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General Gameplay Tips

General Guardian Tips

You can cancel the aftercast of two skills;

  • by auto attacking afterwards
  • by weapon stowing

If there are multiple targets in range of the boss, you can use inside the boss's hitbox for extra hits.

Always use inside the boss's hitbox to maximize the number of hits.

So where does this build get its damage from?

This build revolves around the maintaining both Aegis and Retaliation. Aegis is needed due to the 20% modifier from in Virtues. Retaliation is needed due to the modifier from and in Radiance.

Your Aegis sources are either from your Chronomancer, or from .

Your Retaliation is covered from your , , , and . Your produces Retaliation due to the trait in Radiance. All of your Virtues also apply Retaliation due to the trait in Virtues.

Your trait , in Radiance, means that you never need to worry about your Critical Chance. This means that it doesn't matter if you have or not.

Heal and Utility Variations

You mostly run due to its short cast time and the large amount of heal you get out of it.

is a good choice in well coordinated groups as you can use weaponstow to cancel the animation but still keep the block, however this removes any kind of heal from the skill.

If you are lacking condition cleanse, you could drop for .

If you need Stability and can absolutely trust that you won't need an additional Aegis, you could drop for .

Trait Variations

On CC heavy fights, like Samarog and Slothasor, you should take instead of . These traits can be found in the Radiance trait line. This will cause you to lose some Critical Chance and therefore you need to also take and a on your Greatsword instead of .

If you are taking it means that you should be using to help CC. This will also buff your allies with the passive effect from for 10 seconds. Try to use towards the end of the breakbar to make sure your group benefits the most from the buff.


Spirit Vale

Vale Guardian 22,021,440 687 140 2,000

General Guardian Tips

There are a few sources that can strip your Aegis here so you need to be fairly careful.

  • - The auto attack from Vale Guardian.
  • - The ticking damage from standing inside the AoE circle of a Seeker.
  • - The Blue AoE circles will strip on spawn and when they trigger the teleport.

To reapply your Aegis you can use or . If you are struggling with Aegis uptime, you can always play Dragonhunter. See the Dragonhunter guide here.

You can use inside Vale Guardian's hitbox to get the maximum hits, assuming that Seekers are near. You need to be careful that you don't get your Aegis stripped. You should also go inside his hitbox whenever you use .

If Vale Guardian is about to phase you should save your burst. Don't waste any traps as he will go Invulnerable and you will want your burst to kill the Blue Guardian as quickly as possible.

Use to regain your health after has triggered. This will get you back up the full health within a second or so and make sure that you get the benefits from .

Split Phase

If a green explodes just after Vale Guardian phases, then you can use to help heal up your group at the Blue Guardian.

You may find that you drop Retaliation as you move into the split phase. If this is the case then you should use before you start your burst as you will gain Retaliation due to . You can also gain Retaliation from any of your Virtues due to the trait .

Use during the split phase to make sure you maintain permanent Quickness.

Gorseval the Multifarious 21,628,200 1,374 250 4,500

General Guardian Tips

There are a few sources that can strip your Aegis.

  • - The auto attack from Gorseval.
  • - The Knockback from Gorseval.
  • The adds that spawn after the breakbar phase can strip your Aegis if they are not cleaved down quickly.

Use or to repplay your Aegis after . If you don't have either of these skills ready you will need to dodge to ensure that you maintain the buff from .

Make sure to always stand behind Gorseval to avoid getting hit by as this will strip your Aegis.

You can use inside Gorseval's hitbox to get the maximum hits, assuming that there are adds nearby. You need to be careful that you don't get your Aegis stripped by an auto attack when you do this. You should also go inside his hitbox whenever you use .

Breakbar Phase

You can use during the CC phase, so you can continue your burst rotation throughout. Just make sure that you stop your burst if runs out due to slow CC.

If you are seriously struggling with CC then you can take in the Radiance trait line. This means that you will need to take and on your Greatsword. Use towards the end of the breakbar to make sure your subgroup benefits the most from the buff.

Split Phase

During the split phase you can use Whirl Finishers in Light Fields to cleanse Weakness. The Charged Souls pulse AoE Weakness around them and will slow down your split phase if you can't clear it. You can use to cleanse the Weakness if you still have it when Gorseval returns. This will also top you up with Retaliation due to .

Use to get quickly from one Charged Soul to the next.

Use during the split phase to make sure you have permanent Quickness.

Sabetha the Saboteur 34,015,256 1,374 48

Sabetha has a lot of sources of damage that will strip your Aegis. Check out our Dragonhunter Guide to see what we recommend. In general, Dragonhunter nor Base Guardian are very strong at Sabetha. Take a look at our Team Composition Page to see what classes are strong here.

Salvation Pass

Slothasor 18,973,828 1,374 360 4,000

Slothasor has a lot of sources of damage that will strip your Aegis, including the poisoned floor. Check out our Dragonhunter Guide to see what we recommend. Base Guardian can work at Slothasor if you have a Chronomancer that is proactively pulling in Slublings however with poor add control it will make it nearly impossible to have acceptable Aegis uptime.

