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#2354320 Shatter build help

Posted Brandon the Don on 07 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

View PostThorfinnr, on 06 April 2015 - 07:22 PM, said:

GAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I just made my Mesmer around the holidays and just made his exotic armor with a full set of Rangers like at the beginning of March...lol

I never seem to have that much gold horded...so I may try to find a cheaper alternative to Scholar...I can never seem to stay above 90% anyway...things just always seem to like to come hit me over and over again... :)

Ouch, that might not be the best thing to deal with =/

The best alternative are of course Runes of Strength - but that is even more expensive than Scholars...
I guess Eagle are somewhat nice, but I did not do the calculations for Mesmers >.<

Good luck at the very least

#2352160 Please help with a serious pain in the...back

Posted Alex Dimitri on 26 February 2015 - 11:33 AM

Well you can always cash up and buy Gems then convert them to gold......
It`s the way Anet prefers, there`s no other explanation for so many "MUST BE CRAFTED" items, if it was some other game you could just farm it unfortunately GW2 doesn`t give usable drops (or interesting) for that matter.
Take it from someone that had a lot of gold  (trough playing only) buying Legendary/Precursor or crafting Ascended gear is basically the only thing you can do with it, which makes things even worse because crafting/buying items you want just totally sucks.....and it can never be compared to getting something as a drop or finishing some feat (quests/raids/) and collecting pieces you need !

#2351926 Warrior specialization speculations

Posted typographie on 24 February 2015 - 07:05 AM

All of weapons warriors currently don't have fall somewhere in between 'unlikely' and 'extremely boring' in my opinion. I guess pistol and torch seem the most likely, but I struggle to think of implementations that would be interesting. I think the new weapon type entirely would be the best solution, but I'm not really expecting it to happen.

#2351329 DPS Guardian Guide for PVE

Posted Obal on 19 February 2015 - 07:10 PM

Zealous blade should only be on if you have a gs on for binding blades.  Otherwise go with binding jeopardy like you said.  Assassins is no longer worth it for hammer and non rh strength gs builds due to the might nerf.  Assassins mix was better before but I always suggest full zerk due to the variety of builds having zerk or mix being optimal and future proofing (the might nerf and ferocity change have been examples).  Comparing full zerk vs assassins mix has always been less than 1% difference anyway.

#2351110 DPS Guardian Guide for PVE

Posted Obal on 17 February 2015 - 10:19 PM

Shout cd is more worthwhile than larger symbols for longer fights or just running around open world (more retreat).  You should use the 3/5 version if you need master of consecrations.  If you don't need much reflect uptime or condi removal then 5/5 since it is a lot stronger and unconditional since you get the 10% symbol damage and that's where a lot of your damage comes from for hammer mace.  GS builds it's worth it to use unscathed since there isn't a big damage buff to retrait to run without it but with hammer you have the big buff to trait to when you don't need much/any support so go for it instead of slotting unscathed.  For the master zeal trait focus mastery would be good for longer fights and binding jeopardy would be a decent choice also.  If you have a GS (only worthwhile when you need binding blades to group mobs) on instead of mace then zealous blade.

#2350726 Warrior specialization speculations

Posted Occultus on 13 February 2015 - 08:13 PM

I'm hoping they finally introduce two-handed axes into the game.  Something I've been asking for since day one.

#2350828 Warrior specialization speculations

Posted Occultus on 15 February 2015 - 06:26 PM


Maybe even unarmed combat? a warrior's strenght and heavy gauntlets would make it reasonable.

If they go for that, then my Hellfire gauntlets had better cause burning.

#2350759 DPS Guardian Guide for PVE

Posted Obal on 14 February 2015 - 08:27 AM

If you are going hammer + mace/focus use 35042 or 55040.  Writ of persistence makes the hammer mace combo strong.  The 26402 I mentioned is just for mace camping which is bad to do anyway.  Hammer is gives you a lot more survival with the prot symbol and 2k extra hp compared to GS builds.  GS does more damage and the damage is more consistent since interrupting hammer chains tanks your damage.  Hammer also means spamming light fields which would make it harder for others to stack might mid fight.  If your playing with randoms then they probably won't do that anyway, but if you play with an organized group it will probably annoy them.  Your gear and skills looked fine except for smite condition.  Purging flames is a lot better for pve.  

Here is a dps compare

Condi + Direct = Total (Total with 25% UC uptime)

5/5/0/4/0 Ham + M/F WoP 414 + 9691 = 10105     
3/5/0/4/2 Ham + M/F WoP 393 + 9003 = 9396 (9846)       
6/6/2/0/0 GS M/F AW   780 + 10022 = 10802
4/6/2/0/2 GS M/F   554 + 9533 = 10086 (10563)
4/5/0/0/5 GS M/F   554 + 9069 = 9623 (10077)

#2350768 Whats Your Magic In Guild Wars 2

Posted Satenia on 14 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

Well, I mostly like the graphics, the wardrobe and the casual way of obtaining stuff. Like, I can play for an hour a day and feel like I've made some progress through stuff like dailies and extra daily rewards.

