ChillisAchillis, on 11 October 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:
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.
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.