The Guardian Traits have a tremendous flaw in them which restricts viable builds for the Guardian class, mainly in regard to handicapping the guardian in making a viable Condition Damage build.
The problem lies in the fact that Zeal and Radiance provide additional condition damage and duration.
However, these trait lines do not provide traits that a Conditions build would want or need, which are all contained in the Valor and Virtues line.
In order to give Guardians a viable and effective conditions build, the following traits need to be removed from Valor and Virtues to Zeal and Radiance..
Defenders Flame from Valor
Supreme Justice and Permeating Wrath from Virtues
In requiring Guardians to go 30 points into Virtues to get Permeating Wrath, and at least 20 to get Supreme Justice, a guardian players is forced into either putting points in to get additional condition damage WITHOUT Traits that synergize, or get the Traits that synergize WITHOUT the additional condition damage that would synergize.
Guardian is the only class that I am aware of that puts the raw attribute bonuses in two trait lines, and then puts the corresponding traits in two OTHER trait lines.
This forces guardians to choose whether to have more conditions, or to do damage with conditions, but not both.
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