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#2357072 [BUILD] Vocal ally: PUG-ing dungeons and more

Posted Satenia on 23 June 2015 - 07:31 PM

Here we go again, almost a year later ;)

The guide has been updated to include the specialization changes. Generally speaking, PS builds seem to have gotten quite some love on the damage-side of things.

Some more polish will be done once the build editors are fully supporting the new system.

#2357150 Post a Picture of Your Warrior.

Posted Phenn on 25 June 2015 - 10:47 PM

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#2356235 [Guide] An Introduction to the Necromancer

Posted Phenn on 31 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

Hiya all! I'll be working through this whole guide once the major feature patch drops, and I'll have it brought up to spec for the xpack. At the moment it's actually still largely accurate.

#2356238 [Build][Guide] Vampiric Well-Bomber

Posted Phenn on 31 May 2015 - 10:37 PM

Hiya all, just wanted to pop in and let y'all know that this build is still very relevant. I've been away from the game for a while, but dinking around recently proved once again that this build is still excellent.

I'll be updating it for the xpack when it finally drops. Not that anyone reads the Necro forums anymore...

#2356208 Newbie advice? Weapons? Crafting? Traits?

Posted Arkham Creed on 31 May 2015 - 04:13 AM

View PostDestinyEdge, on 31 May 2015 - 03:51 AM, said:

Also, do not go into crafting right now. Crafting actually cost money rather than save money. The main use of crafting is for crafting ascended end-game gear.

Objectively false on both counts. I've fully geared several characters entirely through crafting with barely any gold investment, and that investment always returns when I salvage my old stuff. Crafting is  hardly the best way to make money, but when done right it doesn't cost squat. Likewise it is always the best way to quickly and easily get the best-in-slot gear at any point in the leveling curve, right up to level 80 exotics. The only tier of play wherein crafting isn't worth the time or expense is ascended; because unless you're doing Fractals of the Mists ascended gear is completely worthless.

#2356196 Newbie advice? Weapons? Crafting? Traits?

Posted Arkham Creed on 30 May 2015 - 06:37 PM

Well I'll tell you right now that pretty much everyone is going to tell you to just go full damage and forget about survival. That's the "meta" right now, and has been for far too long. But it looks like things may actually change in the coming months with balance tweaks and an expansion on the way. Anyway, as to your questions...

For right now I'd go with a mix of strength and toughness for your gear. Warriors already have a nice health boost that will supplement for low vitality, so you won't likely need that for a bit. So that means go with a mix of Mighty and Resilient armor right now, then try for more advanced versions of that same gear later.

As general advice for crafting; salvage EVERYTHING. This might hurt your gold income in the early game, but the mats you'll be getting to craft up your own gear will more than make up for this in my opinion. Oh, and don't underestimate the value of a low level crafted backpack; low level packs are hard to come by through other means, and they can provide a nice little stat boost at low levels.

#2355862 The Ingame Cosplay Thread

Posted Alexei Hart on 17 May 2015 - 02:23 PM

That time my human chars decided to be twinsies...

Uploaded 17 May 2015 - 14:15

...You didn't see that coming?

#2356112 Necromancer Screenshots

Posted Satenia on 25 May 2015 - 09:03 PM

Upcoming reaper :D

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#2355646 Necromancer Screenshots

Posted Arkham Creed on 12 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

View PostSatenia, on 12 May 2015 - 06:39 PM, said:

(... and I see you are already planning ahead for the specialization)

Indeed I am. Under the upcoming system my build only actually needs two specialization lines, with the third slot being “whatever I feel like at the moment.” So I figure I’ll just slap in the elite spec and see what it does to fill in that hole, maybe go with a kind of hybrid between my preferred spec and the whatever the new one turns out to be.

I’m a semi-casual PvE player, mostly story and open world stuff, so I don’t really concern myself with being completely optimal all the time. I’d much rather run with a build I find fun or amusing than one that gives the biggest numbers or the best party support. Hence why I’ve been experimenting with various forms of vampire builds since beta. I used to run vampire-minions, but currently I’m going vampire-wells.

#2355553 The Ingame Cosplay Thread

Posted MSchiffer on 11 May 2015 - 12:27 AM

The best Mikasa Ackerman I can do in Gw2.

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#2355142 Meet the Chronomancer: Mesmer’s Elite Specialization

Posted davadude on 30 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

View PostThorfinnr, on 30 April 2015 - 06:33 PM, said:

lol...I just posted as well...but yours always look so much prettier... :)

Go ahead and kill mine or merge it...whatever you think is best. :)

I got connections, haha, but thanks for posting!

#2355091 Claim Your Spot in the Next Heart of Thorns Closed Beta

Posted Satenia on 29 April 2015 - 04:26 PM

View PostMiragee, on 29 April 2015 - 12:31 PM, said:

So it doesn't drop at a regular rate? How is your experience with it?

I like the idea in general but if the droprates are low then the idea is badly executed.

So far, I've spent a few hours in the Silverwastes. The drop-rate is very very very low. I mean low to the degree where you can participate in a full event cicle (1h+) and never see one linked in map-chat even though you're playing in a full map. Granted, not everyone getting a drop is going to post it, but it should give you a rough idea.

I mean I understand that this is for a closed beta and that access has to be limited. However, that the luck element has to be paired with grind is what irks me. Personally, I don't see how you can ensure quality in a beta when you select the participants through luck and willingness to grind limited content. That has entirely nothing to do with being an active player and having a broad and open-minded view of the game.

#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.