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#1 xDevilus


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

I'm a lvl 20 mesmer, I am a bit undergeared as around half of my experience gained comes from WvW. I've got around 6k karma, never used it yet. Should I save it for something later on? Is there any guide for it?

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#2 matsif


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:26 PM

I'm level 44 and haven't used any karma, have like 16k and some change or so.  basically saving it for a nice level 80 weapon since they are all crazy expensive anymore.

#3 kook


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

If I notice I'm getting hit especially hard or my damage feels weak I but armor or weapons. Other than that I save it

#4 Snikt


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:32 PM

I buy upgrades if I haven't gotten a reward or drop in a while.

As you level in your next zone, maybe upgrade your gear at each heart to catch up. Shouldn't eat into your funds that badly at low levels.

#5 thedeapee


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:49 PM

I spend it any time i need an upgrade or want to try a new weapon set.  I'm level 31 and have about 2500 saved up somehow.

#6 eviator


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:51 PM

Exotic (max-stat) max level gear is 45k-60k karma a piece. Might consider saving for that. Folks are ending up with less than 100k karma at level 80, so you're going to need a lot more of it.

Edited by eviator, 03 September 2012 - 11:52 PM.

#7 LavaSquid


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

Chef cooking ingredients =x I always buy them in bulks, I am lazy to travel again to restock from Heart npc.

#8 Vargs


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

Nothing. By the time I hit 80 I bought around 6 items with karma because seriously 90% of the junk was condition damage gear which I had no use for. I guess it paid off though because after saving up the entire game I now have enough karma to buy a single piece of max armor, but only if the temple of balthazar meta event ever completes without breaking (this will never happen, I just keep telling myself that this time it will work).

#9 Chaos


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

I'm just hoarding it unless I see an item i really want.

#10 DrixTrix


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

i'm hoarding it as much as i can as soon as i feel under powered so to speak in a zone i hitch a ride on an event or two with the mob levels higher than me and i always find 1-2 upgrades in that time (as defeating higher level mobs yield a higher magic find (MF) chance)

the only things i buy are salvage kits, i dont want to use my silver on those as im saving that too.

Edited by DrixTrix, 04 September 2012 - 12:49 PM.

#11 Soazak


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

Save it, the karma gear at end game is pretty expensive :P

It's nice to be able to pick up an exotic item soon as you ding 80 too :)

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:27 AM

I have started using it on crafting supplies.  Copper, Silver, and Gold is in short supply and anything to help me in crafting is working towards my endgame gear anyways since I plan on using all exotic Cleric's gear.  At least for my first exotic set.

#13 TheVice


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

Nothing lately. Prices go up and karma is far from being easy to get and end game gear costs a real damn lot. I'll be crafting most of my gear ofc, but still I'm gonna need some decent set until I craft best possible.
Also all the karma gear having condition, vit or toughness on them doesn't helps my desire to obtain it either.

Edited by TheVice, 05 September 2012 - 10:13 AM.

#14 ctbear


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

Saving it up for 80 armors :) If you need gear upgrades go look at the trading post, now that it is officially available.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:02 PM

I use karma for cooking materials (though it is a pittance in the end since you get so much from events in the Orr peninsula area) and bought some various armor skins that I had found leveling up to use on my level 80 crafted set which looked terrible.  I am hoping there is another dump for it later on since most of the cultural armor at level 80 has stats that do not fit my build and it's just sitting there useless mostly for now.

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#16 Murmer


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:52 PM

I use my Karma whenever I see a weapon skin I want. Or if I see a really nice weapon that I want. Or armor with the stats to keep my going an extra dozen levels or so. I find that the weapon/armor drops are insufficient for keeping a comfortable existence while leveling as an elementalist.

I'm level 33 and I don't have over 2k karma, but I'm not to worried because that can easily be fixed by just running around for an hour across the land doing dynamic events with a karma booster. No worries there. And since I get exp for that too, it's not technically a karma grind. It's just leveling with a twist. At least that's what it feels like to me.

Karma gear? Eeehhhh, I've looked at it and I'm not impressed, to be honest with you.

#17 RawNG


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:50 PM

i have like 30k and im lvl 61 on my thief, i havent payed to much attention to karma stuff.. only occasionally when i see an upgrade thats needed.  but i figure ill wait till max lvl and spend it on lvl 80 stuff.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

On heart vendors if I see a good upgrade.

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