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Whats your main

Gilgamesh.5167Gilgamesh.5167 Member
edited March 25, 2018 in Professions

Im quite intrested in what is the most played proffesion currently in the game. Also tell us why you find your class fun to play.

Whats your main 338 votes

Warrior
9%
Red Haired Savage.5430DKShang.8792Zaraki.5784Susy.7529Rettan.9603Opal.9324Crossaber.8934mPascoal.4258ProverbsofHell.2307ToPNoP.2493Rysdude.3824Lametoile.7394RedShark.9548RikGant.3405Star.8401Rodrick.1942soltanmasoud.2097Kreslin.6832Chaarliee.2307TibbsDeTelTel.1690 33 votes
Guardian
8%
Mea.5491Korvous.6340Headcase.4618bearshaman.3421Ultima.5318Regon Phoenix.8215Bonefighter.1029otto.5684Rinoa.8915CptAurellian.9537Yannir.4132Omnicron.2467Zhaid Zhem.6508Deimos.4263Les.4872FyzE.3472MarshallLaw.9260Meraki.9021Cjam.8634vampirelazarus.9403 28 votes
Revenant
8%
Vennyhedgie.5369Buran.3796phokus.8934Ario.8964Blood Red Arachnid.2493DonArkanio.6419Aeolus.3615Loboling.5293nosleepdemon.1368Milan.9035Angoril.2179Kaibhan.4216Kholem.6092Aigleborgne.2981DamiVlad.2689bigben.3254Ayikol.1945Doctor.1384Conscript.3657vyncius.6105 30 votes
Ranger
12%
Amarantha Onyx.8962Krispera.5087Svarty.8019kharmin.7683BadSanta.6527Oddtz.2376calb.3128Azurene.4079Dragana.1497Prophet.1584Cirrus.7413Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cyrin.1035Vayne.8563Ardenwolfe.8590Hyper Cutter.9376Toolbox.9375InsaneQR.7412Eurantien.4632Seteruss.4058 43 votes
Thier
11%
lkilian.1854yami.9043Jonny.6013BobbyT.7192Alatar.7364Cruelty.1497Leo Schrodingers Cat.2497Westenev.5289Tsume.4762Chyanne Waters.8719Dual.8953Whitworth.7259Majirah.5089Raiden The Beast.3016Vadar.5724Substatic.6958Belishine.7493Sobx.1758Jurij.4625Linebreaker.7904 38 votes
Engineer
13%
nottsgman.8206Krag.6210Laughing Bat.1570MrForz.1953Undo.5091Dinoslaw.3842Ivantreil.3092Chaith.8256Gigalmesh.8513Vagrant.7206Corthyll.7635nihasa.5067Joxer.6024Elmo Benchwarmer.3025HnRkLnXqZ.1870Eme.2018hugo.4705Exalted Quality.8534David.5974Tommo Chocolate.5870 44 votes
Elementalist
10%
Matt H.6142hornswroggle.8023BunjiKugashira.9754Mini Crinny.6190Kako.1930ZerOGenerations.5360Artemisa.9013Goettel.4389TheQuickFox.3826Tycko Larsson.7829Furby.2693obcan.1470Luindu.2418MyPuppy.8970Ravel.5701shinta.8906Kaleban.9834Eddbopkins.2630ionix.9054steki.1478 37 votes
Necromancer
15%
SilverWolfAkira.1024Xantie.2735Sublimatio.6981Khailyn.6248Asum.4960Silmariena.6205Klowdy.3126ZombieSlayeR.8702Dralor.3701Grimheart.2853Etienne.3049Crinn.7864Xykris.6758Marxx.5021Lily.1935Lahmia.2193Orcus.3251PzTnT.7198NecroSummonsMors.7816dceptaconroy.7928 52 votes
Mesmer
9%
SunTzu.4513Curunen.8729Roda.7468MetalGirl.2370Kylden Ar.3724K THEN.5162Zin Dau.1749Sober Oni.8290Fay.2735GWMO.4785Teleoceras.1298MikeL.8260Aurelius.6829EnchantixAqua.5327Coolguy.8702Imperadordf.2687Yukio blaster.9082Pwent.2639ButcherofMalakir.4067HisRoyalDudeness.8637 33 votes
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Comments

  • Engineer

    I have 4 engineers, norn, human, asura and sylvari. I find the proff very fun to play and i really like the whole blowing up theme behind it.

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2018
    Ranger

    I started with a ranger because the collecting-pets aspect sounded like fun. Coming up with good names for all the pets was very entertaining. I love having a back-up in fights and for reviving me when I'm downed. The many useful survival skills helped me get along while I learned to play. (Muddy Terrain alone saved my life many times, pre-gliding.) For some reason, I gravitate toward being a healer in RPGs, so the Druid spec being part of Ranger made it all the more fun. My main weapons are double axes, which are a lot more exciting than a longbow (if less versatile.)

