Raid Builds

GW2. Raid Builds, Strike Mission, and Fractal Builds for Guild Wars 2 PvE Endgame. 2022


This is a list with the most viable and accessible builds for PvE Endgame. While they are mainly oriented for the most challenging PvE content in the game, Raids, they will perform just as well and are recommended for Fractals and Strike Missions. These builds are robust and include enough utility to be useful in a variety of bosses and situations, not just for optimizing uptimes.

There are four Roles that builds can perform in a group:

  • DPS – Focus on dealing damage and surviving with their aggressive set up.
  • Support – Keep their party alive with healing and provide boons.
  • Tank – Attracts the attention of the boss using toughness or some other specific mechanic. Must be able to survive the bosses attacks while positioning it to help the other party members perform their roles more easily.
  • Kiter – Can be considered an off-tank, but will generally be far from the group with a build that can survive by itself to perform a specific mechanic but still provide to the party from range.

While Fractals and Strikes may be simplified to only DPS and Support, Raids are more complex and may require Tanks and Kiters to handle specific mechanics.

The two most powerful boons to share to your party are Alacrity and Quickness, so builds that can provide permanent uptime of these boons to a 5-player group will also have these icons next to them.

Every 5 players in a balanced composition will usually have 1 Support and 4 DPS, or 1 Support, 3 DPS, and 1 utility class that can be a hybrid between Tank/DPS/Support. For more information on how to get the gear to play these builds, how to play specific roles in the composition, and the mechanics of the fights you will want to use these builds in, check out these guides:


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Last Update: September 2022


Guardian


Mesmer


Ranger


Revenant


Necromancer


Engineer


Warrior


Elementalist


Thief


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