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#1 Paragon

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:14 PM

[Updated with new information. - JR]

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Elementalist info: http://www.guildwars...s/elementalist/

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The Elementalist channels natural forces of destruction, making fire, air, earth, and water do her bidding. What the Elementalist lacks in physical toughness, she makes up for in her ability to inflict massive damage in a single attack, dropping foes from a distance before they can become a threat. Yet, despite her incredible offensive potential, versatility is what makes the Elementalist truly formidable.

Rather than swap weapons to adjust to new situations, the multi-faceted Elementalist quickly adapts to new threats by attuning to different elements as needed. When the Elementalist attunes to any of the four elements, she receives intrinsic bonuses that continually empower her.

With FIRE attunement, the Elementalist can inflict scorching damage on multiple enemies by turning the ground to fire or raining down molten rock from the skies. Why kill just one enemy when you can burn them all? Just by attuning to fire, the Elementalist automatically causes flame damage to any foe foolish enough to touch her.

When the Elementalist attunes to AIR, she can harness wind and lightning to target specific foes with focused, high-damage attacks. Dazzling bolts of lightning rip from the Elementalist's fingertips, and brilliant flashes of light blind her enemies. When an Elementalist attunes to air, nearby enemies are continuously pelted with lightning strikes.

WATER attunement forgoes the raw damage of air and fire, in favor of controlling an opponent's movement. By creating slippery ice or freezing foes solid, water attunement ensures that the battle is always fought on the Elementalist's terms. Nearby allies receive continuous healing from an Elementalist who is attuned to water.

In the most dangerous situations, the Elementalist relies on the powerful defense of EARTH attunement. An earth Elementalist uses the ground under her feet to defend herself and her allies, turning flesh to stone, destabilizing foes with seismic shocks, and destroying threats with volcanic eruptions. Earth attunement automatically confers magical protection to the Elementalist.

Elementalists have a number of special spell types:

    * Glyphs—These arcane spells enhance or modify the natural power of the Elementalist. She uses the Glyph of Elemental Power to increase the damage, range, and duration of her spells.
    * Signets—Signets provide an ongoing benefit to the Elementalist, but can also be activated for a greater effect. An Elementalist equipped with the Signet of Earth has increased damage resistance, but activating the Signet sends out a wave of stone, stunning nearby enemies.
    * Conjure Spells—The Elementalist uses Conjure spells to summon useful items and potent weapons that she or other party members can use. For instance, she uses Conjure Flame to create a fiery rock to hurl at the enemy.
    * Area Spells—Using Area spells, the Elementalist creates hazards and mayhem all over the field of battle. The Elementalist fires lava arrows in a cone-shaped blast or creates walls of fire that scorch any enemies passing through.

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Yea yea, i know, we knew there would be one...

but at least its a start  :D

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#2 Reaper of Scythes

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:16 PM

Cool :) Look good with the lightning

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:17 PM

Awesome^^
Was assuming it was the profs as well, I mean... what else would it be...?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

Wooooo! Class #1! Now for the others. xD

I'm glad they brought back the elementalist, they always had some of the coolest skills. xP

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:20 PM

But she has Lighting

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:21 PM

Woot!!! It is starting :D

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

The Electocutioner? lol

Ele's are awesome, in any game. glad too see it back :D:D
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

Nice!
Wait... what's with her belly? Look! It's moving! Oh shi----

p.s. No hoodxD

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:24 PM

Cant exactly give it the name Elementalist, since it could be any mage. But still, its good enough for me :D

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:24 PM

The question remains, is it the 'Formidable, Adaptable Elementalist'?

Or are the adjectives reference to something else?

#11 Silverdisc

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:24 PM

Blogpost with loads of stuff! http://www.arena.net...esign-manifesto

#12 Jonny10

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

Woooow! screenshot! thx for the post Silverdisc!

*snip* look here: http://www.guildwars...441.html?t=3441

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#13 Paragon

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

I have dubbed it Elemetalist for easy referance.

Call it what ever you want..mage/magic pewpew chick....  :D

Again, assumptions, yes, but what ever  :p

#14 Iris

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:29 PM

Maybe its a ritualist, they use lightning too!

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

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Or as an Elementalist, use that boulder to create a meteor storm.
That's from their blog... We will obviously have that class in Guild Wars 2 !

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

Iris said:

Maybe its a ritualist, they use lightning too!

Thats actually a valid point   :p

To me the armour suggests Ele though  :)

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:32 PM

Iris said:

Maybe its a ritualist, they use lightning too!

Clearly a Sorceress/Sorcerer whichever meets your fancy.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:32 PM

But Ritualist would be in the same armor class as them, so the armor is interchangeable. So it could be either.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:34 PM

In the blogpost they explain some elementalist stuff, so I guess it's an elementalist.

#20 Eliz Genevieve

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:36 PM

We're already discussing this in one thread, I'd ask for a split or some 'main' thread, since we're absolutely going to get the next shadowy figures unveiled..

#21 Ringbearer

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:38 PM

I hope this does not set the precedence.... looks like 8 classes to be revealed. The one on the top left looks like gun weilder. The one on the most right looks like some sort of holy knight/monk warrior/paladin whatever you want to call it and immediately to its left appears to be a necromancer (the pose resembles Livia's). A Norn warrior behind the sorcerer and the rest I don't know.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

Whats an Elemtalist? lol

#23 Jonny10

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

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An Elementalist can cast Fire Wall next to an opponent, and then switch to Water attunement, which freezes all enemies around him. Using the concussive force of Water Trident, he can slam his frozen enemy into the Fire Wall, leaving him to roast in the flames.

Elementalist confirmed?
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

Omfg that gw2 design thing is awesome!

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

Several skills confirmed in the blogpost as well^^
Looking forward to the first article :D

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

OMFG  go arenanet you will kill all moorpgs,especially WoW! i love you Anet! I love you even if i die tomorrow.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

Anybody notice that the Lighting profession doesnt use weapons?

Check out the Trailer also.

the Asura with the lighting spells also doesnt use weapons, but only have that strange gauntlet item

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:51 PM

Jonny10 said:

Elementalist confirmed?

Most definetly yes.

Aswell as some skills - We just don't know if they were used because we already know some of them from GW1.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:51 PM

Well, let's see if the combat system works properly first:P
Sounds like there could be a lot of issues. The "100% XP and loot" for everybody who was "seriously" in the fight sounds interesting

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:51 PM

AWESOME! *head explodes*

*second head grows out of the neck*
That really looks like an elemantalist if you ask me.