Originally by: Impact.2780
What: Race choice for a thief
Advice: The differences are size, appearance, and animations. Asuras, being smaller, have smaller animations for your opponent to spot, and you can more easily see your target over your head. Standard models in ranked arenas addressed the former, but it’s still the case in WvW, hot join and unranked PvP. As for the latter, the recent camera changes allow you to position your camera higher, so you can better see over your head on any race. Another point about the size is obstructions. For example, the mine cart on the mine point on Legacy of the Foefire can be stood behind to obstruct other players’ attacks. On an asura, a ranger’s longbow skills won’t hit you because you’re the same height as the cart. On a human, you would get hit unless you make yourself lower by, for example, using the /sleep command.
So it comes down to:
- How the enemy sees you in PvE, WvW, hot join, and unranked PvP.
- Sleight advantage regarding low height obstructions with asuras.
- The difference of animations between the two races.
- The appearance options they have, and how you want to look.
Noticed this question cropping up a few times…
Originally by: Geiir.7603
What: [Guide] Book of Shadows: The Thief Handbook
A bit senseless of me to be try and recompile that, might as well just provide a link to it’s thread.
Oh and you don’t have to provide your opinion, like I’m doing here, just using these few posts as examples.
Originally by: Kount.5704
What: Thief Tricks and Tips
Originally by: Terrorsquad.2349
What: [PvP] Guide for (new) Thiefs in Ranked Arenas
Advice: Made a new guide for (beginner) thiefs to get an understanding what your team expects from you in Ranked Arenas! (for Solo and Team Arena both)
I guess I was kind of provoked by Kount’s thread recent, since that kind of thread comes up often. Problem is/was that no one maintained or contributed to them…
Geiir tried to undertake a giant task on his own, as in he was writing a guide, people could pitch in but he would have to add it to the guide.
This list, hopefully, will be maintained at the very list by me (at my discretion… ) and others have the freedom to contribute to it while following a general format/theme that will make this list of advice/tips/tricks feel like a large community effort.
Yes, this is slightly unlike of my persona on the forums.
Originally by: Shadowstarkirby.4072
What: Silverwastes Build
(edited by Zero Day.2594)
Originally by: DeceiverX.8361
What: D/D build
What: General scouting tips
Props to the guy that made the video, it’s a bit dated but still gives a good sense for scouting. A thing to note…. The name of the game for scouts is to provide information… while roamers do w/e they want (along with maybe providing some information/causing havoc).