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    Condition Willbender
    September 2023

    Group PvE
    Damage

    Armor

    Viper's icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
    Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of Balthazar
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
    Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Balthazar
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
    Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of Balthazar
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
    Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of Balthazar
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
    Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of Balthazar
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
    Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of Balthazar

    Weapons & Sigils

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

    Trinkets

    Sinister icon
    Sinister Backpiece
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Accessory
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Accessory
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Amulet
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Ring
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Fractal

    Food

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

    Infusions

    19 x Malign Infusions icon
    19 x Malign Infusions

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Condition Willbender is a damage build that focuses on applying to the enemies while being relatively simple to play due 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 as 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[s] of the Trapper and focusing more on condition damage. The main advantage here is the ease of swapping to Condi Firebrand (Universal) 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 , you can swap Signet of Wrath for "Stand Your Ground!".

    Armor

    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Trapper

    Weapons & Sigils

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

    Trinkets

    Viper's icon
    Viper's Backpiece
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Accessory
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Accessory
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Amulet
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Ring
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Fractal

    Food

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

    Infusions

    19 x Malign Infusions icon
    19 x Malign Infusions

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Condition Willbender is a damage build that focuses on applying to the enemies while being relatively simple to play due 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 as 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[s] of the Trapper and focusing more on condition damage. The main advantage here is the ease of swapping to Condi Firebrand (Universal) 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 , you can swap Signet of Wrath for "Stand Your Ground!".

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