How is that GS going on for you ? , i saw a post but i couldnt comment on guildwars2forum. what kind of build are you using for GS ? , whats the dif between that and staff ?
I've been running a shatter build based on power + GS and gotta say it works damn well.
Granted you ARE losing out on some defensive options, but you're not totally exposed as GS #5 can be quite productive once you learn the timing and know how to avoid deadzoning yourself.
GS has the same clone/phantasm generation as staff but you get lots more damage from the actual weapon. #1 and #3's buffs are quite significant and GS is easily our highest sustained dps weapon with near on par burst to a blurred frenzy. On a fellow squishy target one auto attack usually ends up doing 2.5-3k dmg depending on crits, 2k with zero crits. #2 and #3 hit as hard as a full #1 round and they're easy to combo.
I prefer this build because it doesn't leave much up to chance and deals with bunker builds very well i've found.http://gw2skills.net...noqxUjoGbNuak1A
By all means pick at this build and if you find something better do share
. But this is what i've come to find agreeable with my playstyle. Only trouble i have is bleed thieves i don't successfully knock away so they stop deathblossoming me and condition necros/rangers. Its not a 100% guaranteed win for them but as opposed to stalling in a fight vs a power or tank build their damage goes through all our tricks.