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JACK the Somnolent

Member Since 17 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 16 2015 09:01 PM

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Returning, questions about WvW builds

16 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

Firstly, I have only read a few posts here and there to catch up but not to a great extent. If my question is easily answered in another thread that you know about, please, link me! I'm not afraid of reading long posts, like some others might be.

I haven't played WvW on my ranger since I came back from a 4-5month break. That being said, before I took my break I was exclusively playing WvW with as a trapping ranger. I don't have the exact build at the moment but in general it was a condition build which utilized the SB and Axe/Sword/Horn or Axe/Sword/Torch (I would mixed and matched depending on what I was doing).

In general I avoided zergs and roamed picking off solos or groups of 2-3 (I was fairly successful if I do say so myself). Or I would run with small groups of 2-5 and take smaller objectives. My play style is very much hit and run.

Now for my question. I have seen a lot of people talking about apothecary bunker builds and direct damage builds which make use of the LB and a GS or Sword/Horn. I understand that in PvE direct damage is superior to condition, is this the case in WvW? Is trapping in WvW still viable? Can I still confuse and kite my target while letting poison, bleed, and burn chip away at my opponent? If so, would any of you be so kind as to send me to a build which I might try?

Thank you!

p.s. If using the SB and trapping is complete garbage, please explain to me why!

[VAL] Ascent of the Valkyrie

11 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

Ascent of the Valkyrie (VAL)

Welcome to Ascent of the Valkyrie (VAL), a guild for those 18 and over who are looking for a fun and relaxed place to play with like-minded individuals. VAL is intended as a pro-woman and, dare I say, feminist guild. If you are a woman, or any kind of ally to women's rights, you are most welcome here. VAL sees women as whole, real, verifiable human beings, not sexual objects or something to be "othered." VAL appreciates that there is in-game armor which allows female characters to wear pants and long-sleeved tops, rather than miniskirts and bralets.

We are a casual guild whose focus is on dragon slaying, dugeons, map completion, and WvW. s/tPvP is not a focus but does happen on occasion! We are working on getting upgrades, as it is we have a small guild bank which will eventually be fully upgraded, a guild emblem with armor and weapons on the way, and very soon we will have all banners.
In WvW we play as a small unit capturing small objectives, such as supply camps. Every once in a while we’ll aim for some larger targets but generally try to avoid playing in zergs.
Every week we try to run multiple dungeons (generally exp mode but we help with story mode too) and fractals.

VAL strives to maintain a high level of discourse, and those members found to be wanting will be quickly asked to shape up or shown the door. We are an LGBTQ-friendly guild, one which very actively eschews the trappings of the often misogynist speech that accompanies many gaming circles. We are, in general, anti- every -ism you can think of, which includes racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and so on. If this is something you are uncomfortable with, please seek out guilds other than ours where you might be more at home.

Leaders IGN:

Finola Redmayne
Magen Gaderian