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#2116709 Let's speak meta... 5 topics in one!

Posted Isms on 13 December 2012 - 12:26 PM


Guardian for center point holding.
Mesmer w/ portal for back point holding (communicate with your team, this has a broad skill-range).

Elementalist roamer (essential in khylo for anti-treb)
Thief Roamer (prioritizes deadly targets, rides them hard: see Necro)
Power necro with rez signet. Blows up mid node. Focuses on staying at mid point.

Tactics: Won't reveal specifics that we use, but the 'meta' seems to have a general "mesmer to close, all other 4 to mid"
Don't bother taking the far node (there are exceptions), winning the middle is your only concern. This keeps your team close so you can always out-roam the enemy team and have the numbers advantage. If you try to take the far point, you'll just lose it to the enemy team as they constantly zerg it from their respawn and overwhelm you.

#2114944 Best Class & Build To Level Up Super Fast

Posted Darius on 11 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

View PostZhahz, on 11 December 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Leveling in this game is incredibly easy.  It's less about which class you use and more about having and using a brain.

Warrior or guardian for extra face roll.

Craft to shortcut.

IMO, if the game is so painful to you that you can't be bothered to level - don't play - find something else to do with your time.  If you don't actually like playing a game, why play it?
who ever said that the game is painfull to me? o.O i love this game and i think it's the best MMO in Years
I love playing it, exploring, etc.

I just want to level another class to 80 that's not ranger for the lulz, precisely because I love the game.
I just want to know quick ways to level in case I am tired of running around for Heart Scouting lol. Calm yourself lad, no need to jump to conclusions.

#2113484 Condition Warrior Build (looking for input)

Posted Drunkscottsman on 10 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

I just wonder if you shouldn't switch your secondary set to Rifle/Longbow or Mace/Mace(shield).

So you have a ranged or defensive set just in case. I only use warhorn for swiftness at spawn and then I swap in another secondary and in my playing experience having sword on both sets is only good for less skilled players in 1v1, you often run into annoying mesmers/rangers, etc... that you need some more defence or some range to kite... Also you will have 2+ opponents at least once in a match and you won't ever be able to survive with Sword/warhorn.

also if you choose to switch, have the sigil of energy/hydromancy to gain that extra dodge roll to mitigate a burst skill or to waste one of their opening-mid fight skill in their rotation, and the 3sec freeze on switch. You don't really need sigil of battle on if you decide to have a defensive/cc secondary set since you would only accidently get killing blows instead of switching back to Sword/sword after mitigating a lot of dmg and cc'ing them.

So for me, i'd probably go for Mace(Sigil Geomancy or Energy) and Shield(Hyromancy), or Longbow(burning)/Rifle(Bleeds) ranged with Sigil Energy/Force/Agony(or Smoldering for bow).

Just what i'd change... I love how much Toughness, condition damage and crit. chance you achieved and 18k health is only gonna get you killed with the lack of defensive options. Just some things to think about regarding active survival.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

#2111056 Which two professions would complement each other the best?

Posted Xsiriss on 07 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Unnecessary complications going on here.

A heavy class (Warrior or Guardian) + any squishier one. Personally I think Guardian+Engi makes a great team for survivability, damage and cc.

#2098635 Why a linear leveling curve is actually worse than an exponential one

Posted Craywulf on 27 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

* leveling...They should've done away with it all together. It's a relic from the old AD&Ds days that really has no business in a computer game. All the math can be done behind the scenes and players can still feel progression without seeing those fancy numbers. Just look at the way GW2 PvE downscaling works, your level is pretty much a non-issue.

#2101607 After playing GW2, I decided I'd prefer a sub fee over any cash shop

Posted Milennin on 29 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

And with a subscription based game the game is designed around grind to keep you playing longer.

Pick your poison.

Point being: Whether you play sub games or f2p games, neither have a desirable game design to them.

#2104401 Infinite Swiftness with Dagger - DS build

Posted Umie on 02 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

thanks for the build. trying it out and it's a lot of fun. but something was missing. as i was going over the build, i realized your choice of amulet makes no sense, as you barely have any means of stacking conditions. so why the condition damage?

precision makes sense. there's way too much swiftness (more than needed for perma), so runes can be modified. not enough vit. and like no power.

im gonna try with soldier amulet + rampage jewel. crit is lower, but you gain 6k health, some toughness and a lot of power. with precision sigils, crit aint too bad at all. cheers.

