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Power Willbender DPS Build

GW2. Raid Build. Power Willbender DPS Build. Guardian PvE.


Last Update: April 2024


Role: DPS

The Power Willbender is a fast-paced DPS guardian build with mobility, burst, great CC, and the potential to change traits to give alacrity to the group if really necessary.

Using any of your F1/F2/F3 abilities will give you a buff that generates damage modifiers and allows you to trigger cooldown reduction on your weapon skills the more attacks you land during their duration. You want to upkeep one virtue buff at all times, prioritizing F1 > F3 > F2. Because F3 will give you Aegis and that also gives damage modifiers, use it when needed to block attacks and regain your Aegis.

Then use your heaviest hitting weapon skills like Greatsword 2/4 or Sword 2/Focus 4 to put them on cooldown so they can be recharged sooner, and fill in the gaps with your utility skills Sword of Justice and Purging Flames/Whirling Light since these do not gain cooldown reduction from the virtue active triggering. Swap between Greatsword and Sword/Focus when out of cooldowns to keep reducing other cooldowns.


Skill Priority: (Multi-Hit skills priority)

  • F1 or F2/F3 every 6 seconds
  • In Greatsword:
    • Greatsword 4 > 2
    • Greatsword 5 > 3
    • Sword of Justice > Purging Flames/Whirling Light
  • Swap Weapon
  • In Sword:
    • Sword 2 > Focus 4/5
    • Sword 3
    • Sword of Justice > Purging Flames/Whirling Light

NOTE: Take Purging Flames for stationary fights and Whirling Light for mobile fights


CC – Crowd Control Skills:

  • Heaven’s Palm, Greatsword 5, Bane Signet

Difficulty
50%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Greatsword
Berserker

Secondary Weapon Set

Sword
Berserker
Focus
Berserker
ItemStat
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Assassin
Ring
Assassin
Accessory
Assassin
Accessory
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Weapon: Replace Focus for Offhand Sword if you want more mobility at a minimal cost of DPS

Skills

GreatswordHeal / Utility / Elite
Sword / Focus

Alternatives

  • Utility: instead of Purging Flames for mobile fights
  • Utility: instead of Sword of Justice if need Stability
  • Elite: for more quickness uptime in split situations

Traits


Alternatives

(Make sure to upkeep the F2 buff before your bursts to share Alacrity)

  • Virtues: for Alacrity Variant
  • Willbender: for Alacrity Variant

Build Template

DPS Variant

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

[&DQEuFSo6QSYmDwMBTAGKAP4ALQFIATUB6Ro3AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]

Alacrity Variant

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

[&DQEqOi4lQRYmDwMBTAGKAP4ALQFIATUB6Ro3AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]

Gameplay



2 Comments

  1. hey for raids, is the willbender good?
    I say this because the boos are constantly moving and the willbender doesn’t have much range.

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