    Probably my second-favorite character is my elementalist....while I occasionally use air and water (rarely ever earth) it is just so satisfying to set everything on fire. XD My pyromaniac elementalist Prajix just got a set of Flamekissed armor, glides on a fiery Geomancer meteor,, and rides a selection of flame-themed/colored mounts (except for Rupert, his purple bunny.)

  • Ivantreil.3092Ivantreil.3092 Member ✭✭✭
    Engineer

    Engi, been playing this game for 3 years already... and it's the only char i have :P

  • Cjam.8634Cjam.8634 Member ✭✭
    Guardian

    I voted guardian. I started with ranger because I almost always pick bow n arrow classes because I’m almost always interested in those types. I played that for a while then made a guardian and really wasn’t all that interested in them even though I got it to 80. Then I made an engineer after coming back from about a year away from the game and for some reason I was hooked on them. Even completed world completion prior to mounts..but then I slowly got bored of engi and tried out my guardian again and became hooked at the simplicity and effectiveness of them. Also my faith helps a little even though it doesn’t have much to do with the game just the idea of holy power I guess. But yeah, guardian got my vote!

  • SunTzu.4513SunTzu.4513 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    I started as necro. Had a lot of fun with my nornlady in the early days. Made an mesmer alt because i like the uniqueness of this class. Played her more and more and within a while she takes the mainspot. After the last balancepatch with the rework of the mesmer i love the class even more.

  • I don't have a main.... Filthy altaholic... Was an issue in gw1 as well lol

  • Echoherb.6528Echoherb.6528 Member ✭✭✭
    Revenant

    I always end up playing the least popular classes in MMO games for some reason. Rev is really fun to me despite all the flaws of the class, so I stick with it.

  • Revenant

    I don't really have one, but if I were to narrow it down, the two classes I play the most are Revenant and Thief. But overall, I like Revenant better.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Matsy.1753 said:
    I don't have a main.... Filthy altaholic... Was an issue in gw1 as well lol

    @Matsy.1753 said:
    I don't have a main.... Filthy altaholic... Was an issue in gw1 as well lol

    My most complete in gw1 is mesmer but I love playing paragon.

    My most complete in gw2 is mesmer but I love playing revenant.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • Ardenwolfe.8590Ardenwolfe.8590 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Ranger

    Ranger all the way.

    No longer posting or playing.

  • @Justine.6351 said:

    @Matsy.1753 said:
    I don't have a main.... Filthy altaholic... Was an issue in gw1 as well lol

    @Matsy.1753 said:
    I don't have a main.... Filthy altaholic... Was an issue in gw1 as well lol

    My most complete in gw1 is mesmer but I love playing paragon.

    My most complete in gw2 is mesmer but I love playing revenant.

    I miss my Paragon. The nostalgia was strong after seeing all the Paragons and Dervishes in Istan.

  • Warrior

    I started this game with Ele, then main Guardian for most of this game, then Thief for around 6 months, and then I did Warrior, and since then never went back really..
    On my way to my 3rd Warrior.. prob
    I also really liked Power Rev, but it isnt viable so I droped the one i made.. If i had other class to go would prob be Rev if the power build come back someday (I really dislike the mace that why I stopeed playing it)

  • ELBO.1026ELBO.1026 Member ✭✭
    Thier

    I love play thief !

  • Eclipse.6203Eclipse.6203 Member ✭✭
    edited March 26, 2018
    Necromancer

    Reaper. ANet stop screwing reaper so I can play my main in pvp one day.

    Edit: Thier?

  • ZDragon.3046ZDragon.3046 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Necromancer

    Nothing else thematically has kept my interest for as long as core necro and reaper has. Occasionally I would try to pick up other things as mains but they would quickly get boring and i wind right back up on my necro.

    I think the shroud was the thing that first drew me into it necro is the only profession with a common usable transform back in the day that you didnt have to wait 2-3 minutes to use. Though I started on ranger then moved to guardian for a while eventually i found necro and never ditched it for more than week.
    That and necro underwater combat was so fun when that was a thing too. Despite i feel that we have yet to get some much needed love its still my most enjoyable profession to date.

    Things I would like to play more of would be

    • Rev (not sure how to make it work all that good)
    • Warrior (Have trouble keeping interest)
    • Engi (holosmith specifically likely cause its forge mode is kinda like shroud mode with usability.)
  • NaiveBayes.2587NaiveBayes.2587 Member ✭✭
    edited March 26, 2018
    Engineer

    Engineer and Revenant about equally I have roughly the same playtime on both but since I have created 2 engineers as opposed to 2 revenants and can't get another char slot to get a 2nd rev yet, I'll go with engineer. I think the poll should include a "none" option for those that don't particularly main any one profession.

