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trying to come back to gw2 WvW

Caomhnoir de na Ulchabhan Gorm
Doreth
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Posted On: 09/13/2014 at 06:35 PM

been gone from gw2 since January and well when I logged today I found a lot of changes that scared me somewhat.  trying to rethink my builds just had me at a lost and well figured I would ask here for a few builds to get me back in the run of things

 

I run a guardian, use to have the hammer build and staff for support

 

and I run an engi that use to be a flamethrower jug and e-gun healer

 

so any thoughts on builds that run like that or how I should try and retrait would be much appreciated

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Caomhnoir de na Iomproidh Oráiste
Kalla
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Replied On: 09/14/2014 at 05:14 AM PDT
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Most of the people we are fighting these days are zerker builds, so they hit hard and die quick, I haven't really changed my guardian at all and I run the same as you a hammer/staff support guard. Guardians really haven't had all that many changes mostly the changes are an attempt by ANet to get guards to use spirit weapons. I have heard the spirit hammer is really nice but other than that all the changes are modest and safe and just won't get people to change (in my opinion).

 

Check your rune sets they dropped the boon duration so you may want to head in some other direction, also your staff and hammer can have two sigils now.

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Replied On: 09/14/2014 at 08:00 AM PDT
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I updated my guardian build for WvW (group play) and have been having fun with her. Jordan posted an updated build on the SOR website for guardians (0,0, 6,4,4) with play tips and video.  My survivability seems to be good with this build.  Regarding armor/trinkets that he suggested, I used the stats as a baseline to reach with my own armor/trinkets.   I am using his suggested Superior Runes of Hoelbrak and food/utility.  I am playing GS/Staff.   I was playing hammer/staff and I haven't tried to use hammer with this yet.  Let me know if you have any questions or want more details about how I tweaked the build.

 

http://www.sanctumofrall.com/discussion/sor_wvw_tactics/post_45314.html

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Replied On: 09/14/2014 at 11:06 AM PDT
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Re: your engineer

 

I haven't updated my engi since the last patch, however I do like Wolfineer's interesting and updated builds.

http://www.wolfineer.com/wvw/

 

 

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Replied On: 09/14/2014 at 11:13 AM PDT
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I run a guardian, really enjoyed my roaming Sword-Shield/Scepter-Focus Meditation build, but for running with groups larger than 5, I tend to use staff/GS with boon provisions :3 My roaming build is a combination of Soldier/Valkyrie, and my Staff/GS is pure soldier. Can't remember precisely what runes I use with my Swordy build, but Staff/GS is Hoelbrak.

 

Hope that helped? Sort of!

 

 

 

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Caomhnoir de na Ulchabhan Gorm
Doreth
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Replied On: 09/15/2014 at 09:14 AM PDT

thanx for the tips everyone, will have to check all that and try my luck lol

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Laoch de na Ulchabhan Buí
Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 09/15/2014 at 05:46 PM PDT
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There's always the ever-changing meta builds, but AFAIK, if your Guardian build worked fine for you when last you played, then it should work just fine for you now.  I've not found that I need to change anything with my toons, just have to remember how to play them.

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Elth
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Replied On: 09/28/2014 at 07:29 PM PDT
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Are any of the new (April update) end tier traits being used in the current WvW Meta?

I was too overwhelmed when I logged on last and ended up just logging out due to information overload.

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Replied On: 09/29/2014 at 09:55 AM PDT
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I have no idea.  I don't have a very positive opinion of "meta builds" or those who feel the need to use them, so I don't bother paying attention to that stuff.  People seem to feel happy figuring them out and using them, and if its how they like to game, then its their time and money to do with as whatever they have the most fun doing.  Peeps luvs their maths n'stuff.

That said, the one from Karka Queen looked nice for a build that I like to toy with, but I haven't had the chance to see how its symmetry worked with my build, yet.

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