#2066158 Staff elementalist

Posted Jennifer on 07 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

View PostMekkakat, on 07 November 2012 - 03:37 AM, said:

There are lots of great threads throughout the forums on how to play Eles effectively, as well as dozens and dozens of great builds.



Try to make sure to use the search feature, as it'll help you find almost anything you need to know when just starting out :)
i was looking for guides but i didnt find a lot of staff guides, a lot of d/d s/d but no staff.....
and thank you very much  for the URLs :3

#2056656 Surviving while built for damage

Posted Lilitu on 01 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

This is the reason thieves are very powerful. (I rerolled from warrior, as did many others).
Defensive stats only get you so far... what really matters are things like dodge, teleports, stealth, shadowsteps, invul frames such as death blossom/flanking strike. With the right abilities and the right player talent, you can go all out damage and still be a very tough target to take down.

Range is also a huge survivability tool.

#2051544 Best Self Heals?

Posted Drekor on 30 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostAetherMcLoud, on 29 October 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

Staff ele with evasive arcane.
They match it for the first few seconds then they run out of endurance and cooldowns and fall off dramatically. Guardians don't.

AH heals for every stack of every buff you apply. If you apply 1 stack of might to yourself it triggers once. If you apply 1 stack to yourself and 4 teammates it procs 5 times. If you apply 3 stacks to your entire team(like VoJ does) it procs 15 times. If you apply a symbol of prot with empowering might you can get 10 procs every second(FYI that's over 700 HP/s alone) by doing nothing but spamming #1 with Hammer. Start adding in other things like resolve, regen, heal on dodge(you'll prob have perma vigor too) and then decide to trollmode with something like staff #4 which gives 12 stacks of might to nearby allies(yep 60 procs of AH!) plus a 2k heal at the end and you have a 6k+ heal on a 16s cooldown that's not even your normal heal spell! Then we could get into all your virtues proc'ing group wide buffs but I think you get the picture.

#2046985 Where is justice ?

Posted DaPala on 27 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

View PostMekkakat, on 27 October 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

lol @ anyone trying to even remotely imply that PvE has anything to do with PvP.

I have a level 80 Thief and Engineer. I main Ele, and mine isn't even level 30 yet.

lol noob

j/k ofc :P

#2046533 Where is justice ?

Posted AetherMcLoud on 27 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

View PostSephorai, on 27 October 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

[I actually quite like the aurora borealis effect on it. Though I'm farming for my incinerator (just finished my clovers :D) cus full CoF armor plus Emberglow plus Incinerator equals some pretty badass fire look.
Really? I thought you of all people would be 80 Aether. I don't comment much but I've been reading you guys since Pre-launch

I played maybe 1 hour of PVE last month. With 5-6 hours queue time for WVW I see no incentive to do any PVE when I can do PVP without needing to level grind. I did the first 2 dungeons, was underwhelmed, never touched PVE again since that.

#2025865 Another patch, no ele buffs (but nerfs yay!)

Posted shaolinwind on 17 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

View Postabr4, on 16 October 2012 - 02:01 AM, said:

but don't worry, if you keep trying you can get there.
lol and one day you may understand what 'glass cannon' actually means...

not holding my breath.

#2021695 Another patch, no ele buffs (but nerfs yay!)

Posted shaolinwind on 15 October 2012 - 11:17 PM

View Postabr4, on 11 October 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

"Ithere is no point to this discussion."

Abr - seriously dude. You are arguing a "Glass Cannon" build with 0 points in power and 20 in crit.  2 out of 3 utilities are even defensive. L2Glass cannon bro.

Go make a warrior glass, or better yet thief glass, or pretty much any other glass you can muster.

The ele's glass output is laughable for the lightweight 1 shottiness you are left with.

So like Aether said, nerfs to the biggest suck class damage wise, while game breaking bugs aren't fixed is so BS. If you truly havnen't bugged on RTL with no targets selected, i'm going with you don't use dagger normally. Probably playing the one useable build ele's have (staff) and telling everyone else ele is fine because of it.

Well stop with the trolling. thx.

#2020599 elementalist - roles in Spvp

Posted DaPala on 15 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

View PostAction Bastard, on 15 October 2012 - 02:06 AM, said:

Lol your D/D spec probably sucks, D/D if you build it correctly has lots of damage and survivability with decent mobility.  Learn to build your character correctly before spouting false information.

Even the balance guys at ANet admitted that Dagger Ele needs help...But yeah, I guess we, them and the rest of the world is just wrong - you're probably right...because this is how math, probability and logic works right?