Published on Jul 1, 2012
My first look at the Guardian class in GW2.
In this video I play a build that focuses on Meditations and Signets, using Sword/Shield and Sceptre/Focus as the weapon sets.
The build provides multiple sources for sustained healing, superb mitigation against direct damage with 1950 toughness, good condition removal, two ranged gap closers, ranged attacks, and solid sustained damage.
In this educational video, I discuss:
1. order and timing of attack abilities
2. use of Guardian Virtue abilities
3. sources of healing
Let me know your questions and feedback, and please share your tips and builds!
For detailed information on the spec's mechanics / traits / gear, please see the following links:
EDIT (2012/07/13): people keep asking about the Sigil of Superior Earth. I use it because it:
1. synergizes with Radiant Power
2. masks conditions that I am more concerned about keeping on the target
3. provides additional unmitigated damage
EDIT (2012/07/08): been getting some great feedback from other Guardian players. For the next Beta event I'm planning on testing the following changes:
a. switching the offhands to Sword/Focus and Sceptre/Shield
b. replacing Runes of the Forge with Divinity. This build is already pretty tanky so this change will help it pack more punch
c. replacing Pure of Heart (which I now know heals for 655 on Aegis removal) to Resolute Healer, which creates a Shield of Absorption when reviving
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