Just wanted to say that the elite spirit can be timed in such a way that it actually resurrects -you- as you go down. So if you see the situation coming, it can be incredibly good as a get out of death free card. Anyway, thats useful in dungeons or pve so you might consider it if you can get the timing down right. Most of the time you really -know- when you will die if you are running greatsword with pet so its fairly easy to time. I like that you took advantage of the greatswords damage mitigation. Alot of rangers who use greatsword don't really bother with it and its a true gem.
Did not know. So it works like whichever elixer Engi's get? Very interesting, with said news it will definately be getting more of a work out during Dungeon runs and WvWvW where survival takes precedence over raw DPS. Thanks for the tip, I am adding that to the build outline, thanks.