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Dealing with retaliation, Aoe's, and blobs.

19 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

So, simple question really. When I land a couple of big Aoe's at an enemy blob (big group of enemy players) it's almost guaranteed that my lifepool is going to melt down fast by all that retaliation damage. Sometimes, it's even enough to down me in a few seconds when at full health.

I want to know what I can do about this, mainly for an elementalist (since that's what I play most in wvw.) but general solutions are welcome aswell.

Things that I do up untill now, is trying to have at least decent vitality, and using some form of invulnerabillty when I notice the gazillion ticks of retal. But since I really don't want to waste my mistforms etc, just for retaliation, it's hardly a perfect solution. Does anybody know another way for this?


Zerg diving hit and run Ele, viable?

09 January 2014 - 09:27 PM

So, I don't yet have a lvl 80 ele, but I was playing with builds, and trying to come up with stuff that I was going to do next for WvW. I came up with this idea. It's a bit out there,..but since I love the whole, few versus many, diving into zergs and completely obliterating them, and hey.. if warriors can, then why not Ele's aswell right? :P

Here's the build:

The Idea is to charge into the middle of an enemy zerg, pull enemies towards you, bleed and burn as much as you can, and dash out again. The way this would play would look something like this.

Diving into the zerg:
1. Ride the lightning in.
2. Use lightning flash+churning earth. (I know lightning flash isn't in the build, but you can swap out mist form for it when you feel like it, but you loose a more reliable way to escape.)
3. Fiery greatsword 3 and 4 skills.

To do in the zerg:
Tag as many enemies with as much bleeds and burns as you can!
1 Use the likes of dragon's tooth, churning earth and stone shards when at near full hp.
2 Pop earth shield when you feel you get into trouble. Bleed even more! Use skills 4, 3, and your heal skill to heal almost all your life back and cc.
3 Armor of earth for instant protection and mainly: Stabillity! Use cleansing wave for additional healing.
Fortify and Stone Sheath ignores damage. Staying at over 90% hp ignores conditions. (Which is very important since you've got very low health and very few condi removal)

To run away:
1 Mistform (or lightning flash)
2 Fiery greatsword skills.

Because the hefty investment into conditions you'll still do admirable damage when you've ran off, in theory probably killing a lot of stuff, when you are already in your safe spot.

I'm really excited about the way this build plays out in my head, and I was wondering before I start power leveling and buying all that expensive gear, if you guys spot any holes in it? Is it viable? (Probably not super competitive or anything, but is it better than an instant suicide build? :P)


Beast master killer

02 October 2013 - 04:42 PM

So, I just wanted to make a thread and see your opinions of a good (if there is one) beast master build. It's not something you see a lot for rangers and I'm interested in it.

Here's my (for now mostly hypothetical) beast master to start things off. It's designed to kill roamers in wvw.

I'm looking for ideas and different approaches to the beastmaster concept so any ideas and suggestions are welcome, and also, if you do run a beast master build, post it here :)


Retaliation farming Guardian

03 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

So, first things first. I don't have a guardian. This is purely theoretical, and something that seemed like a fun idea.

Inspired by old gw1 builds where you aggro as many mobs a possible, and then use a rotation to blast them all to smithereens, I tried to make something similar.


This build is meant to kill many (lesser) mobs at the same time by melting them down with retaliation, confusion, burning and whatever damage from your own skills. It's a solo build, as much better builds can be made when focusing on group play, plus, it needs all those mobs to function properly. Retaliation damage increases with power, so most of the gear is for maximizing your power, while still maintaining survivabillity. (because you have to take hits, or else retaliation won't apply)

Basically, it works by collecting a large group of mobs around you, and melee them down with the greatsword while keeping retaliation up. Virtues are mostly left passive, except virtue of courage for some big hits you DO want to block. If something were to go greatly wrong, you still have the rune of vampirism transforming you at 10%, and the staff that is used as a get away weapon.

I obviously haven't tested this, and have no clue whether or not it will work. So please let me know, and let me hear your suggetions and opinions.


Build or buy new pc?

12 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

Okay, so after many problems and issues with my current pc, which at the moment is refusing any kind of OS (except linux) with all the hardware fully checked and approved, and nobody who understands it at all, I've decided to go for a new pc.

I'm almost certain I'm going for a desktop, and I don't have too much money to spare, so I was thinking of building a PC. Now, I know most people on these forums would recommend building a pc, but seeing that I am not too knowledgeable about pc components and building pc's, and because trouble always finds whichever computer I'm using, I was thinking of going for the convenience of a storebought pc instead.

I really would like to be done with it, and have a good functioning solid pc, which I won't have to upgrade for a while. Since the most taxing things for my pc use will probably be Rome 2 when it is released, I figured I'd take the requirements for that game as a guideline for what I want.

OS:Windows 7/8
Processor: 2nd generation Intel core i5 (or greater)
1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card

Other stuff I would like to be able to do with my pc: visual editing software like photoshop, and running GW2 at good settings (If at all possible max, but that seems like a dream for me :P )

So, any information, all opinions, and all help is welcome. I basically want to know the price ranges for this kind of pc, if built and if bought, possible components that would make it better/cheaper that would make building a pc more advantageous, and if your opinion about building pc's is really strong, some guidelines, helpservice or something for building pc's would be welcome too.