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Been waiting for exactly one of these recently. Thanks for creating and posting this guide, defiantly will read all of it!
I don’t know why you guys think Hold the Line is better. Mobility is key to this game, and with good mobility comes good positioning. Retreat offers a group wide aegis that can be useful for blocking boss attacks and stomping in pvp. What does hold the line offer? A couple seconds of protection and a measly 1k heal? I’d like to think that it’s better to avoid damage than to tank it and heal up. Although it’s on a lower CD, it feels underwhelming.
Not sure if my self-esteem is low or I’m just bad but whenever I play Solo Q I feel like when we lose, it’s my fault or when we win, my team is good. It’s weird because whenever I play it’s either I win 5 games in a row or lose 5 in a row. Making me top 70% at some times and top 600 other times. If anyone can offer me some in depth tips for winning it would be much appreciated. I’m rank 41 and have around 250 tourney games. Because I am the only player in the team I have control over, and if i improve I’d hope my team does aswell. I usually main a guardian dps or bunker and play roamer theif and condi warrior sometimes.
R41 main a guardian but bit rusty on tourneys. But give me a try please?
Hit me up. I’m a pro rank 14 with top 75% soloq and top 57% teamq. I charge 2 gold per game and if we win, I charge 4 gold. My win loss ratio is negligible as losing is more common amongst good people where it is very common in my ranking.
I’ll usually be on every night but am usually busy carrying teams. If I am busy and you need me, feel free to double that price and I’ll be at your service.
I have Champion paragon so it must mean I’m a pro.
Nevertheless, I do free games occasionally. Send me a mail in game Curie, xoxoxo
EDIT: spelling errors soz
@ZoroDaOtter Sorry about that. I’ll try use more balanced font if there is a next time.
@swiftpaw Why? I would love to learn.
Build’s in the attachment.
This build focuses on being useful in a team setting providing high DPS and support with greatsword and staff.
Mainly focuses on PuGs so there are less PVT tanky support builds that do no damage and think they’re useful when running dungeons.
Took me ages to make this info-graphic style build. Why did I make it? Because whenever i browse through builds it gets really boring reading through walls of text with no visual appeal. So i helped make this look good so you won’t be bored reading through it.
But after playing for a very, very long time, this is the build I found to be comfortable in. If I influence any of you to use this build, I’d be grateful.
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Reinstalled GW2 but that really did nothing but waste my internet lol. Here’s what i got from HWMonitor:
That may be it. I’m not sure, but it does seem to happen more frequently now that it’s no longer winter. And yes, my laptop gets really hot. I’m reinstalling GW2 now, seeing if that helps. I’ll try coretemp once GW2 installs.
It’s an Acer Aspire V3-57G
Intel Core i5-240M 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M with 2GB Dedicated VRAM
4GB DDR3 Memory
Thanks for the help. Any further advice is appreciated!
Any advice please?
This has been happening every couple minutes for a long time now. Usually happens most during WvW or any place where many characters are involved. The CPU usage looks like this (in the attachments).
Has anyone found any solutions?
Starfall, are you sure it is resolved? My one is default set to “Use global setting … etc.”
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Fix this Anet, it looks like it’s a common problem.
I too have this solution and most defiantly think it is something to do with the game. My computer runs fine until around every 2-3 minutes it drops to 5-10 fps for like 10 seconds. Extremely annoying during PvP fights such as tPvP and WvW. A solution to this would be greatly appreciated and I am open to suggestions even though I do think it isn’t related to my computer.
I’m sure this is a very common confrontation for many but I would like to give more attention to this. Most likely a bug that has happened to me for more than a month now and nothing has been fixed. I can still see the shadows of the boulders but the fiery balls are not visible. This is Path 1 of Citadel of Flames after the Acolytes part.
Showing off your progess in the achivement tabs I see? :P
On topic: How do you think the losing team felt? The teams were similar in skill? Fix this or I’ll keep owning noobs 500/0 and make them quit your game…
^ oh my Jesus lord holy god ’ 10/10!!!!!!!
This is definitely the most prettiest and hottest human ever… drools
SERIOUSLY the first picture is so sexy.
Here’s my little pretty gal, I’ve been fine tuning it for a while now and you (^) had it haha. Mine looks really similar but I just don’t know what hair color to choose; I though blue would look good on a guardian but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
I just watched the whole video and you two are amazing. I can confirm Ana’s skill as I have personally 1v1ed him and he wrecked me… (except from that one time he messed up due to lag and my stun mace warrior one shotted him with HB>WW when he was out of his only stunbreak; a very proud moment for me :P).
