Does anyone give their builds actual names? — Guild Wars 2 Forums
Home Professions

Does anyone give their builds actual names?

Shroud.2307Shroud.2307 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited December 6, 2020 in Professions

Most streamers I watch don't give their builds any special names, it's just profession/elite + build, eg. "Firebrand build".

Personally I love thinking up names for things. It's not like it's necessary to give your builds unique names, but I find it fun to do so and it instantly helps me to remember what build is what. The way I come up with names for mine is by combining names of two traits that I'm using in the build. The traits themselves don't need to have any significance.

Some examples of my build names;

  • Fear of Pain (Fear of Death + Awaken the Pain)
  • Explosive Synergy (Explosive Entrance + Cleansing Synergy)
  • Acolyte of Malice (Acolyte of Torment + Seething Malice)
  • Demonic Shroud (Demonic Lore + Harbinger Shroud)
  • Awaken the Souleater (Awaken the Pain + Soul Eater)
  • Primal Knowledge (Primal Reflexes + Wilderness Knowledge)
  • Serrated Edge (Serrated Steel + Laser's Edge)

How about you guys? Does anyone else give their builds special names? And if so, how do you think up the names?

Necromancer / Engineer | Maguuma | Diamond Legend
[YWY] Weeping Valley //
My Youtube: Shroud


  • mindcircus.1506mindcircus.1506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I name mine after the toons that run them
    My variant of the burn Tempest is called Poshi after the toon I run it on named Arsonist Poshi.
    My wvw condi rev build is called Tookie after the toon running it called Crusader Tookie
    My Scrapper build is called Tazz ect....

    Since I generally roll a new toon these days when I get a build idea (toon slots being better value for money than separate gear/build loadout slots) it's kinda how I keep things straight in my head.
    Makes it easy to remember and oddly enough my friends have an easy time with it as well. I actually get them asking "Hey Mind, can I get that Poshi build from you?" or something similar if they see me pulling big numbers in arc or doing something crazy with it.

    "We recognize that some players are not able to complete all content." Gaile Gray 01.10.19

  • I usually name my builds after the content they were originally designed for. For example "Xera Support" or "Hybrid Dps". Occasionally I stumble upon a short name that perfectly describes the build like "Clonomancer".

    Bugtracker: Costume Brawl, Sunqua Clouds
    Announcementtracker: Alliances, Legendary Armory

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not really name them but I have nicknames for some.

    My favourite has to be Medicmancer which I give to my really tanky minion build because of it's decent support capability.

    Being so hard to kill I can basically act like a party's safety net, reviving through AoE, pulling allies out of harms way and doing some decent AoE healing as well.
    It is basically a field medic in a way so yeah.. Medicmancer kinda stuck lol

  • draxynnic.3719draxynnic.3719 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I store most of my builds as codes on a spreadsheet, so they need suitable identifying names. Usually, I use a combination of purpose, weapon, and a traitline or two to identify them.

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yes if they've come from somewhere specific.

  • Yasai.3549Yasai.3549 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The only build which I've christened with a name was my pre-rework Scrapper.

    It's a Bruiser Scrapper abusing PoP which I called PoPcorn and that's about it.

    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.

  • I don't even use the build templates lol.

    But this is something that I did do back in GW1.

    The GW2 template system is too limited (for free anyway) for me to bother with it.

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, I mean I don’t use that many templates but I gave my tempest and weaver builds more personal names based off shows I like because of certain skills each has

    I'd rather keep going.. wherever the wind takes us

  • I typically name mine to describe their function like 'area denial' or 'scout'. For builds that are general-purpose I label them power, conditions, or hybrid.

  • I name mine after characters in Jane Austen novels

  • Smoosh.2718Smoosh.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah I did:

    Build 1
    Build 2
    Build 3

  • Sure, but it's more like describing a specific role, traitline or gamemode:
    Deadeye Trickery
    Mirage OW
    Alacrity Renegade
    Heal Firebrand
    Holo Pvp
    Condi Water (weaver)
    Condi Arcane (also weaver)
    Raid (weaver)

    Master of garbage builds and being useless.

  • HnRkLnXqZ.1870HnRkLnXqZ.1870 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I give my builds real names, mostly because I would have lost track by now. It is easier for me to remember the style/functionality when I just read the name. But the names can be confusing for other players than me. A few examples:

    • Blue Power Ranger = Guardian Longbow/Hammer Build
    • Royal Pirate = Holosmith FT camper, which ignores Photon Forge
    • Bouncer = Scrapper build, power, hammer
    • Juggernaut = Guardian power house
    • Devil Trigger = Necromancer/Reaper (for a DMC 4/5 Dante Cosplay)
    • Jedi = Thief S/P + S/D (for a Obiwan Kenobi Cosplay)
    • Scrapper = Warrior Hammer that mimics the Scrapper playstyle
    • Engineer = Warrior Rifle + Mace/Shield that mimics the Engineer playstyle (what it should be)
    • Rocketeer = Long Range Scrapper build using Aim-Assisted Rocket
    • Blue Mage = Staff only Guardian
    • Samurai = Reaper utilizing Rune of Mercy to be the ultimate res-bot (for a Samurai Cosplay)
    • Eternal Flame = experimental Weaver build aiming to get the Superior Rune of Fire damage bonus working
    • Dark Avenger = Holosmith tank variant, experimental
    • Swordmaster = Mesmer S/S + GS

    I use the names ingame and in my spreadsheet on my computer.

  • Opopanax.1803Opopanax.1803 Member ✭✭✭✭

    "Destroyer of Worlds"