  • GWMO.4785GWMO.4785 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    Mesmer. Simply cause of how diverse the class can be. Tho character design is part of it as well. I legitimately have 6 gear sets for it. Followed by thief. I just love the acrobatic, evasive, and stealthy playstyle. Warrior is my third for when kitten's gets real. And guardian is my close fourth. DH to be more specific. Again character does play a role in here too.

  • Vagrant.7206Vagrant.7206 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 27, 2018
    Engineer

    Engi main since launch. Sometimes dabble with guardian, warrior, or thief.

    The great god Lagki demands sacrifice!

  • Svarty.8019Svarty.8019 Member ✭✭✭
    Ranger

    I'm slumming it on Druid since Reaper got annihilated by the developers :(

    Necro. Never knowingly blasting combo fields since 2012.

  • Revenant

    I started as Ele.. playing it for many years, but this year i'd changed to Revenant, and it was the best choice, my way to go this year it's Reve, very complete class and it's so funny man!

  • Elementalist

    My Norn Elementalist (air + earth) ^-^

  • Necromancer

    Necro's been my main ever since Reaper came out

  • Majirah.5089Majirah.5089 Member ✭✭✭
    Thier

    This was a hard one for me. I am going to say thief since it was my first toon and probably the one I’ve spent the most time on. Second most played is probably ranger. Though I go between all the professions often. There may be a couple months that I don’t even touch the thief and play my rev and engi instead. Or sometimes I’m really into necro and guardian.

    Last couple weeks I’ve been really into my soulbeast and weaver. A few weeks before that it was my Deadeye and herald.

  • Khailyn.6248Khailyn.6248 Member ✭✭✭
    Necromancer

    Bit of a difficult question for me as I play different professions at different intervals. In Core I played necromancer, guardian. HoT was more necromancer, ranger, revenant, mesmer. PoF its necromancer, thief, warrior. Only professions I dont enjoy in one way or another is engineer and elementalist. But I chose necromancer through its iterations since the elite specs keep it fresh (even made a second necro so one can be power reaper and the other condi scourge without changing out gear all the time). That aside, Deadeye, spellbreaker and mirage have been fun to learn.

  • Joxer.6024Joxer.6024 Member ✭✭✭
    Engineer

    @Gilgamesh.5167 said:
    I have 4 engineers, norn, human, asura and sylvari. I find the proff very fun to play and i really like the whole blowing up theme behind it.

    No Charr? I too have 1 of each as I just love the Engi class but still struggle as to which to make my "main". Norn atm just cuz... ;)

  • Joxer.6024Joxer.6024 Member ✭✭✭
    Engineer

    @Crossaber.8934 said:
    I have 5 warriors and they have their own designated weapon set. I designed my own characters, from their outfit to weapon choice. Warrior is the only class that provided enough weapon choices to have multiple toons without feeling duplicated to each other.

    All my warriors are viable in wvw.

    My Norn spellbreaker as a hammer user, briing shoutheal to aid his group. Usually bring greatsword or sword warhorn for mobility.

    My Asura Berserker is a shooter, build around gunflame, bring greatsword or sword shield as 2nd set.

    My Sylvari berserker is a magical fighter, she use burn magic to fight, mostly with sword torch and longbow.

    My Charr warrior is a pride and stubborn fighter, he use dual axe to chop through foes, greatsword as 2nd set for mobility. Somethings bring a shield for more defenses.

    My human spellbreaker is an elite swordsman, bring greatsword, sword dagger into fights with high mobility and precision.

    I love your RP breakdown and look at each of your toons! I have sorta the same thing with my Engis. ;)

  • Zionka.6897Zionka.6897 Member ✭✭✭
    Ranger

    My ranger feels like my main, but I like my thief and guardian equally well behind her. Ranger is just lazy mode for me, so lazy ole me goes with that.
    I do have all professions, but the others just sort of got delegated for crafting and flax farm parkers due to my disinterest.

  • Guardian

    Although I "main" guardian I'll gladly switch out to a different class as needed. Sticking purely to one class all the time seems kind of boring to tell the truth, and having knowledge on the other classes and how they can be played seems somewhat advantageous, right?

  • Roda.7468Roda.7468 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    Mesmer.
    My reason? Style. Pure style.

  • Toolbox.9375Toolbox.9375 Member ✭✭✭
    Ranger

    Currently, Ranger. I enjoy the large variety of builds available to it, and the fact that it's the only class to grow more versatile at its core with each expansion thanks to the pets, regardless of whether you take the elite specializations or not. I also like the fact that it has the most range of any class, and almost all of its utilities can be useful in one way or another.

