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#1 Odokuro


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

I have a level 80 Engineer who I love playing as my MAIN toon, but I feel as if I need to change it up a bit, and increase the amount of level 80’s I have, lol.
So if It was to be a Warrior it would be a Charr w/ Hammer + Rifle/LB
If it was to be a Necro it would be a Sylvari who would focus on Life Siphon ect.
Both of these would be used in any/every aspect of GW2.
Please share you ideas and suggestions, thanks!
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#2 Sword Hammer Axe

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Warrior for easy mode. Necromancer for the challenge.

Now that's out of the way, I'd like to tell you that if you really want to get the best out of your warrior, don't focus solely on 2 weapon sets. Warriors are weapon masters and are definitely the most fun when you play around with it. Mine, for instance, currently have a GS, two axes, a rifle, a sword, a shield, and a longbow. I alternate between them depending on my mood and the build I wanna go with. That's just my experience.

But Necromancer is something else. It's a tough profession to play effectively, but when you got it down you got one hell of a fun time ahead of you. I love running around with D/D and a staff just to mess things up, and I was one of the few who liked to use axe/focus in dungeons and such as a vulnerability/Death Shroud build (which is even more awesome now that Spinal Shivers and Rending Claws have been boosted).

I'd probably say go Necromancer. Necromancer's are awesome.
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#3 johnnybravo15


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

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#4 Johny Bravo

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Depends on what you are looking for. My Necro is my main and my Warrior is right behind as far as time played. I think the Necro requires a lot more positioning and timing to play as far as when to use your skills and how to not die.

The Warrior is more about being able to keep yourself alive as you hack and slash away.

Don't get me wrong there is an art to being able to continually pressure groups while not dying but I definitely have more fun playing my necro. Plus you can really screw with people in wVw by pulling them off walls and stripping them of all their boons
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#5 Symbiont


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

too many warriors, play an awesome necromancer like me. or play both; i'm playing a lot of necromancer in fractal dungeons and organised wvw events, but i am also levelling a warrior now. i'd say that a necro will shine in dungeons/wvw. i do keep switching builds when i want to do dungeons or wvw.

be a special snowflake play; necromancer.
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#6 Raagar Deathclaw

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

Definitely go Necro, now that the patch is out poer, minion, and condition build are all pretty viable and necro's are just tons of fun
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#7 Alex Dimitri

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:58 PM

I have both and i must say they are fun to play, since my original character from GW1 was Necro i tend to favor the class lot`s of fun with conditions (pssst....it can even be a tank) :). Warrior is cool if you like up close and personal.....bashing GS (PvE) Hammer/Rifle (WvW).
Level both (if your short on time, just remember this ain`t speed contest) you will not regret it !!!!
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#8 MeltyLotus


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:39 AM

Charr Warriors are the best imo. Even when I get bored of the playstyle just being a Charr makes it worth it. Plus they got the best battlecrys.

Also test out a Charr first. A max size Charr appears to move slow but it's moving like normal. If that bugs you, you can always use a warhorn and signet to keep IMS 100% of the time. Or just make the Charr smaller and it won't feel as slow. Imo a Charr Warrior is best as freaking huge as possible.

That and the animation of a Charr swinging a hammer is pretty badass.
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#9 Mordachai1977


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:33 AM

be a rebel...play both.

each makes for a very different playstyle, quite hard to compare or choose between..

But then again im a selfconfessed altoholic, i currently run 19 characters.

Edited by Mordachai1977, 01 March 2013 - 06:36 AM.

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#10 Coren


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

As others said, either play warrior if you want a no brainer and an easy time, or necromancer if you want the challenge.

I also have an engineer as my main, so I can tell you from the getgo that you will like the warrior for how different it is in terms of combat and how easy it is, but you'll never like it as much as your tinkering toon. I have a warrior recently exotic kitted, I enjoy.the easy time I have in tagging mobs in Orr for loot, but still prefer my engineer for fractals, and my engineer for dungeons.

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#11 Xenomortis


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

I'm confused; what's challenging about a Necro?
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#12 Lunacy Polish

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

I'm confused; what's challenging about a Necro?

Having both professions at Max level on my account does not make me an expert but I must ask the same thing.

The idea the warrior isn't as "hard" gives me a soft chuckle. But I think it is because for what I do most of the time it is really very contextual for which profession faces the greater challenge.

It would be very hard to list all the nuances but they are just two really different animals. I enjoy having both on the account. It is okay to like one more than the other.

But the idea either is a faceroll class (without giving context) is just very silly. For the content I play they both matter and they both have to be played well for maximum effectiveness.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

I'm confused; what's challenging about a Necro?

I agree if anything I found necro was massively over powered leveling up if anything. Biggest challenge I found was seeing how many mobs I could get together to AoE. Only thing challenging other then that was a big world boss and trying to get damage in, with everyone elses dots.
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