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Core Engineer

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not ideal for use later in the game due to the superiority of elite specializations. Engineer is a versatile Core profession whether that’s dealing damage using your Rifle, weapon kits, and turrets or proving you and your team boons drinking and throwing powerful elixirs. This build provides good damage, inflicts high amounts of Vulnerability to enemies, and has very high uptime of Vigor and decent Quickness and Fury. You’ll also have access to a small amounts of Might, Protection, Regeneration, Swiftness, Stability and even Superspeed. Core Rifle Engineer leads into playing the end-game builds Power Rifle Mechanist and Power Rifle Holosmith. Power MechanistLow intensity Damage Select difficulty…

Booster Untamed

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for the open world. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the untamed. Specifically, this build will allow you to maintain almost every boon in the game permanently every boon except Aegis.¬†It also provides fast-paced gameplay via Let Loose allowing you to use skills very often. This trait is by far the most important part of this build to understand! It causes all of your control abilities to reduce all of your skill cooldowns by four seconds. This has a tiny 0.25-second cooldown…

Booster Herald

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a herald. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide¬†you and your party with 100% Quickness, Protection, Swiftness, Fury, Regeneration uptime and up to 25 stacks of Might.¬†Booster herald also possesses excellent sustain, defensive options, and control abilities meaning it can survive almost all situations and performs well in almost any solo or group scenario! The most important part of this build is upkeeping all of your boons to maximize…

Booster Tempest

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the tempest. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide excellent boons and respectable damage. The purpose of this build is to support allies with excellent healing, Might, Protection, Vigor, Regeneration, Swiftness and Alacrity as well as provide very strong condition cleanse. This build functions well as a burst healer. "Wash the Pain Away!" is a strong heal and condition cleanse. Other options for healing include Tidal Surge, Water Globe…

Booster Mechanist

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of mechanist. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Alacrity, Might, and Stability uptime and some Barrier. Being a pet build makes it very strong as it allows your mech to tank for you. The purpose of this build is to support allies with Barrier, Alacrity, Protection, Might, Fury and Stability. Use Crisis Zone and Barrier Burst when available to upkeep Alacrity. Using Crisis Zone off-cooldown is unnecessary and…

Booster Mirage

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a mirage. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide support as well as maintain survivability during solo content through the utilization of clones. While playing mirage your dodge is replaced with Mirage Cloak, which is a very strong ability. While Mirage Cloak is active you gain powerful abilities depending on the weapon you choose to use. Your main weapon on this build for applying boons to yourself and others…

Booster Firebrand

Booster Firebrand is a great, beginner-friendly offensive support for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them, then the equipment can be crafted or purchased directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the Firebrand. Specifically, this build provides excellent boons, and can swap seamlessly between full healer, hybrid support, or even solid damage, functioning well in solo and group content. The Booster Firebrand seamlessly combines condition damage with the ability to support allies with sustained healing, Protection, Fury, Might, Swiftness, and Quickness while using Stability and burst healing when required. Boon application is fairly straightforward: Use Potent Haste and "Feel My Wrath!" as often as possible and Restoring Reprieve…

Booster Harbinger

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of harbinger. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Quickness,¬†Fury, and 25 Might. In addition to bringing boons, this build also has a large amount of crowd control and boon corruption. This build is able to maintain permanent Quickness, Fury,and 70% Regeneration on allies while maintaining 25 Might. It offers some Protection by using Spectral Armor, and also gains Stability¬†and Swiftness when entering Harbinger Shroud. Unique to Harbinger is…

Booster Specter

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a specter. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide¬†Alacrity, some Vigor, Fury, and Swiftness to the party and good overall damage by applying large amounts of Torment and Poisoned. It also provides a lot of barrier with some healing and decent crowd control. Initiative The initiative is a skill cost mechanic unique to all thief professions. Instead of having recharge time on your weapon skills, thief spends the initiative…

Booster Renegade

This celestial booster build is great at dealing damage. It is made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the renegade. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide team support, amazing crowd control, boon removal, and much more. With a simple trait swap, this build can provide 60% Alacrity making it one of the strongest solo builds. Energy The unique mechanic of revenant is energy. Energy is replenished over time as indicated by the arrows to the left and right of the energy indicator. Almost…

Booster Catalyst

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a Catalyst. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide with Quickness, Protection, Might, Resistance, Fury, and Resolution. These boons make this build great for both group and solo content. Catalyst is unique because of the mechanic Deploy Jade Sphere. The spheres deal damage and give boons to your allies. To cast the spheres you want to build energy, which is done by hitting enemies with your skills and auto-attacks.…

