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Core Guardian Condition Build?

So I know firebrand is the go-to condition build for Guard, but since there is alot of support for burning in core Guard, are there any viable condi builds out there that doesn't use firebrand?

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  • Ok I just built this spec out and it's a blast in open world pve.

    I'll check it out in WvW this weekend, but I expect condi cleanse will be my bane. But 2-6k burn stacks in a few seconds solo is a blast

  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Matsumori Oukanishi.8794 said:
    Ok I just built this spec out and it's a blast in open world pve.

    I'll check it out in WvW this weekend, but I expect condi cleanse will be my bane. But 2-6k burn stacks in a few seconds solo is a blast

    Should be fine in OW as that content's just about damage, damage, damage.

    For WvW though... Go 2-2-3 in Virtues, take out Zeal entirely and replace with Valor 2-2-2. Also you might want to pick up a rune set with a +25% Movement Speed bonus. Utilities + Elite should be full Meditations pretty much. Heal can be Shelter or Litany of Wrath.
    Something like this: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vVAQRAsf7dnkIClDhVDBeDB8DhjAi6utRQGYDgH4NzL4DGhA-jhiAABEu/wDm/A4BAA9JAIG9DdcEAeS5HQq/kwBBYWlgAA-e

    Reasons are that if you run into anyone remotely competent in the game mode, they'll just delete you 10 times out of 10 if you play a 0 sustain build like that, and you won't be having much fun that way.

  • @Yannir.4132 said:

    @Matsumori Oukanishi.8794 said:
    Ok I just built this spec out and it's a blast in open world pve.

    I'll check it out in WvW this weekend, but I expect condi cleanse will be my bane. But 2-6k burn stacks in a few seconds solo is a blast

    Should be fine in OW as that content's just about damage, damage, damage.

    For WvW though... Go 2-2-3 in Virtues, take out Zeal entirely and replace with Valor 2-2-2. Also you might want to pick up a rune set with a +25% Movement Speed bonus. Utilities + Elite should be full Meditations pretty much. Heal can be Shelter or Litany of Wrath.
    Something like this: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vVAQRAsf7dnkIClDhVDBeDB8DhjAi6utRQGYDgH4NzL4DGhA-jhiAABEu/wDm/A4BAA9JAIG9DdcEAeS5HQq/kwBBYWlgAA-e

    Reasons are that if you run into anyone remotely competent in the game mode, they'll just delete you 10 times out of 10 if you play a 0 sustain build like that, and you won't be having much fun that way.

    Thank you for that build and info!

    Quick question: in WvW would i stick with carrion gear, or swap to dire for the added toughness?

  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Matsumori Oukanishi.8794 said:

    Thank you for that build and info!

    Quick question: in WvW would i stick with carrion gear, or swap to dire for the added toughness?

    Mixing in some Dire is not a bad idea. Maybe even full Dire. If you intend to roam a lot, then for sure. Small scale you can be a bit more squishy.

  • I like rolling with the zerg to be honest, but I do get stopped on my way to the zerg from time to time lol

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I play core guardian condi build in sPvP from time to time. Virtues/radiance/valor, sword/torch and mace/focus. Lynx rune. Mediations as utilities. It does great damage, as long as the target does not cleanse often... and the sustain is meh.

  • Hello,
    I've played Fireguard a lot (PVP mostly) - can tell he can perform tasks Powerguard can't. But also has some drawbacks.
    Main problem - one have to build up burning stacks on target and maintain its density by continuous attacks - almost impossible with group fights but quite doable in 1v1.
    It may feel 'underperforming' comparing to power-build which is why I constantly returning to my good old Greatsword hehe:)

    I use similar build to mentioned before:
    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vVAQRAsf7enkIClDhdDBWDB8DhD/hyGAVQdeD3U4DyRYFmhA-jZhAQBA4JAsxDCwYKDAj9H2wJAAA
    Tactical tips:
    1) It's always good to use Judge Intervention (teleport) to initiate fight because a nice burning effect.
    2) Immediately after teleporting activate Torch#4 to start applying burning around you (and shoot that fireball just before the skill ends).
    These two actions has to be performed in rapid succession, so you can 'ignite' your enemy instantly. Keep in mind that you may want to hold your F1 burning madness effect for more consistent damage application (in case, enemy can 'shrug off' your burning right away).
    3) Kite! Really good thing for innate brawler - using Scepetre. When you rotate you still can be useful!
    Overall, core guardian is slightly inferior to almost every elite specs you will meet (except maybe Thiefs/Deadeyes) - you can still carry through by skills, sometimes.

  • Niatpac.7621Niatpac.7621 Member ✭✭
    edited April 27, 2019

    Nuclear Threat

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    I'll put the build up as soon as I get some good clips, lags been bad the last couple days =/

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