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#1 Imprisoned

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

So since most people are upset with the new patch notes and looking at the negative. I would like to know what Spec people plan on playing now?

(If you don't plan on posting something positive please don't post here) Thanks

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

I'm playing the Thief spec.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

I'm playing the XCOM spec.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

My spec hardly got changed. I haven't got a single solid build, but it's pretty much always 20+ air, 15+ water, 20+ Arcane with Scepter/Dagger and a Valkyrie's amulet. Evasive Arcana was powerful, but optional, I'm just more likely to run Elemental Surge, or 30 in water instead.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

I've switched to warrior/thief spec, and soon I'll prolly be switching to SWTOR, WOW, RIFT or some other more viable spec

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

View PostElfen Lied, on 16 November 2012 - 09:33 AM, said:

I'll prolly be switching to SWTOR, WOW, RIFT or some other more viable spec

Not gunna lie, gave me an unexpected laugh.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

View PostVackashken, on 16 November 2012 - 09:35 AM, said:

Not gunna lie, gave me an unexpected laugh.

Seeing the patch notes, those games are more viable IMHO. More than 50% of ANets patch notes are about correct skill icons and tooltip errors corrected.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

20 earth 20 water 30 arcane dual dagger cond. and direct dmg. hibrid.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

Yet, they said the profession changes has more than 5 (or 15?) pages
I wonder, how big is their font that make those for 15 pages...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostElfen Lied, on 16 November 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:

Seeing the patch notes, those games are more viable IMHO. More than 50% of ANets patch notes are about correct skill icons and tooltip errors corrected.

Not arguing for or against what you said. It simply made me laugh because it caught me off guard. :)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

View PostLazarast, on 16 November 2012 - 09:53 AM, said:

20 earth 20 water 30 arcane dual dagger cond. and direct dmg. hibrid.

Sounds interesting, what equipment are you using with that specc.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

I use runes of undead, cleric amulet and sigil of superrior battle + sigil of minor corruption.

Then I stack might and get to 2k power 1k cond. dmg.

I have like 1k healing and 1800 toughness so I really survive.

Also, I use healing signet and full cantrips.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

View PostI, on 16 November 2012 - 07:42 AM, said:

I'm playing the Thief spec.

This and i'll probably check my old ALT char... she was a Demon Hunter

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

Well...you can probably still play s/d arcane or s/d boon ele - but the boon duration nerf on runes and no finisher on DT hurts bad.

Even with the nerfs to some other professions I imagine ele to be the worst profession overall now - as ranger and necro got upped.

I just see no reason to play an ele now. It was bad before, but you had a niche - now its...just worse - there is nothing another profession cant do better.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

View PostFenice_86, on 16 November 2012 - 02:18 PM, said:

This and i'll probably check my old ALT char... she was a Demon Hunter

View PostElfen Lied, on 16 November 2012 - 09:33 AM, said:

I've switched to warrior/thief spec, and soon I'll prolly be switching to SWTOR, WOW, RIFT or some other more viable spec

Okay. I get the dissatisfaction with the Ele class, I really wanted it to work but every other class I've just found more enjoyable and powerful.

But switching back to D3? WoW? Rift?? SWTOR?!?!?!?!

Come on here folks. You remind me of those peeps who say they are moving to Canada if the wrong president gets elected.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

View PostLazarast, on 16 November 2012 - 12:20 PM, said:

I use runes of undead, cleric amulet and sigil of superrior battle + sigil of minor corruption.

Then I stack might and get to 2k power 1k cond. dmg.

I have like 1k healing and 1800 toughness so I really survive.

Also, I use healing signet and full cantrips.
I would like to hear more about your Build. If you could post a link, It would be much appreciated. Thanks

As for most of the other people who post here about switching classes and switching to other games, this wasn't what i was looking for when I started this tread.

What i would like to know is simply this, Elementalist got nerfed, what build do you see being viable when it comes to Tpvp? Thanks

(Please don't be rude and post another class or none)

Edited by Imprisoned, 16 November 2012 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

View PostImprisoned, on 16 November 2012 - 05:23 PM, said:

I would like to hear more about your Build. If you could post a link, It would be much appreciated. Thanks

As for most of the other people who post here about switching classes and switching to other games, this wasn't what i was looking for when I started this tread.

