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#1 entellex

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:22 AM

Yes, I have ready several posts already throughout the forums and also searched Google for this. Yes I know it is about personal preferences, but if everyone does not mind, I will still like to create this post for more suggestions, advice, and opinions.

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I would LOVE to hear everyone's suggestions, advice, and opinions on the best professions for PvE. I have a few choices of my own, but I CANNOT decide, lol. When it comes to making decisions for MMO, it takes me hours, maybe even days before I can decide, unless I can get help from others.

As I searched more and more into this, I found and thought about more things, like... Mobility to move from core to core to farm materials, the ability to tag in DE, the ability to solo, the ability to do dungeons. I just can't decide what I want to do the most.

Sooo...

Which profession do you'll think would be best for farming in PvE (Dungeons, WvW, Dyanmic Events, Etc)? Please explain why and what type of farming you do more with your choice of profession.

#2 Evans

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

First of all, I don't farm and secondly I'm not going to go into any major justifications as to why i suggest this but:

Obviously it's the warrior. Great DPS, great mobility, great support.
You can beat around the bush all you want, but the warrior is clearly favoured by anet. You see them everywhere and they function well, even in the hands of people who are less skilled. You'll never get turned down for dungeons either.

Is it the most fun? Might or might not be, that's personal taste and feeling.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Premising that you cant have ALL the things you want from 1 class only at their best i'd say Warrior too (i'm making one but i think i'll get bored of it... cant compare it with Ele's complexity)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Have to agree with Warr. I don't have one but i know their dps is far better than any of my 3 chars. At the same time they have much more health than any of my tanky builds so warr it is.

#5 entellex

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

Amazing... all results I got from searching before rejected Warrior and mainly picked thieves, rangers. But I posted this on 2 forums and 5 out of 5 picks was.... Warrior.

-Confused-

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

And the next answer is...

View Postentellex, on 14 January 2013 - 05:22 AM, said:

I just can't decide what I want to do the most.

First decide on this!

After u'll have done it, u'll get better advices about which class can perform better to do what u've decided ur role/objective will be (sry for bad english sentence)

edit: and dont answer "everything" cause none can do everything at the very best, else everyone would playing it lol

Edited by Fenice_86, 14 January 2013 - 10:48 AM.


#7 entellex

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

Well I want to do which ever method is best for getting decent gold at lower levels. Not sure if that would be DE, Dungeons, or farming Materials. (;

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

View Postentellex, on 14 January 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

Well I want to do which ever method is best for getting decent gold at lower levels. Not sure if that would be DE, Dungeons, or farming Materials. (;

than i confirm my vote, ur best bet is the warrior imho

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

warrior / ranger / thief

my vote goes mostly towards warrior

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

warrior hands down

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Warrior for sure

#12 Atamaz

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Agree, warrior is the most straightforward profession in the game, equip your GS or rifle-pick an enemy-watch the enemy die-pick another enemy. All this without worry about defensive stat, your greater enemy is probably boredom.
Ranger do good damage and is a pretty relaxing profession until your pet don't die(in solo), but warrior is pure raw power.
Thief do lots of damage but die in 1 hit by nearly everything, pretty much kill or be killed if you like that way(pretty snobbed in dungeon).
If you'd feel more support than raw power guardian is a good choice(it does still have very good damage).

#13 entellex

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

So many warrior picks, lol. Amazing.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

yeah, but as a guy already said ur worst enemy will be: Boredom.
because well... it's just so easy, so afk_mode and so few skills to use... i just cant stand that lol :P

#15 entellex

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

How do you go afk to level? o_o

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

View Postentellex, on 15 January 2013 - 09:45 AM, said:

How do you go afk to level? o_o

I was being ironic ^_^
I mean warrior is so strong compared to other classes that you can pay a lot less attention to how you handle a fight than with an Ele or Thief (or well... all the others except maybe Ranger & Guardian)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

View Postentellex, on 14 January 2013 - 10:31 AM, said:

Amazing... all results I got from searching before rejected Warrior and mainly picked thieves, rangers. But I posted this on 2 forums and 5 out of 5 picks was.... Warrior.

-Confused-

Looking at this I think the reason might be that your post here was generalising.
For example, if you are going to go about farming nodes in high end areas, you will be better off with a thief because they can harvest in relative peace using their stealth mechanics. I don't know what rangers might shine in, but I suppose that too would have a reason for a specific thing.

That said I don't think thief is all that great for your other purposes. In PVP and WvWvW they rule, but PVE doesn't really have that much of a niche for them other than farming nodes (not saying thief is bad, just way subpar to warrior for PVE). Ranger suffers from the same.

As a multi purpose PVE character a warrior simply can't be beaten in the current state of the game.

