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By on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:45 am, in Guides, GW2, MMORPG  |  Comments: No comments yet

Guardians have seen a lot of play in WvW for quite a while now, especially among commanders. While builds have changed over the past few years, the fact that they remain vital to group play both as anchors, healers, and all-around team support hasn’t changed. They’re still some of the best all-around team players. I’ve written a number of builds for guardians for people that have already played them. This is directed more towards players that are new to guardian, or just new to group playstyle.

Before you read: These builds are put together with large scale fights and specific team situations (small and large) in mind, both open field and close quarters. I will include (later down the line) a build for roamers, but this is primarily focused on teamplay. These builds are not flexible, nor is there room for substitution unless otherwise stated. The first build relies on other builds being present and may not be the best in solo situations.

By on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:58 am, in Article, Column, Junkies Nation TV, Professional Tank, SWTOR  |  Comments: No comments yet

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Greetings Comrades!

I’m excited to post the first of what will become the standard here at Force Junkies. Instead of static text blogs we’ll be intergrating video blogging and coaching for SWTOR’s Class Mechanics.

Continue after the break for a breakdown of the Juggernaut/Guardian Single Target Rotations mechanics.

By on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:00 am, in Article, Guides, GW2  |  Comments: 5 comments

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This build focuses on blinding, medium DPS, and ties in altruistic healing to complement your shouts. It has high survivability and a decent amount of damage, taking advantage of the Valor’s critical damage bonus to go with precision.

While anchor builds on Guardians are always a plus in dungeons, sometimes you may want to go with a bit more damage. With this build, you can keep your survivability, up your DPS, and still be able to help support your party.

 

By on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:00 am, in Article, Guides, GW2  |  Comments: 5 comments

altruistic healing - title photo

This build focuses on blinding, medium DPS, and ties in altruistic healing to complement your shouts. It has high survivability and a decent amount of damage, taking advantage of the Valor’s critical damage bonus to go with precision.

While anchor builds on Guardians are always a plus in dungeons, sometimes you may want to go with a bit more damage. With this build, you can keep your survivability, up your DPS, and still be able to help support your party.

 

By on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:00 am, in Article, Guides, GW2  |  Comments: 5 comments

altruistic healing - title photo

This build focuses on blinding, medium DPS, and ties in altruistic healing to complement your shouts. It has high survivability and a decent amount of damage, taking advantage of the Valor’s critical damage bonus to go with precision.

While anchor builds on Guardians are always a plus in dungeons, sometimes you may want to go with a bit more damage. With this build, you can keep your survivability, up your DPS, and still be able to help support your party.

 

By on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:00 am, in Article, Guides, GW2  |  Comments: 5 comments

altruistic healing - title photo

This build focuses on blinding, medium DPS, and ties in altruistic healing to complement your shouts. It has high survivability and a decent amount of damage, taking advantage of the Valor’s critical damage bonus to go with precision.

While anchor builds on Guardians are always a plus in dungeons, sometimes you may want to go with a bit more damage. With this build, you can keep your survivability, up your DPS, and still be able to help support your party.

 

By on May 9, 2013 at 9:00 am, in Article, Guides, GW2  |  Comments: 4 comments

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Hello! Killerx here to help guide you on the role of PvP Bunkering as a Guardian. The purpose of being a Bunker is to stay on a cap point and keep and defend it. You stay alive by using your abilities and avoiding enemy player attacks while holding your ground at your cap point. Make no mistake– you may die quite a bit– but that’s okay as long as you’re certain your team members are there to help win the day and and hold your team’s cap point. 

Teamwork is essential to being a successful Bunker. Your team must have your back when necessary while you are defending. If your team is slacking off and they are not responding to your gurgling cries of help, try to stay alive as long as possible. Do not give your cap point away for free. Let the enemy work for it! Don’t ever forget that.

By on Mar 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm, in Column, Professional Tank, SWTOR  |  Comments: No comments yet

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Tanks are expected to know the content, and push the group forward without hesitation. Great Tanks have to start somewhere, this is one of those places. On Tuesdays I’ll examine the ins and outs of being a Professional Tank.

All three Tank classes appeal for different reasons, which one is right for you? This week I’ll go over what it’s like to be a Strength using Tank, Juggernaut or Guardian.

By on Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00 am, in Buzz, GW2  |  Comments: No comments yet

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If you’ve ever played any of the melee professions and/or weapon styles and perform a lot of dodge rolls while fighting, there’s a good chance that you’ve experienced a bug that’s been in Guild Wars 2 for a quite a while now. The bug happens during certain chain auto-attacks of melee weapons and will sometimes cause a dodge to fail. It seems to be most easily reproduced using slower weapons such as the Guardian and Warrior Hammer and Greatsword, although Thieves, Rangers, and even Mesmers can also be affected by the bug.

So, what happens? If you hit dodge at the precise moment when the cast bar for a chain attack is firing off, you may find that the dodge animation and movement displacement doesn’t happen, but you still lose Endurance. For a good write-up of what weapons cause the bug, check out this thread on the official forums. And for those who have experienced the bug, ArenaNet has some good news! The team has finally found a potential fix for the issue and plans on implementing it during the next full game update. Here’s the dev quote:

Originally posted by Jason King (Source)


Good news: we have a potential fix for this issue in the next full update! Thank you for your patience, everyone!

By on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:00 am, in Article, Guides, GW2  |  Comments: 3 comments

Hello, all. Around two weeks ago, I came up with a Guardian Paladin WoW-style build. Some viewed it as a glass cannon. “Can’t possibly live,” some said. Well, they were proven wrong. But I was not satisfied with that build at all. It didn’t have enough sustained healing for my liking, and not quite enough defenses.

So, enter Guardian Paladin 2.0 version. In this version you have more defenses, sustained healing, higher burst crits, and the ability to cancel 8 attacks in a row with skills. Does that sound fun and extremely good to you? Well, let me start with the build. Keep reading to see the stat breakdowns, explanations, examples of it in action, and more!

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