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#31 Dahk

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

Personally, I like the balance of abilities in the Ranger GS.  Sure, it's not the highest dps weapon, but in addition to damage it brings:
1) Gap closer - also great to use to get around quickly
2) Block - can now be used when moving and blocks ranged projectiles for the full duration or until you block a melee hit
3) Knockdown
4) Stun/Daze
5) Evade

#32 powercozmic

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

DPS or not, guardian GS is the best.

#33 ramblock

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Best animations by far meser > guardian > warrior

#34 Netfools

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Play the class that is most fun for you. They all use it with great effect. The animations are just fine for all the classes.

Go guardian if you want straightforward melee damage with some defensive/cc skills

Go warrior if you want traditional, simple melee damage. Hundred blades is fun

Go Mesmer if you like taunting your enemies and trolling the heck out of them while you smash them

Go Ranger if you for some reason want to play a ranged class in melee, or if you really like having animal effects when you attack.

For those who say Mesmer animations are bad for legendary, I give you Sunrise on a mesmer.


Edited by Netfools, 19 November 2012 - 07:14 PM.


#35 Zannonad

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

The main reason I made my guardian was cox of the gs, staff don't look that good and scepter and daggers arnt that big to show off. I tried a warrior lvled to 60ish and got tired of it to many options, is fun to play the guardian the combos with gs are fun even after nerf. Granted BURST dmg go war Im runin 30,20,0,20,0 with Valk gear and CoF gs and I havnt seen any of my dmg pass 20k but in WvWvW I have taken down more than one 100b war easy surv is one thing guardian have nd if u build for HP u can tank A LOT and remember burn and retrib. The end is ur style of playing like be on the middle of the pack killing thing left and right gox war wanna hold on for a long time be a guardian range mesmer rangers have a push back so a gs is a back off in my opinion rangers are better with range

#36 Wigsplitta

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

View PostNaekuh, on 16 November 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

Warrior is by far the best...

what are u guys smoking? I assume he means best as in DPS.
The warrior is very boring to play tho... 2111121111121111121111 somewhere in the middle u pop FGJ, and On my Mark... but its just 2 button mashing.  However i have yet to see any class come close to the DPS numbers of a GS warrior.  

Hundered Blades when traited and setup correctly does anywhere from 12K-35K  (Totally buff'd)
http://www.guildwars...hundred-blades/

This guy proves it..


There is no way a guardian can top a warrior in DPS or any class for that matter with a greatsword.

Personally if u ask me, guardians are better off with hammers as it does more dps in the long run + lays down a symbole every third hit  and with when traited can heal and also give protection and inflict damage.

Im pretty sure they Way HB works is, that number is the combined total dmg he did with HB, not just one hit. Also he is with a large group of people, you notice all the vulnerability stacks and debuffs on the mob. You could add up the dmg from the same amount of hits from a pure dps axe build since the dmg on hits is counted individually, and get similar results easy.

#37 XRay

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

guardian greatsword is probably one of the most well-rounded-up weapons ingame. the skills synergize with eachother perfectly.

#38 SpelignErrir

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:02 AM

Ranger GS is actually decent now.

#39 Khlaw

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

My Guardian is 80, my Mesmer is 54, and my Ranger....   Well, has a greatsword.

Not sure if I can say which is the best class, but I do feel that it is the best weapon (in general) for Guardian and Mesmer is greatsword.

#40 lmaonade

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

Guardian, damage isn't the highest as warriors have that category down, but it has the most utility and is probably the most complete weapon set compared to any other weapon and class in the game:

self boons, leap, whirl finish, blind, combo field, pull

and every single one of them is an AoE

#41 turbo234

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

My most played is a guardian, and I'm here to say choose warrior. I love my guardian, but between the two warrior is a notch better. I run warrior in spvp probably 90% of the time and it's my alt, so my opinion is actually based on playing them, not just assuming x is better than x because I heard this about it.




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