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#1 FrancisCrawford


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:10 AM

So which utility skills should we adopt early while leveling up, and why?

Glyph of Elemental Power and Signet of Fire both give the possibility of setting an enemy on fire a good fraction of of the time. Signet of Fire probably does that more efficiently, but that's all it does; GoEP has alternative benefits as well, namely your choice of Weakness or Cripple. Of course, it's easy to "over burn" as an elementalist -- and even more so for me, as I'll be duoing with another one.

Arcane Blast and Power Wave do probably lesser damage, but they always work, and they're combo finishers. Probably good to practice with for later use in PvP.

Frankly, all four of those seem like they're worth a skill point each to give one the option of equipping them.

That's about as far as I've gotten.

As for later on -- I've never taken Signet of Water in an sPvP build, but I suspect it might be good at the mid levels in PvE before I'm fully traited for condition removal.

Edited by FrancisCrawford, 23 July 2012 - 07:25 AM.

#2 Keninblack


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:23 AM

I went straight for Arcane because if you use it when you throw a field down it does a ton of damage. I went dagger dagger when I was leveling and I was ripping 4-5 mobs apart with the aoe and conditions. Later on you should switch up to something more defensive because things will hit harder and have different abilities. Of course you can switch your utilities whenever you want so just adjust to whatever area you're in and what your enemy's abilities are.

Edit: Arcane Blast and Arcane Wave

Edited by Keninblack, 23 July 2012 - 06:23 AM.

#3 Swickster


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

yea the arcane skills are 2 good 2 pass up currently. honestly most of our utilities arent all that good. i ran sylvari root, arcane wave and cleansing fire for WvWvW, woulda dropped cleansing but it was my only cond. removal at that time.

#4 Danael


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:35 AM

In PvE fight I usually used sylvari vines (a trap) and signet of earth. Last one gives a good amount of toughness thats always needed for Eles.

#5 FrancisCrawford


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:43 AM

Yeah. The Sylvari skill looked OP, although I didn't use it.

I'll probably roll human anyway, on the theory that it probably will be nerfed ...

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