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    Support Guardian
    March 2024

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    Support
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    PvP Amulet & Rune

    PvP amulet
    PvP rune icon
    Rune of the Dolyak
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Trooper

    Weapons & Sigils

    Staff icon Superior Sigil of Energy icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon
    StaffSuperior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Transference
    Sword icon Superior Sigil of Energy icon
    SwordSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Shield icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon
    ShieldSuperior Sigil of Transference

    Utility Skills

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    Build offers good sustain for allies and self with lots of Stability application and good revive capabilities, while having decent mobility.

    Build fundamentals

    Your main role as a support is to heal, sustain and revive your allies, either in team fights or when a sidenoder is under pressure. During fights, avoid standing in the center of the fight or on the node, as you are rather squishy. Try to stand at ~600 range and heal from a safe distance.

    Healing

    Both your weapon sets offer a good amount of healing, Holy Strike and Empower in staff, and Shield of Absorption > Shield of Absorption on the shield can be used to heal, but all of those can have more situational uses (Holy Strike is blast finisher, Empower can be used to stack Might while helping maintain pressure, and finally Shield of Absorption can push the enemy off the node or off the kiting spot and absorb projectiles.

    Additionally Virtue of Resolve and "Receive the Light!" offer strong healing while also cleansing.

    You should also be aware of the “passive” healing your build offers, and use it more actively. Selfless Daring heals around you after a Dodge, and  Pure of Heart makes every Aegis you apply heal after it blocks. Shield of Judgment and "Advance!" are your best ways to apply Aegis.

    On top of the healing you provide to others, you will also heal yourself with Altruistic Healing while providing boons, and boon application on this build is very good.

    Condition cleansing

    You can cleanse directly with Virtue of Resolve, or utilize your traits and combo fields.

    The combination of Pure of Voice and Rune of the Soldier makes all your shouts cleanse 2 conditions on any allies affected and blast Holy Strike on top of a symbol, usually Symbol of Swiftness, will AoE cleanse.

    Note: while "Stand Your Ground!" is a shout, it should be used to stunbreak or apply Stabilityrather than condition cleanse.

    Gameplay tips

    Your main panic button is Renewed Focus, make sure to not waste it early in the fight. You can first try to use Symbol of Blades and the Swiftness from "Advance!" or Symbol of Swiftness to escape. Line of Warding can help yourself or an ally kite away but you can also use it to interrupt skills.

    While reviving or using Signet of Mercy, use "Stand Your Ground!" or Virtue of Courage to make sure you’re not interrupted. If possible, try to revive manually before using Signet of Mercy to make use of Protective Reviver.

    Aside from boons, use Virtue of Justice when allies are around you to grant them extra damage.

    If you find yourself not using shield much, you can switch your Stalwart Defender for Redemption as it is also a good trait.

    Matchups

    Despite having a lot of sources of condition cleanse, this build actually struggles against condition builds.

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