General Information

This page outlines the basic setup of the Healing Druid Build for Guild Wars 2. We recommend that you read more into the build by using the navigation links on the right should you have any questions on why the build is set up the way it is.

– Use this trait variation if you have equipped.

– Use this trait variation if your teammates die a lot.

Weapon Skills
Staff
Axe/Warhorn
Utility Skills
Standard
Situational
There was a lot of controversy recently about the choice of our healing druid builds and we want to explain the reasoning behind our choice for these builds in the following faq:

Why is the full harrier druid the main healing build?

There are only three stats which provide healing power and concentration at the same time. Seraph’s, which is the worst overall since both, healing power and concentration are minor stats. Ministrel is a little better but doesn’t reach enough boonduration without sacrificing healing modifiers and/or using concentration sigil. From these three stats, harrier has the best healing power to concentration ratio without using concentration sigil nor sacrifing healing modifiers.

Why do you not recommend the Concentration Sigil variant as the main build?

Buying two concentration sigils is really expensive. You can go with only 1 concentration sigil on your warhorn but then you kinda rely on a rotation, which we personally dislike. We think a healer should be reactive and not proactive. You want to heal when its needed and not when your rotation says you need to. The Concentration sigil variant is also optimized around the toughness of the chrono with firebrand runes. So if, in the future, the chrono manages to decrease their toughness via new stats, you would need to adjust your gear to not take aggro. The full harrier variant is more future proof.

Does my gear combination matter at all? 

You will always overheal on druid with healing gear. As long as you know how to play and have enough boon duration to provide permanent might to your group, it doesn’t matter what gear combination you use. Your group might use a full ministrels chronomancer, which means you could create a healing druid build whith way higher healing power. You will never measure a big difference in healing as long as you use healing gear.

Note: The concentration sigil variant has been created with the following constraints in mind:
1. Have at least 67% Boonduration

2. Stay under 1396 toughness in order to have less toughness than the Chronomancer with Firebrand runes variant build. With a higher toughness constraint, you can optimize even further.

3. Optimize around Healing Power

There was a lot of controversy recently about the choice of our healing druid builds and we want to explain the reasoning behind our choice for these builds in the following faq:

Why is the full harrier druid the main healing build?

There are only three stats which provide healing power and concentration at the same time. Seraph’s, which is the worst overall since both, healing power and concentration are minor stats. Ministrel is a little better but doesn’t reach enough boonduration without sacrificing healing modifiers and/or using concentration sigil. From these three stats, harrier has the best healing power to concentration ratio without using concentration sigil nor sacrifing healing modifiers.

Why do you not recommend the Concentration Sigil variant as the main build?

Buying two concentration sigils is really expensive. You can go with only 1 concentration sigil on your warhorn but then you kinda rely on a rotation, which we personally dislike. We think a healer should be reactive and not proactive. You want to heal when its needed and not when your rotation says you need to. The Concentration sigil variant is also optimized around the toughness of the chrono with firebrand runes. So if, in the future, the chrono manages to decrease their toughness via new stats, you would need to adjust your gear to not take aggro. The full harrier variant is more future proof.

Does my gear combination matter at all? 

You will always overheal on druid with healing gear. As long as you know how to play and have enough boon duration to provide permanent might to your group, it doesn’t matter what gear combination you use. Your group might use a full ministrels chronomancer, which means you could create a healing druid build whith way higher healing power. You will never measure a big difference in healing as long as you use healing gear.

Note: The concentration sigil variant has been created with the following constraints in mind:
1. Have at least 67% Boonduration

2. Stay under 1396 toughness in order to have less toughness than the Chronomancer with Firebrand runes variant build. With a higher toughness constraint, you can optimize even further.

3. Optimize around Healing Power

FoodUtility
NameDPSUtilityCCNotes
TigerHighFuryNone
Jungle StalkerHighMightNone
Electric WyvernMediumlaunch232-928Hits 1-4 times depending on position
Pink MoaLowDaze200 Use only if you don’t have PoF. Else use Gazelle
Black MoaLowDaze300Requires Guild Wars 1
Red MoaLowFuryNone
SmokescaleMediumSmoke FieldNoneDoesn’t blind foes
Jungle SpiderLowImmobilize200Only deals soft CC
Fern HoundLowHealingNone
Rock Gazellelowlaunch232Has cc on his passive skills aswell
JacarandaHighVulnerabilitySoft CCUseful when the boss is not capped on vulnerability

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