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#1 iLag

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

Which profession did you guys find more fun. It's confusing for me as for warrior I really like greatsword but I really hate the ranged. For guardian I like the greatsword but not nearly as much as warrior. I like the guardians look better but I'm still very indecisive.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

I have both at 80, and have more play time in my warrior right now, but I've recently switched to guardian over him.  despite the slower attack speed/longer overall cooldowns, I prefer the skills on guardian for both hammer and GS to warrior (2 main weapons I use on my warrior).  

I still do play both of them depending on what my usual dungeon team brings into the instance.  Normally I play my engy but if someone is leveling an alt or wants to play something else I usually run either guardian or warrior to fill in.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

I feel that overall the guardian is a better mix of damage, survivability, and team utility. Warriors have lots of damage and survivability, but a guardian gives significantly more boons and healing to the team. That said, neither of them are very exciting at ranged damage. The warrior has the rifle and longbow while the guardian has the scepter and staff. Both of them are an in-your-face sort of class that needs to be in melee range to do the best damage.

I'm a guardian player through and through, so I'm obviously a little bias,  but I tried to keep it as neutral as possible.

Edited by G L J, 07 January 2013 - 12:31 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

I would say that if you plan on playing solo for all/most of the time, go with the warrior.  Whereas, if you like to group up for things, play a guardian.  In terms of solo kill speed in general PvE, warriors are close to unmatched, and they generally are hard to kill.  Guardians are much more defensive and have quite a bit less health, but excel at making a party survive through situations they wouldn't ordinarily survive.  Guardians are great in dungeons (where you need a group), warriors not as much.  On my guardian, I and my Necro friend can routinely take down champions with just the two of us, but when I play on my warrior I usually don't even both with champs unless there are at least 2 other people there.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

leveling warrior (axe/mace +longbow) was much easier for me than the guardian  (GS+ scepter/focus)
up to level 30 i felt that warrior is more survivable and have better DPS in the same package.  
from level 30 and up, guardian slowly start to justify its name.

guardian really upgrade any group experience, but kinda feels mediocre for soloing comparing to warrior.

#6 Fenice_86

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Beside effectiveness which is the funnier to play?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I got both my warrior and guardian to around 30 before deciding I found the warrior more fun to play. I then proceeded to play nothing but warrior for a long time (axe/mace or shield + rifle mostly). I think I just found the relative simplicity of the warrior more enjoyable and at the time the only weapon I liked on the guardian was the greatsword.

However since playing lots of dungeons I can now appreciate (and therefore enjoy) a lot more of the guardian weapons and skills. If you're not enjoying the guardian at first, at least try get him to level 30 so you can try the build (0,15,0,0,5). Spamming renewed justice with aoe blind + might is incredibly fun and amazing for leveling.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

have both , using more warrior for now. but I`d say that guardian is more fun and versatile.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Berserker Guardian plays similar to high DPS Warrior.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Have a lvl 80 warrior, just started a guardian (lvl 9 atm).  Guardian is face-roll easy to level compared to the warrior even before getting your util bar full.  It is the one profession I have tried that actually does significantly provide 'support' without having to juggle 20 skills and dependence on landing combos. Support is the wrong word.  it is more like, this is how all the other classes should be as effective if they were not 'balanced' into oblivion in order to satisfy the PVP minority.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

My Warrior is 80 and my Guardian is around 60 atm. Warrior is more fun at first, then Guardian becomes more fun as you level. I say this mainly due to the learning curve when you first start playing the game. The Warrior's specific mechanics were easier for me to learn. But now that I have learned the general gameplay mechanics, the Guardian is more fun the more skilled I get. When you time Aegis just right, its a good feeling.

That being said, fun is subjective. I'm sure others have had the opposite experience.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I got both and i find the Guardians versatility more fun than a Warriors..bluntness for the lack of a better word.

Guardian feels more like a Spellsword type (term used in the Elder Scrolls series to describe a warrior-mage) due to the animations, buffs and other utilities (like conjured weapons etc.). Even though Warrior is the "weapon master" i keep more weapons and armor on my Guardian than i ever did on Warrior (basically im using every single weapon available bar the Torch) along with 3 sets of armor for different situations.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

View PostPerm Shadow Form, on 07 January 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

Berserker Guardian plays similar to high DPS Warrior.

As an individual with a Guardian with full Exotic Berserker gear, I can't help but argue against this point.

I have 11k hp and 2100 armor.  

