I was messing around with some builds and I tried it out in sPvP a bit and had a blast, and it worked surprising well in PvE in my non-80 experiments. I was hoping some of you who were more versed in tournament and PvP could give me a few pointers. The runes and pvp items I've chose WERE intentional, so if you could take a look at my gear as well I'd appreciate it. The playstyle is heavily focused on burst, shatters, and generally avoiding damage entirely (with smart shatter use, GS 5, and S/S 2 and 4) while placing so much pressure on the enemy they can't afford to go offensive in return. The high amount and damage of shatters makes for easy PvE clearing when grouping enemies up with phantasms, S/S 2, and then shattering.
Keep in mind, I'm not usually a big fan of doing things the "popular" way when I can avoid it (which obviously in a game like WoW isn't possible, but in this game it seems to be). As such, I'd prefer if I wasn't pointed to the staff/sword+pistol combo as the "right way" because that doesn't really suit the dodgy/burst playstyle I enjoy on my characters in this game (ranger was longbow/sword+horn and I've had a blast on him at level 80 in full exotics).
Enjoy and please let me know what you think!
Edited by xyrm, 19 September 2012 - 06:12 PM.