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Thorfinnr

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Build Calc's with Sinister added

20 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

Anyone seen a build calc with Sinister stats added in?

I checked gw2skills.net and intothemists.com, and they do not have it added in.

Thanks

Update Notes for November 18th, Tangled Paths

18 November 2014 - 06:49 PM

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LIVING WORLD
Tangled Paths
The war against Mordremoth rages on in the Silverwastes as a new mystery arises. The Zephyrite Master of Peace has taken his precious cargo beyond the front lines. Where has he gone, and what answers will he give if he’s found?

Achievements
After completing “Tangled Paths,” showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

Rewards
  • With the release of “Tangled Paths,” players can continue to build their Carapace and Luminescent armor sets by collecting the light, medium, and heavy gloves.
    • Carapace gloves are obtained by completing the new Silverwastes reward track, completing the storyline, and exploring the Silverwastes.
    • Players will once again have the chance to prove their mastery of the region by unlocking all three weight classes of Luminescent glove armor to complete the Luminescent Gloves collection.
  • Explore the newly discovered labyrinth, and find nightmare pods full of rich rewards.
    • Nightmare fragments can be found in small pods throughout the maze. Combine them with a bandit skeleton key to open the greater nightmare pod.
    • The greater nightmare pod contains rare and masterwork gear, dragonite ore, and a chance to discover new recipes for Bountiful and Furious Maintenance Oils, Sharpening Stones, and Tuning Crystals.
BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from assigning, removing, or reassigning healing, utility, or elite skills while in a cosmetic transformation (e.g., during the siege of Ascalon in the Urban Battlegrounds fractal).
World Polish
  • Silverwastes
    • The cryptobotanist now correctly indicates the parts he is looking for.
BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions
  • World Tournament finishers are available to support your favorite region in the World Tournament Finals. Players purchasing the winning region’s finisher before the finals will receive three Celebration Boosters after the event. Each region’s finisher is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 600 gems each.
  • A new Pact weapon set is available at Black Lion Weapon Specialists for a limited-time price of one ticket per weapon. Tickets can be found inside Black Lion Chests.
  • The Jungle Explorer outfit is now available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.
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Echos of the Past Patch Notes

04 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

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LIVING WORLD
Echoes of the Past
As the Pact prepares for the war against Mordremoth, heroes unite in a mysterious land to hold the line against the Elder Dragon’s encroaching forces. But as secrets are revealed, will Tyrians find hope, or only come to understand that the road to war is paved with points of no return?

Achievements
After completing Echoes of the Past, showcase your tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

