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Professions you enjoy the most and the least ?

I mainly play thief and mesmer. The "highly mobile - stealthy' combinaison makes up for a fast paced gameplay, especially in PvP, and I really enjoy that.

Not a big fan of the revenant and the ranger though. Can't exactly say why for revenant, but for rangers, I feel like their utility spells are all really "meh" and I don't like having a pet following me around.

What about you ?



  • Haco.1546Haco.1546 Member ✭✭

    I love the elementist for the ability to control the four elements. In other MMORPGs the Mages control a maximum of 3 and not quite as creative as here. The Engineer, Mesmer and Necromancer are also very nice, flee the pattern.

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    D/D Tempest Elementalist is my favourite, sort of gives a battle mage vibe to it.

    Don't like Rev... Don't like the lack of choices in Utility slot skills, they're locked in depending on Legend.

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  • I love Engi and Mesmer, while I can't stand Ranger.

  • Aodlop.1907Aodlop.1907 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm interested in the elementalist too, but the learning curve is what prevents me from really getting into it, especially as I really like PvP. Getting destroyed over and over again can be depressing at times, so I stick to easier classes for now.

  • DearlyMe.5320DearlyMe.5320 Member ✭✭✭

    Mesmer. Including what I have and what I plan, I just need a male norn and female charr for a whole set. I also like necromancers, rangers, and engineers. I'm not fond of thief or guardian.

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  • Favourite: Engineer.
    I'm a Sci-fi fan over fantasy so the Engineer was a natural choice.

    Lest Favourite: Revenant.
    Just never found a way that I like to play it.

  • Leo Schrodingers Cat.2497Leo Schrodingers Cat.2497 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 30, 2018

    I love thief to death. At launch, they were an amazingly well designed PvP profession that excelled at one on one fights. They were fluid, and all around just felt good and responsive. Even though I hate all of Anet's balance changes, the communities constant complaints, all of our weaknesses, lowish reward for most things we do, the fact that other classes are capable doing things we're supposed to be good at more efficently and better... I won't stop playing the class.

    Not too fond of Warrior or Mesmer.

    Warrior because it feels pretty standard to me with few things that makes it really stand out from other MMOs.

    Mesmers not because they are currently broken. But because they are invading far too much into thief's territory. And are capable of doing most things a thief is supposed to be good at, better. Dodging? Check. Being incredibly hard to kill? Check. Damage? Check. Mobility? Check.

    Then having the second least expensive armor, to craft yourself. The most kitten desired in Raids because of Alacrity (Which barely does kitten for thieves). And for some stupid reason, the least nerfed class after the community has been complaining about them. Meanwhile thief gets a completely unreasonably distributed auto attack nerf that more realistically cut their damage in half - because the full chain is kitten hard to land. Gets shot in the foot for escaping a fight by losing their main line of defense rather than giving thief something to ENCOURAGE them to stay and fight. A 1 second delay to backstab because they didn't want to change the behavior of what happens when you stab someone with aegis. Pulmonary Impact which required skill to trigger and was pretty hard to get, got a total of a 50% damage nerf over two nerfs. Still a handful of buggy utilities. And as useful in the water as revenant.

    And now... we don't even know what the heck we're supposed to excell in! Damage? Apparently not anymore!

    I don't even recommend the class to people anymore. I tell them don't touch the class. You'll fall in love with it, and then it will break your heart. You'll feel like a heart broken man that spends the rest of his days neck deep in alcoholism because you couldn't let go. That or a war veteran who remembered the good ole days, but had both legs blown off and your insurance would only buy you a board with a nail for you to get around on. No wheels. That's what I feel like anyways.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My favorite profession is Firebrand. I actually didn't like Guardian before PoF but FB was a game changer for me. I rerolled as a FB main a few months ago and I'm in love with it! Also, even though it's underpowered, I still enjoy my old main (core condi kit Engi, P/P + Flamethrower). I really hope Engi will get a condi elite spec next time (that isn't suicidal like Holo, yuck).