This brings me to my next point, a stun shouldn’t be longer than 1 second, it should be there to either interrupt a foe or to set up the next attack, not a 3 second stun that lets you load out your full HB>WW combo.
I also enjoyed both your specs are they reward high level play and punish for mistakes. THIS is how the game should be played. NO PASSIVES, quick fights. For instance, countering someone’s non-passive heal would result in his death if he didn’t put up a block, bind, fear or stability before he healed.
An excellent example of what the game should be, OP.
^ 9/10 I love that serious manly look. He looks determined and the high res background goes really well. Especially the second picture, that picture is just gold!
Here’s my wannabe character that I’m not sure if I want to change into. I want to know what you guys think!
This Meta is all about Condition damage. Bunker meta? What are you talking about??? Bunkers are just food for condition damagers like necros. Where ever you go, condition spamming is the the most effective and the opponent drowns in your conditions. You will need to go spirit weapons that burn for lots of burn. Putting 30 in radiance will let you get RHS (+15% crit on one handed weapons), which will allow you to get Spirit weapon burning in that line as well as the full signet heal. 10 points in zeal will let you get more damage on burns. Spirit weapon utilities and tome of wrath as elite, lots of people underestimate this ability. After all, this has a nice burn which is what this meta is all about. You’ll want sword/torch and scepter/focus or greatsword. That way, your opponent will be drowning in conditions and you’ll inevitably have a free win.
but on topic, the content indeed stays for a very long time. One month is more than enough to try this content, if you like it, you should spend more time on it.
I’m talking about skill delay lag etc.
Seriously, I can’t do ANYTHING with this lag.
I thought it may get more attention here but:
This may not be happening to you, but it is defiantly happening to a lot of us.
I am also experiencing this horrible lag. I know this is not at my end but at yours Areanet. I am pretty certain as since this last patch, the lag has been unbearable. Skill delay by myself is usually at half a second, in a large zerg, it may be up to 30 seconds. In the Claw of Jormag fight, i got downed and stayed down for 2 minutes. Tried to WP, got ressed by others, 5 minutes later, i get waypointed to my locatoin I clicked AGES AGO.
NO BOULDERS IN COF!
Pvp… I just see people walk into walls and then I die a minute later.
Seriously, fix this, I can’t even enjoy your game anymore.
By using empower, you obviously would switch to a DPS weapon afterwards. So the 16% is a bonus and you can make your part of the dps too by… DPSing, I’m sure you can do 4% of the party’s DPS with a staff even, but generally, you’ll do on average 20% which gets boosted to 24% with Empower. That’s 120% of normal Party DPS considering that you also provide boons and regen and what not to keep your players from dying. Doesn’t matter if a Mesmer can do 5400 DPS if they can only do it for one second or if they’re always downed. But if they are doing 5400 DPS, you’ll be making them do 1080 more DPS etc.
So. Much. Win with staff zzz
Okay I was going to post this massive wall of text but I thought more people would read it if I kept it simple and short.
Empower on #4 staff is underrated. This skill alone should make you equip a staff.
Empower gives 12 stacks of might to 5 players. If the average player has 2100 power, it grants a 20% increase in damage for those players. To put things into perspective, this means that there is DPS as if there was an extra player around.
Get boon duration runes to make that 12 stacks permanent.
Go support guardian not DPS.
Equip a staff and you can never go wrong! Unless your party is 5 guardians.
How the heck do you hit 16-18k with whirlwind…? Please show a picture or something… Its rare for me to hit 7k and I get exotics 10x more often than hitting 10k…
Ingame name: Sxalpha
Main Class / Potential Classes (Incase team requires): Guardian
Practice Times: GMT +10 1700h weekdays, most weekends all day
Experience: r35, 91 toirney wins, 61% win rate, rank ~600 atm
Other (Anything else that you would like to add): Need a friendly eam I can practice with! I want to get better.
Inbox me if interested.
I’m a rank 35 with 66% gameplay in pvp as guardian with 1100+ hours. It may not mean much but I’m just putting things into perspective. But I am relatively new to tourneys and looking to improve through your training programs as a result. Here’s my leaderboards:
Rank Name Character Wins Losses Win % World
655 Sxalpha.5063 Sxalpha 91 56 61.90% Sea of Sorrows
Would love to have a fixed proper team. I also have a friend in my guild that plays necro, ele and thief; rank 500 something, would love him to join if you have space. He’s really good.
