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#2224300 Guardian GS/sword+ DPS guide

Posted XRay on 05 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

View Postaspi, on 05 August 2013 - 08:47 AM, said:

Your last post is just another "go berserker" topic. This OP is trying something else for a change.

the OP's build is full zerker already lol ._. the only thing that ain't zerker is sunrise ._.

#2157162 Has anyone bought the Laurel gear packs yet?

Posted Gileas898 on 03 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 03 February 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

And yet with the exact same amount of time needed to get ONE Ascended gear piece you can get 12 of those boxes, which contain non-soulbound items, all useful for your profession.

Sure, you might not be able to use a few of them but seeing as they are not soulbound you can sell them and buy another piece if need be.

Selling a rare does not equal buying an exotic. Do you honestly think buying those boxes are worth it?

Be honest now.

#2157147 Has anyone bought the Laurel gear packs yet?

Posted Gileas898 on 03 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 03 February 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

You said he was better off saving up for the Ascended Gear, which in most cases would be incorrect, seeing as the ascended gear is very limited at the moment. Therefore it would most likely be better to focus on the gear boxes.

Okay. Let me prove you wrong.

1) Boxes involves RNG four times. Will it be an exotic? Will I get the piece I need? Will it be level 80? Will it be the stat combination I want? The chance of getting what you actually need is abysmal.

2) Ascended amulets are only available through Laurels, whereas exotic armor is easily attainable through many parts of the game.

3) The time it takes to obtain one piece of exotic is ~1 hour, whereas the time it takes to obtain 5 Laurel is 90 hours.

It's quite sad that your need to prove me wrong takes a toll on people who are just asking questions on this forums. You should really question your motives before posting.

#2157000 Warriors abandoned by Anet.

Posted Wifflebottom on 03 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

Your entire post sounds very whiny and I completely disagree. Warriors are perfectly viable, you're not supposed to have a lot of disengage skills, that's why you have the largest health and armor. You can build to have the highest consistent damage AND great burst, you have support builds too. Only thieves and mesmers (and maybe eles) can have even comparable burst. You want to complain about elites: battle standard is a rez +3 boons to all nearby allies, and the signet gives you 3 boons for 30 seconds on a 1 min CD that isn't bad, rampage sucks I agree. Eles have it way worse, elitewise. Some of the problems you point out aren't unique to the warrior, other professions have them too so stop acting like a child.

#2156461 I can't believe you let this one go.

Posted Kurr on 02 February 2013 - 04:36 AM

Are you kidding me? Dailies have been here since the beginning. And these aren't fetch quests, you can easily complete all the requirements of the daily just playing normally a little bit.

Stop complaining about everything.

#2163318 [Build] Knight of the Nine Boons.

Posted chullster on 13 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

View PostLucav, on 13 February 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

People really cant see that 5 seconds of boons is a terrible reason to use a rune set?

I think you fail to realize how easy a flashy looking post with cool sounding names fools the majority of people on here into running crap builds with crap runes. You'll notice from the amount of views/posts how popular such bad builds have become, this build is just another crap one of many.

#1705768 Pet Location Maps

Posted UmThatOneGuy on 10 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

I put together the locations of all the known pets from the betas that will appear in all the 1 to 15 zones and 15 to 30 zones. This should help anyone wanting a specific pet, or anyone who wants to get all the pets in an area (go team beard!)

I got most of my info from:

1 to 15 zones
River Drake
Forest Spider
Krytan Drakehound
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Caldeon Forest:
Jungle Spider
Jungle Stalker
Fern Hound
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Metrica Province:
Jungle Spider
Marsh Drake
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Wayfarer Foothills:
Brown Bear
Ice Drake
Snow Leopard
Alpine Wolf
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Plains of Ashford:
Black Bear
Red Moa
Whiptail Devourer
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15 to 30 Zones
Diessa Plateau:
Lashtail Devourer
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Brisban Wildlands:
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Gendarran Fields:
Brown Bear
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Snowden Drifts:
White Moa
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Kessex Hills:
River Drake
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Lion's Arch:
Blue Jellyfish
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Black Citidel:
Lashtail Devourer
Whiptail Devourer
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Polar Bear
Snow Leopard
Ice Drake
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#2144220 FOTM lvl 80

Posted GuanglaiKangyi on 17 January 2013 - 03:16 AM

View PostShiren, on 16 January 2013 - 12:29 PM, said:

This party composition is why I hate increasing the difficulties of dungeons the levels of this video. It pushes out creativity and diverse builds and play styles and punishes people for playing certain builds or classes. Sure not every build is going to be (or should be) viable, but I'm already getting kicked from several groups on my ranger. I see too many groups looking for guardians, warriors or mesmers and shunning every other class.

To a certain point, ArenaNet isn't making the dungeon harder, they are just limiting the number of viable choices you have to complete it. The end result is a PvE endgame meta where certain classes are almost completely shunned and certain builds, which should be viable, are never run. Look at how this kind of game design almost completely removed rangers from GW1 end game and you can see how it ended. I really hope this isn't where GW2 is going.

Stop using bad classes and you won't have this problem.  There's going to be tiers for everything, either play top tier or learn to deal with it.  Complaining about "people won't carry my crappy character through hard content" isn't particularly productive nor is the fix (making the content easier) particularly desirable.

#2143258 Dontain's new heavy arms build

Posted Strife025 on 15 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

PVT gear on a warrior, his sigil explanation, not talking about food...

Just seems like a build from a casual that really doesn't understand builds specialized for PvP or PvE outside of easy world content and dynamic events.

#2149673 Axe/Mace DPS?