Rewards
  • The new Carapace and Luminescent armor sets are now available, with distinct looks for light, medium, and heavy professions.
    • Beginning with the six shoulder pieces in Echoes of the Past, the full sets will become available over the rest of the season, for a total of 36 new skins to unlock.
    • By completing the story and playing in the open world, players can earn pieces of Carapace armor.
    • Prove your mastery of the area by completing item collections to upgrade your Carapace armor to Luminescent armor.
  • Completing events in the Silverwastes rewards you with bandit crests that can be traded for a variety of rewards, including:
    • Recipes to craft components for the new Sinister stat combo (condition damage, power, and precision).
    • An Endless Dust Mite Tonic.
    • The Bandit Combat Journal, used to unlock the Bandit Weapons Specialist collection.
    • Bandit Skeleton Keys, used to open Lost Bandit Chests buried throughout the area.
    • And more!
  • Search throughout the Silverwastes for Lost Bandit Chests.
    • Complete events to receive Silverwastes Shovels used to find and uncover chests.
    • Once a chest is uncovered, every player in the map will have a chance to open it. Don’t forget your Bandit Skeleton Key.
    • Chests contain Embroidered Coin Purses, Lumps of Raw Ambrite, and a chance for the new Endless Arid Devourer Tonic and new high-level bandit weapons with a choice of stats.
BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH
General
  • Moved the Enchanted Treasure Chest inside the Salma District (human home instance). It is now inside the first house on the left upon entering the map.
  • Straits of Devastation: Fixed the strong-current warning at the boundary of the Sea of Elon.
  • Malchor’s Leap: Moved the world map marker for the Doric’s Shrine point of interest so it is no longer hidden by the Doric’s Waypoint icon.
Profession Skills
Posted Image Elementalist (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Glyph of Elementals: Toggle abilities for this skill are now instant. Skill facts of toggle abilities will no longer appear on this skill.
  • Glyph of Lesser Elementals: Toggle abilities for this skill are now instant. Skill facts of toggle abilities will no longer appear on this skill.
Posted Image Engineer (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Magnetic Shield: This skill can now be used while moving and will no longer root the engineer in place.
  • Slick Shoes: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 45 seconds.
  • Super Speed: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Toss Elixir H: Fixed an issue in which boons given by this skill had the wrong durations when traited with Potent Elixirs. Also fixed the incorrect skill facts that appeared when traited with Potent Elixirs.
  • Toss Elixir C: Fixed an issue in which boons given by this skill had the wrong durations when traited with Potent Elixirs.
Posted Image Guardian (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • “Retreat!”: Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 40 seconds.
  • Bane Signet: Increased the duration of the knockdown from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
Posted Image Mesmer (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Maim the Disillusioned: Increased the number of torment applications per clone shattered from 1 to 2.
Posted Image Necromancer (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Death Shroud: Reverted a change that caused this effect to incorrectly cancel abilities (such as stomping) when the necromancer’s death shroud runs out.
  • Necrotic Grasp: Increased the velocity of this projectile by 50%.
  • Life Siphon: Increased this skill’s base healing by 25%, and increased the scaling with healing power by 75%. Fixed a bug in which this skill increased by 25% instead of 20% when traited with Bloodthirst.
Posted Image Ranger (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Point Blank Shot: Added a warm-up to this skill and changed the projectile to help differentiate it from other ranger longbow abilities.
Posted Image Thief (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Reduced the recharge of venom abilities from 45 seconds to 40 seconds.
Posted Image Warrior (PvE Forums // PvP Forums // Skill Calc)
  • Crushing Blow: Increased the number of vulnerability applications that this skill applies from 4 to 10.
  • Tremor: Increased the velocity of this skill by 12%.
World vs. World
  • All siege weapon sites now display names with their build prompts.
  • Reduced the overall size of arrow cart and ballista build sites.
BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions
  • Miniature Belinda Delaqua is now available in the Toys category of the Gem Store for 350 gems.
  • A talking Replica Job-o-Tron Backpack is now available in the Style category for 500 gems.
  • A new Guild Flag Finisher is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.
  • A Celebration Boost has been added as an uncommon drop to the Black Lion Chest Boost Slot. This one hour buff grants 100% boost to magic find, WvW rank gain, experience from kills, and gold from kills.
Improvements
  • Reduced the cost per use of the Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic to 60 copper.
Bug Fix:
  • Fixed a server crash.
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Ranger in WvW - 1st build attempt, suggestions welcome

21 October 2014 - 07:02 PM

This is my 1st attempt at a build for the Ranger in WvW.

Likely to be in a Havok or larger groups...I'm not confident enough yet to try solo roaming(which I do not think this would be good for anyway).

Here's the build:
http://gw2skills.net...A38m3MkC4phRA-w

Here's the thoughts behind it:

1. I want to Crit often, and hit like a truck with those crits.
2. I want to be bale to keep up(hence the sig for the movement boost and pet damage boost in a fight.
3. I like all the evades built into this with the Sw/D, but it may almost be too much with those and the Utilities I chose(although I do like having 2 Stun Breaks).
4. The Sigs on the weapons are for extra AoE on the LB and really trying to spike a single target for the Sw/D set.
5. I mixed in some Valk armor to boost the Vitality a little.(I considered full zerk, or maybe subbing in Assassins for the Valk, hence the post to get suggestions.)
6. I went with Widow(for the poison and immobilize) and Jaguar (for his Stealth, Vuln stacking, and Bleeds).
7. Cons are Health Steal on Crit and Crit Boosts.

I do pretty well with my Ranger in PvE(completely diff build, but does use Jaguar as well), but I do need some good input for making a WvW load-out that helps me stay alive and get the job done.

Thanks all.

Free Items in the Gem Store

17 September 2014 - 01:25 PM

https://www.guildwar...-the-gem-store/

Free items in Gem Store...says "this week" in article but wasn't posted until yesterday, so not sure what items I have missed. May have just started as of last night, but I am not sure.

Thanks to the posters below for catching me up. :)

9/15 - Box O' Fun(?)
9/16 - WXP Booster
9/17 -  Dye Pack
9/18 - Banker Golem(2 Weeks)
9/19 - 1 Transmutation Charge
9/20 - Black Lion Salvage Kit (Awesome)
9/21 - Black Lion Key