Firoz' New Epic WvW build

Discussion in 'Guild Wars 2' started by Firoz, Feb 18, 2013.

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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    After PvPing a lot in WvW I expirienced my meditation build was no longer great.
    It's still good against scrubs, but good PvP players will be able to counter it easily.
    What was the weak spot? Pressure. If the enemy pressures back, you are an easy target.

    Since most PvP players in WvW use some kind of pressure build,
    I made a counter build.

    The build (link)

    100% Retaliation uptime
    100% Vigor uptime
    98% Swiftness uptime
    6 blocks every 50 sec
    2 Condition removals every 10 sec
    Dodge healing
    Heal when you apply a boon
    Blast finisher

    A lot of Power, nice amount of Crit Chance/Damage.
    And a lot of defense.


    What gear do I use?

    I use full Power Toughness Vitality Gear with 1 Berserker amulet.
    I use Precision Food and Oil.
    When in combat I have 22% Crit Chance.

    Full Boon Duration.
    Which means:
    2 superior Monk
    2 superior water
    2 MAJOR sanctuary

    Sword: Force
    Focus: Leeching
    Greatsword: Hydromancer

    How does this build work?

    You make sure you have retaliation up 100% of the time.
    Because you have 55% Boon duration this won't be very hard.
    Hit your enemy! Hitting is critting, critting means 7.5sec (every 5sec) vigor.
    You should be able to have a 100% uptime with 22% crit chance.
    I can stack 1m vigor!

    You use this vigor to dodge heal and evade attacks.
    You have 3 blocks ready for use every 40-50sec and 3 extra using the focus every 45sec.
    You can avoid a lot of damage this way.

    The sigils provide a good heal (900) and freeze on swap with greatsword.
    Use this freeze to pressure the enemy afterwards using greatsword #2.


    I rate this build 10/10 in small scale PvP at the moment.
    The damage is nice and the survivability is great.

    In raids this build should work too, altough I would rate it 8/10
    because you lack the support other builds can provide.

    Changed Adept Valor from IV to II
    Updated Screenshot
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    Castspellar Community Member

    The reduce signet recharge work in the heal signet aswell?
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    Yes, you have a 32sec cooldown instead of a 40 sec.
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    Drexciyian Veteran BOON


    I use shouts too due to the insane amount of buffs you can dish out, i use hold the line instead of retreat

    And i use shelter cos i like the block :D
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    Swifter Community Member

    I like that you're using sword/focus, I used to use those in tpvp. Focus 5 is a great block, and sword 3 is at range.

    Retreat is a waste though imo. Put sanctuary or wall of relection on instead to help us out in mass fights. I can't stress enough how they can change a fight to our favor.
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    That's why this more a small scale PvP build. It gives me 31sec swiftness and 1 block which is nice for a 48sec cooldown utility.
    Another reason why I choose retreat is because I hate it to run around without swiftness, guardians don't have a passive speed increase,
    so I personally can't play without retreat.
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    Swifter Community Member

    I must say I know how you feel. I find myself logging off my guardian because I hate being slow. Ele's are just so so fast.

    I like the build, I've never tested anything a little more offensive, all of my builds were bunker builds and wouldn't really work in wvw.

    Solid build. Shout builds have always been my faves.
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    Klecksi Veteran BOON

    Hey, I like the build and play something quite similar from time to time in spvp (just with Pure of Voice instead of Altrustic Healing).

    The thing that I'd really change is the adept Valor trait. 30 toughness to nearby allies is almost nothing. On the other hand, trait II is too good to miss in that trait line anyways (burn on block).
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    Yes, I didn't actually know what to put in there.
    The toughness was the only "decent" one.
    But i forgot about the burn on block, since I block a lot it is VERY useful!
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    Castspellar Community Member

    Try the nourishment i use, 6% of the toughness u have in power, and 3% of Vitality in power aswell, i get like 2040 Power on my necro
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    Firoz Veteran BOON

    I need the precision to give me vigor, so i will keep using my nourishments ;)
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    rassallah Community Member

    Can't afford this build right now (spent all my karma and badges) but i've tried it in sPvP and i'm in love. 1v2 is easy and 1v3 is possible, the sustainability is great.

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