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In Topic: Thief condition build

10 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

View PostKovares, on 10 February 2013 - 11:00 AM, said:

Actually, that is easy on thiefs too. They also have it easier to keep up their entire stack on multiple enemies, where necromancer falls short. Granted, they can epidemic every once in a while, but since more of their condition builders are single target, they won't sustain as well. Also, BiP is nice, but the 10 stacks of might will be there only for ~50% of the time, so it comes down to 5 sustained stacks which is not all that much...
Actually, all of the necromancer's weapon skill applicators of bleeding apart from scepter 1 are aoe. Also, I wouldn't consider epidemic some bonus you get to perform every once in a while, seeing as the cooldown is only 15(12) seconds. Other than that, consider that you can use epidemic to effectively double the effect of aoe conditions on all targets except your epidemic victim (on all enemies that are hit with the aoe skills and are within 600 units of the epidemic target).

In Topic: Question about Mystic Clovers

05 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Like Vysander said: the 1 recipe is more consistent. The reason for this is normal probability; more total samples are going to yield a result closer to the average (33%, again what Vysander said). The 10 recipe is more of a wild card in that RNG is more likely to either bless you or screw you over (the 1 recipe is also subject to RNG of course but, again, you're going to have more samples). Use the 1 recipe if you want to play it safe, and the 10 recipe if you want to gamble.

In Topic: Lowell's Ultimate sPvP Thief Guide [W.I.P]

31 October 2012 - 12:58 AM

View PostCrowhorse, on 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

I had literally only played PvP in this game for about an hour, and was having fun, until I had some person ruin it for me by calling me a moron.  Then I had another one get after me for "spamming heartseeker".

I think people need to realize there are folks from all walks of life that play this.  I'm not uber and most likely never will be, but I'd like to play this to have fun (which I thought the ultimate purpose of the game is).

It's hard to have fun and is uninviting when people start hurling insults at you, or calling you "kid" when they have no idea who you are or why you are playing.

Yeah, it's a big shame some people can't play a game without being a douche for some reason or another. Whether you stay silent or try to explain your mindset in the midst of the match, I'd like to think most people are mature enough to realize who in the chat is the kid and who is not ;-).

View PostCrowhorse, on 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM, said:

What is a glass cannon?
A glass cannon build is one that is focused solely on dealing out huge amounts of damage, and is very fragile as a result. By extension, a glass cannon is a player using such a build.

In Topic: Short Bow Build Help

14 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

View PostKutsus, on 14 October 2012 - 10:59 AM, said:

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Seeing those numbers, I gotta ask: Would anyone happen to know if Assassin's Signet and Hidden Killer or Sigil of Intelligence would increase the damage taken by everybody hit by a Cluster Bomb, as well as the crit chance of the attack on all enemies hit? I'm unsure as to whether or not I'd really give up executioner or my only shortbow sigil slot, but I find it a fun thought. Regardless, swapping weapons back and forth in WvW isn't much of a problem, even if it's only for the sigil benefits.

I would test this myself, but I won't have access to the game for a few days.

In Topic: my opinion of this game just hit rock bottom.

08 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Are you sure you weren't dazed? Because that's the only control effect a thief can apply to you in the repeated way you've described. Alternatively, it could have been Pistol Whip stuns, but those only last half a second each.