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    Power Dragonhunter
    March 2024

    Group PvE
    Damage

    Armor

    Dragon's icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
    Dragon's HelmSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    Dragon's icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
    Dragon's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    Dragon's icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
    Dragon's ChestSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    Dragon's icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
    Dragon's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    Dragon's icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
    Dragon's LegsSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    Dragon's icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
    Dragon's BootsSuperior Rune of the Scholar

    Weapons & Sigils

    Greatsword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
    Berserker's GreatswordSuperior Sigil of ForceSuperior Sigil of Impact
    Longbow icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Air icon
    Berserker's LongbowSuperior Sigil of ForceSuperior Sigil of Air

    Trinkets

    Dragon's icon
    Dragon's Backpiece
    Berserker's icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Dragon's icon
    Dragon's Accessory
    Dragon's icon
    Dragon's Amulet
    Berserker's icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Dragon's icon
    Dragon's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Dragonhunter

    Food

    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide SteakPotent Superior Sharpening Stone

    Infusions

    20 x Mighty Infusions icon
    20 x Mighty Infusions

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Introduction

    Power Dragonhunter is a powerful DPS build with high burst damage, access to , and multiple options to mitigate incoming damage. Learning encounter mechanics helps players use burst windows properly to reach the build’s maximum potential.

    While the Virtues variant deals more damage, it requires permanent uptime which may or may not be realistic depending on the encounter and your group. Keep this in mind when choosing between Radiance and Virtues.

    Build Fundamentals

    Use damaging skills on both weapon sets in conjunction with Spear of Justice to increase your burst damage via Big Game Hunter.

    High uptime is crucial to get a 25% critical chance from Righteous Instincts. Having multiple Power Dragonhunters in the same party is ideal as they will benefit from from Symbol of Resolution. If you don’t have other DHs in your group, make sure you are in the subgroup with other classes that can provide you with extra – this includes Firebrands with Mantra of Solace, Catalysts with Deploy Jade Sphere, or Alacrity Mesmers with Chaos Storm.

    If you further struggle with and are in a fight where you are attacked, you can more consciously use Greatsword and give yourself Light Aura by leaping with Leap of Faith into Symbol of Resolution or other Light fields.

    Build Specifics

    Spear of Justice's cooldown can be reset by killing enemies via Renewed Justice. Make sure to not waste it while your high-damaging skills are on cooldown. Build your combos around Spear of Justice; if it’s active and you have excess charges of Sword of Justice, use it instead of Auto-attack chains.

    Use Binding Blade inside an enemy’s hitbox to strike a single target up to 5 times.

    Hunter's Verdict will increase your damage while the tether is active, and Bane Signet will increase your power while not used. As such, avoid using Bane Signet and breaking the tether unless you really need CC.

    Sustain and Mobility

    Leap of Faith is a good movement skill and also creates a Light Aura when used in a Light Field to help with uptime.

    Wings of Resolve can be used for movement, but also consider saving it for its healing and condition cleanses.

    Use Shield of Courage to block attacks or to share with your party. This is particularly useful in situations where normal is unreliable due to incoming projectiles that strip boons.

    To heal up quickly after taking damage or to counter high damage pressure use Litany of Wrath.

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Utility Skills

    You can replace Sword of Justice with:

    Traits

    You can swap Righteous Instincts for Perfect Inscriptions if you need to use your Bane Signet for CC. If you swap to Perfect Inscriptions you will need to:

    Armor

    Assassin's icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's HelmSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Assassin's icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Assassin's icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's ChestSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Assassin's icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Assassin's icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's LegsSuperior Rune of the Golemancer
    Assassin's icon Superior Rune of the Golemancer icon
    Assassin's BootsSuperior Rune of the Golemancer

    Weapons & Sigils

    Greatsword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
    Berserker's GreatswordSuperior Sigil of ForceSuperior Sigil of Accuracy
    Longbow icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
    Berserker's LongbowSuperior Sigil of ForceSuperior Sigil of Accuracy

    Trinkets

    Assassin's icon
    Assassin's Backpiece
    Assassin's icon
    Assassin's Accessory
    Berserker's icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Assassin's icon
    Assassin's Amulet
    Berserker's icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Assassin's icon
    Assassin's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Dragonhunter

    Food

    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide SteakPotent Superior Sharpening Stone

    Infusions

    20 x Mighty Infusions icon
    20 x Mighty Infusions

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Introduction

    Power Dragonhunter is a powerful DPS build with high burst damage, access to , and multiple options to mitigate incoming damage. Learning encounter mechanics helps players use burst windows properly to reach the build’s maximum potential.

    While the Virtues variant deals more damage, it requires permanent uptime which may or may not be realistic depending on the encounter and your group. Keep this in mind when choosing between Radiance and Virtues.

    Build Fundamentals

    Use damaging skills on both weapon sets in conjunction with Spear of Justice to increase your burst damage via Big Game Hunter.

    High uptime is crucial to get a 25% critical chance from Righteous Instincts. Having multiple Power Dragonhunters in the same party is ideal as they will benefit from from Symbol of Resolution. If you don’t have other DHs in your group, make sure you are in the subgroup with other classes that can provide you with extra – this includes Firebrands with Mantra of Solace, Catalysts with Deploy Jade Sphere, or Alacrity Mesmers with Chaos Storm.

    If you further struggle with and are in a fight where you are attacked, you can more consciously use Greatsword and give yourself Light Aura by leaping with Leap of Faith into Symbol of Resolution or other Light fields.

    Build Specifics

    Spear of Justice's cooldown can be reset by killing enemies via Renewed Justice. Make sure to not waste it while your high-damaging skills are on cooldown. Build your combos around Spear of Justice; if it’s active and you have excess charges of Sword of Justice, use it instead of Auto-attack chains.

    Use Binding Blade inside an enemy’s hitbox to strike a single target up to 5 times.

    Hunter's Verdict will increase your damage while the tether is active, and Bane Signet will increase your power while not used. As such, avoid using Bane Signet and breaking the tether unless you really need CC.

    Sustain and Mobility

    Leap of Faith is a good movement skill and also creates a Light Aura when used in a Light Field to help with uptime.

    Wings of Resolve can be used for movement, but also consider saving it for its healing and condition cleanses.

    Use Shield of Courage to block attacks or to share with your party. This is particularly useful in situations where normal is unreliable due to incoming projectiles that strip boons.

    To heal up quickly after taking damage or to counter high damage pressure use Litany of Wrath.

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Utility Skills

    You can replace Sword of Justice with:

    Traits

    You can swap Righteous Instincts for Perfect Inscriptions if you need to use your Bane Signet for CC. If you swap to Perfect Inscriptions you will need to:

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