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#1 IDarko

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:19 AM

I will read suggestions and other feedback (including grammar) that can help to improve this guide!

The holy trinity is gone! Every profession has the ability to deal damage, control enemies and support her allies. So to enjoy a profession for a long time, it’s best to choose to a profession based on your preferred playstyle. This slightly humorous guide will hopefully help you choose a profession based on your personality and preferred playstyle.

Posted Image Elementalist - The master of elements!

Are you a explosion-loving pyromaniac and do you get a “colinsmile” when you see a lot of foes all clustered up? Proceeding to click on your strongest AoE skill while jumping and spinning on your chair like a tornado in excitement? Don’t look further! This profession is perfect for you! And don’t worry when your spell misses and a lot of enemies come rushing towards you! The elementalist is very versatile and can change “attunements” on the fly to change her element and role! The elementalist can burn, freeze, smash, or shock her enemies.. or any combination of the four! Elementalists use elemental magic to destroy enemies, support allies, and control the battlefield.

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Warrior - The master of weapons!

Do you like to rush at you foes in a blind rage like leeroy Jenkins while shouting your own name like Kilroy Stonekin? And do you like to be the tough guy with the big weapons like the mighty Thor? Because if you do, the warrior might be the perfect class for you! It’s the class that can use the most weapons but is also the class with the most straight-forwarded game play. You march into battle while using shouts and supportive banners to move your friends forward and keep them alive! You can shrug off blow after blow while fueling your adrenaline, using it to unleash powerful burst skills! Everyone wants to run away from you! Luckily, the warrior can easily switch to a ranged weapon and kill the fleeing coward with a flaming arrow!

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Ranger - The master of the wild!

Do you have an awesome Pokemon card collection, a soft spot for cute pets, a love for nature and is National Geographic Channel your favourite television channel? Because if that's the case, the ranger might be the profession for you! The ranger is for those who prefer agile combat and natural prowess. Rangers use quick attacks from any range to overwhelm their enemies. Their pet companion serves as a valuable ally on the battlefield. The ranger uses the power of nature at her advantage by setting up traps, calling birds to attack her foes and summoning ancient spirits to aid her in combat! A true ranger will shout "damn nature you aint scary!"

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Necromancer – The master of the dead!

Do you like to watch movies that involve zombies, blood and mass slaughter while being alone in the dark? Do you find “death” to be interesting and do you secretly want to be a blood sucking vampire? If so, the necromancer might be for you. The necromancer is for those who wish to have power over the dead. Necromancers summon minions from the grave, and use spells that drain life force or crush enemies with the power of deathly magic.. but can also use their magic to remove conditions and summon wells to support their allies in battle. They can also use the collected life force to transform into a death shroud that will give her a new set of powerful skills! Be afraid, be very afraid!

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Guardian – The master of defense!

Hmmm... What if a warrior and monk had a baby? Poof! A baby wammo.. er.. GUARDIAN is born. But don’t get confused. The guardian is not a tank or a healer that you know from most traditional MMO's! The only thing that they have in common is that they like to help their allies more than themselves. So do you like to help people out and is your favorite color blue and your favorite weapon a mace? Look no further! The guardian will be running around the battlefield with passive buffs that she can activate to protect her allies in combat while still having the option to deal damage with her mighty war hammer and summoned spirit weapons. People will have faith in you! Do you have what it takes to become a blue mace lady (lord)?

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Thief – The master of shadows!

Did you love to play hide and seek when you were young? And do you not mind to pirate music and movies? And will you probably nerdgasm at the sight of Drizzt fighting with Entreri? If that's the case, the thief might be the perfect class for you! You are the famous narutard! Loved by few, feared by many! You will be the master of stealth and surprise. You will be deadly in single combat and compensate your low armor and health by being quick and evasive. You hop in and out battle to slowly kill your enemies while using stealth, shadow-steps and traps. You can also steal environmental weapons from enemies in the game and use it against them! You are the cake-stealing cakessassin!

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Engineer – The master of mechanical mayhem!