Furthermore, I also like how it's solo-friendly in the way of scaling and easy grouping. People claiming that GW2 has the friendliest community are mixing up cause and effect in my opinion: Anet has simply managed to circumvent most of the potential griefing factors other MMO's have (kill-stealing, nodes, generally open-world content with groups). This results in less hostility, but it's because of game mechanics and not because of the players. Nevertheless, it is also something I like about the game.

#2350705 Requesting advice for new Mesmer player

Posted Culture Shock on 13 February 2015 - 04:54 PM

I run Dungeons and Champion farm a lot.  I am usually running Staff and GS as a true caster.  My power and conditions are balanced with a healthy dose of toughness and vitality as well.  This is why I have soloed Kholer in the AC dungeon while everyone else is on the ground, I never discount defense in hopes of never getting hit hard.  Also seems like something only guys would do, which is also why men's auto insurance is higher than womens.. lol

Staff gets the extra bounces, I love to fight lots of trash because I almost always win with staff bounces burning and clones bleeding everything upon death.  My clones are also traited to cripple on death, so trash doesn't get to run me down.  Also have centaur runes and I use Mirror for my heal so I have continuous speed buff.  I rarely shatter against crowds like that because they will kill themselves by taking my clones down.

And of course you can always smack mobs back with the GS and cripple the ones who get too close.  It's always nice to drop Chaos Storm as you make your rounds and on the move so they can all taste the wrath of Lyssa and enjoy some poison.  I keep the condition removal mantra on, and I also have mirror images and decoy since they are both stun breakers.  I think staff is the most fun weapon in GW2, and I feel sad whenever I see Mesmers using swords all the time unless its GS.. :).  I fancy myself to be a pure caster, and I also use scepter/ focus or torch.  I'll play with the pistol just for fun sometimes, but for killing champions range rules in my playstyle... have fun!!

#2350708 Stormlord Elementalist Theorycraft

Posted cobalt on 13 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

Ok so this is a condi ele build i made very quickly.. just went for as much condi as possible with no regard for power at all..

Condi Build

the healing skill and the arcane blast can be swapped out with anything. Leave the 2 signets as your going to need to run faster to kite and the toughness is part of the conversion over to condi. I chose the FGS for the burn on it and it can be a extra escape. For the Traits the last 2 pts in arcane is moveable, and the last trait in fire is open... only stacking might for the additional condi and not the power. Lastly, the armor runes could also be changed over to Dire.. I only put the Rabid in because they are a bit easier to make/get.

Basically, with this build you want everything to be burning or bleeding or both... Its not the best and i know there are flaws in it as pve at the moment is still a zerker paradise. grrr

#2350405 Requesting advice for new Mesmer player

Posted Arkham Creed on 11 February 2015 - 05:44 PM


I theory crafted this build for my then-girlfriend way back at the release of the game, and have since updated it a few times. Not sure if it will suit your style or not, and I’m not a big Mesmer player myself, but worth a shot. The core of the build is clones, and the trait/skill set up is to give you as many ways to spawn clones as possible, so you are rarely without them. At least at the time of the build’s conception clones did basically no direct damage, but I found their copied staff auto-attack could still cause conditions, so I went all in on making clones also spam as many of those as possible, and turned them into condition bombs with their on-destruction effects.

This also explains why your stat spread has a nice mix of direct power and condition damage, as well as a bit of defensive stats like vitality because I can’t mentally bring myself to completely abandon defense in spite of the meta. Weapon choice furthers this focus; giving you both direct damage skills as well as condition applying skills. The earth sigils on both weapon sets help spam bleeds, and (again at least at the time) will allow your clones to do so as well. It’s also worth noting that with two stun breakers utility skills and the staff’s Phase Retreat skill you will be very hard to lock down with control effects like knockdown or stun. This build seems most effective in PvE and 1v1 PvP.

#2346673 Preview of Upcoming Balance Changes

Posted Satenia on 16 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

Did I just see some guardian shield love? A step into the right direction, Anet, keep it coming :P

#2345340 So What Does Your Engineer Look Like?

Posted Satenia on 01 January 2015 - 09:34 PM

No fashion-love for engineers? :qq:

I hope this doesn't qualify as the bad kind of double-post, but I finally resolved my dilemma to find more suitable leg-wear than I had in the above picture.

Happy :D

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#2341646 The "Signator"

Posted Stouts on 28 October 2014 - 11:43 AM

Just created one.  Best generator I've used yet.  Thanks!

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