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  • share the build please?

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    @XileTommy.7698 said:
    share the build please?

    Updated the OP with the build guide =D

  • iKeostuKen.2738iKeostuKen.2738 Member ✭✭✭

    Used pretty much the same build with dire instead. Loved the playstyle tons!

  • jaif.3518jaif.3518 Member ✭✭

    I like the build. I like the theme. I like how you managed a condi build good for zergs.

    However, your videos make it look easy. :-) Reality is that most people don't stand still into bunch, so you get a whole lot of running around and misses before you can get them in the choke and really blow them up.

    Covering downs is a great idea, though. I used to put poison on them with (others), hitting them with flame does get a fair share of secondary downs.

  • kyllar.6907kyllar.6907 Member ✭✭

    Tried this build today and it was a lot of fun. Don't have sinister gear yet so just had a mix of Carrion and Dire and was still effective!! I do agree that it is not a good solo roaming build but works great in zergs

  • EremiteAngel.9765EremiteAngel.9765 Member ✭✭✭✭

    One of the most unique and fun builds I've seen in a while :o

  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2019

    Hi Risen,
    Just wanted to post to say I love this build!
    My friend happened to get this on his recommended videos on youtube for some reason and passed it along to me. I haven't touched my guard in 2 years and it's exactly the type of burn guard build I've been looking for, as I never really liked the torch type builds and I don't like firebrand, plus the staff and spirit weapon changes make it much more fun to use here. It's definitely not a roaming build, but it can clear camps quick, kills siege fast, and fun defending gates, in fact I've seen groups get really scared of the damage and back off. The biggest thing to fear is dying from retaliation every zerg fight lol.

    I've barely been playing, my main mesmer has been getting nerfs, so thanks for sharing and bringing some fun back to the game for me :)

    Another derailing post. ^^
    EBG North Keep: One of the village residents will now flee if their home is destroyed!
    || Stealth is a Terribad Mechanic ||

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭

    +1

    Well done

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    @XenesisII.1540 said:
    Hi Risen,
    Just wanted to post to say I love this build!
    My friend happened to get this on his recommended videos on youtube for some reason and passed it along to me. I haven't touched my guard in 2 years and it's exactly the type of burn guard build I've been looking for, as I never really liked the torch type builds and I don't like firebrand, plus the staff and spirit weapon changes make it much more fun to use here. It's definitely not a roaming build, but it can clear camps quick, kills siege fast, and fun defending gates, in fact I've seen groups get really scared of the damage and back off. The biggest thing to fear is dying from retaliation every zerg fight lol.

    I've barely been playing, my main mesmer has been getting nerfs, so thanks for sharing and bringing some fun back to the game for me :)

    Thanks, glad you enjoy it! Managing retal and positioning are probably the hardest parts of using it lol. The trick is loading a soj/symbol/soj then using litany to make you immortal for 6s =D

  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @RisenHowl.2419 said:
    Thanks, glad you enjoy it! Managing retal and positioning are probably the hardest parts of using it lol. The trick is loading a soj/symbol/soj then using litany to make you immortal for 6s =D

    Yeah I've been using shelter for the extra block but I'll try litany out today and see how it goes, and also go core guard by swapping dragonhunter for radiance and see the difference in burns :D

    Another derailing post. ^^
    EBG North Keep: One of the village residents will now flee if their home is destroyed!
    || Stealth is a Terribad Mechanic ||

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I do not WvW, but I am curios why DH instead of FB? FB is much better suited for condi damage and AOE blocking through aegis.

  • XenesisII.1540XenesisII.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2019

    Probably because of the 2 cover conditions cripple and vulnerable every time justice procs to make it harder to cleanse (isn't really needed in pve). FB have more support options, but you're really playing this to spam out multi hit aoes to try and proc justice as much as possible.

    Another derailing post. ^^
    EBG North Keep: One of the village residents will now flee if their home is destroyed!
    || Stealth is a Terribad Mechanic ||

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    @XenesisII.1540 said:

    @RisenHowl.2419 said:
    Thanks, glad you enjoy it! Managing retal and positioning are probably the hardest parts of using it lol. The trick is loading a soj/symbol/soj then using litany to make you immortal for 6s =D

    Yeah I've been using shelter for the extra block but I'll try litany out today and see how it goes, and also go core guard by swapping dragonhunter for radiance and see the difference in burns :D

    I tried out radiance core too, those 10k burn ticks are devastating lol

    @otto.5684 said:
    I do not WvW, but I am curios why DH instead of FB? FB is much better suited for condi damage and AOE blocking through aegis.

    @XenesisII.1540 said:
    Probably because of the 2 cover conditions cripple and vulnerable every time justice procs to make it harder to cleanse (isn't really needed in pve). FB have more support options, but you're really playing this to spam out multi hit aoes to try and proc justice as much as possible.

    Xen has it right, cover conditions+f2 for mobility + f3 for getting in easily. It plays like a weaver with better defense tools

    If you want to run fb, you're better off going boons+damage with something like this:

    That way you make the most of fb's potential

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