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#1 laserbot

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:29 PM

Hey guys--I'm only 24 with my Guardian, but I'm starting to want things to be more challenging. Rather than plowing through everything with my GS, I'd like to start tackling stuff a couple levels higher.

Any recommendations on weapon combos and utility skills for this?

So far, I've actually been finding GS is (sadly?) pretty damn good for +1-2 level mobs, but I'm hoping there are some other ideas.

#2 Gerroh

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

Staff.
Always staff.
Guardian is not guardian without staff.

Taking on higher levels is generally easier with ranged weapons, so a scepter set might work, too.

#3 TGIFrisbie

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

I often level off tagging higher level d/es.  For guardian I prefer Scepter due to greater range over Staff and faster attack rate.

#4 laserbot

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

View PostTGIFrisbie, on 03 November 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

I often level off tagging higher level d/es.  For guardian I prefer Scepter due to greater range over Staff and faster attack rate.
What is d/es?

Also, staff. I haven't even used one (except to unlock the abilities). Guess I'll need to try this out...

#5 TenorMadness

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

Staff is great. Do you like might? Do you like swiftness? Then you like staff.

d/es = dynamic events.

#6 Brazen_NL

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:44 AM

Besides the fact that I find ranged being a tad boring, I solo leveled using GS/Sword+Focus. Blinds kept me alive, that is: GS[2], Sword[2], Focus[4], Justice is Blind (in conjunction with Renewed Justice). Also, blinds can apply vulnerability if you use Blind Exposure.

#7 Peter M Abraham

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

Hammer and Great Sword.... staff... meh, the animations kill it for me on the staff...  All other weapon animations look great, and staff looks like a six month old baby trying to swing things.  Sigh.

#8 blitzcreek13

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

I was always able to do stuff 4-5 levels above me with hammer. Nearly constant protection is awesome

#9 Dave2009

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

GS / Staff so far.

#10 laserbot

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

Been playing a bit more and went with mace/focus and finding it pretty great. I imagine that once I hit 40 and get the next tier of Radiance (kills reset cooldown of Justice), it'll be even better.

#11 Meta04

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:00 AM

Hammer + Sword-Torch is my favorite set. Good mix of ranged and melee abilities, with some control in case things get bad. Plus it looks very NICE. :D

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

When traited right (admittedly, best post-lvl 40), the hammer is awesome. Perma-protection is always nice, and constant reapplicaitons of retaliation. I'm building toward a hammer AH build right now, and even at lvl 40 I feel pretty safe wading into mobs a couple levels higher than me.

Check this.

Edited by Phenn, 06 November 2012 - 03:43 PM.





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