace, Shield
Focus: Healing, Support, Defense, Damage Mitigation
About: This build explains a Guardian play style that uses boons to provide support and gain survivability. I call it The Boon Healing Guardian. Essentially you will be using as many boons as possible which will buff allies while healing yourself in the process. This build is set to have high survivability and provide exceptional support especially in dungeon groups. We also focus on using shouts for our utilities which will end up turning an allies condition into a boon by the end of the build.
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