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Hybrid Willbender Build

GW2. Raid Build. Hybrid Willbender. Guardian PvE 2022.

Last Update: Mar 30


Overview

The Hybrid Willbender is a DPS guardian build with mobility and great burst as well as sustained damage due to the Grieving stats and the only condition being Burning which allows Balthazar Runes to handle most of the condition duration efficiently. It also scales up incredibly the more targets that it hits due to Permeating Wrath.

Playstyle

Role: DPS

Land all of your multi-hitting abilities inside the duration of your F1 Rushing Justice, which gives burning the more hits you land. Prioritize landing the Torch 4 when possible and fill in the gaps with Sword 3 and Torch 5. Combine Purging Flames with Whirling Light or Whirling Wrath on Greatsword to get the whirl finishers in the fire field.

Only swap to Greatsword if the Torch 4 is over 8 seconds cooldown left and not many other skills are available on the weapon set, or if there are many enemies together to get more value from the multi-hitting of Permeating Wrath. Use the 4 and 2 first on Greatsword first then use 5 and 3 to fill in the gap with Purging Flames and Whirling Light before you can use 4 and 2 again.

Example Rotation: Purging Flames > Sword 2 > F1 > Torch 4 > 4 > 4 > Whirling Light > Sword 3 > Sword 2 > Torch 5 > F1 > 4 > 4 > 4 > Sword 2 > Swap to Greatsword > 4 > 2 > 2 > 3 > 5 > Purging Flames > F1 > Whirling Light > 4 > 2 > Swap back to Sword


Difficulty

40%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Grieving
Shoulders
Grieving
Coat
Grieving
Gloves
Grieving
Leggings
Grieving
Boots
Grieving

Primary Weapon Set

Sword
Grieving
Torch
Grieving

Secondary Weapon Set

Greatsword
Grieving

ItemStat
Amulet
Grieving
Ring
Grieving
Ring
Grieving
Accessory
Grieving
Accessory
Grieving
Backpiece
Grieving

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Food: cheaper option


Skills

Sword / TorchHeal / Utility / Elite
Greatsword

Alternatives

  • Utility: for stability
  • Utility: for aegis

Traits


Alternatives

  • for cleansing allies frequently

Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay

One Comment

  1. Why would you suggest using a Potent Master Tuning Crystal (3% precision / 8% expertise) in a build with 0 expertise? Wouldn’t it be a far better option to use a Toxic Focusing Crystal (3% power / 3% precision), as power is one of the main stats of this build?

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