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#1 Cyberhawk


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:40 PM

Hey Guru, Im going to be brief here.

Basically, I am making a set of alts, and want to be able to play through 3 personal stories, however I am unsure which prof to make which race.

I care almost completely about two things for a race/class combo.
1. Cool/good Animations
2. Good looking armor (most helmets look terrible on charr for ex)

The 3 I am trying to match up are Thief, Mesmer, and Warrior. With Human, Asura, and Charr. One of each, as each has a personal story I want to play through. Please give me some advice!
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#2 Xunlai Agent

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

Charr Thief (Ash Legion)
Human Warrior
Asuran Mesmer
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#3 El Duderino

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:51 PM

I love my Asuran Mesmer.

I also have a Sylvari Ranger, Asuran thief, human warrior and human elementalist.
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#4 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:33 AM

Based on my visual preference (and the rules you laid down - otherwise they'd be all charr :P), I'd go with asuran warrior, charr thief and human mesmer. I think charr have the best medium armour, asura have some amazing animations and the warrior has lots of them and the scholars are bland as hell, which seems to fit nicely with the human theme.
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#5 Dasryn


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:55 AM

Charr warrior - they just look so militant, the warrior is a natural fit (ref. Rytlock)

Asuran Mesmer - Asura are all about the eternal alchemy and experimentation and logic, it seems to fit the scholarly vibe mesmers give off

Human Warrior - honestl, humans are you most versatile race, they dont fit a stereotype profession like some of the other races (ref Sylvari Rangers) - humans can be anything and you can definitely manipulate the human personal story to fit in with a thieving vibe.
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#6 Mister Stygian

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:39 AM

Charr Female Warrior is the best. Don't let helmets bother you since you have a bunch of cool stuff going on with head options anyway. Her voice cracks me up sometimes.

Edited by Mister Stygian, 08 May 2013 - 08:43 AM.

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#7 Raii


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

Asuras in terms of looks are the worst of all 5 races. I mean common, is it any sense to gather loads of money to get for e.x. a legendary weapon which is as small as norn's hand? :P Other thing is that this race is just simply ugly, imho ofc.

Edited by Raii, 08 May 2013 - 09:27 AM.

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#8 Whitey


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:03 PM

Thief has to be a male charr, their dualdagger animations are ferocious.
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#9 Metalgemini


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:17 AM

Human thief
Asura warrior
Charr mesmer

I think asura animations are great and their tier3 is awesome! Use the thinnest charr body type and the light armor looks really nice. Human thief is just the leftover.
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#10 Captain Bulldozer

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:54 AM

Mostly because of lore considerations, I vote for Charr Warrior (male), Human Mesmer (female) and Asruan thief (either). Asurans are totally ninja so thief isn't a bad fit. The human royal the human royal line is steeped in mesmers, and humans basically invented the profession as I recall. Charr warrior is a pretty obvious fit.
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#11 matsif


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:37 AM

pick what you think looks best, race is just about meaningless in this game. from that list if I had to choose I would go charr warrior, human mesmer, and asura thief, but honestly I would never play the asura or charr cause I hate how they look and think their armor is god awful.
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#12 Elysen


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:47 AM

  • Warrior - Human
  • Guardian - Human
  • Engineer - Human
  • Thief - Human
  • Ranger - NORN
  • Mesmer - Human
  • Elementalist - Human
  • Necromancer - Human
Can't get behind I character I don't like the shape of.

If you want to do the personal story, but don't like the character, just level to 30 & recreate.

Edited by Elysen, 09 May 2013 - 02:48 AM.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Evryone is going to say the thing that they like. Its like having a poll with 3 choices, and the resault is 33%/each. So this kind of threads are rather useless, unless you are completelly new to the game and dont know that charr thief has a good sinergy with ash legion story. Anyways, here goes nothing.


Personally i would never use human thief, but since you give me no other option,...
Why charr mesmer? Simply because it looks badass and you dont see many charr mesmers. If you are roleplayer, you might not want to chose charr mesmer though.
And finally asura warrior. Because you cant beat little asura throwing around the biggest mobs in the world with a little hammer, and the animations are just great.

Edited by zosek, 09 May 2013 - 03:15 PM.

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#14 Janikov


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:42 PM

Warrior: Human (t2 legs/shoulders) / Norn (male, just gives you this "BIG - MIGHTY - SMASH" - feeling)

Guardian: Norn female. I got a sylvari male guardian (cultural + TA armor in dark blue / black with blue hair & dark skin + the sylvari t3 GS) and made a second guardian just because she looks so much better with the legendarys & has more armor combinations.

Thief: Human (female) / Charr / Sylvari (male, im using a mix of duelist & cultural armor for a great look)

Ele: Human / Asura / Sylvari.

Mesmer: Human / Asura.

Engi: Human / Norn.

Ranger: Sylvari / Norn / Human / Charr.

Necro: Sylvari / Human.

I´m a little bit biased when it comes to charr, I think there are only a few ways to make them look "good" compared to other races.
It´s relatively easy to make human/norn good.
Sylvari can be tricky, but awesome if you make it work.
Asura... well, who zooms in to look at their armor? Heavy/light t3 sure look good, but I dont know... thats a lot of gold for a "small" improvement. Also, I dont like spending a lot of money for a small weapon you dont notice when there´s a Norn/Charr nearby swinging his hammer/GS.
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#15 Cheese


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

I'd go with :
Asura - Thief
Human - Mesmer
Charr - Warrior

I myself have both an asuran thief and a human mesmer and I think their animation and armors look real good. As for the charr warrior, I don't really like any armors on charr. But I think heavy armors look the best on them. Their animations are fierce and so would fit a warrior very well. Besides a Blood Legion charr warrior would be pretty awesome :P . Though a human thief and an asuran mesmer would look great as well I think.
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#16 jthamind


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

to me, Asura guardian and warrior are the most hilarious things. they have cute little hammers and greatswords that look like they couldn't hurt a fly, and they crack me up in heavy armor.
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#17 Xenigma


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

My one recommendation would be to make the Asura either a Warrior or Mesmer because their animation for running around with a greatsword is among my favorites in the game. You'll probably get the greatest bang for your buck on cool animations if you run with the Asura Warrior thanks to the variety of weapons, but both classes should fit the bill.

I'd also note that Asura light armor seems to clip with just about everything, which has personally been driving me crazy as I try to find an optimal look for my Asura Mesmer. Food for thought!

Edited by Xenigma, 09 May 2013 - 05:13 PM.

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