The mechanical reason why an Ele can stop Katas and Trebs and a Guardian can not are clear to me. The Ele destroys the projectiles with swirling winds and the Guardian Bubbles (Shield #5, Shield of the Avenger, Sanctuary) only block projectiles, and since these projectiles are unblockable, they go through our bubbles.
Why i am in the Q&A Section of this forum:
Does anyone of you know about an official statement that A Net is looking into changing it?
They wont remove the unblockable part from Siege Projectiles, because then Mesmers could store them with Mimic or several professions can just reflect them back to the source. Noone wants Mesmers with stored Trebuchet Projectiles.
So the alternative would be to turn the Guardian Bubbles from "blocking projectiles" to "destroying projectiles" like the swirling winds from the Ele.
Of course, 2 Guardians could then shut down long range Siege 24/7, but 4 cooridinated Eles with the 20% Air Magic Trait can do it right now.
I love to play my bubble Guardian in WvW, but in 75% of the cases the bubbles do nothing in a siege, because most of the time the enemies throw non projectile AoE at your Tower/Keep. I don't need the bubbles to stop non projectile skills, it would just be nice to be able to protect your Siege Equipment as the "Master of Protection" from Enemy Siege equipment.
NapTooNMember Since 12 May 2010
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