Each and every week the Buildcast crew break down and analyze a Guild Wars 2 community PvP match/build.  This week we have special guest Farhan Siddiqi aka “Top” on the show as well.  Thanks to Michael Salata for  this weeks warrior tank build.


Supplemental Graph of Awesome Link

  • http://twitter.com/Jnb_Ocean Oceans

    Gary do you have a link to that graph of awesomeness?

  • vugdish

    i cant watch how some people cant build proper warrior build , how i can upload to you my Vid with build ? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tomislav-Krznaric/1225770729 Tomislav Krznaric

    i cant watch any videos it says video format or MIMe is not supported

  • http://twitter.com/DaPhoolz Rp TheFoolz

    I’m just here for the Graphs. Please put the link to those graphs. I’d love to have time looking at it.  (i’d need a long… long.. time looking at it.)

  • Justin Masters

    just getting blank white screen says movie not loaded when i right click the area

  • Dixhallpike

    Nice to see a new face. Top did really well on his first show. I also visited his website, got some really good vids man. I hope to see you more on buildcast also congratulations on getting married.

    Matt more stroke inducing graphs please, my head exploded. Also would like to see you explain the graph on the 3xPs.

    Ed thanks for explaining the mechanics in a simple way.

    All and all this show is currently the best show on GB.TV
    Last but not least Garry thanks for being you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Rosario/100002490853136 Joel Rosario

    blank white screen cant see anything

  • http://www.facebook.com/Longtut Sharmake Mohamed

    great show, liking the guest also. insightful group and i can’t wait to see you guys talk about map strategy or map strategy counters.

  • Evilevi501

    Cant watch on Safari, or explorer..

  • http://www.facebook.com/MelanieDawnMcGreevey Melanie Dawn McGreevey

    Thank you for answering my question, I appreciate it :)  and for pronouncing my last name correctly. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hamilton/1150725720 Ryan Hamilton


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RUW5EK6C6X55D7E4UFBVTVE3CE DakotaH

    Great show! I find Buildcast has more substance than Guildcast (at least for me). Make sure to bring Top back!

  • Tidbit411

    It’s just a blank white screen for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hamilton/1150725720 Ryan Hamilton

    Tamgros basically just said that Singed is in GW2. Bwahahaha <3

  • Jadedsheamus

    Love the picture for the episode, Gary got griefed by surprise stress test, I left half way through for it.

  • Amonsin

    10s fury with FGJ and 30% boon duration increase from traits.
    39s fury from the signet and trait boon duration increase.

    useing boon stacking he could have used them in this order.


    and he would have had perminate fury.  Do this with a warhorn and you get perminate swiftness as well.

  • Fluffenstuffen

    What would be really neat is if you guys link the Guildhead site with the builds when the game and Guildhead goes live.

    • http://twitter.com/tamgros Matthew Sorg

      We’re certainly going to do that, and that’s essentially why we haven’t been linking the builds with regularity in our additional materials section, we’re waiting for Guildhead!

      • Old Ben

        The one at gw2skills [dot] net/editor/en/ is pretty good, too. The list of buffs / debuffs at the bottom is really useful.

  • Tenthletter1979

    A real world (kind of) application of Calculus 3.That graph and constrained optimization talk brought back some memories. Mostly bad ones, but still.

    Great show as always, and please bring Top back, if not make him a permanent addition. I’ve been a regular visitor to his blog since it went up and his videos and analysis are amazing, very thorough.

    Also, I’d second (third, fourth?) the requests for links to Tamgros’ graphs/calculations. Keep up the good work guys!

  • Aelskafotboll

    Best show in the history of GBTV. I love Gary, Ed, Matt, and now I love Top.
    This is so nerdy I find no words, but dang it is fun to watch :)

  • http://twitter.com/suited suited

    I understand that many reasonable people will just ignore a player that stacks tanky attributes. But it is kind of amazing how many people will focus him or won’t even notice he is extreme tanky spec in random pvp matches. I learned from rift pvp playing as a warlock that people will stand in AOE all day even when it is blatantly obvious with terrain effects they should move out of them. I agree in ranked matches or serious pvp they will just focus the tanky guy for last especially if he is not doing significant damage and is no immediate threat.

  • RockerDC3

    Matt, I love both your analysis and your explanation! Very clear and easy to comprehend! Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/DaPhoolz Rp TheFoolz

    Thanks for the Graph! dam one day i’d submit my build to get dissect like this. It’s a good way to see the good and the bad when there’re so many ppl talking about it. (and do maths and graphs about it!)

  • Old Ben

    Tank? That’s not a tank. My guardian is a tank. This guy is a reinforced bunker.

  • Ian Galbraith

    Interesting build but not all that exciting. When do we get to see an elementalist build? Also from the question asked by Ed in chat yes I would like to see yours and Matts builds. Farhan as well if he sticks around.

    • http://twitter.com/dularr Dularr

      Go to their Web sites, they typically post their builds.  I’m more interested in following their laddered play and then reviewing the build they used for the match.   Really hoping to see some good matches from the headstart weekend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Caliolo/100003765889295 Robert Caliolo

    It is amazing how many people in a Pug just don’t have a clue. Now I am no expert in PvP but I at least keep moving. If 3 people are on a node, I get the F out of there and go find something to kill or at least take on. HFor being a tank he always delays to jump into the fight and get the initial aggro.This warrior needs to be a CC tank and basically control the fights. That is what I would do with my Mesmer elite Time Warp. Just wish it was a shorter cool down 8(

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.fard89 Samuel Fard

    I just want to comment on the part at 27:30, “I Will Avenge You!” skill that they talked about. It sounds like they didn’t know completely what the skill was for. It doesn’t only rally people in the Downed State, it actually rally people that are fully defeated aswell. I did this on several occassions, especially in jumping puzzles with enemies.

  • http://twitter.com/taugrim Ed Park ⚔


    My on-the-fly math for the Signet of Rage elite was a bit off, I realized this right after the show.

    SoR has a base 30-sec duration for buffs, and the elite has a 60-sec cooldown.

    With 30 points in Tactics, you get a 30% increase to boon duration. (For some reason when I did the math I used 40%).

    So the effective durations for SoR with 30% is 39 seconds, not 42 seconds.

    It’s great uptime for a shout-build :)

  • Depravity

    Keep Top, he knows his shit and added even more to the already knowledge-stacked show.

    • Brandon Fulco

      Agreed, Top is a good addition to the team!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Keller/100000218559506 Chris Keller

    playing a longbow warrior and noticing my burning ticks crit, can we get a a graph that shows the dmg potential of condition dmg vs crit chance vs crit dmg?

  • IplayCM

    Am i the only one who seems to be stuck in the buffer ? it keeps buffering and nothing happens, is it because of the random video you used to save it in or should i download something to be able to see this ?

  • IplayCM

    Am i the only one who seems to be stuck in the buffer ? it keeps
    buffering and nothing happens, is it because of the random video you
    used to save it in or should i download something to be able to see this

  • IplayCM

    Am i the only one who seems to be stuck in the buffer ? it keeps
    buffering and nothing happens, is it because of the random video you
    used to save it in or should i download something to be able to see this

  • Kurkoh

    How did you test your numbers? Can you duel in the mists? I dont think you can

  • http://twitter.com/Tallennx Tallenn

    Video format or MIME type is not supported.  Nothing’s changed on my end? What’s up with Gamebreaker?

  • Shogunz

    LotRO had a Champion I think… aren’t you a LotRO vet Taug? :P

  • Shagral

    Anybody else feeling incredibly dumb after this show?? Loving it ;)