Did you mean to list the Shaman's Amulet with the build? Because the only condition damage you have comes from Burning, and you don't have that much burning damage in the build. Retaliation damage scales with Power, if that's what you're going for, so the Soldier's Amulet would be a much better choice. You get much more HP, too, which scales better than healing power or toughness. Condition damage ruins you with your current setup.
I'm assuming this is mostly a fun build, that, like you said, is built for your playstyle, but I'd still recommend changing your runes, since you have very few blocks for the Guardian Runes to proc on. Power-based runes like Ogre would be a good option, or if you want to keep up the retaliation theme, you could use Air Runes to punish opponents attacking you. I'd switch a couple traits, too - drop Glacial Heart for Purity (you've got a 9% crit rate, and the Chill effect isn't that substantial). Your condition removal is limited your 2 utilities right now, and condition damage will ignore your high armor rating. Also swap Resolute Healer for Writ of Exaltation, which benefits both your GS and Hammer, increasing both your offensive and defensive presence. I'd also recommend trying to find room for "Stand Your Ground!" which is arguably the Guardian's best all-around utility. JI would probably be what I'd swap for it, though this would reduce your mobility and make landing skills like Banish harder, so I'd encourage you to experiment with it.
Anyways, that's my two cents. If this is actually just a troll build (based on early reactions in the thread), than I am indeed trolled, but if not, I hope it helped.
First, I'm going to take all of this into account.
Secondly, yes it's a troll build in the sense that I decided to troll kids with El Hammer, but other than that, I am CURRENTLY using this build.
Condition dmg isn't really as much of a factor as you think it is to this build, unless someone is able to A) constantly apply different damaging conds (bleeds/poison/fire/etc) after my cleansing CDs are both down. By that time, I've usually scoped the situation so that I have 3 options:
1) Kick ass.
2) Delay the enemy (anywhere from 20-45 secs depending on how many enemies).
3) Move ass.
Unless someone can get a 20+ stack up on me and keep it on me, it's usually not an issue. It's even better people dump Cond Dmg on you thinking LOL TOUGHNESS, then you pop Purity and now you are powered up with boons. If they don't have any Cond CD's left, it's bad times for them.
Strangely enough, I like SYG for Aquatic fights, but not so much on dry land.
The build itself is meant to be very active, either pressuring or mobile. It CAN fight in place, but it's more with footwork in mind. As corny as this is going to sound, I wanted to make a build that had more solo surivivabilty than what I was using before, but WITHOUT using bunker (as way to many guardians do, and most are bad at it). The way this plays, I can wade into combat, I just have to pay close attention when I do.
Edited by MayorOfBartertown, 14 December 2012 - 01:47 AM.