As for my part, I can bunker and whatnot. Just looking forward to being the best guardian I can.
I reckon they should implement the rune of Lyssa to renewed focus by default + a stun breaker; then it would be worth of an elite. A button that you can pop at any time to remove all condition, gain all boons for 5 seconds, refresh virtues and become invulnerable for 3 seconds would be great.
i would get signet cooldown instead of shimmering defense OR switch sigent of resolve for shelter. I would also remove Hold the line for judges intervention since its much much better to catch up, surprise, run away + burn for 20% more damage right? For condition removal, i probably would go for the meditation contemplation of purity instead of save yourself but there really is no room for condition removal if you spec into damage.
the only things i have double of is a greatsword lol, its because it has a bloodlust sigil on it and i can’t salvage it.. can only get it through transmutation then salvage
It’s even more frustrating if you compare Warriors and Thieves.
Thieves have (1) stealth and a bit (2) better out of combat mobility (no, it’s not a lot, as Thief i dream to have Warriors perma swiftness instead of having to waste my Initative on mobility, instead of actually using it to fight).
Warriors have (1) 100% more base HP and (2) a higher armor class, (3) easier access to boons, (4) better controll abilities, (5) way more dps and (6) higher burst than Thieves, with less sacrifices to get that damage.
And then you have to deal with people claiming your obviously inferior profession be overpowered, while you have to play 3 times as good as other players just to be equal to their professions.
The difference of 1000 Vitality between Guardians, but especially Thieves and Elementalists compared to Necromancers, but especially Warrios is just way to high, and has no downside.
They get 1000 Stat points into Vitality for free, which is basically a main stat effort, without having to suffer from lower movement speed, armor or damage at all.
While Guardians can kind of compensate for that massive HP disadvantage with boons, heals and heavy armor, Thieves are desperate stuck in glass cannon roles, since what ever they do, they never will be able to get tanky, or even well balanced in stats with 10k base HP, medium armor, rare healing and non-existent boons.
It’s either “kitten it, I gonna go on burst”, or being useless.
And no, 3s stealths don’t compensate for 10000 HP. In no universe.
Pretty sure that’ gonna come up.
I stated that in my post and completely agree that theives are stuck in the glass roll no matter what. I’m stuck at a measly 13k hp or so. Essentially, 8k HP is ALOT of hp, and can tank a theif’s burst. So while theives and guardians get Steal>CnD> Backstab > Heartseeker and die instantly, warriors can survive this and thieves end up doing more heartseekers and the warrior then can react… With no disadvantage at ALL, free survivability i would say. 8k HP is just too much of a difference.
Also remember, not just individually, but Guardians can mitigate damage of their entire party, something that Warriors can’t.
did you even read my post? Warriors do have mitigation… Moreover, they have much more offensive mitigation (stuns, knockbacks etc.) which in all is more effective than a simple blind.
The health is what balances the professions, not unbalances them.
It’s pretty balanced in the end though. Guardians can reach levels of regen that a Warrior can never hope for. By the time a Guardian with 14k health is taken down, he’s probably burned through 30k+ hp. If my Guardian is in a crowd, my regen can exceed 3k a second, though I can’t maintain that for long.
Anyways, could you imagine a Guardian with nearly 30k health? Or how easy a Warrior with 14k would be?
Lowering the Guardian’s health allows Anet to justify making them so tough.
Have you ever played a warrior? Warriors have just as much healing as guardians, if not more, their 8k heal which is nearly the same as our signet of resolve is on a 30 second cooldown instead of a 40 second cooldown guardian’s signets have. They have a trait that is easliy accessed to give as much passive regen as our virtue regen, their shouts heal more than our shouts with AH ever will without reaching out to 5 people because guardian’s shout range is pitful compared to the warriors shout range which is much larger and their shouts heal allies aswell. If you swap the warriors healing surge to the signet, thats another regen. you can also trait banners to give regen which can give the whole party perm regen. Right now it looks like warriors have more health regeneration than the guardian.
So when u say that guardians have an ideal 30k hp, warriors have 38k.. "Guardians can reach levels of regen that a Warrior can never hope for. " is completely false as mentioned above… Warriors get 3 passive regens so…
While I agree that an 80% difference in base HP is problematic for the game’s balance I can’t follow your line of reasoning.
