First off I want to thank the OP for this, it's helping me understand the Guardian a lot more.
I have read the guide and have tried making a build for myself, however being a beginner there are some things I'm not sure about.
As a first thing, I'm not sure what weapons to use
. I find that Staff is a must for me since i like the great support abilities, but I can't chose for the second weapon set.
I like Mace/Shield especially for the healing/blocking capabilities that have helped me alot, but I feel like my damage output suffers from this choice, however I don't know how to effectively set my traits for a Staff/Hammer setup.
For the traits themself, I don't think I feel the need to trait Radiance since I haven't been using Signets up untill now.
For the other traits I find myself kindoff lost.
I'm sure I want Superior Aria (10 Honor), since I use shouts a lot in Dungeons
I also find Master of Consacrations a must (10 Virtues), especially for Wall Of Reflection that I have used in every single Dungeon
Aswell as Valorous Defence (5 Valor)At this point I'm at a 0/0/5/10/10
Trait setup and I don't know how to proceed. Of course this also depends from the fact I haven't chosen my second weapon/s yet.
What I am looking for is a build that allows me to be very supportive and make my team happy but also allows me some decent general solo PvE'ing.
I am looking to obtain a Cleric
armor when I get to level 80, since I think the stats are the most usefull for a supportive build, is it a good choice?0/0/5/30/10
(25 Trait points to assign) // For a Staff/Hammer
setup I was thinking at 30 Honor for Pure of Voice since I use shouts often. Also in a Staff/Hammer setup Two Handed Mastery seems very, very usefull, although Writ of the Merciful
seems good to be able to add some heal while giving Protection with the Hammer (or swiftness with the Staff), but is it worth it over Two Handed Mastery or Pure of Voice?
Or is the mace still a better choice over hammer?0/0/30/30/10
// For a Staff/Mace-Shield
setup, I was thinking at getting 30 into Valor, while still keeping 30 points in Honor
Purity - Honestly didn't know what to pick here
Honorable Shield/Defender's Shield - I know it's now combined, seems the most usefull for a Mace/Shield setup
Altruistic Healing - This combined with shouts should help me and my party widely.
Superior Aria - Basically I like using shouts2° Major Trait - ?
Pure Of Voice - More goodness from shouts
As I said I would like a very good support build that can also handle things in solo (wich doesn't mean I want to faceroll and win
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated as I'm really stuck with my build.
Edit: This is what I got for a Staff/Shield-Mace build up untill now. http://gw2skills.net...i9AjasjXPcoEZIA
Edited by Sureye, 26 September 2012 - 10:44 PM.