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This is to discuss the overall improvements or changes that people feel should happen to either bring the Support Guardian more Support, Control, or Offense.
Here I will outline the basic build/play style. Please comment on what you think Anet should do to shift Guardian as "Support/Tank" as this is their most efficient build. Our only weakness in this type of play is Conditions.
Support: focuses around giving boons, and controlling damage for not just you, but your team as well. You should come to understand that you as a Support Guardian want to optimize your team. Our support comes in two forms: Offensive and Defensive. We are more heavily Defensive.
Support Offensive: Blinds, Knock Back, Wards, Control (Immobilize)
Support Defensive: Shouts, Wards, Consecrations are almost all defensive and semi-reaction based support. You can premeditate your uses, as you learn to read obvious attempts for burst or laying damage.
Tank: Focuses on the overall durability of you in absorbing damage, as well as mitigating it. Luckily, majority of your Support affects/helps achieve this but also what runes/sigils and trait stats make a huge difference in being just a "support" and not a "tank".
Role/Priorities in sPvP: Your job is to help clear points, by this, I mean that you want to keep opposing players off the point to either keep it from getting Neutralized or to further your own Capturing. Of course you want to be there buffing and helping your team, but the maps are Objective based, thus you want to own/control the Objectives. If you can absorb, take damage for your team, you should at any chance you can (body blocking or using your SoW to take a projectile)
Edited by Aodan, 15 May 2012 - 05:35 AM.