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#1 Manaphus

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

I use scepter and torch, with my staff on switch.
Scepter because I find Illusionary counter extremely useful when it comes to getting some clones up as well as increasing survivability, also confusing images, in my opinion has some pretty good damage especially if they then spam out there abilitys.
I say torch even though I'm not a fan of the Phantasm I really like the prestige, I think thats a good skill.

And having the staff equipped is just standard :P

Sooooo what stuff do you have equipped, and why

#2 Bottoms_Up

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

I got into the probably common rut of GS and sword+focus. I like GS for the option of having a clone be at range (from dodge) or on the target (#2) for a quick shatter (I've found shattering to be a pain with fast moving players - the clones just can't catch up in a timely manner). Also, when attacking fortifications, chaos storm doesn't  cut it next to the iBerserker for me. I like the block on scepter but sword #2 does a similar thing (I do miss confusing images - nice to channel on a thief)). Sword also gives a quick cast clone at the target with cripple. And focus for speed, reflect and void. The iWarden can also be good for taking out rams if the attackers aren't too clever. Staff - heh, despite using it all the way to 80 I think I've forgotten what it does.

With that said, I'm starting to carry around one of everything and change when possible for different situations. I really want to get better at using combo fields - area chaos armour + time warp sounds real nice.

Edited by Bottoms_Up, 08 November 2012 - 09:59 AM.


#3 Athletic

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Sword/Focus

Sword because of the high damage potential, survivabilty against small groups and for a fun burst n run playstyle.
Focus because It's able to pull people of walls, and after taking Warden's feedback reflect projectiles (like a guardian is able to) with both the focus skills.

Greatsword

Amazing range, burst and cripple.

#4 Manaphus

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

View PostBottoms_Up, on 08 November 2012 - 09:53 AM, said:

I got into the probably common rut of GS and sword+focus. I like GS for the option of having a clone be at range (from dodge) or on the target (#2) for a quick shatter (I've found shattering to be a pain with fast moving players - the clones just can't catch up in a timely manner). Also, when attacking fortifications, chaos storm doesn't  cut it next to the iBerserker for me. I like the block on scepter but sword #2 does a similar thing (I do miss confusing images - nice to channel on a thief)). Sword also gives a quick cast clone at the target with cripple. And focus for speed, reflect and void. The iWarden can also be good for taking out rams if the attackers aren't too clever. Staff - heh, despite using it all the way to 80 I think I've forgotten what it does.

With that said, I'm starting to carry around one of everything and change when possible for different situations. I really want to get better at using combo fields - area chaos armour + time warp sounds real nice.

I guess your right about the chaos storm compared to Berserker, they can easily move out of the way of chaos but I tend to pop choas when im near foe's more than at range just so I can use phase retreat and give myself and some nearby allies dat useful chaos armor

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

View PostAthletic, on 08 November 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

Focus because It's able to pull people of walls, and after taking Warden's feedback reflect projectiles (like a guardian is able to) with both the focus skills.

As we are discussing weapons here, I have been wondering about this. I have this trait but have never seen numbers popping up, even when I lay curtain across a bridge with enemy firing at me. Is it working or does reflect mean something different here - are missiles reflected but not back at the enemy?

#6 Manaphus

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

View PostBottoms_Up, on 08 November 2012 - 10:14 AM, said:



As we are discussing weapons here, I have been wondering about this. I have this trait but have never seen numbers popping up, even when I lay curtain across a bridge with enemy firing at me. Is it working or does reflect mean something different here - are missiles reflected but not back at the enemy?

I dont tend to break out my reflection skills, but when I do it does tend to score some damage on the foe's (I think)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Greatsword & Scepter/Focus.

Greatsword primarily for phantasmal berserker.  They act like a 100 blades tornado that keeps going until killed.  Being able to cast them on siege and enemies behind walls  is also a bonus.

Scepter -  block/blind, confuse, pull, and phantasmal  warder ... nuff said.  Put like 6 stacks of confusion on the target and they'll kill themselves using skills.  Pull people off ledges or walls, or knock them off a ledge to their death.  Warder is an AOE turret that casts a protective bubble.

Staff reuse timers take too long.  

I usually had decoy, clone, feedback & mass invis or moa morph slotted as utility skills.  Lately I've started using meditate dmg spell, mimic, feedback & moa morph.

Not sure many people know as I found out recently but mimic rocks.  You have this bubble surround you while casting & can still move around and it reflects all projectiles, and allows you to send one back.  The meditate dmg spell gives you two insta DD's for 1000+ each.

#8 Union

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

View PostImpmon, on 08 November 2012 - 12:39 PM, said:

Greatsword & Scepter/Focus.
This. For all of the aforementioned reasons.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

View PostUnion, on 08 November 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:

This. For all of the aforementioned reasons.

Same.  Plus I have Sunrise so have to use it.

When I'm not in a group, I sometimes (i) switch to sword/pistol rather than sword/focus, and (ii) switch to moa rather than timewarp.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

Ya, I would only use Moa if i was solo/duo.

Although it can be laughs to pop TW on yourself and melt a solo thief, in mid-flippity-flop.

Also, this probably belongs in the mesmer PvP forum.

#11 Mixology

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

View PostUnion, on 08 November 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Ya, I would only use Moa if i was solo/duo.

Although it can be laughs to pop TW on yourself and melt a solo thief, in mid-flippity-flop.

Also, this probably belongs in the mesmer PvP forum.

Exactly.  Also, I've traited for the 1200 range blink which is amazing in WvW.  Finally, make sure to take the "regen gives protection trait"  - many different classes give you regen in pvp and therefore you are constantly running around with protection as well, which decreases dmg by like a third or something

#12 Lynie

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

Main set: Staff (brings you soft damage, boons, hard damage)
Secondary set: Mainly based on what your squad needs, if you need movement speed and a pull to remove people off walls or remove them from siege you can take a focus as offhand and either sword (same ground based combat with balls and need of evasion) or a scepter for ranged damage and clones.





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