Booster Scrapper

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of scrapper. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Quickness and Superspeed uptime while also having great utility through the use of gyros, a hammer, and a mortar kit. Using Impact Savant makes this build very durable while also dealing with sustained damage. This build is able to sustain allies with Quickness, Superspeed, Protection, and Stability.¬†Using your gyros off cooldown will easily grant Quickness. In addition to providing quickness…

Booster Scourge

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the scourge. Specifically, this build has great access to condition cleanse Nefarious Favor, access to barrier through Sand Cascade and Sand Flare, and boon corruption Devouring Darkness. This build takes the blood trait line which makes it great support as well. A unique mechanic of a scourge is sand shades Manifest Sand Shade, and up to three shades may be used at a time. Sand shades will allow you to…

Core Necromancer

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to be used later in the game due to superiority of elite specializations. Core Necromancer is a highly self-sufficient build that can supply itself with Might, Fury, and Quickness for good damage output. Additionally, Core Necromancer generates great sustain from life-stealing and absorbing damage using the necromancer profession mechanic Death Shroud which shields your health bar with life force generated by using abilities or from nearby deaths! This build also has excellent burst area of effect damage thanks to staff, Well of Darkness, and powerful necromancer Death Shroud abilities – specifically Life Transfer. A natural followup to this build is Power Reaper¬†which takes a lot…

Core Thief

Following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of elite specializations. In this build you will be focusing on movement, teleporting around the map, and in-and-out fight style. You’ll be able to keep close to 25 Might stacks and permanent Fury, as well as decent Vigor and Swiftness uptime. All these boons will be partially shared with your team too. In this build, you want to jump in with Infiltrator's Strike¬†and apply Vulnerability to an enemy and as many boons to yourself as you can with Steal and attacks (due to Superior Rune of the Pack, Unrelenting Strikes,¬†and Assassin's Fury synergy).¬† That will allow you to…

Core Warrior

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on a Free-to-Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in the game due to the superiority of elite specializations. Warrior is a melee-focused profession that loves hitting enemies hard with a wide arsenal of weapons. Their dual axes provide them with some serious damage, while weapon swapping to dual-wielded maces gives them access to powerful crowd control abilities. You can upkeep a permanent 25 stacks of Might, permanent¬†Fury, and almost permanent¬†Quickness through the Axe abilities, traits, and Banners. You also provide some of those boons to your allies, and with minor trait changes you can even keep 25 Might on them. This build revolves around upkeeping the damage modifier from Berserker's Power…

Core Elementalist

Following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of elite specializations. As an Elementalist, you have one of the best boon access out of all core classes. Knowing what abilities will grant you key boons will help you survive longer, move faster, and do more damage. You’ll be able to keep close to 25 Might stacks¬†due to Arcane Prowess and Elemental Attunement. You also have incredibly high Protection, Vigor, Fury and Swiftness uptime. All boons generated by Elemental Attunement will be shared with your nearby allies too, making it a great build for group content as well. The recommended build makes use of summoned minions via…

Core Revenant

The Revenant Profession is unlocked with the purchase of one of Guild Wars 2’s Expansions (Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire, or End of Dragons). Although the Revenant’s Elite Specializations are superior to this Core build, the last Trait Line is only unlocked at Level 71. As such, this build is designed to help you level during your first playthrough. Become a speedy assassin when invoking the legend of Shiro¬†(Legendary Assassin Stance), or a tough brawler after calling Jalis for help (Legendary Dwarf Stance). This Revenant build provides very solid damage, Crowd Control, self-sustain from Battle Scarred, and access to decent Might, permanent Fury, and on-demand Stability. It leads perfectly into playing the end-game build Power Quickness Herald. Power Quickness HeraldRecommended Offensive Support Select difficulty Greatsword Staff August 2023 Legendary Assassin Stance gives you an incredible amount of damage and…

Core Guardian

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or to simply offer a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of Elite Specializations. While its name could suggest otherwise, Guardian is an extraordinary fighter, smiting opponents with fiery consecration and slicing with powerful and dynamic sword-wielding techniques. This build focuses on dealing heavy direct damage enhanced with boons provided mostly by Guardian’s Symbols and gear upgrades. You gain access to nearly permanent Fury, almost 25 Might stacks with very decent Resolution, some Quickness, and a multitude of on-demand defensive boons. Core Guardian shares many fundamental gameplay elements with the end-game Power Dragonhunter build, which could be your next build to unlock. Power Dragonhunter Damage Select difficulty Greatsword…