View Full Version : Guardian... briarward?

02-16-2009, 11:24 PM
I currently have a lvl 20 guardian and his stats are:
I am playing with xmax and he usually can take on whatever is thrown at him, there are times however where i find myself running away to gulp down potions before charging back in taking on all those baddies. Would briarward be useful enough or is it a waste of points. also, are any of the shield bashing techniques worthwhile to have on the defender side? any other help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

02-17-2009, 03:03 AM
Pulverize, Disable and Shield Smash will increase your damage output considerably. Also take either Batter or Shield Charge. 1/1 in Batter/Rend Armor or 1/6 Shield Charge/Disruption.

02-17-2009, 01:02 PM
Briar ward.. I think you need -100% recharge to use it constantly. So it is quite useless.

I have never used it though.

02-17-2009, 01:04 PM
Briar Ward can be funny, and perhaps even useful. Briar Ward itself as well as Stinging Nettle are useless, but Sanctuary will remain even after your Briar Ward is destroyed. So perhaps if you want to duke it out with some high damage overlord, the extra damage absorption from Sanctuary can save you. Try and see, it's cheap to respec if it doesn't suit you.
1/1/max (or 1/1/1 if you're really cheap).

02-18-2009, 07:44 PM
i dont know how helpful this is to you, but i have a guardian using PETS ONLY, and Sanctuary is my god. if im against a boss, i just keep my wolves close, set up briar, and start chain healing. my wolves never die. ;)

02-18-2009, 08:36 PM
My wolves (Nature+Spirit) never die in an unmodded game either, but using Defense mastery only to support your pets seems a bit over the top...