Posted GuanglaiKangyi on 24 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

I've heard some silliness going around about how Axe/Mace is supposedly the best DPS weapon.  From what I can tell, it's crap.  The numbers simply don't support it, not by a long shot.  Even assuming generous vulnerability numbers (and vulnerability sucks in general, especially since it's halved on bosses) axe is coming up much lower.  You know what?  Let's just do this:

Berserker Axe/Mace, 30/10/0/10/20: Berserker's Power, Dual Wielding, Axe Mastery, Rending Strikes (assuming 3 stacks of vulnerability), Heightened Focus, Empowered (assuming 3 boons)
Auto: 609, 1300, 2070 per 3.75s = 1061/sec
Cyclone Axe: 568 total, -313 net, -46/sec, ~6 stacks of vuln
Crushing Blow: 812 total, -249 net, -15/sec, ~3.25 stacks of vuln
Eviscerate: 1766 total, 705 net, 64/sec
Total: 1064 overall, 3452/sec

Berserker Greatsword (20/25/0/10/15) - Berserker's Power, Slashing Power, Forceful Greatsword (assuming 10 stacks of might), Heightened Focus, Rending Strikes (assuming 3 stacks of vulnerability), Empowered (assuming 3 boons)
Auto = 597, 597, 768 = 784/s, ~7.5 stacks of vuln
HB = 4690 total, 1554 net, 150/s
Bladetrail = 1280 total, 496 net, 38/s
Rush = 1450 total, 666 net, 39/s
DPS = 1011 base, 4099 overall

So someone explain why people think axe/mace is more?

#2124192 New bug that gives 30+ seconds of fury and swiftness when using magnetic gras...

Posted Murmer on 20 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 20 December 2012 - 07:22 AM, said:

I suggest you read the ToS you agreed on why logging into your account the first time.
It clearly states that discussing/spreading exploits is a banable offence.

And this thread was a clear example of trying to spread said exploit.

Or maybe you need to stop trying to act like the forum police and just report the topic and stop baiting? What's your point in coming into a topic and whining (I'm sorry, but after 2 posts it is whining) about it being against TOS and starting up an argument in the topic about something that is frankly, so small. Report the topic, move on. What you're doing now is showing your immaturity. No one wants to see that much. It's to much information.

#2118679 Grenades #1, 30% damage reduction...how bad?

Posted Ragnadaam on 15 December 2012 - 04:04 AM

View Postmatsif, on 15 December 2012 - 03:53 AM, said:

what an absolute joke.  I'd have rather not had the useless sigils.

thanks a lot crybabies, what worked fine before today is now nerfed because "wahh I want sigils."  We didn't even get weapon stats, which actually has a reasonable argument going for it (loss of hp and/or toughness).  But you all cried, and got your way, and I hope you're happy with losing 30% of damage over a sigil.

I can't believe you're attempting to blame other Engineers for rightfully wanting sigils on kits, rather than laying the blame solely at the feet of Anet for this ludicrous nerf.

#2118667 Grenades #1, 30% damage reduction...how bad?

Posted Calebrus on 15 December 2012 - 03:53 AM

View PostMajic, on 15 December 2012 - 03:42 AM, said:

P.S. Regarding Grenadier, I think a better way to balance would be to always throw three grenades, adjust damage downward accordingly, then have Grenadier add a fourth grenade in addition to the range buff. It would still add 25% with that extra grenade, which is a lot, but the untraited kit would still be decent and the procs would go up overall, which would be a buff, but it would be offset by the damage nerfs.

Or somethin'
The damage nerf was obviously designed to reduce the effectiveness in an attempt to oppose on crit sigils.
Adding a third guaranteed proc, and a possible fourth when triated, is not the solution to this problem.  That would compound the problem instead.
Reducing the proc from a guaranteed third to a possible third is the solution to this problem.

This keeps untraited Nades viable, addresses the on crit sigil issue, and keeps Grenadier attractive but not mandatory.

View Postmatsif, on 15 December 2012 - 03:53 AM, said:

what an absolute joke.  I'd have rather not had the useless sigils.

thanks a lot crybabies, what worked fine before today is now nerfed because "wahh I want sigils."  We didn't even get weapon stats, which actually has a reasonable argument going for it (loss of hp and/or toughness).  But you all cried, and got your way, and I hope you're happy with losing 30% of damage over a sigil.
Weapon stats are next. They wanted to get sigils in first because they promote build diversity.  But weapon stats are coming.
How about instead of whining about it, you suggest a possible solution?
I find it ironic that you're whining in the same post you call others crybabies.  It amuses me.

#2103894 What I got from the state of pvp discussion...

Posted Tumri on 01 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Aether your QQ knows no bounds. I don't think I've seen you make a post that DOESN'T include some sort of Elementalist QQ. Right now Eles are VERY viable and competitive in tPvP, especially D/D aura share Ele. If anything ANet will tone down the downed state(almost guaranteed) and buff/nerf other areas as they see fit(maybe).

2 months ago everyone thought Eles were underpowered and useless. A month ago they become a mainstay on nearly every tPvP team because people found a niche for them. At the start of the game people thought Warriors would always have a place on every single tPvP team. As people learned to play and counter Warriors they've all but disappeared from high level play. You can't just judge everything by the lowest rung(Hotjoin).

#2111855 Wintersday = Lagsday? Anyone see it coming...

Posted Shadowrose on 08 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

View PostElfen Lied, on 08 December 2012 - 11:40 AM, said:

I haven't played guild wars 2 in a month or so. Just don't have that urge to go in and do stuff, like I have with League of legends for example. I'm hoping to get online for Wintersday, but then I recalled all of the previous events and lag fests and I'm wondering if it's worth it?

So what do you expect? Another Lag event or not?

I hope ANet learned from their mistakes and don't make another massive scale event in one specific place, or at least, not in Lion's arch.