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In Topic: After 100s of hours, my final Guardian Build

12 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

Can anyone comment on how well this build works in Fractals 30+?  Seen a few other threads where people say the boons in this build don't last long enough and running a cleric/knights/soldier and a balanced trait setup is more beneficial to the whole team.  Would like some thoughts before investing in ascended berserker infusions.  BTW, I run fotm with pugs, so don't have the benefit of organized team setups. Thanks.

In Topic: Has anyone bought the Laurel gear packs yet?

03 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

View Postkalendraf, on 03 February 2013 - 02:38 PM, said:

Two people in my guild bought them opened them.  Each had 2 rather useless level 78 rares which were promptly salvaged for a chance at ectos.   IIRC, one was a warrior box that had a shield & warhorn.  I don't remember the other boxes type and contents other than them being level 78, but the person seemed rather unhappy to have blown laurels on it.

Tell them thanks for taking one for the team.  So lame though, lvl 78 rares...not quite as bad as getting rare weps for completing the entire game, but close.

In Topic: After 100s of hours, my final Guardian Build

02 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

View PostStrife025, on 02 February 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

Ring has the worst ratio out of all gear so I would never take that berserker. As far as pugs vs organized, it just depends on your personal preference and what you can get away with.

I slowly started moving to more berserker because that's what I was comfortable with for my groups. If you need more survivability then take more knights, using pieces that have the worst ratios first.

There's not a "magic" number, I just used 3k because that's about what you get if you take knights armor and ascended jewelery (and the ruby jewels in your earrings) which has been a good balance for keeping agro and still doing decent dps.

I'm not familar with the worst/best ratios for a given piece.  What would you recommend for exotic rings?  Thanks

In Topic: After 100s of hours, my final Guardian Build

02 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostStrife025, on 02 February 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:


Basically planning on going all berserker ascended gear, still the knights earrings with ruby jewels, and then switching to full knights armor.

Ascended gear has the best crit % ratios so it's good to keep those berserker if you're going a balanced build between knights and zerker. Basically shooting for ~3k armor to hold agro for the warriors and mesmers which are full dps in my parties and then going for dps gear once you hit that.

Hello Strife.  Just a quick question, seems like your specific setup with armor/accessories is to take advantage of the group you run with.  Would you recommend the same choice of Knights/Emerald/Beserker for an all-around general setup for PUGS in dungeons/fractals?

Right now I have full Knights armor with Sup Soldier runes, but a mix of accessories.  I don't have access to ascended gear yet, so deciding what to invest in.  Should I go:

Earrings: Emerald/Ruby
Amulet: Beserker/Ruby
Rings: Beserker/Ruby
Backpack: Beserker/Ruby


In Topic: Ascended Triforge Pendant

29 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 29 January 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Unless im mistaken the Triforge can only have a utility slot? Making it unable to use agony stats. For 180+ gold thats alot of gold to waste on something that can not use agony when all you have to do is your daily and monthly and can have it for free in 20 days....with agony...

It is free because all it requires is time and just playing the game doing your daily and monthly. The rings you get from fractals, backpiece from fractals, amulet from laurels, it's not meant to be quick..

But your right if people want to blow 180 gold on something that doesn't use agony and has same stats for free they are free to do so. Unless im missing something I personally dont see it as worth the gold cost.

For people like me, time is money.  Some people would rather have an item today versus waiting 20+ days.  Example.  If I wanted the Syzgy Amulet (30 Laurals) infused with the 20% Magic Find (20 Laurals) upgrade, I would have to spend 50 Laurals which will take about 40 days (40 dailies + monthly).  However, an alternative option is to use the Triforge which shaves 20-30 days off.  Obviously, with this combination, Agony Res is useless because it's most likely used as a "farming" build and not a high-level FotM build.