    I used to main Engineer, because I adore versatility. But it's-... Actually not as versatile as it's made out to be, in my eyes. Plus, the tremendous effort required to put out adequate damage could get frustrating.

    I'd like to get into Mesmer, but it's hard to lose Ranger's high ranged damage, and I've not yet gotten inventory slot expansions for the Mesmer, which is a substantial deterrent.

  • Ranger

    While I actively play and enjoy all professions, with two characters of almost all of them, I will always identify most with ranger. It was my first profession and I enjoy pretty much all aspects of the class (except perhaps sword mainhand because greatsword is my baby :P). I love both elite specs, playing healing and boon druid when partied with friends and both condi and power soulbeast (mainly in open world ofc) very often.

  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Guardian

    I'd say my 2k+ hours playing guardian make it my main, although I play all classes for one thing or another, and I have 500+ hours on many of them as well..

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2018
    Thier

    I play "Their" and ranger. I identify with the more acrobatic and less flashy animations.

  • Vagrant.7206Vagrant.7206 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Engineer

    BTW, this poll only assesses people on the forums. More accurate data can be found on gw2efficiency, which more experienced players use:

    https://gw2efficiency.com/account/player-statistics

    The great god Lagki demands sacrifice!

  • MikeL.8260MikeL.8260 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    Mesmer since day one, there's nothing about it that I would change, especially Mirage.

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Revenant

    Droped my guardian to a herald revenant cause i dont have mandatory classes for WvW like scourge nor Fb.

  • Lily.1935Lily.1935 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Necromancer

    Necromancer. The profession is a hot mess. But it's still my hot mess.

  • Cyrin.1035Cyrin.1035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2018
    Ranger

    Ranger has the most versatility I've seen of any of the classes. It's effective in any situation and all of their skills and abilities are relevant and useful to me. I love how they were designed to be a nature/spirit class. There's nothing I don't love about this profession.

    GW has the best version of this type of class of any game IMO.

  • Belishine.7493Belishine.7493 Member ✭✭✭
    Thier

    lol you made a big typo you say thier not thief lol. its ok but i do like thief but man they realy need to give thief its quirk like the other classes. it feels a little low on dps and we almost alway get out dpsed by the ele its sad. I do like rouges though so that is why i like thief. if you do not know what a rouge is its a scout/assion/thief typ of class.

  • Zin Dau.1749Zin Dau.1749 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    mesmer and ranger

  • Ranger

    @Belishine.7493 said:
    lol you made a big typo you say thier not thief lol. its ok but i do like thief but man they realy need to give thief its quirk like the other classes. it feels a little low on dps and we almost alway get out dpsed by the ele its sad. I do like rouges though so that is why i like thief. if you do not know what a rouge is its a scout/assion/thief typ of class.

    And your typo was ironic? It's rogue, rouge is a bit different.
    Mind you I suppose there is nothing stopping you from liking rouge
    Must admit though I don't really have a "main", tend to flit around quite a bit depending on mood

  • Necromancer

    Necromancer is love, especially Reaper. Sometimes I play also ranger(druid and soulbeast), played a lot of engineer with holo. Recently got on mesmer wagon...

  • Elementalist

    If you want to know about most played professions, this page has good statistics with a way bigger sample-size than a forum poll.
    https://gw2efficiency.com/account/player-statistics

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  • MrForz.1953MrForz.1953 Member ✭✭✭
    Engineer

    I won't part ways with my bug riddled mess, ever.

    Disgruntled Charr Engineer and Pirate - Jade Quarry

  • Engineer

    Asura engineer... still waiting for my golemancer elite spec :3
    Please...

  • Seteruss.4058Seteruss.4058 Member ✭✭✭
    Ranger

    Started as a guardian main, but after a while swap to ranger. Then I became an an altoholic and made one of each.
    Now I main a ranger followed by mesmer , guardian and engi. Ranger, mesmer and guardian are swapping for fractals and pvp with 3 sets of asc armor each, while all others serves the role of bank

  • ToPNoP.2493ToPNoP.2493 Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2018
    Warrior

    @Gilgamesh.5167 said:
    Im quite intrested in what is the most played proffesion currently in the game. Also tell us why you find your class fun to play.

    Hey look at that, the numbers are pretty balanced. Good job anet. I play a lot of wvw and main warrior most of the time, I just like the hack and slash. You know, up close and personal like. I have a lot of different toons, but they just seem to lack in places. I would love to main deadeye, but its kinda clunky and dies to a breeze. But warrior is good to roam, havoc, and zerg with. Warrior is great to show on when you are unsure what tag is on, because some tags are territorial and lock teams. Warrior brings its own stability, healing, and cleanse. Being able to be outside of a team and not die so fast is great and I hope warrior is a strong part of world versus world until the day anet pulls the plug.

    Yes I like comms, but sadly I'm allergic to them.

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