Are you the adult dude that is still playing with fireworks every year? And even prefers to make the fireworks yourself?! Do you have a nerdy collection of toy planes and gadgets? But most of all... Do you love EXPLOSIONS??! Because that means that the Engineer might be the perfect profession for you! You are the master of mechanical mayhem that always plans ahead! You control and dominate the battlefield with self-made devices! Devices that can EXPLODE!! F--- YEEEEH! You can switch weapon and backpack kits on the fly in combat to change your playstyle! You can use bombs, mines, grenades, tools, meds and even a flamethrower or elixer gun to win the battle! You are the dude who will yell: "Thief sappin' mah turret!" Oh, and remember! Cool guys don't look at explosions... they just blow things up and walk away!

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!

Posted Image Mesmer – The master of illusions!

Do you enjoy trolling people with sarcastic comments? Do you also believe in the magical power of Mantra's and did you always want to have a twin brother or sister that looks just like you? Well, lucky you! This profession might be perfect for you! It's the always deceptive Minstrel, uhm... Mesmer! The light armored scholar roams arround the battlefield while summoning clones, phantasms, portals and other things that confuse the enemy. They might attack your perfectly planted clone, just to get heavily damage because you shattered it! The control-focused, mantra-chanting Mesmer might not sound like a damage dealer. But don't be surprised when a huge greatsword empowered beam hits you in the face! Do you have what it takes to make your enemies ragequit?

If this class fits your personality, take a look at the spoiler. Otherwise you might want to take a look at the other professions!


Epic GW2 Profession Quizzes

http://quizfarm.com/...ession-are-you/ ~IDarko

http://www.helloquiz...ssion-are-you-1 ~Pluberus

http://www.gotoquiz....in_guild_wars_2 ~runemima

Hopefully the quiz results match with the guide. Some of the quizzes are still in progress.

Thanks!

Edited by IDarko, 08 January 2012 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:26 AM

I lold at the necro one:D. but Im a ranger for sure( just without the cat lady bit):D

#3 Tilion

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:26 AM

Nice work IDarko!

I'll probably lean towards the ranger from the already released professions.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:30 AM

Very nicely done my good man (or woman, sorry, Its hard to know on the internets).

Sadly none of the above apply to me, but I can hope to get lucky with the remaining unrevealed professions!

#5 Leyana

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:30 AM

One thing to add. The warrior is not a pure Melee class. Its just the DPS class among the revealed classes. Think of it as AoE ranged DPS as well. ;)

Other than that nice guide.

#6 Infamous

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:33 AM

"Sit on the couch with a cat" isn't the best way to say "Travel with a friendly companion by your side".

OMG Warrior != melee
It just doesn't.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

Haha!  Nice read.  A thread like this will actually be really helpful to show to people as a mini primer on the professions.  Great work!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

haha nice write-up Darko ;)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:38 AM

This made me laugh.Its really very good.I have only one suggestion.Please add in something to the ranger about close-ranged attacks.They're not all about shooting from afar and at least half (or thereabouts) of the ranger skills shown thus far have been close range(thinking of serpents strike and whirling defense here http://www.guildwars...essions/ranger/).

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:50 AM

thanks for all the replies! :)

The warrrior focuses more on melee combat because only 2 of the 12 weapons are ranged. So from the 19 possible weapon sets, only 2 are ranged. but i will change it if you guys disagree with me!

I'm a man Zungx :D Sorry that i couldn't help you out with the guide! I already have a couple of funny things in mind for the unrevealed proffs.. haha!

I thought the "sit on couch with a cat" was funny =D I will change it if nobody likes that part! ;p

I will think about it Silvaleaf. The thing is, only the sword and greatsword are used at melee range. Axes and daggers will also be ranged (thrown).

I will look at all the replies tomorrow and do something with it!

#11 lyo kon

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

Ranger...for traditional reason


I WANT MOAR GUIDES lol like this

Edited by lyo kon, 27 February 2011 - 11:26 PM.