You can't just rush in like a warrior does.  You have to be very, very mindful of your blinds and Aegis's.  It makes for a much more technical play-style that I enjoy.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

I tried a Guardian up to level 20, and while I should've given him more time, the class just didn't "click" for me. So I went for a Warrior, and I think it's the strength, mobility and all-aroundness of the profession that makes me like it so much. All weapons are good, and it's a simple but fun class: no gimmicks or overuse of blue fire... just you, a sword and some good old fun.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Deciding to level warrior atm. I'm going to level them both to 80. I'm not going to gear one before the other. I will try to stay off mumble aswell. I will reach 80 and then see which profession i enjoyed more.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

IMO, the Guardian's fun factor goes up tenfold when playing in a party. Simply because I find its abilities to be more "team oriented" in their flavor - though shouts and banners actually do give a "team" vibe as well, but somehow not as much as the Guardian :) Otherwise, warrior just feels faster, more fluid and more relaxed to play in the open world. Of course if you like the guardian's more "magical" approach to melee combat you will find it more fun as opposed to the warrior's more physical, visceral style.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Ranged you're not going to like Guardian any more. Staff has terrible damage (although its support is decent) and scepter is rather bad as well.

When you say "look" I assume you mean the flashyness of their skills and such, because Guardian and Warrior are exactly alike, both being heavy armor professions. It all depends on your own design of the character.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

I got both, I find guardian weaker and more of a support class in PVE
Warrior on other hand,,, I steamroll anything and anyone in PVE
Cant tell you about PVP since use mesmer for that
But in WVW both professions are much useful
I would still lean more towards warrior for 1vs1 and 1vs2 capabilities

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:08 AM

I am now thinking of mesmer or maybe even elementalist. Yes I know i'm just extending my choices but what are your thoughts between Warrior, Mesmer or Elementalist?

Keep in mind I intend to make this character my MAIN my absolute highest priority.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:14 AM

View PostiLag, on 09 January 2013 - 05:08 AM, said:

I am now thinking of mesmer or maybe even elementalist. Yes I know i'm just extending my choices but what are your thoughts between Warrior, Mesmer or Elementalist?

Keep in mind I intend to make this character my MAIN my absolute highest priority.

I would go with the warrior as your main. It's an extremely versatile profession, and all of their weapon combinations are badass. I main a mesmer, and if I had the will to lvl to 80 again, i'd no doubt, replace my mesmer with a warrior.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

My main is an Ele and i have to say that after you'll learn how to use it at 100%
and then watch the other professions you will feel like: "uhm... that's it?"

therefore go warrior first else u wont make it after ahah XD

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

View PostFenice_86, on 09 January 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:

My main is an Ele and i have to say that after you'll learn how to use it at 100%
and then watch the other professions you will feel like: "uhm... that's it?"

therefore go warrior first else u wont make it after ahah XD
and then do you reckon I should keep  the warrior as my main? The main reason im hesitant of ele is I  doont like the staff or weapon skins in this game. And a legendary is my drive


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

No, i was kidding about that ele has a lot more to offer than a warrior imho and that you wouldnt make a warrior after u tried the complexity of an ele (mastering it successfully)

The statement "uhm.... that's it?" is what u are gonna do, from ur ele, watching the all the rest ^_^

OFC this is true ONLY IF you like complex char and no afk-autoattack (yes i know i'm extremizing both classes, it's just to give an idea)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

View PostFenice_86, on 09 January 2013 - 11:27 AM, said:

No, i was kidding about that ele has a lot more to offer than a warrior imho and that you wouldnt make a warrior after u tried the complexity of an ele (mastering it successfully)

The statement "uhm.... that's it?" is what u are gonna do, from ur ele, watching the all the rest ^_^

OFC this is true ONLY IF you like complex char and no afk-autoattack (yes i know i'm extremizing both classes, it's just to give an idea)
I play ele a bit btw for sPvP.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

View PostiLag, on 09 January 2013 - 11:52 PM, said:

I play ele a bit btw for sPvP.

and how do you find it? ^_^

btw i think you should follow ur instinct, a lot of ppl (including myself) are struggling around ALT chars to make, watch ur past as player, also in other games, what were you used to play? which role gave u the most fun?
There will be ur ALT ;)

Edited by Fenice_86, 10 January 2013 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

View PostFenice_86, on 10 January 2013 - 08:08 AM, said:



and how do you find it? ^_^

btw i think you should follow ur instinct, a lot of ppl (including myself) are struggling around ALT chars to make, watch ur past as player, also in other games, what where you used to play? which role gave u the most fun?
There will be ur ALT ;)
I played paladin type professions and sometimes rogues. In mobas i played magic types

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

Ok, next step: go into the mist, try out as many skills as you can from all the utilities and weapons on both classes... listen to ur feelings when u try 'em, some of them will exalt you more than others... merge these with ur base knowledge of both classes and make ur choice :)

Also... take ur time! Dont be in hurry!

Edited by Fenice_86, 10 January 2013 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

View PostFenice_86, on 10 January 2013 - 08:39 AM, said:

Ok, next step: go into the mist, try out as many skills as you can from all the utilities and weapons on both classes... listen to ur feelings when u try 'em, some of them will exalt you more than others... merge these with ur base knowledge of both classes and make ur choice :)

Also... take ur time! Dont be in hurry!
Do you know if d/d is viable in wvw. I'm a big fan of charging in in wvw

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Defenetely viable, its better usage is when roaming alone / in small groups... try it in zergs at own risk ^_^




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