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Returning Player Help! :-)

Haven't played since release but bought both expansions cheap and loving it so far.

I'm having trouble deciding on a main but I want to level 3 classes with end game ranged, melee and healing potential.

I love warrior and guardian, ranger and elementalist and am intrigued by mesmer and macro though not sold on their play style.

Thong is I know they all play very differently, almost like different classes at end game. I don't want to level a ranger and find I hate playing southeast or druid for example...

If someone could breakdown the endgame play style of each of my short listed classes I'd be forever grateful!

Bonus questions!

Would it be worth boosting my chosen alt to 80, get a mount and then level my main with a mount? (seems logical to me lol)

Do level 80 boosts give mastery points or will I need to grind hero challenges etc?

Is it worth grinding up a profession or just save mats?

Thanks in advance for any help. One of the reasons I decided to give gw2 another go is because the community is so helpful and friendly! Big ups!

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  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 26, 2018

    @bbop.9706 said:
    Haven't played since release but bought both expansions cheap and loving it so far.

    Hope you're having a blast.

    I'm having trouble deciding on a main but I want to level 3 classes with end game ranged, melee and healing potential.

    The best ranged profession is ranger, melee is pretty much every profession, see which melee profession you like most (that includes elite specializations that give certain ranged professions melee weapons) and for healing potential is engineer, elementalist, guardian, revenant. I highly recommend you try engineer with Med Kit since it got a rework not too long ago and it's amazing. It's not longer the worst healing skill/kit for the engineer and it is the supportive kit that everyone wanted it to be. It also helped me to reach Platinum in ranked PvP.

    I love warrior and guardian, ranger and elementalist and am intrigued by mesmer and macro though not sold on their play style.

    I would say stick with the current professions you're playing. Mesmer, like the engineer, guardian, elementalist and thief aren't exactly beginner friendly. They require more practice due to the amount of profession mechanics. But if you are already set with you keybinds and you're comfortable using them, then go ahead, try out the mesmer.

    If someone could breakdown the endgame play style of each of my short listed classes I'd be forever grateful!

    If you want, I can briefly describe every profession with their elite specializations:

    1. Engineer

    Core = Jack of all trades (DPS, support, tank, bunker)
    Scrapper = tank
    Holosmith = DPS

    1. Elementalist

    Core = DPS (scepter/focus, scepter/dagger, dagger/dagger), support (staff)
    Tempest = support (dagger/focus)
    Weaver = DPS with evasion

    1. Guardian

    Core = DPS and support mix (deal damage while also giving boons to allies)
    Dragonhunter = ranged DPS or bunker if you're using traps (not that necessary in PvE)
    Firebrand = condition support

    1. Thief

    Core = evasive DPS (sword/dagger)
    Daredevil = survival specialization for dagger/pistol with long dash to compensate the lack of evasion like core thief
    Deadeye = ranged DPS

    1. Warrior

    Core = sustained DPS
    Berserker = condition
    Spellbreaker = DPS with less sustain and more CC

    1. Mesmer

    Core = hybrid
    Chronomancer = tanky DPS that uses shield
    Mirage = condition

    1. Ranger

    Core = ranged DPS
    Druid = support
    Soulbeast = DPS

    1. Necromancer

    Core = hybrid/condition
    Reaper = melee DPS
    Scourge = condition

    1. Revenant

    Core = DPS with minor condition damage
    Herald = tanky support
    Renegade = ranged DPS

    Bonus questions!
    Would it be worth boosting my chosen alt to 80, get a mount and then level my main with a mount? (seems logical to me lol)
    Do level 80 boosts give mastery points or will I need to grind hero challenges etc?
    Is it worth grinding up a profession or just save mats?

    If you have an alt, don't use level 80 boosters. The gear you get is terrible and it's better to craft the gear you want and not the one the boosters give you. I would recommend if you play PvP a lot is to save Tomes of Knowledge. If you desperately need a level 80 alt, use the tomes to level the alt up to level 80.

    Thanks in advance for any help. One of the reasons I decided to give gw2 another go is because the community is so helpful and friendly! Big ups!

    You're welcome. Not everyone is helpful, regardless of communities. Just stick to those members of the community that help you.

    Karras The Engineer

  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to answer, very useful info - much appreciated!

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @bbop.9706 said:
    Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to answer, very useful info - much appreciated!

    You're welcome. Also, use the Quote option to reply to people that help you. Having their account name in your reply message will notify them when you write a message towards them.

    Karras The Engineer

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