    My least favorite profession is Thief. The Initiative system just isn't comfortable to me, I can't make a build I truly enjoy and I'm not fond of the weapon choices either.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 30, 2018

    For me:

    • The most enjoyable is mesmer. It was my preferred profession in GW1 already . I have 5 mesmer toons, each with a different class/build. I never stop getting fun with them.
    • The least enjoyable is - don't shoot at me - warrior. It is not that I dislike the profession. It is just that I don't like to play melee (I use pistol/bow with thief, hammer with revenant, scepter/staff with guardian), and in case of the warrior, it combines with the fact that I don't like to play rifle. So, of course, I could set up one using longbow, but I already enjoy that with my rangers and don't see much added value to use bow on a warrior. All in all, up to now, I never found a way to enjoy using a warrior.

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  • I could never play the warrior. I never liked the atmosphere around it. I'm a bit traumatized back when the meta was Warrior or leave... like it is now... and I never liked facing off against them in PVP and WvW either.

    I can't play ranger, either. But that is mostly because there are no ranger specs that I like. Once druid came around I just deleted my ranger.

    Favorite classes to play include Thief and Revenant. For different reasons. I like the thief's mobility and self preservation, as well as its strong group defensive utilities and movement skills. When I'm on my "A" game, my thief is unstoppable, and I can just rip through content with little trouble. Revenant is a great all-around class, and it has a toolbox of utility that many other classes don't. I like the idea of energy and legend switching, which gives me a lot more versatility than you'd think.

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  • Neural.1824Neural.1824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    After 6 years and having had 2 specializations added to the game, I just cannot get into the Engineer class. I did world completion on one (pre HoT), and that was quite a struggle.
    Revenant is 2nd on the list of least enjoyed in my time in game.

    Favorites are Ranger, Necro, Thief.

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  • killermanjaro.5670killermanjaro.5670 Member ✭✭✭

    Elementalist is my favourite, having bucket loads of cool looking spells appeals to me, I often favour magic user classes in RPGs.

    I would probably say engineer is my least favourite, I haven't spent a huge amount of time on it, but I just don't seem to find it as fun as the other classes.

    Then there's Mesmer, which is the class I really want to enjoy, but I just can't seem to as I just don't seem to be able to work out how to play it very well. Whatever I seem to try I always seem really weak and it seems to take me forever to kill anything with it (even general mobs in PvE). I don't know why I can't seem to get my head around how to play it, when to shatter illusions,why I've got no dps etc. A shame because the class and weapons available to it all appeal to me.

  • Aodlop.1907Aodlop.1907 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't know why I can't seem to get my head around how to play it, when to shatter illusions,why I've got no dps etc. A shame because the class and weapons available to it all appeal to me.

    Have you tried looking for a build ? People on the Mesmer forum would be happy to help and give you a few tips l think

  • Celldrax.2849Celldrax.2849 Member ✭✭✭

    I suppose out of all the builds I've tried so far (which is most, but not all), I probably find staff Thief to be the most enjoyable. I'm generally not big on highly evasive playstyles, but Daredevil just somehow makes it fun.

    Engineer just hasn't clicked at all with me yet, though I'm am still yet to try Holosmith.

  • Kenneth.7536Kenneth.7536 Member ✭✭

    I still love playing with the gs reaper. Feels so fleshed out and nice :D

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  • juhani.5361juhani.5361 Member ✭✭✭

    Necromancer and core ranger are my favorites. I love my AI beasties :) I enjoy core guardian a lot, but have abandoned mine since I partially unlocked firebrand. For some reason, I can't stand the elite spec. I don't like either of the ranger elite specs, so I ignore them on my 80. Pistol/pistol thief is fun, but deadeye isn't for some reason. I usually love sniping things, but something about it puts me off. Scourge is a lot of fun.

