First of all, let me say that, despite my overall lack of knowledge of GW2, I have already gathered that there is no “tanking” in the traditional RPG sense of the word in this game. With that, my goal with this build is to be durable enough that I can afford to draw the ire of enemies for long enough to give my allies some breathing room while at the same time contributing enough damage to the group to not feel like I am more of a hindrance than help. I’d also like to have a build that can do well in PvE as well as hold its own in the smaller WvW battles (spec ops kind of stuff, not so much the zerg). Finally, I prefer 2H weapons, though I do carry one of everything in my bags for those times when a situation (especially in dungeons) requires a different approach.
The build: http://www.guildhead...nRm0GxG0Mszobcs
As far as gear, I’m still pretty fresh to 80, and most of pieces are still mid-70 cleric gear from an older spec. My short term goal is to acquire the full Vigil set (which I want to do because I like the design anyway) which has Power/Vitality/Toughness, a rare combination on PvE gear. I’m not sure whether Knight’s or Cleric’s makes more sense for jewelry, and I have only an inkling of what kind of runes I should try to get (Soldier’s seems like a safe bet, but a good one?). That brings me to my questions:
1) Do I need some semblance of Healing Power from gear in order to make the Meditation Mastery/Monk’s Focus combo really worthwhile?
2) Does my current gear goal make sense? If not, what would be better? What would make sense for jewelry and runes?
3) Is my current build too “selfish” to be worthwhile in a group? Or, put another way, if you were in my group and could see my spec, would you be concerned about the fact that I have focused on personal livability rather than group buffs?
4) Is there already a better build out there that does exactly what I want better than what I’ve created?
Thanks in advance for the help. Also, I hope that someone else out there who came to the forums looking for an idea of how to build their Guardian gains something of use from this thread!
Edited by Fredlicious, 18 September 2012 - 05:45 PM.