I am a Guardian main and I love the buildcraft behind GuildWars2. Now let me be clear first: This is not about Meta-Builds!
I play as a precious Asura Guardian, mostly as Dragonhunter. I mostly play PvE content, sometimes WvW and Raids too.
As the balance patch came out yesterday, I took my hands out of my pocket and started to change my Dragonhunter a little bit. I also would like to use something else than the Scholar Rune, because it is pretty boring. As I said, I would love to use unique and special build.
Now see, here is my basic idea: Because of the Virtue of Justice, every 3 attacks (Which I can apply very quick with GS or traps!!), I inflict burning. With "Amplified Wrath" this burning dmg is increased by 15% and the burning duration is increased by 20%.
Now there is another Trait called Inner Fire that gives you furry when you hit an enemy with at least 3 stacks of burn.
In addition there is a minor trait called Radiant Power that increases your crit chance against burning targest by 10%.
Now do keep in mind, I do not want to create a condi build here. I want to use the condition burning to increase my overall dmg output! Especially since the burning condition itself deals the highest dmg compared to other conditions without any additional condi-dmg stats.
And here comes the rune: It gives you 175 power, which is good for a power build. It increases your burn duration by 50% (!!!) and you deal 7% more dmg to burning targest.
To sum this up: (Rune and Traits)
So wouldn't that mean that our traget is constantly under 3+ stack effects of burning (because of the long duration), we deal 7% more dmg + the dmg burning inflicts by its own (+15% from trait) and we get furry and we crit for 10% more?!
This gets even more interesting if we look at the Zeal traits! You get another +7% dmg against burning targest and your symbols have another high chance to inflict burning!
To me, this sounds awesome! Even if we are not a condi build, this sounds like a very good source of dmg! We deal high burning dmg (as a power build) and we have many buffs to our outgoing dmg. Remember the idea: We use the burning to buff ourself! (Which sounds so cool!)
Now my question to the people here: What do you think? I don't want to say that this is by any mean some big new meta whatever stuff. But I like the idea! I hope I get some inspiration from you guys too
P.s. Please keep in mind that the goal of this is to use and discuss a non-meta build! It will not help me if you just say "Use meta builds, they are better". I would like to discuss this with you