    I've never finished leveling a mesmer. There's something about it that's annoying, but I can't put my finger on it. I have one sitting unused at level 30. I used an insta-80 to try out holosmith and engineer before trying to start the personal story from scratch. Something about the playstyle drove me nuts, but I can't put my finger on what. Never tried a warrior beyond level 11 or so-- it didn't stick with me long enough to even finish a key run. Never finished an elementalist, either, and I'm not sure why.

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Reaper is my goto, ranger is my second (don't care for Druid or Soulbeast), Mirage/Daredevil/Deadeye/Guardian all round out my favs.

    I haven't played enough engineer or warrior to like them and the Revenant is great for looks, but I die too often to really like the class.

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  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sticking with revenant myself. I like the concept and looks of the class. But im holding out hopes for better improvements over time, and an actually -good- espec!

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 30, 2018

    Favourite is of course mesmer, specifically mirage now, because just like Will Smith said in MIB - the difference between mesmer and all other classes is they make this look good. B)
    Also most unique fantasy rpg class with most unique mechanics compared to all the generic rogues/mages/warriors that are the same staple things in every fantasy game. Extremely satisfying aural and visual effects, skill concepts and animations - just a privilege and joy to play, it's like making a painting - therapeutic and satisfying. Mirage in addition is like art/sound therapy - from breaking mirrors to the mirage cloak audio/visual to axe animations and things like staff ambush - it's so kitten sexy to play, I love it. I only play gw2 because of mesmer.

    Second favourite is melee ranger, though I haven't played it in a long time. Melee ranger specifically - I don't like bows. Just the GS and sword animations are awesome (hilt bash into maul is extremely satisfying) and it's evasive like thief without being spammy/one-dimensional.

    Least favourites - warrior (generic/boring for me), necro (thematically - I don't like the whole death thing - but then modern Halloween is my least favourite "festival" IRL so that makes sense).

    Side notes - I like the concept of thief, but the spammy nature of initiative and ridiculous animations on say staff (vault just looks stupid - like Yoda flying around) really put me off. I actually started the game on thief at launch but deleted the character after 2 weeks because just wasn't finding any of the weapon sets fun at the time. Always wanted a staff since then so you'd think I'd play DD for sure but as said, staff animations are too over the top especially on asura - I like the usual asura acrobatics but spamming various staff attack animations doesn't satisfy me. But I do like the deadeye rifle concept and p/p, if only the latter was less spammy. Have been tempted to make a new alt to play deadeye but not sure if I can be bothered with the effort - not really much of an alt player.

    Rev is cool thematically with the whole mist thing, but I don't like many of the legend characters or feeling of being tools for their power.

    Ele would be cool if you could specialise only in one two elements. I don't like the whole attunement juggling thing sadly - just feels messy and convoluted. Would like to play single element users rather than full on Captain Planet.

    Holosmith is an awesome conceptually and with the skill effects - love the whole clean tech harnessing the power of light vibe - but then my favourite aspect of physics has been photonics/optics so that's the reason why. If holosmith had been in the game from launch I may have mained engi - but I can't be bothered to create a dedicated character for it now. Don't like core engi or scrapper.

    Firebrand is a satisfying concept and has nice skill effects. But overall guardian bores me slightly - nothing particularly excites me when having played with it.

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

    I have only played 5 professions throughout the years of playing Guild Wars 2. Here are my favorite professions:

    1. Engineer

    Core engineer has been the profession I played and enjoy the most. It's a profession that is so addicting and rewarding, especially when you use kits properly. It is regarded as lackluster by many, but not me. I love core engineer and just how diverse the profession is. It needs buffs and big buffs at that if ArenaNet wants build variety. I want build variety, but it can't be achieved if you only make one build objectively better than the rest which is similar to revenants' current state.

    Ever since the Med Kit rework, I switched my core engineer to support engineer. I use Rune of the Pack and Mender's Amulet. I prefer Pack because with Water or Monk I lose damage. Playing core support engineer is almost as good, if not just as good as support Scrapper and I've managed to carry teams by constantly healing them. It's not as effective as Firebrand, but it's good enough. For PvP season 11, I managed to reach platinum 1 until I lost it and was brought back to gold 3. But I don't care, reaching gold 3 as a core support engineer using 4 kits (yes, 4 kits, I'm that big of a nutcase) has been the most challenging and worthwhile experience.

