Guardian Auto Attack Meditation Build

Build Profile Balanced
Weapon Set Sword/Shield
Weapon Set 2 Scepter/Focus
Runes (WvW) Runes of the Ogrex6
Runes (sPVP) Runes of the Ogrex6
Jewely (WVW) Berzerker
Amulet (sPVP) Soldier


Major Traits

Minor Traits

  • Fiery Wrath
  • Zealot’s Speed
  • Signet Mastery
  • Justice is Blind
  • Inner Fire
  • Renewed Justice
  • Right-Hand Strength
  • Radiant Power
  • Meditation Mastery
  • Valorous Defense
  • Focused Mind
  • Courageous Return
  • Monks Focus
  • Might of the Protector

Slot Skills

Signet of Resolve

Smite Condition

Contemplation of Purity

Stand Your Ground

Tome of Courage

Auto Attack Meditation Build in Action

About This Build

This is build has become very popular among sPVP Guardians, and has been in wide use since beta. This is the build that leads many Thieves to believe Guardians are unbeatable, and if you don’t have your act together they will beat the crap out of you.

The fact that defense and burst damage can be so easily put together can be a cause for concern, but as the video above suggests though very strong this build is certainly not immortal. The key to success is that although this is not a bunker build, you will stay alive long enough to kick some serious ass and it will probably take more than one enemy to take you down. In fact it might take 3.

Before you tool around with this build try it out “as is” to get a feel for what the build is trying to do because the above representation is the “Iron Cannon” is it’s purist form.

This build was posted by Jacobin and we recommend checking out his work, he knows what he’s talking about

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