#18 entellex

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thanks Evans

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Personally, I would pick Thief, but that is a profession that I am comfortable with and know how to work inside and out. Ultimately, for the best pick-up and play, I would say Warrior due to the ease in which you can accomplish things and remain pretty unscathed. I would say Necromancer or Mesmer wins over all of them if you play it perfectly, but that is not something that is easily accomplished by the majority.

So, really, I would say that all the professions are "best" if you put a skilled player behind them.

#20 entellex

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Been getting used to my Guardian so far. Only thing I dislike is... my mobility. I have retreat, but besides that, they're pretty slow when moving across the map. :C

I want to try something else with more mobility, but everything else is really squishy, besides Warrior.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postentellex, on 17 January 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

Been getting used to my Guardian so far. Only thing I dislike is... my mobility. I have retreat, but besides that, they're pretty slow when moving across the map. :C

I want to try something else with more mobility, but everything else is really squishy, besides Warrior.
Keep a staff on hand. The #3 skill provides a symbol of swiftness with a fairly small cooldown timer.

#22 entellex

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Yea and that too. x_ x

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Warrior/guardian.

You'll always be welcome in any party for anything, and soloing in open world is also piss-easy. :)

View Postentellex, on 17 January 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

Been getting used to my Guardian so far. Only thing I dislike is... my mobility. I have retreat, but besides that, they're pretty slow when moving across the map. :C

I want to try something else with more mobility, but everything else is really squishy, besides Warrior.

Staff with symbol of swiftness. :) When traited you can get perma swiftness.
Or sword with the teleport, requires a target though.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Quite.

Warrior has worse mobility imo. Guardian staff is one of the best swiftness skills in the game, being capable to hit perma swiftness with only minor investment. It's still good enough without any investment at all. Don't use the shout, it has way too long of a cooldown and it blocks your utility slots.

Also, leap skill on greatsword and teleport on sword help.

#25 Nemroth

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

View PostEvans, on 17 January 2013 - 01:37 PM, said:

Quite.

Warrior has worse mobility imo. Guardian staff is one of the best swiftness skills in the game, being capable to hit perma swiftness with only minor investment. It's still good enough without any investment at all. Don't use the shout, it has way too long of a cooldown and it blocks your utility slots.

Also, leap skill on greatsword and teleport on sword help.

It's about the same with the warrior...

Close to perma-swiftness with your signet (or perma-swiftness with runes etc.), "jump" with your main-hand sword, AoE Swiftness with your warhorn, whirlwind with your greatsword and skill no. 5 on your greatsword.

The only profession with higher mobility (atleast in WvW) - as far as I can tell - is an elementalist.

@topic: I'd vote for warrior.
Really easy to play for moderate PvE (not taking high-end pve into consideration, since I am lacking experience there) and a warrior is still useful even when not paying attention to the game.

Personally I deleted my lvl 80 warrior with full exotic armor sets and 100% map completion, because the class was just way too boring for me - most likely because engineer has been my main profession before starting a warrior.
Now I have no idea what to play next :P

Edited by Nemroth, 17 January 2013 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

View PostNemroth, on 17 January 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

It's about the same with the warrior...

Close to perma-swiftness with your signet (or perma-swiftness with runes etc.), "jump" with your main-hand sword, AoE Swiftness with your warhorn, whirlwind with your greatsword and skill no. 5 on your greatsword.

The only profession with higher mobility (atleast in WvW) - as far as I can tell - is an elementalist.

Ah yes, how silly of me. And i use it all the time too! Guess i didn't think of it as a speed up skill.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Engineer. Take absolutely any role at any range with any form of damage while keeping handy utility skills, everything works, you even get to solo like a boss if you make a good use of turrets / supply crate for aggro management.

Rather hard to handle but it really pays off. Of course it won't fill the criteria 'lol i do op dmg' but it will be welcome in ANY team, you never get to be a disturbance.

Edited by MrForz, 17 January 2013 - 10:08 PM.


#28 Lilly32

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Guardian.  Use Staff and GS.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Farming in PvE is weird in GW2 because if your just going kill mobs for loot it can get really tedious and slow. The most efficient way to "farm" is completing events to acquire large sums of karma and gold. With that being said, I really don't think there's a profession that completes events more effectively that others. For killing individual mobs I think the Necromancer, Thief, and the Guardian are good. Although the Ranger, Mesmer, and the Elementalist are good for killing individual Champions.

This doesn't mean the Warrior and the Engineer are ineffective, They definitely can handle these task, but require little more coordination. To be an effective Warrior you got to be mobile and use your adrenaline skill at the right time. To be an effective Engineer you need to know when to lay down your elite skill, because it's a profession that seems to be dependent on its usage more than other professions.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Dungeons: guardian hands down.
Farming: warriors.




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