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Decollete

Member Since 19 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 10 2014 03:52 AM

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In Topic: "Newbie" trying to learn what he's missing

16 December 2013 - 07:14 AM

Continue working on your warrior first. I think against all other classes, it is the most straight forward profession you can choose.

If I was to start all over again and be at your level, what I would do is the following:
1. Level warrior to 80

2. Re-trait by following Nike's warrior guide in this forum

3. If dirt poor, buy a full set of lv80 masterwork gear (green), get Berserker or Knights stats.
Don't forget to buy rings, back, amulet and trinkets.

If you have extra money, buy rares for weapon and armor.

If you have a lot of extra money, buy Berserker (Power/Precision/% Crit Damage) stat exotics (orange).

4. Do world event bosses, learn about spawn times and locations here:
http://us.gw2stuff.com/

Wear the rares (yellows) that you get to improve your stats.

5. Do Citadel of Flame dungeon paths 1 and 2 (yes, even if you are wearing greens from #3)
(watch Citadel of Flame path 1 and 2 videos and just follow what everyone is doing, read about CoF in gw2dungeons.net )

When you get enough tokens, buy Berserker (Power/Precision/% Crit Dmg) stat exotic gear (orange).
Get weapons first.

6. Don't forget to do your dailies.
You'll figure out the rest of the stuff you posted (like the fountain in the middle of Lion's Arch) eventually.

In Topic: Getting Better

16 December 2013 - 06:50 AM

I haven't watched all of it but DnT fractal progression on their Twitch stream is also good when you reach 31+, you'll encounter instabilities

http://www.twitch.tv/timlankey

In Topic: Armor for open world content

16 December 2013 - 06:45 AM

Dropping some offense in exchange for additional toughness would probably be the optimal way to substitute stats for open world content. In that case, wearing knights pieces as you need them would be the way to go. Start with stat heavy pieces like Chest/Legs/Head first before moving into % heavy pieces like trinkets at the end of the spectrum.

But as for me, I just use Soldier Rings (sort of free from fractals if you run them a lot) and some Soldier pieces that I have lying around for doing open world content (example would be Teq, can't crit on some world bosses) and WvW zerging.

In Topic: Axe/Mace DPS Build for Dungeons and Fractals - 04/15/14

07 November 2013 - 08:01 AM

Hi! I would like some advice on where I should put a stacking sigil and an energy sigil?

Assuming that I use GS/Axe+Mace build, and mainly use:
Greatsword - Night/Force, Axe - Night, Mace - Battle

I can't decide if I should go:
Axe - Stacking
Sword - Energy

or

Sword - Stacking
Shield - Energy

or
<different combination/weapons>

Without going far too overboard in weapon selection and no need to reach absolute min-max.
The only thing I really want is to maximize my chance on difficult skips and additional margin of error for Lupicus.

Thanks!

In Topic: Using Knights armor instead?

09 October 2013 - 08:19 AM

While my regular set is cookie cutter Berserker weapons/armor/trinkets, I carry the following stuff in my inventory:

- PVT Chest and Legs (bought for karma back when there's way too much karma)
- PVT Rings (from Fractals, account bound so they're basically free)

Sometimes I swap to some/all of them whenever I have trouble surviving or don't feel confident with my team. I think toughness > vitality for PVE survival so Knights is more optimal than Soldiers, but I don't bother being optimal anymore when I need to pack more survival.

I also carry a PVT rifle (account bound exotic from Fractals, so again, free). I don't really use it but if ever I need to 1200 range anything and not traiting longbow range (like with the new cookie cutter build when patch comes).