What i would like to know is simply this, Elementalist got nerfed, what build do you see being viable when it comes to Tpvp? Thanks

(Please don't be rude and post another class or none)

Build:
http://www.gw2db.com...|48789|0|0|0|0|

My channel: http://www.youtube.c...e?feature=guide

Point is I can combo 4 and 5 on earth to gain more might (6 stacks) and from sigil of superior battle I get 6 more stacks. Every stack is 35 cond dmg and power. The guardian on my tournament team uses staff and give us 15 stacks of might....

So I end up healing, damaging both, direct and condition, and with my exceptional control and movility.

Cheers.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I'm thinking about respeccing heavily into fire.

#19 Miklo

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

S/D 25 air 25 water 20 arcana or 20 air 30 water 20 arcana. Maybe I will try elemental surge because I love the shorter cooldowns on attunements.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

Point is I was able to stack 13 stacks of Might in S/D before November 15. Make it 10 without Arcane Wave.

Now I am "bugfixed" down to meager 7 or 4 without Arcane Wave.

Also Staff is no longer viable. In tPvP.

The only build that is probably unaffected is D/D. But it's too much of a niche build, both as a bunker and as a roamer. Staff bunker was able to do wonders on mid point 3v3's. D/D not so much. S/D roamer had might stacking, strong zoning, and some teamplay-burst potential (ally immobilize + ele burst). Might stacking got gutted, zoning / teamplay suffered accordingly. D/D never had any true zoning and D/D's might stacking while hurt was not as crucial to the character anyway. D/D always was about CC / mobility / survivability to me. Not teammate support, not burst.

So yes. Its either D/D, or XCom now. Or maybe LoL. Or Natural Selection 2.

Edit: Just learned that Magnetic Grasp Leap finisher is bugged now and does not reliably work. That, and responsiveness of MG is now worse and selfstun is much more likely.
So D/D got a slap as well. Aura D/D especially suffered. And that was the only "fun" build that was still around after EA murder.

With 2 designers working on PvP ( https://forum-en.gui...n-t-show/746290 ) I'd expect positive changes to come in... 3-4 months, and only in form of a couple of bugfixes, like DT applying blast on the casttarget (does not really matter since target is never in a field) and "Fixed Magnetic Grasp tooltip to reflect that this skill is not a Leap Finisher" to gut Aura D/D completely and with it gut the last interesting / viable tpvp Elementalist.

Edited by ak47_training, 17 November 2012 - 12:06 AM.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

I'm playing go-to-the-gym-more spec as of the 15th...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

sd- surge/cantrip&arcane mastery
20 air, 20 water, 30 arcane
I switch bet arcane blast/shield & cleansing fire depending who i face 1v1.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

Updated my previous post.

Turns out D/D had it hard as well.

Poor Elementalist.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

Not hit too hard because I don't play bunker, but it's still really dissapointing to see that they have no real intention of addressing the classes' issues.

Edited by Therion, 17 November 2012 - 06:31 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

Bomb Spec Engineer~

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:19 AM

Roamer with ether renewal (it's very powerfull now)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

I will probably be working on levelling my Mesmer / Warrior until the next patch should there be any changes that will make the Elementalist worth rolling again.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

View PostAthletic, on 17 November 2012 - 02:19 AM, said:

Roamer with ether renewal (it's very powerfull now)
Can u link your spec please.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

View PostTherion, on 17 November 2012 - 02:11 AM, said:

Not hit too hard because I don't play bunker, but it's still really dissapointing to see that they have no real intention of addressing the classes' issues.
S/D lost about 10 stacks of might that day (10-15% damage nerf overboard). D/D lost a reliable Leap Finisher (Auramancery hurt).

The only even remotely viable tpvp spec that was not srsly affected by November 15 is D/D cantrip bunker. Which was never too popular because it was inferior to other options. And other options (bar staff bunker which was actually great) were barely good enough for a team spot.
So Eles are now at step 0, "too inferior to everyone to consider for a team". That is, until we find some NEW UNINTENDED BUG to build a fun and powerful character around so ANet can fix-kill it again.


View PostImprisoned, on 17 November 2012 - 07:13 AM, said:

Can u link your spec please.
His post was a sarcasm.

Edited by ak47_training, 17 November 2012 - 07:17 AM.


#30 Dusty Friday

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

I strongly believe that all of the people who have stated that 'they will be quitting the game after this patch' should hurry up and do it already. :)

If your whole playstyle is down to a single build... well, needless to say no one is going to miss you. Adapt or get the f out.




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