    1. Elementalist

    Core elementalist is doing just fine even though it got nerfed not too long ago. Playing core elemetalist isn't as easy as some players might say, but it certainly is rewarding to multitask when playing Fresh Air. Keeping the air auto attack active while switching to different attunements and keeping the high damage consistent is key to playing core elementalist.

    It's a glass cannon profession, but due to the low health and light armor, it was intended to be a glass cannon. It has low survivability when not played right, but in the right hands, core elementalist can be really deadly.

    1. Guardian

    Not many people play core guardian, but those that do know how to play the profession. Core guardian is the purest example of a fighter and a team supporter. It can fight foes while protecting allies.

    The different weapons types from swords and shields to scepters and focus, guardian has a fairly solid weapon variety.

    (It's funny how the professions that have the biggest support capabilities happen to be my top 3 favorite professions)

    1. Thief

    By far the best core profession in the entire game. Core thief has been in the meta and for good reasons. D/p Daredevil is still good, but since I'm a core player and I'm talking about core professions, s/d core thief is doing amazingly well.

    1. Warrior

    Good old warrior. The first profession I started playing Guild Wars 2. I have a lot of fun playing core warrior even in PvP and it's still viable. Too bad so many players play Spellbreaker because it's the new kid on the block.

    While I do like playing warrior, it is by far the easiest profession to be kited by other professions. I kited warriors with engineer, elementalist, thief and guardian. Warrior is indeed a beginner friendly profession that has skill to be mastered, but it's very limited in terms of fighting their opponents.

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  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I am an Elementalist. This was the case with Guild Wars and all of its expansions and this is the case for GW2. Yes, I do have other professions and races, but mostly to play their personal story and gain a bunch of profession/race specific achievements.

    So, I guess life is bad as being an alt on my account. Especially in GW1 where those alt-chars were just pack-dolyaks.

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  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭


    • Guardian Dragonhunter with GS, LB, and traps, with fire doggies for extra muscle when needed.
    • Thief Daredevil with Staff and Pistol/Pistol.
    • Elementalist Weaver, doing the Elemental Dance with Sword/Dagger.
    • Revenant Herald, Sword/Shield (Glint's Bastion, duh) and Hammer using Glint and Jalis.
    • Reaper with GS. Gravedigger FTW!


    • Ranger Soulbeast, LB and GS, with Jacaranda and Iboga.
    • Engineer Scrapper with Hammer and Flamethrower. Feeds my inner pyromaniac.
    • Engineer Holosmith, with Lightsabre/Pistol and Flamethrower.

    Can't "grok":

    • Mesmer.
    • Mesmer.
    • Mesmer.
    • Mesmer.

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    Exercise your whimsy.

  • MithranArkanere.8957MithranArkanere.8957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like all professions. I do not like all builds.

    With warrior I have a lot of fun with a viper Berserker and a Berserker spellbreaker.
    With Guaridan I have th emost fun with a trapper zealot and a viper firebrand.
    With Revenant I'm having the most fun with a viper Mallyx Kalla renegade and a berserker jallys kalla renegade. Sorry, Herald, you boring.

    With engineer the most fun I have is a berserker turret scrapper, a berserker Static Discharge holosmith, a viper explosive holosmith, and a celestial flamethrower elixir spammer.
    With ranger the most fun I had was with viper and berserker soulbeast.
    With thieves I have been having a blast with a staff+p/p berserker daredevil, a shortbow + daggers daredevil interrupt viper spammer, and an assassin rifle+dagger/dagger deadeye. The deadeye does the least average damage, but building up massive critical strikes is still gratifying. I just wish the buildup could be sped up a little longer.

