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What are typically the best 1v1 professions/ specializations, in the current state of the hand obviously, in pvp and wvw? What are key moves to have a glimmer of hope to beat them?

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  • Strider.7849Strider.7849 Member ✭✭✭

    All professions are capable in the current meta, despite what some people say (in WvW at least). There's no key moves in this game that are the be all end all, I think that's a WoW thing.

  • Doug.4930Doug.4930 Member ✭✭✭

    pre patch boon power holosmith was unbeatable when played with an ounce of competence. Still pretty early to tell post patch. Maybe condi rev?

  • Samug.6512Samug.6512 Member ✭✭✭

    @Strider.7849 said:
    All professions are capable in the current meta, despite what some people say (in WvW at least). There's no key moves in this game that are the be all end all, I think that's a WoW thing.

    Well some builds clearly shine, like condi rev. Obviously it doesn't mean you can just faceroll your keyboard and beat anything with this build, but close.

    [NUKE]

  • Strider.7849Strider.7849 Member ✭✭✭

    @Samug.6512 said:

    @Strider.7849 said:
    All professions are capable in the current meta, despite what some people say (in WvW at least). There's no key moves in this game that are the be all end all, I think that's a WoW thing.

    Well some builds clearly shine, like condi rev. Obviously it doesn't mean you can just faceroll your keyboard and beat anything with this build, but close.

    Strong yes, but I wouldn't say it's the best. It's counterable by builds that high CC and decent mobilty/range - as it only has axe port + mallyx leap. The sword 3 port is kind of unreliable in my opinion unless they are already in almost melee range.

    It's strongest range to be in is close/melee range and only has two stunbreaks. Things might be different in PvP, I'm not sure I don't play spvp (it's boring), but from an outsider looking in, I don't know what all the fuss is about with people saying revenants are OP.

  • schloumou.3982schloumou.3982 Member ✭✭✭

    Today i learned only 3 gapclosers and only 2 stunbreaks is a weakness. Sad core engi noises.

  • Strider.7849Strider.7849 Member ✭✭✭

    @schloumou.3982 said:
    Today i learned only 3 gapclosers and only 2 stunbreaks is a weakness. Sad core engi noises.

    Depends how you build it, but rifle 5 is almost equal in distance to mallyx leap. Rocket boots, can be trained as well for another gap closer, elixir S - stealth disengage/engage and stun break/invul, elixir gun has a tool belt stun break and area denial/short leap which can be used to gap close with about-face keybind... I can go on with more. Not saying it's got it all, but rev doesn't have the same options since it's locked into preset skills based on your legends chosen.

  • Yoci.2481Yoci.2481 Member ✭✭✭

    I can tell you it's not Mesmer.

  • bluberblasen.9684bluberblasen.9684 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 9, 2020

    WvW pov:
    SS Tier: Core Thief ( unlimited movement + stealth ) you can't catch em up but he can kill you in a very short time.
    S tier: Holo, Weaver, dagger spellbreaker, Core Ranger, core necro
    S Tier / A Tier +: Firebrand, Dragonhunter, reaper, dead eye, dare devil, power rev, condi rev, melee tank ranger, core warrior, druid, beastmaster
    A Tier: condi mesmer, power mirage, Tempest, Burn Guard, core mesmer, scourge, core ele, core engi,
    b Tier: /
    c tier: /

  • Yasai.3549Yasai.3549 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ranger.

    A well played Ranger will never die in a 1v1.

    Core Ranger and Druid right now are exceptionally tough to kill in a 1v1 (even in pvp after their recent nerfs), Soulbeast less so, but are still very capable of surviving and outsustaining.

    I'll mention Thief too because yu can't force them to stay and fight and they can always wear yu down slowly till they get a kill.

    If I play a stupid build, I deserve to die.
    If I beat people on a stupid build, I deserve to get away with it.

  • @bluberblasen.9684 said:
    WvW pov:
    SS Tier: Core Thief ( unlimited movement + stealth ) you can't catch em up but he can kill you in a very short time.
    S tier: Holo, Weaver, dagger spellbreaker, Core Ranger, core necro
    S Tier / A Tier +: Firebrand, Dragonhunter, reaper, dead eye, dare devil, power rev, condi rev, melee tank ranger, core warrior, druid, beastmaster
    A Tier: condi mesmer, power mirage, Tempest, Burn Guard, core mesmer, scourge, core ele, core engi,
    b Tier: /
    c tier: /

    why is core necromancer above reaper? Esp since death shroud now loses 4% per sec.

  • Roche.7491Roche.7491 Member ✭✭

    @bluberblasen.9684 said:
    WvW pov:
    SS Tier: Core Thief ( unlimited movement + stealth ) you can't catch em up but he can kill you in a very short time.
    S tier: Holo, Weaver, dagger spellbreaker, Core Ranger, core necro
    S Tier / A Tier +: Firebrand, Dragonhunter, reaper, dead eye, dare devil, power rev, condi rev, melee tank ranger, core warrior, druid, beastmaster
    A Tier: condi mesmer, power mirage, Tempest, Burn Guard, core mesmer, scourge, core ele, core engi,
    b Tier: /
    c tier: /

    Lol you mentioned almost all classes are good.

