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Are there any perks to choosing a particular race?

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#1 Fancyqt


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:09 AM

Just need to know

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Edited by Arduin, 30 November 2012 - 12:33 PM.

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#2 Coarr


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

asura pain inverter. love it an got it on both my chars in there wvw templates. all other racials are crap if you ask me :P
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#3 Nox_Aeterna


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:37 AM

Yes and no.

For SPvP , picking asura would make people focus you less in theory , picking a norn makes people focus you more (both in theory , but well one is a small target the other a big one)

Could also say some races give ... small covers in PvE for theirs classes. You could research the Race skills to check for one that could give you a little hand , like hounds of balthazar for ele.

Ultimately there is no stats bonus and the race skills are mostly for the looks , wont offer you nothing you need , and in most cases , that would use anyway. So pick any race you want taking the SPvP into account.

Edited by Nox_Aeterna, 30 November 2012 - 06:38 AM.

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#4 LavaSquid


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:40 AM

Charr the only race with tail and free chaarzoka (forgot how to spell but you know what it is)
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#5 Featherman


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

The only difference between races are story and racial utilities, which can actually make a difference in PvE and WvW. Story is down to preference, but as for racials I'd say Asura have the best of them.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

We could debate if this constitutes a 'perk', but each race has access to specific cultural armors that only that race can use. It then boils down to which 'look' you like most.
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#7 Evans


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

A few things come to mind, but it's never a big thing.

A couple I can think of:
Charr arguably make better engineers because of the racial skill hidden pistol. The Charrzooka is also great for AoE and knockback.
Sylvari and Humans have a decent racial healing skill, which can be useful on professions with cruddy self-heal
Norn racial elite Snow Leopard is used in WvWvW for scouting (or so I've heard).

Keep in mind that racials are always subpar to non-racial skills, but sometimes the racials can fill in a role your profession does not have access to.
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#8 Cl1p


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Don't forget about cultural armor.
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#9 Arduin


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Please try to keep it objective, people.
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#10 beadnbutter32


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

Pick an Asura or the shortest human female you can, and enjoy face roll easy jumping puzzles.
Pick a Norn, Charr or tall human male and suffer in jumping puzzles.
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#11 MisterSin


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

If you play engy, you got to pick Charr for toolbelt version of a skill hidden pistol
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#12 Virdiana Sovari

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

If you want to play mesmer and want to go solo PvE or WvW (yes, you can run solo there gettings camps and ganking players and scouting) then human is best choice. Hounds of Balthazar are just better for 1vs1 fights (players) and solo fighting with mobs than any other mesmer or racial elite in game (mistfire wolf is worse, altough more tanky).
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