    Anything I ever do with an elementalist is fun.
    With mesmer I've been enjoying berserker phantasm spam chronomancers. I can make a TON of phantasms in HoT spots with 3 adrenaline mushrooms. A TON. Making phantasms not count for the clone cap was a good idea, but they need to give those phantasms their own cap. They can be improved afterwards, but the spam and visual clutter needs to stop. I have been also having fun with a viper axe/torch+scepter/pistol mirage. When you put 3 axe clones on an enemy about to die, swap them to a different enemy, shatter an kill both of them it always feels nice.
    With necromancer the most fun I've been having is a berserker chilling reaper and a viper scepter scourge.

  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭

    mesmer. the rest is irrelevant.

  • Kal Spiro.9745Kal Spiro.9745 Member ✭✭✭

    I have at least two of everything. I think Mesmer is my least enjoyed, but then I really enjoy my Chronomancer and I don't have a Mirage, so I don't know now meaningful it is to say. I will always main a Ranger, so Ranger is probably my most loved.

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  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    love the necro, allot more powerful then ppl give it credit.
    i just can't play the engineer, everything is depending on kits and i can't stand kits, that and the engineer doesn't have any weapon swap and lacks allot of weapon choices.

  • HyperLooser.2698HyperLooser.2698 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 30, 2018

    lightning/earth-Lightning rod-non-piano-sword/dagger glyph weaver: Super fun, eats breakbars for candy, pure kitten melee style. It doesn't deal much damage, but it deals enough for it to not be a hinder to the fun of it in open world/dungeons/not high fractals/not raid. I so want eles next melee elite revolve around sitting in 1 element. Like greatsword Primalist who fully dedicates to master 1 element inspired by God of Fire Balthazar himself.

    Dual-sword power renegade: flashy warrior who has a bit of everything- insta full might stacks, vuln, max crit with barely any presicison on gear, AoE mass Daze doing gods work for me. For all your solo needs.

    Hammer Gyro Scrapper(no kits): like a hammer version of my weaver, only immortal.

  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The Most : Base Power Warrior ( I dont like both Elite Specs)
    The Least : Mesmer , Thief and Engi.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Most: Elementalist. Least: Guardian.

  • Artemisa.9013Artemisa.9013 Member ✭✭

    Least is easy: Necromancer and Revenant.
    Most: right now, Warrior and Engineer.

    But in the end, it's all about the combination (race-profession) I enjoy the most. For example, I love my Charr Warrior and it's incredibly fun playing her, but my Human Warrior (with the exact same build) felt so boring I deleted her.

  • Kalendraf.9521Kalendraf.9521 Member ✭✭✭

    Enjoy the most: Necromancer (including base Necro, as well as Reaper and Scourge)
    Enjoy the least: Engineer

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  • perilisk.1874perilisk.1874 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well, if I was placing them in order:
    1. Guardian
    2. Mesmer
    3. Necro
    4. Elementalist
    5. Ranger
    6. Thief
    7. Engineer
    8. Warrior
    9. Revenant

    But as to why, mostly just a question of taste.

  • in order for me is...
    1. Guardian-Core Meditation build
    2. Necromancer and Reaper-Minion build
    3. Ranger-Power Ranger, core build..have dabbled with Druid
    4. Warrior-Core build, I like Berserker too, but like core more..I like off hand Axe...what can I say, it amuses me.
    5. Thief-Love Daredevil
    6. Elementalist-All my Elementalists are Tempests. Core and Tempest-Air FTW
    7. Revenant-Core build. Herald, meh.
    8. Engineer-Core build, love Flamethrower. Need to play scrapper more to form an opinion.
    9. Mesmer-But Mesmer may rise in rank. I have enough HoT HPs to unlock Chronomancer once I get a certain amount of open world HPs, so , when I am not playing my new Necro in open vanilla world, I am playing my Mesmer...and to my shock, I am enjoying him! I made my own build, but, knowledge adds on to knowledge, so I think it is time to read some guides and see if I can rework things to enjoy him even more.

