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chochi12

Member Since 20 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 25 2012 08:43 AM

#1974940 Viability of Mesmer condition builds VS. DD

Posted Skyro on 27 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Well ok... I don't know what you want people to discuss then because everything you said is pretty obvious to experienced Mesmers. Maybe add that confusion is our strongest condition damage mechanic but due to mobs generally slow attack rate it is unreliable. And that max stacks of conditions significantly hurts condition damage on large world fights such as the dragons. Also add you need to go DD if you're going to farm a popular DE spot due to the "tagging" mechanic to get loot. Then change the OP to "[Guide for new Mesmers] Why you should focus on DD in PvE" and that's a wrap.


#1974885 Viability of Mesmer condition builds VS. DD

Posted Skyro on 27 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

View Postentropy3, on 27 September 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

I agree that the staff has a defensive feel and the GS is more offensive in nature, but they both have the capability to deal a lot of damage. As I stated, the purpose of the thread was to highlight why the way in which a mesmer DD spec deals damage is more useful in most circumstances.

Then why do you keep drawing a hard line between "DD spec" and "Condition spec." There's no such thing as a pure condition spec. Hybrid specs do just fine in most scenarios. If you're simply stating how DD and condition damage functions in this game then the purpose of your thread was to education new mesmers or something? There's no opinion involved when you just state the obvious.


#1974810 Viability of Mesmer condition builds VS. DD

Posted Skyro on 27 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

Mesmers don't really have pure condition builds though so I don't know what is the purpose of this thread. I don't really think it's fair to compare a super defensive weapon (staff) with a super offensive one (GS) either, they serve different purposes. Something like a 20/20/0/0/30 is a hybrid DD/condition damage shatter build for instance is probably up there on the DPS charts.