Especially the fact that your are using a Guardian, arguably the most durable profession in game, as a point of comparison.
I compared it to the guardian because both warriors and guardians have the same base toughness. Although guardians can be the most durable profession in the game, so can warriors, necromancers, elementalists (despite the fact they have so much stat disadvantage).
I’m just dissapointed that because of class A has less defensive skills than class B, class A has a buff in HP for free. So if class B had less offensive skills than class A, shouldn’t class B have a buff in Damage for free?
Correct me if I am wrong, a warrior has to give up alot of defense to get the huge dps?
Yes but they start off with 18,000 HP and ~2.1k toughness so they don’t have to spend as much stat points into HP and toughness as other classes for the SAME stats, even with the SAME stats, warriors still will have higher DPS than any other class so shouldn’t other classes start off with say eg. 300+ more attack?
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So Warriors get ~80% more hp than us Guardians but we have the same toughness. Warriors are meant to have more base hp than us because we supposedly have more heals and mitigation than warriors.
Shout heal builds from warriors can be compared to Mediation heal builds
AH build can be compared to banner + adrenaline + signet heal (3 passive heals – regen (boon), sigent heal / second and adrenaline heal/ 3 or so seconds)
Sure guardians have blinds, blocks and 1 invulnerability
Warriors have 3 second blocks, Endure pains, whirling evade,
So we have similar heals to a warrior, but now what about damage? Warriors have a higher DPS and that is a given with 100HB + axe auto attack + easy might stacks + vulnerable stacking + FURY
So we have auto attacks, empower,…. whirling wrath?
So since we have worse DPS, shouldn’t we have a higher base power stat?
It is really unfair that I have to trade off 800 stats just to have a base stat of a warrior’s and then I’ll still have worse DPS with less stats to use into damage.
Sure its not as bad being a light armor class where u only have to trade off 300 stats to match a heavy class, but light armor classes have their ways of making up for their loss in armor which is much more obvious (say illusions, death shroud, and water attunements)
Im feeling really bad for elementalists that need to trade off ~1100 stats just to match a Warriors BASE stats.
I think they should have base power stats as well to balance classes out.
I am still not convinced that shield is better than focus.
IMHO, guardian shield (comparing to warrior shield) is very situational and i prefer focus skills
focus 4-> damage and blind foes, regenerate allies
focus 5-> 4 second block or blast finisher.
also shield 5: ‘shield of absorption’ have the same CD as wall of reflection, which is superior…
if we only could trait shield skills to reflect missiles and not only block…
and i really want to like shield… please convince me…
I also thought this myself until i started using shield more more purposes. The shield is a great knock back in pvp or wvwvw, it also as a decent heal too when u blow it up. Imo, the shield is more for a group play as it gives protection for 5 seconds and 3 seconds in pvp ( dunno why they nerfed it) . The shield can be traited in valor to reduce the CD by 20% and give 90 toughness when wielding it. So its not all that bad since valor doesnt have really good traits apart from AH and Retributive armor. However, i would recommend focus for soloing as it does really well at mitigating damage ( possible of 2 blinds and 3 blocks). I usually run out of our zerg and into the enemy zerg, pop stability, knock them all down or off a cliff , pop wall of reflection and run away with block heal. I dunno, it has more control than focus and torch. But shield is more for team play.
8/10 looks quite heroic and masculine
8/10 too lol, she looks independant and willing to some dangerous things (mostly from the hair) the face is cute and really pretty,
i would also like to know how to get higher res portraits, i got mine high res from eating something from the box o fun that made me giant haha,
but here is the portrait of mine
This is a quirky one but
As you will see in the attachments, a human:
*swinging a great sword
*casting the default attack skill of a Mesmer with a great sword
*intense fierce concentration face
I know this is very minor but it would be great if you could add more facial expressions for melee users.
Another great idea is to add a UI that shows your character face in the party interface, that way we can see ourselves more
go with the default body type or the 3rd from the left at the top; they’re the best body choices I.M.O., the other body types you’ll regret later on especially because Mesmers wear light armor and some outfits show some skin so you want to look good!
as for the height, it doesn’t really matter where the scale is because the scale only moves very little as you would see, I made a maximum short guardian and the height difference compared with others isn’t significant.
If your worried about anything i would stick with the default height and body type.
by the time you read this I’m guessing that you’ve already made a character lol
i love this armor, was a bit costly.. but well worth it! maybe some glow effects would be nice ._.