  • ReaverKane.7598ReaverKane.7598 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    I'll follow @perilisk.1874 and do my top from preferred to least played:
    1. Guardian (Was my first character, back in 2012, i meant to play it as a tank, and did so for a long time, now it's my favourite power dpser)
    2. Ranger (was my second character, loved playing it for the "pokemon" thing, still enjoy playing it a lot)
    3. Mesmer
    4. Necro
    5. Engineer (3-5th are in more or less the same play-time level, but reasons differ, i used to play engineer more pre-Hot, didn't take to scrapper, been enjoying Holo more, but still haven't played it as much, Necro was the opposite, picked it up more after Reaper, and also enjoyed Scourge. Mesmer i started playing it more for raids, since i've always liked tanking)
    6. Revenant (played it a lot when HoT came out, less and less now)
    7. Warrior (It isn't higher on the list for two simple reasons, it's very similar to Guardian which was my main, and my brother's first character was a warrior, so usually he's the one that takes that class on groups, so i play it less)
    8. Elementalist (its not that i don't like the class, but it was one of the last classes i leveled, and so i never ended having a lot of play time. Also i rarely play as a "mage" in RPGs, so of the "classic" archetypes it was the natural last one for me to pick)
    9. Thief (Kinda like the same as ele, but with a different story. I left thief for last because me and my brother had a plan of having a character that we'd level exclusively in WvW, but things happened and i ended up actually deleting my first thief, to make room for the revenant, and only making a new one later, which i ended up boosting to 80, so it ended up my least played, but i've been having fun with it lately, playing DE a lot).

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Favorite: Ranger/Soul Beast (love the hunter/stalker theme)

    Least Favorite: Core Engineer (dislike kits).

  • @killermanjaro.5670 said:

    Then there's Mesmer, which is the class I really want to enjoy, but I just can't seem to as I just don't seem to be able to work out how to play it very well. Whatever I seem to try I always seem really weak and it seems to take me forever to kill anything with it (even general mobs in PvE). I don't know why I can't seem to get my head around how to play it, when to shatter illusions,why I've got no dps etc. A shame because the class and weapons available to it all appeal to me.

    What level are you? People have said level 80 Mesmers are a world different than sub 80 Mesmers. My Mesmer is doing good DPS and does not die too much. If you are sub 80, you might want to powerlevel that puppy to 80.

  • Cyrin.1035Cyrin.1035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 4, 2018

    Enjoy the most - Elementalist, Ranger, and Guardian
    Enjoy the least - Engineer, Necromancer, and Mesmer

    For me, it's more about which professions I connect to the most and the style of the class. However, I like all of the professions and they're all designed well.

  • Griever.8150Griever.8150 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    Favs are Thief and Revenant, i like managing a resource better than being locked by Cooldowns and i like mobility, least fav so far is Necro (walks with cement boots, very stale gameplay) and Mesmer (entirely reliant on cooldowns and i'd rather just play my Thief for that playstyle).

  • Chasind.3128Chasind.3128 Member ✭✭✭

    Engineer, Ranger and Elementalist are my favs

    Guardian and revenant are my least favorites. Guardian is just boring for me and Revenant is just a bad class.

  • Anthony.3207Anthony.3207 Member ✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    Engineer is my favorite profession but it's the worst profession to main right now.

    Not good in fractals raids or wvw. Decent in low rank spvp but gets outshined by a few professions who dominate the meta.

    Engineer is not viable. People say thief necromancer mesmer ranger are all unplayable - they used to be OP but now they are fairly balanced against each other. Elementalists are pretty balanced. Guardians are a 1 trick pony. Great for pvp. Useless in pve.

    Most people like engineer for roleplaying but if you want powerful abilities engineer is the worst at it. It has clunky low damage low healing skills. No support skills no awesome ultility. Engineer has a good amount of stuns but it doesn't work too well in pvp. But pve engineers can break bars easily. Engineers also had their condi nerfed.

