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Need advice for my guardian in PVE/WvW

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Markus
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  • ESO: @WillAerthon
Posted On: 10/10/2013 at 05:10 AM
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I was looking for a build which is a great support build in WvW, but still is viable for solo PVE. I found this: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/professions/guardian/WvW-The-Healway-Guardian

I really like this build, it's very flexible. My problem is, i don't know what kind of armor and trinkets i should use. My finances aren't especially good right now, so i cannot afford to buy two sets of gear.

I feel it's overkill to go full cleric armor, yes i might be able to survive nearly everything, but i won't be able to kill my opponents. Maybe it might be enough to use Knight trinkets to get more Power and Precision, but is it enough. Then there are the weapons, i would definitely use a cleric staff, but what should i take for the hammer/GS

When i go full Knights do i have enough healing power to be useful in groups? Is it enough to go full cleric trinkets? The staff would still be cleric, but should i use a cleric hammer/GS too to make up for the lost healing power?

Does anyone have experience with this build, or might have other build suggestions? I really like to play guardian in WvW, every help is appreciated.

 

Markus (Johanna Aerthon)

 

Edit: I forgot to mention the runes and sigils. For the cleric armor set i would use soldier runes, for the knight set a mixture of water and altruism runes. For the Hammer/GS i would use might stack when swap sigil (don't remember the name), for the staff i haven't made a decision yet.

Last Edited on: 10/10/2013 at 05:57 AM
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FinalFAB
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Replied On: 10/10/2013 at 06:48 AM PDT
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I run the below but if you want to hit a bit harder you might want to change the Clerics Jewels out for Cavaliers or Knight. It works pretty nice for me in Dungeons and WvW. Guardian (Cleric/Commando) Updated build http://intothemists.com/calc/?build=V7;4RFV40M3sF-90;9;59TT;25;034A18A;1ZV-8-B08CqNYCqNYc-FW0-R7-VYo8jVp0t1yY3_951N0ON370;4F18;18Z;9;9;9;9;84-6I

» Edited on: 2013-10-10 09:25:45

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Nosfuratu
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Replied On: 10/11/2013 at 08:54 AM PDT
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I've run many builds.  The most "durable" has been something similar to FinalFabs above me.  The altruistic shouting build is very good at supporting in wvw and for supporting in dungeons as well.  

For solo play, it lacks in the damage a bit, but you make up for it by not dying very easily at all.   Hammer and Staff would be my recommend weapons sets, though Great Sword can be used in lieu of a hammer.  

For WvW soldiers runes work really well at cleansing a whole group, but in solo/small group play the extra condition removal doesn't really help.  I'd recommend traveler's if you can afford as  the extra speed boost is definitely worthwhile.  

Soldier's or clerics armor for WvW and probably zerker's for Small Group play.

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Markus
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Replied On: 10/11/2013 at 11:26 AM PDT
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Thank you for the responses, this build looks interesting and i'll try it. I'll go clerics armor, because most of the time i'm in groups with more than 5 people, i think i don't have to do much damage, as long as i'm able to keep them alive.

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Dallos
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Replied On: 10/13/2013 at 09:30 AM PDT

Im still leveling my Guardian but the soldier runes have been a good choice for me - good mix of offense and survivability. Also, Im using berserker gear to level quickly and I can still stay alive easily in solo PVE.

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