Bandit Trio

Trio has a lot of sources of damage that will strip your Aegis and Dragonhunter provides more cleave than Base Guardian. Check out our Dragonhunter Guide to see what we recommend.

Matthias Gabrel 25,953,840 1,374 140 2,500

In general, Dragonhunter nor Base Guardian are very strong at Matthias. Take a look at our Team Composition Page to see what classes are strong here.

Stronghold of the Faithful

Escort

Escort has a lot of sources of damage that will strip your Aegis and Dragonhunter provides more cleave than Base Guardian. Check out our Dragonhunter Guide to see what we recommend.

Keep Construct 55,053,600 687 200 3,500

Base Guardian is not super strong at Keep Construct. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Xera 22,611,300 1,374 48 2,000

Xera has a lot of sources of damage that will strip your Aegis. Check out our Dragonhunter Guide to see what we recommend. In general, Dragonhunter nor Base Guardian are very strong at Xera. Take a look at our Team Composition Page to see what classes are strong here.

Bastion of the Penitent

Cairn the Indomitable 19,999,998 1,374 200

Base Guardian is not super strong at Cairn. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Mursaat Overseer 22,021,440 1,374 160

Base Guardian is not super strong at Mursaat Overseer. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Samarog 29,493,000 1,374 420 4,500

General Guardian Tips

There are a few sources that can strip your Aegis.

It is fairly easy to keep almost permanent Aegis on Samarog due to his slow attack rate and clearly telegraphed attacks. As long as you are always standing behind Samarog and jumping the you should never lose Aegis.

Your rotation should sync up nicely with each breakbar phase. Try to open up after each breakbar on Greatsword.

The only annoying part for Aegis uptime is during the split phase, as you need to stay behind Guldhem permanently.

Use to Immobilize Rigom during the split phase.

Breakbar Phase

Don't waste your burst while Samarog has his breakbar up or is about to go into his breakbar.

To help with CC, take instead of . This way you can proactively use on the breakbars. Use it towards the end of the breakbar so your other DPS classes gain from the effects of . Remember to take and on your Greatsword.

If your squad is still struggling with CC then you can take instead of .

Deimos 35,981,456 1,374 140

General Guardian Tips

There are a few sources that can strip your Aegis.

Playing Guardian here can be fairly annoying as you are forced to dodge every or it will strip your Aegis. If you decide to block it you will need to make sure that you have or available. Assuming this is true you can reapply your Aegis instantly afterwards.

will strip your Aegis not matter what you do. Always make sure to have or ready. You can use this to your advantage by continuing DPS on Deimos and ignoring the central bubble of protection.

For the rest of the encounter just stay behind Deimos and do your normal DPS rotations.

Prides and Greeds will strip your Aegis if any of them manage to reach Saul, so remember to apply it accordingly. These adds can be used as additional targets when using . The hands and also count towards , so make sure to stand inside Deimos when using this skill.

Use to Immobilize the Prides to stop them from damaging Saul.

Split Phase

During the split phases you shouldn't hold back on your rotation. Most of your skills have a very short cooldown and will be ready by the time you return to Deimos.

Use when you are teleported if you see that your Quickness is dropping.


Hall of Chains

Soulless Horror 35,391,600 1,374 160 3,000

Base Guardian is not super strong at Soulless Horror. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

River of Souls

Check out our Dragonhunter Guide to see what we recommend.

Dhuum 32,000,000 1,374 400

General Guardian Tips

There are a few sources that can strip your Aegis.

  • - The auto attack from Dhuum.
  • - The green AoE circles that spawn after each .
  • - The glowing fractures that spawn on the ground will strip your Aegis when they explode.
  • - The small AoE created when Dhuum teleports will strip all boons.
  • - The "Soul Split" attack will strip all boons.
  • - The AoE that surrounds Dhuum during .
  • - The cone attack that strips boons as you are pulled towards Dhuum.
  • - Strips every tick that it is active.

Dhuum is a fairly easy encounter to maintain permanent Aegis on. Although it seems as if there are a lot of ways to lose your Aegis, all you need to do is stand behind him at all times and you can avoid all these attacks. The only thing that you cannot avoid is , once you've received it. You can avoid ever getting the mechanic by never being the closest person to Dhuum.

If you have Spiders up near Dhuum you can use them for additional targets when using so make sure you stand inside Dhuum's hitbox.

After the , if your Druid is being lazy with condition cleanse you always have the option to use . You will also need to reapply your Aegis with or .


Mythwright Gambit

Conjured Amalgamate

We're currently working on the Raid Guides for Mythwright Gambit, they will be online soon.

Twin Largos

Condition based DPS classes are a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Qadim

We're currently working on the Raid Guides for Mythwright Gambit, they will be online soon.

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