#12 Elisa Duncour

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:57 AM

Ele's can switch weaponsets, as far as I know >.>; That's the only off thing that I noticed. I'd probs fit the Necromancer or Guardian best :)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:00 AM

um the ranger is more acrobatic so the couch joke is wrong lol,guardians are super hero like-you can add that. ELES LOVE EXPOSIONS :D

Edited by lyo kon, 27 February 2011 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:04 AM

Eles can switch between four attunements in combat. but not any weapons.

I will change the couch joke lol! Help me out? ;D

e: Changed it a bit.. need more inspiration for that one hea!

Edited by IDarko, 17 February 2011 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:10 AM

IDarko said:


I will change the couch joke lol! Help me out? ;D


um you could say 'Do you not say 'damn nature you scary!' ever?' - Family Guy reference XD

or you could say 'Do like playing pokemon?' lol

or you could say 'Do you like stupid pet tricks?' - lol ok i will stop lol

Edited by lyo kon, 27 February 2011 - 11:27 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:15 AM

This is quite amusing :D
Out of the professions released I'd go for the necromancer or the elementalist but I kinda just want the mesmer-like class to be released already

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:21 AM

I like the format, but it seems a bit early to really do one of these when we really know so little about what each class can do.  We really only have a vague information about what sort of play style they have.

I'll be nice to see this evolve or get rewritten when we know about all the classes and actually have some worthwhile information in the way of a list of skills that will allow us to analyze the classes a little more.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:27 AM

@Iyo kon. Ha i like those! But the spoiler part is a bit more serious. So i decided to put some of them in the main text (i really liked them!). But i really have to go now ;) I will check back 2morrow.

I choose to make this thread now already because most people will play more proffs anyways. It's handy if you already know your favo proff from these five. New proffs will be added and it can always be rewritten if more information comes.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

The colinsmile in the elementalist's descritpion made me laugh so much that I had to stop reading.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

Damn Guardian I like, Warrior I like too...

At least another profession that blends with that?

I love guardian... But I don't like mace :/

Me love swords me me me MEEE!!!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:34 AM

Yaaay im a war, not really shocking =p

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:48 AM

IDarko said:

@Iyo kon. Ha i like those! But the spoiler part is a bit more serious. So i decided to put some of them in the main text (i really liked them!).

no problem glad i could help

when mesmers and assassins are released i have a bag full of jokes for ya XD

Edited by lyo kon, 27 February 2011 - 11:27 PM.


#23 Mistah Eff

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:06 AM

This is an exceptionalguide. Of the currently released professions, I'm leaning towards guardian or warrior. But if a Gunner/Engineer is released, I'm there baby.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:07 AM

Hey IDarko, even if they're not released, please add guides for Assassin, Engineer, and Mesmer.  THANKS!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:09 AM

Avascar said:

Damn Guardian I like, Warrior I like too...

At least another profession that blends with that?

I love guardian... But I don't like mace :/

Me love swords me me me MEEE!!!

You are in luck then since the Guardian can also use one handed Swords and 2 handed Greatswords.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:14 AM

I think I'll start a website called exceptionalguide.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:19 AM

You can ask...
How do you like your Steak?

Flame Grilled (Elem)
In a big chunk, pre-cut (Warrior)
T-Bone To Take Home (Ranger)
Mooing Bloody (Necro)
With a Bib (Guardian)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:34 AM

actionjack said:

You can ask...
How do you like your Steak?

Flame Grilled (Elem)
In a big chunk, pre-cut (Warrior)
T-Bone To Take Home (Ranger)
Mooing Bloody (Necro)
With a Bib (Guardian)

With a juicy sauce and a very uncontrollable appetite (Mesmer)
Hidden  flavours and pointy bones (Assassin)
Or store bought[artificial] (Gunner)

XD

the mooing and bib part made me loose my voice

Edited by lyo kon, 27 February 2011 - 11:28 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:48 AM

ChrisCo said:

Yaaay im a war, not really shocking =p

I thought so at first too, but then I thought I might go Guardian to improve my variety in playstyle.

It'll be interesting...

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:01 AM

I am a warrior for sure for sure! I love being the first to run in and, usually, last one standing. That just screams "OMG EPICZ WIN!!!" to me! LOL!




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