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GW2 Guardian Commando Build

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Xensa
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Posted On: 08/29/2013 at 05:38 PM
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Some members in the family have shown interest in using the "commando build" for their guardians in WvW.  

It is close to what Spartan uses, and we all know the beating he can take while dishing-out a can of whoop arse.  

If enough of us run it, we could do some real damage against larger zergs...not that we don't already ;)

 

So, here's the original build:

Here's the update to that build:

Here it is in action:

Have fun dominating!

Last Edited on: 08/29/2013 at 07:06 PM
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Doreth
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Replied On: 08/30/2013 at 06:33 AM PDT

nice build, definitely something gearing up to try with my second guard

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TrentTheThief
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Replied On: 08/30/2013 at 07:51 AM PDT
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Kraden
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Replied On: 12/31/2013 at 01:11 PM PST
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With how much the game has changed since I've been away, is this build still as effective? I am just now returning, and I plan on running with the Family doing WvW, I got most of the stuff needed besides the Sentinel Pieces, I cant get those yet due to lack of funds.

 

I never felt very tough as a Guardian, so hope I get to run with some of you and learn some things :D

 

BTW, I know nothing about Ascended Gear, nor how to get them....



» Edited on: 2013-12-31 13:12:41

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Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 01/01/2014 at 08:56 AM PST
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Sure, its still viable, but, unless he changed it while I was AFK over the later part of the summer, Spartan did not use this build, he used a 0/0/20/20/30 build with a mix of Clerics and Knights.  I still have screenshots of his build explanations via /tells, but it was from before the date of this thread, so maybe he changed things.

http://en.gw2skills.net/editor/?fUAQJARSlYgqCXGyvDf4ERWBRi9AjZsjXPSIFZIA-jEDBoLBigAiKAInTYMBSRtyqIasKbYqXwaYDR1aG1gOQW0KzSBoryI-w is the link that they use for the build in this thread, but I do not recommend using any of those build websites that are stuck with sPVP gear information, which of course does not accurately reflect the "real game", ie. PvE and WvW.

I now use http://gw2buildcraft.com/calculator/ because it offers a lot more customization for non-sPVP building.  Anyway, I'd plug in the gear they used and see what your actual WvW stats will be.

 

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Kraden
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Replied On: 01/01/2014 at 11:39 AM PST
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Cool thanks, I'll look around still, trying to find a build that fits me, I'll use a Semi Commando build for now, I can't get all the pieces yet, I'd build my own but I totally fail at it, I got no talent for building builds in this game so I came here looking for help or good tried and tested builds I could use from people who know, I heard Spartan was a awesome Guard, guess I'll need to get a hold of him or something, I can play the class , just don't ask me to build one, LOL

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Replied On: 01/02/2014 at 07:43 AM PST
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Yea, you'll have to ask him about what build he is using now, but keep in mind that how he plays his build and how someone else can play it are entirely different deals.  That's a big thing to remember about this game, is that builds are very much customized to the player, not the class (regardless of player), unlike most other games.

For example:  I built my Guard exactly what I had screenshotted when I spoke with him earlier last summer, but then found that the build did not fit me: it just would not do what I wanted it to do.  So I've been working on trying to tweak it to my style of play, but unfortunately I trusted in his build too fit me, so I went ahead and got Ascended items that I now need to swap out, so there's some wasted gear that I can't resell or even salvage.

Fill in the gear with Rares, test it out, see if it feels good.  If it does, then you can start filling in with Exotics and Ascended.  Its a good rule of thumb for any class, any build... one that I preach but didn't bother to practice and got burnt as a result.



» Edited on: 2014-01-02 07:44:03

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ScottE
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Replied On: 01/02/2014 at 04:17 PM PST

I use something very similiar to this and after the immense fun we had in WvW today with two guardians...i really hope to have a group of 5 guardians.  I was just shocked how well we survived with the zergs coming from both sides...so much fun!

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