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PostSubject: [Work in progress] Which weapon to use?   Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:58 pm

Abilities may still change before launch, but this is what I've gleaned so far, from various articles and gameplay. Please feel free to comment.

Warrior

Strengths: Durable, versatile due to access to weapons
Weaknesses: Melee, can be kited

Main hand
Sword: DoTs, movement
Axe: Burst DPS
Mace: stuns, dazes

2-handed
Greatsword: AoE for PvE
Hammer: AoE, control, good for PvP
Rifle: range DPS
Long bow: range AoE, but slower than rifle

Off-hand
Warhorn: movement, AoE buff/debuff, good for PvP
Shield: stun, defense/movement, good for PvP
Axe: good for generating Adrenaline because of multiple hits
Mace: ranged debuff
Sword: mix of dps/defense

Recommendations
DPS: Axe+Axe
Tank: Hammer or Mace+Shield for control, Sword+Warhorn for mobility
PvP: Axe+Warhorn or Shield

More info here: http://www.teamquitter.com/viewtopic.php?p=395532#p395532


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PostSubject: Re: [Work in progress] Which weapon to use?   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:49 pm

Thief

Strengths: Bursty single-target DPS, mobile: ideally, you should take down mobs before taking dmg
Weaknesses: Squishy! Go range (shortbow or pistol+pistol) in big/long fights

2-handed
Shortbow: AoE, good for kiting, poor DPS for single target

Main hand + Off-hand
Dagger+Dagger: highest melee DPS, control
Dagger+Pistol: DPS, versatility, good for PvP.
Pistol+Pistol: highest range DPS, noob-friendly playstyle
Pistol+Dagger: good for kiting, mobile
Sword+Any: Lower DPS than dagger, and Infiltrator's Strike takes you out of melee range

Recommendations
PvE: Shortbow or Pistol+Pistol for big fights (melee = dead), Dagger+any for up to 3 mobs (if you're surrounded by more, run!)
PvP: Dagger+Pistol or Dagger+Dagger, Shortbow

More info here: http://www.teamquitter.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=26553

Will try out this build for max crits. I call it 'Chop Chop don't waste time', double daggers, double pistols:
http://www.gw2tools.com/skills#t;NpaSa;Xeacbeaaaeaaaaa;bbYY;bZVTY


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PostSubject: Re: [Work in progress] Which weapon to use?   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:52 pm

Elementalist

Strengths: AoE, versatility through attunements
Weaknesses: Squishy! Somewhat difficult to play, as knowing WHEN to switch attunements in combat is a science. This is NOT your WoW mage. 5 skills x 4 attunements = 20 skills at your disposal, at any point of time, and this is not counting different skills from different weapons! Some skills are redundant, some attunements offer things that others lack ... complex!

Attunements
Fire: DPS, movement
Water: Control
Air: Control/DPS, movement
Earth: Survivability

Main Hand
Dagger: short range, low recharge, fast activation, point-blank area effects
Scepter: medium range, moderate recharge, area effects

Off-hand
Dagger: short range area effects
Focus: utility, support

2-handed
Staff (Both Hands): long range, long recharge, slow activation, big area effects and group support

Recommendations
Solo PvE: Scepter+Focus for range and versatility, Dagger+Dagger for Thief-like play (quick DPS but fragile as hell)
Group PvE/PvP: Staff for big but slow AoE, Dagger+Focus for speed

More info here: http://www.teamquitter.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=26067


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PostSubject: Re: [Work in progress] Which weapon to use?   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:53 pm

Necromancer

Strengths: Very durable, with Death Shroud (2nd life bar). Probably as durable as the Warrior.
Weaknesses: Somewhat low DPS, low control

Main hand
Axe: low range, fast damage (aggressive)
Scepter: long range, damage, utility (supportive)
Dagger: low range, health sacrifice, life stealing (defensive)

Off-hand
Warhorn: Daze, life stealing (aggressive), good for PvP
Focus: condition removal, Chill & Vulnerability (supportive), good for groupwork
Dagger: Blind, Regeneration (defensive)

2-handed
Staff: long range, area damage

More info here: http://www.teamquitter.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=26343
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