I don't see any new updates on this site, but I updated a few things. Most notable change has been 6 set Runes, and 2 Upgrade slots in weapons. This guide continues to be a solid base build, but I don't believe I will be updating much more, if at all, on this guide. Contact me in game if you have questions. -Good Show (Jade Quarry)
-Go for 70AR and save up +1 Agony Infusions. (512)
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Mace(with Sigil of Momentum) and Focus/Shield
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Feel free to message me in game. -Good Show [Brutal
1) Healing Power (1500+)
2) Toughness (2000+)
3) Boon Duration
6) Condition Duration
8) Condition Damage
9) Critical Damage
Chilled: move move move, counter with Swiftness, or remove.
Confusion: ogod! This can be pretty devastating if it happens during an AoE attack, or auto-attacking with staff. Luckly we are not speced for Power. Use caution when this condition may be applicable.
Crippled: move move move, counter with Swiftness, or remove.
Fear: brb, watch out for cliffs
Immobilized: More times than not, this can get you killed, being mobile is a big deal when avoiding big direct damage and massive groups.
Vulnerability: No, but thanks. Don't let these stacks get out of control.
Weakness: No, but thanks anyways.
Agony: Avoid it, mitigate it, live through it.
Torment: Avoid it, mitigate it, live through it.
Direct Damage: Go ahead, hit me!
Condition Damage: Counter-acted by Boons
Falling Damage: My leg!
Virtues: save your virtues for about-to-die only, the passive effects from them will sustain you.
Boons: when necessary (it's always time for boons)
Start with staff, switch to greatsword until staff is necessary again.
Mobs: Staff 2, 5, 3, 4, swap Greatsword, 3, 4, 5, 2.
(pull a mob at range then LoS, create a barrier once mob is close, AoE with everyone else, heal up and give everyone Might, swap to Greatsword, lunge to best target, symbol so everyone knows where to AoE, pull everything to you, spin and kill it all, repeat)
Sigil of Leeching > Sigil of Water because it provides a controlled heal.
In case of incoming heavy damage emergency; activate Virtues, switch to staff. This gives you a moment to decide if you actually NEED to run, continue fighting, etc...
When switching off a shout for Sanctuary, don't forget to switch off Vengeful for Master of Consecrations.
Switch off Hold the Line! when switching on Retreat!. This is good for speed needs.
Aegis is of higher priority when engaging in a slow attacking, 1 vs 1 fight, but is generally unreliable.
I found that using Hounds of Balthazar
has been a very useful alternative for farming/predictable events.
Boon for 10 seconds @ 00%BD = 10.0 seconds
Boon for 10 seconds @ 10%BD = 11.0 seconds (Traits [10 in Virtues])
Boon for 10 seconds @ 55%BD = 15.5 seconds (Superior Runes [Water*2 and Monk*2 and Traveler's*2])
Boon for 10 seconds @ 75%BD = 17.5 seconds (Food [Chocolate Omnomberry Cream
Boon for 10 seconds @ 81%BD = 18.1 seconds (Giver's Armor [6 piece set])
Retaliation: with 60%BD, and 25% more duration
10s*1.60 + 5s*1.60 = 16s*1.25 + 8s*1.25 = 30s
with Symbol of Wrath = 5*1.60*1.25 = 10s
40s where Stand your Ground only has a 24s cd, reapply for 10s.
16s + 10s = 26s
Recasting Symbol of Wrath... adds more time, and Save Yourself will be available again, so...
Conclusion: Retaliation forever with a greatsword...
Does well for:
-Applying: BOONS!, Survivability, Healing, Cooldowns, Retaliation damage
-Receiving: Heavy- damage, Medium- ranged damage, Condition damage, Conditions
Does fine for:
Does poorly for:
-Applying: Heavy+ damage, Medium+ ranged damage, Critical Hits, Condition damage, Conditions
-Receiving: Heavy+ ranged damage, Boon removal
GET AWAY FROM MY MEAT!