Hammer will essentially allow you to keep protection on everyone in your party, and using Mighty Blow in your Symbol of Protection will give everyone retaliation. This is pretty big if you have Warriors with Empowered in your group because it's a load of free damage. Playing with Lightning Hammer Elementalists calls for lots of Fire Fields, and Guardian can provide those through Consecrations. Very good synergy, and pretty cool DPS. You'll be seeing 12k Mighty Blows all day long with this build. Your Hammer's Symbol of Protection will apply Vulnerability to bosses / mobs providing you have 15 in Zeal. This is a pretty nice bonus, I'm definitely a fan of it.
This build will most likely be fun to you if you like playing with a Hammer, and it's a lot more involved than autoattacking with a Sword. I may still be changing some traits around in the next few days, and I'll update this guide as I go along.
As long as you place your fire fields before your Symbol of Protection is activated, you'll be giving might to your entire group. Keep this in mind. It will take some getting used to for sure, but practice it and master it.
Virtue of Justice
Edited by BrazilTheHue, 15 August 2013 - 02:06 AM.