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    Heal Alacrity Druid
    August 2023

    Group PvE
    Support
    Recommended icon Recommended

    Armor

    Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's HelmSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's ChestSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's LegsSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's BootsSuperior Rune of the Monk

    Weapons & Sigils

    Staff icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon Superior Sigil of Water icon
    Mist Lord's Staff StaffSuperior Sigil of Transference Superior Sigil of Water
    Axe icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon
    Harrier's AxeSuperior Sigil of Transference
    Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Water icon
    Harrier's WarhornSuperior Sigil of Water

    Trinkets

    Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
    Harrier's Backpiece
    Black Ice Earring icon
    Harrier's Accessory
    Asgeir's Talisman icon
    Harrier's Accessory
    Asgeir's Amulet icon
    Harrier's Amulet
    Black Ice Band icon
    Harrier's Ring
    Mistborn Band icon
    Harrier's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Monk

    Food

    Bowl of Fruit Salad with Mint Garnish icon Bountiful Maintenance Oil icon
    Bowl of Fruit Salad with Mint Garnish Bountiful Maintenance Oil

    Infusions

    Healing WvW Infusion icon
    20xHealing Infusion

    Utility Skills

    Pets

    Juvenile Rock Gazelle icon Juvenile White Tiger icon
    Rock Gazelle White Tiger
    copied

    Alacrity

    When entering Celestial Avatar use the following skill priority when in order to maximize Alacrity.

    1. Seed of Life (Can be cast during your other skills)
    2. Natural Convergence
    3. Rejuvenating Tides
    4. Cosmic Ray

    Burst Healing

    1. Celestial Avatar
      1. Lunar Impact
      2. Rejuvenating Tides + Seed of Life
    2. Sublime Conversion Ancestral Grace
    3. Sublime Conversion Call of the Wild

    Condition Cleanse

    1. Celestial Avatar
    2. Seed of Life
    3. Lunar Impact into seed light field
    4. Seed of Life before exiting CA

    Core Loop

    Use the following skills when starting an encounter to quickly give your party Might, Alacrity, Fury, and Swiftness

    1. Call of the Wild
    2. Swap Pets
    3. Sun Spirit
    4. Celestial Avatar
    5. Seed of Life
    6. Natural Convergence
    7. Rejuvenating Tides
    8. Seed of Life
    9. Lunar Impact

    Introduction

    Heal Alacrity Druid is a strong, flexible defensive support that provides permanent Alacrity, Regeneration, Protection, Swiftness, Vigor, Fury, and 25 stacks of Might to a subgroup. This build also brings abundant condition cleanses and high amounts of Crowd Control.

    Build Fundamentals

    Alternate between Axe/Warhorn to provide offensive boons and Staff for healing and Regeneration.

    Use Celestial Avatar as soon as it is available for healing, Might, and Alacrity application through Grace of the Land. Feel free to stay in Celestial Avatar for longer if you need to provide extra heals.

    Build Specifics

    It’s important to keep Protection on your group with a combination of Stone Spirit, your pet’s F2 abilities through Invigorating Bond, and Glyphs via Verdant Etching. Don’t hesitate to use these abilities if you won’t need them for mechanics.

    If you don’t need to be on a specific pet because of some encounter mechanic, consider swapping pets to provide extra boons via Lesser Call of the Wild from Clarion Bond.

    Using Celestial Avatar changes the effect of your Glyphs. For example, instead of cleansing conditions on allies, Glyph of the Stars provides Regeneration, Vigor, and revives downed allies.

    Sublime Conversion provides Regeneration to allies that walk through it, and can also be used to convert enemy projectiles into healing bolts for your team.

    Pet Usage

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Pets

    Heal Skill

    Glyph of Rejuvenation for:

    Utility Skills

    Glyph of Equality for:

    Glyph of the Stars for:

    Traits

    Swap Windborne Notes for:

    Gear

    This build can also tank, but to be able to survive, run the following defensive gear setup:

    • Giver’s Trinkets and Weapons
    • Minstrel’s Armor

    Armor

    Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's HelmSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's ChestSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's LegsSuperior Rune of the Monk
    Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Monk icon
    Harrier's BootsSuperior Rune of the Monk

    Weapons & Sigils

    Staff icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon Superior Sigil of Paralyzation icon
    Harrier's StaffSuperior Sigil of Transference Superior Sigil of Paralyzation
    Longbow icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon Superior Sigil of Paralyzation icon
    Harrier's LongbowSuperior Sigil of Transference Superior Sigil of Paralyzation

    Trinkets

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

    Food

    Bowl of Fruit Salad with Mint Garnish icon Bountiful Maintenance Oil icon
    Bowl of Fruit Salad with Mint Garnish Bountiful Maintenance Oil

    Infusions

    Healing WvW Infusion icon
    20xHealing Infusion

    Utility Skills

    Pets

    Juvenile Rock Gazelle icon Juvenile Electric Wyvern icon
    Rock Gazelle Electric Wyvern
    copied

    Core Loop

    Use the following skills when starting an encounter to quickly give your party Might and Alacrity

    1. Call of the Wild
    2. Swap Pets
    3. Sun Spirit
    4. Celestial Avatar
    5. Seed of Life
    6. Natural Convergence
    7. Rejuvenating Tides
    8. Seed of Life
    9. Lunar Impact

    Introduction

    Pusher Heal Alacrity Druid is a very niche variant designed specifically for Soulless Horror in Wing 5.

    Build Fundamentals

    Use Glyph of the Tides and Longbow’s Point-Blank Shot to push the Tormented Dead outside of the arena, and swap to Staff to heal your allies right after pushing.

    Use Celestial Avatar as soon as it is available for healing, Might and Alacrity application, and condition cleanses. Make sure to instantly swap to Longbow when the Tormented Dead respawn.

    Build Specifics

    It’s important to keep Protection on your group with a combination of Stone Spirit, your pet’s F2 abilities through Invigorating Bond, and Glyphs via Verdant Etching. Don’t hesitate to use these abilities if you won’t need them for mechanics.

    If you don’t need to be on a specific pet because of some encounter mechanic, consider swapping pets to provide extra boons via Lesser Call of the Wild from Clarion Bond.

    Using Celestial Avatar changes the effect of your Glyphs. For example, instead of pushing nearby foes away, Glyph of the Tides pulls enemies toward you. Make sure to not accidentally pull the Tormented Dead toward your allies.

    Sublime Conversion provides Regeneration to allies that walk through it, and is useful for converting projectiles from the Elite Flesh Wurms into healing bolts for your team.

    Pet Usage

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Pets

    • Smokescale for a smoke field if you have multiple Mirages in your squad.

    Heal Skill

    Glyph of Rejuvenation for:

    Traits

    Swap Windborne Notes for:

    Gear

    This build can also tank, but to be able to survive, run the following defensive gear setup:

    • Giver’s Trinkets and Weapons
    • Minstrel’s Armor

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