GW2. Raid Build. Support Druid. Ranger PvE.
Last Update: September 2023
The Healing Spirit Druid is a Support ranger build with great boon coverage including alacrity, might, fury, swiftness, vigor, protection, and regeneration. It has limited healing windows due to the Celestial Avatar resources, but has very high healing during those windows of time and provides great support and CC.
Cast all spirits in range of your party to grant them boons such as Protection, Vigor, and Might. Then enter Celestial Avatar and use all your abilities to trigger Grace of the Land which will give Alacrity to your party. Any skill will give the Alacrity in CA, so if you only want to give Alacrity then just use the 1 and 2 skills since they have the shortest animations. But if you need to heal or CC then use the 3/4/5 skills.
Use Warhorn 5, Pet Swap, and use your Pet Abilities when possible for more boons like Fury and Aegis. Otherwise, cast the staff 2 and 1 or combo the 5 and 3 together to gain more of the resource needed to enter Celestial Avatar, where you can provide more impactful support. If heals aren’t needed, use the axe skills to do some minimal damage.
Main Healing Sources: Staff 5 + Staff 3, Staff 2, Water Spirit, Celestial Avatar 3/4
You can cast the Seed of Life (2) in Celestial Avatar to cleanse conditions on allies. Always use these nonstop while in Celestial Avatar form because they don’t take up any animation and will give Alacrity. It can also be combined with the Lunar Impact (3) to create an area condition cleanse combo. The Rejuvenating Tides creates a water field which you can blast for a healing combo when swapping pets due to the Marksmanship trait Clarion Bond.
CC Sources: Celestial Avatar 3, CA 5, Pet Abilities, Warhorn 5, Staff 4, Glyph of Equality (not in CA)
Casting Glyph of the Stars while in Celestial Avatar will allow more revive potential.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
Secondary Weapon Set
- Weapon: Replace the Axe/Warhorn or Staff for a Longbow when knockbacks are required, such as on Samarog, Keep Construct, and Soulless Horror.
|Rock Gazelle / White Tiger||Iboga / Electric Wyvern|
|Staff||Heal / Utility / Elite|
|Axe / Warhorn||Celestial Avatar|
- Elite: for extra Immobilize
- Utility: for more knockbacks
- Pet: Electric Wyvern or Gazelle for CC, White Tiger for blocking with Aegis, and Iboga for damage
- Druid: for more healing if needed
- Marksmanship: for piercing on longbow for fights that need the push from Point Blank Shot, for example Samarog and Soulless Horror.
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