  • bluberblasen.9684bluberblasen.9684 Member ✭✭✭

    @Roche.7491 said:

    @bluberblasen.9684 said:
    WvW pov:
    SS Tier: Core Thief ( unlimited movement + stealth ) you can't catch em up but he can kill you in a very short time.
    S tier: Holo, Weaver, dagger spellbreaker, Core Ranger, core necro
    S Tier / A Tier +: Firebrand, Dragonhunter, reaper, dead eye, dare devil, power rev, condi rev, melee tank ranger, core warrior, druid, beastmaster
    A Tier: condi mesmer, power mirage, Tempest, Burn Guard, core mesmer, scourge, core ele, core engi,
    b Tier: /
    c tier: /

    Lol you mentioned almost all classes are good.

    Why lol?
    All classes are good or better.

  • fuzzyp.6295fuzzyp.6295 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 9, 2020

    @SlitheSlivier.1908 said:

    why is core necromancer above reaper? Esp since death shroud now loses 4% per sec.

    The nerfs to death shroud only effect PvP Necro, not WvW. Plus the crazy stats available to use in WvW make Core Necro, if built correctly, all but impossible to kill in WvW in a 1v1.

  • Buran.3796Buran.3796 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Yasai.3549 said:
    Ranger.

    A well played Ranger will never die in a 1v1.

    Core Ranger and Druid right now are exceptionally tough to kill in a 1v1 (even in pvp after their recent nerfs), Soulbeast less so, but are still very capable of surviving and outsustaining.

    I'll mention Thief too because yu can't force them to stay and fight and they can always wear yu down slowly till they get a kill.

    A well played Weaver is also unkillable.

    Prepatch I would say either Mirage or Daredevil. Post-patch Mirage is still strong but I would say Daredevil has the edge. Still, with the current meta of nerfed damage if they crash against a bunker Ele or Rager is almost impossible to score the kill.

  • kiranslee.4829kiranslee.4829 Member ✭✭✭

    In what world is spb S tier ? Spb at least in wvw is suicide note in 1v1. Also core mesmer is top still and clse by are mirage builds.
    Specific builds of scourge are used for 1v1 dueling too.

  • Psycoprophet.8107Psycoprophet.8107 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This list lol.

  • Buran.3796Buran.3796 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Psycoprophet.8107 said:
    This list lol.

    Which one and why?

  • Roche.7491Roche.7491 Member ✭✭

    @bluberblasen.9684 said:

    @Roche.7491 said:

    @bluberblasen.9684 said:
    WvW pov:
    SS Tier: Core Thief ( unlimited movement + stealth ) you can't catch em up but he can kill you in a very short time.
    S tier: Holo, Weaver, dagger spellbreaker, Core Ranger, core necro
    S Tier / A Tier +: Firebrand, Dragonhunter, reaper, dead eye, dare devil, power rev, condi rev, melee tank ranger, core warrior, druid, beastmaster
    A Tier: condi mesmer, power mirage, Tempest, Burn Guard, core mesmer, scourge, core ele, core engi,
    b Tier: /
    c tier: /

    Lol you mentioned almost all classes are good.

    Why lol?
    All classes are good or better.

    It’s confusing to choose for new players as you mentioned everyone. Just choose one or two.

  • bluberblasen.9684bluberblasen.9684 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 10, 2020

    @Roche.7491 said:

    It’s confusing to choose for new players as you mentioned everyone. Just choose one or two.

    okey :)
    in short: all classes are playable and new players should choose what they have fun and what they are good in.

    dont play thief when you die in 1 second because you cant play full class canon.
    dont play weaver when you dont know your rotation.
    ...
    :/

    edit: okey the very easy way
    go to metabattle -> choose some mainstream build -> play the same build as every other -> think you are good ... -> lose against a no mainstream build -> log out.

  • Roche.7491Roche.7491 Member ✭✭
    edited May 11, 2020

    @bluberblasen.9684 said:

    @Roche.7491 said:

    It’s confusing to choose for new players as you mentioned everyone. Just choose one or two.

    okey :)
    in short: all classes are playable and new players should choose what they have fun and what they are good in.

    dont play thief when you die in 1 second because you cant play full class canon.
    dont play weaver when you dont know your rotation.
    ...
    :/

    edit: okey the very easy way
    go to metabattle -> choose some mainstream build -> play the same build as every other -> think you are good ... -> lose against a no mainstream build -> log out.

    TC is looking at a worthy class he would like to invest his precious time and master. Most of us doesn't have time to create each class and try in pvp. Moreover we don't want to invest character slots for it.

    To TC: I suggest thief. Thieves are hard and takes a lot of time to master but once you mastered it you practically have all the assets you need to beat any class 1v1 due to your flexibility, evasion & versatility. Moreover, you are best at capturing points and escaping lethal.