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Condition Willbender
August 2022

Instanced PvE
Dps

Armor

Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of Balthazar

Weapons & Sigils

Sword icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
Viper's SwordSuperior Sigil of Torment
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Geomancy icon
Viper's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Geomancy

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Sinister Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Sinister Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Sinister Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Sinister Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Sinister Ring

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

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Condition Willbender is a damage build that focuses on applying Burning to the enemies while being relatively simple to play due to to the skill priority based rotation. It can provide decent CC through Heaven's Palm and can bring core guardian utility such as "Stand Your Ground!" and Bow of Truth to the table if needed.

Optimized variant of this build will offer the highest possible DPS with a bit more focus on hybrid power/condition damage the build can offer.

Universal variant sacrifices a small amount of DPS by swapping to Superior Rune of the Renegade and focusing more on condition damage. The main advantage here is the ease of swapping to Condi Firebrand (Universal) and Condi Quickness Firebrand especially if a legendary armor set is available to the player.

Build Fundamentals

Your main damage source will be your auto attacks with constant Rushing Justice upkeep. You absolutely need to use Rushing Justice off cooldown and prioritize it over any other skill. Don’t get too used to the cooldown of it, as it can be reduced with Renewed Justice.

Your other heavy hitters will be Symbol of Punishment and Purging Flames, use them off cooldown.

While you should use Zealot's Flame off cooldown as it is instant cast, its active part, Zealot's Fire, shouldn’t be used over any of the skills listed above. Zealot's Fire procced from Radiant Fire or manually triggered with Zealot's Flame will stay for a short while, so try to use both charges when possible, or simply wait while using your higher damage skills.

Lastly, Whirling Light should be used off cooldown as your lowest priority, and Cleansing Flame should only be cast during longer (2+ seconds) downtimes between skills.

You should squeeze most from your Weapon Swap and sigil effects by swapping off cooldown, but if your symbol (for example) Symbol of Punishment is coming off cooldown and it’s below ~2 seconds, you should delay Weapon Swap to use symbol so its cooldown will be then reduced “in background” by Restorative Virtues.

Willbender is able to generate Burning Bolts Combo on its own: by using Whirling Light (and if you are playing Greatsword: Whirling Wrath) inside Purging Flames.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Skills

Your elite and healing skills can be replaced by anything based on the situation.

  • If you don’t need CC from Heaven's Palm, you can for example swap it to "Feel My Wrath!" to help with boon uptime for your group.
  • Litany of Wrath should be picked up for bosses with heavy damage phases like Gorseval CC phase

And finally, if your squad needs more Stability, you can swap Signet of Wrath for "Stand Your Ground!".

Armor

Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Renegade

Weapons & Sigils

Sword icon Superior Sigil of Smoldering icon
Viper's SwordSuperior Sigil of Smoldering
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Smoldering icon
Viper's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Smoldering

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Viper's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Viper's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring

Food

Fishy Rice Bowl icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Fishy Rice Bowl Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon Expertise WvW Infusion icon
10xMalign Infusion 8xExpertise Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Condition Willbender is a damage build that focuses on applying Burning to the enemies while being relatively simple to play due to to the skill priority based rotation. It can provide decent CC through Heaven's Palm and can bring core guardian utility such as "Stand Your Ground!" and Bow of Truth to the table if needed.

Optimized variant of this build will offer the highest possible DPS with a bit more focus on hybrid power/condition damage the build can offer.

Universal variant sacrifices a small amount of DPS by swapping to Superior Rune of the Renegade and focusing more on condition damage. The main advantage here is the ease of swapping to Condi Firebrand (Universal) and Condi Quickness Firebrand especially if a legendary armor set is available to the player.

Build Fundamentals

Your main damage source will be your auto attacks with constant Rushing Justice upkeep. You absolutely need to use Rushing Justice off cooldown and prioritize it over any other skill. Don’t get too used to the cooldown of it, as it can be reduced with Renewed Justice.

Your other heavy hitters will be Symbol of Punishment and Purging Flames, use them off cooldown.

While you should use Zealot's Flame off cooldown as it is instant cast, its active part, Zealot's Fire, shouldn’t be used over any of the skills listed above. Zealot's Fire procced from Radiant Fire or manually triggered with Zealot's Flame will stay for a short while, so try to use both charges when possible, or simply wait while using your higher damage skills.

Lastly, Whirling Light should be used off cooldown as your lowest priority, and Cleansing Flame should only be cast during longer (2+ seconds) downtimes between skills.

You should squeeze most from your Weapon Swap and sigil effects by swapping off cooldown, but if your symbol (for example) Symbol of Punishment is coming off cooldown and it’s below ~2 seconds, you should delay Weapon Swap to use symbol so its cooldown will be then reduced “in background” by Restorative Virtues.

Willbender is able to generate Burning Bolts Combo on its own: by using Whirling Light (and if you are playing Greatsword: Whirling Wrath) inside Purging Flames.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Skills

Your elite and healing skills can be replaced by anything based on the situation.

  • If you don’t need CC from Heaven's Palm, you can for example swap it to "Feel My Wrath!" to help with boon uptime for your group.
  • Litany of Wrath should be picked up for bosses with heavy damage phases like Gorseval CC phase

And finally, if your squad needs more Stability, you can swap Signet of Wrath for "Stand Your Ground!".

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