After 200 hours spent as an elementalist, I felt it about time for a change. Step forward Sylvarian Guardian. Currently hovering around the level 60 mark, I can honestly say that no part of levelling a second character has yet become a chore. Guardians are possibly the more flexible and forgiving of professions in the game, wearing heavy armour they can feel tanky when armed with a greatsword, but can make awesome support healers when using a mace and shield. At the moment I’m set up running the following traits and switch between those 2 weapon sets, but there are other weapons guardians can wield, including staves.
Zealous Blade – Greatsword attacks heal you.
Greatsword power – +5% greatsword damage.
Defender’s Shield – +90 Toughness when wielding a shield.
Purity – Cleanse a condition from you every 10 seconds.
Resolute Healer – Generates a Shield of Absorption when you start reviving an ally.