    Engineers are basically a class you play out of sheer feelings and enjoyment not to win at anything. We are clowns basically. Engineer is played to suffer and not to have fun.

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Engineer (with and without Holo, but no Scrapper) is my all time favorite, hands down. Then Reaper (normal Necro is super boring for me).
    The other professions have all been interesting to play, but none has really become close to these first two.
    Then warrior I find fairly boring, and I just can't stand Ele, It feels too "generic magic stuff" for my taste.

  • costepj.5120costepj.5120 Member ✭✭✭

    The only character that doesn't appeal to me is Engineer. I can't even be bothered to level one (I spent a lvl 80 boost just to complete my set). Not sure where I even parked her it's been that long since I logged in.
    Ele is my favourite; I especially like the Weaver speciality. Axe/Axe Warrior was my very first character and still retains a soft spot in my affections. Necro and Ranger are solid go to classes. Pistol/Pistol Thief is also fun to play!

    So long and thanks for all the Skritt

  • Nath Forge Tempete.1645Nath Forge Tempete.1645 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2018

    Was tempted to say elementalist since it's my main till Launch days but I got bored of the "bunking " meta in spvp that has been there too many times. The recent Meteor shower killed my love for it since it's not even top in its main gamemode so it's a dead class to me.

    So I would' say:


    Revenant : unless it has a very hard time learning it and being used to energy managemement. It feels really rewarding when you manage to make plays with it. I like the fact that it can be decently mobile and high risk high reward. I t 's challenging


    Hard to say ... maybe mesmer but i don't like them only when facing them and the fact that they have been OP for too many seasons in spvp (even if they almost got erradicated froms spvp once or twice) but being "a must have" in raids triggers me too ... no alternative
    Gameplay wise I would say necromancer , feels clunky and not dynamic at all. Slow, weird , too dark , gameplay boring.

  • Favorites : Engineer and Revenant
    Very much fun : Necromancer and Elementalist
    A lot of fun : Mesmer and Guardian
    Just plain fun : Thief and Ranger
    No fun at all : Warrior..

    I have 11 characters, all max level, none of them a warrior..

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭

    most enjoyed: Deadeye, Tempest, Soulbeast

    sorta alright: Guardian(All), Core Necro, Daredevil, Holosmith

    least enjoyed: Mesmer(All), Warrior(All), Revenant(All), Weaver, Druid, Scrapper

  • Dibdabs.3410Dibdabs.3410 Member ✭✭✭

    Revenant is junk - meh at everything, good at nothing. Ranger used to be my favourite until I got into Mesmer, then I got into Necromancer and Engineer and nowadays the poor Ranger rarely gets used..

  • Lunateric.3708Lunateric.3708 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Hate anything that has low engagement, like pet/minion heavy classes or elite specs (necro, base ranger, turret engi or gyro scrapper).

    Love anything that gets to see a wide variety of skills and has versatility so kit engineer, condi weaver, power chrono, condi renegade.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2018

    I actually like all profession (preference depends on mood) except Mesmer, which I find boring - unlike its cool GW1 version (but even there I rarely played Mesmer as main profession, mostly as secondary). I don't like how Mesmer is all support and inadequate in dealing (massive) damage in GW2.

    So, my least played profession is Mesmer, my second least played is Engineer. My overall favorite is Guardian.

  • Omernon.9762Omernon.9762 Member ✭✭✭

    For me it is ranger by far. It was my very first profession that reached max level in GW1 and stayed as main throughout every expansion. Same story in GW2, although I have to admit that ranger was more fun to play back in GW1 due to much broader skill set and distance combat being generally more effective than it is now in Guild Wars 2.

    I like this profession probably because I also like bows and overall nature-theme that this profession is related with. In tabletop RPGs I also play archers and rangers very often when I don’t run games.

    Coincidentally Mesmer was my least favorite profession back in GW1 and nothing has changed since then - it’s still my most disliked profession, although it’s less annoying to fight against now. Back in GW1 you could actually get killed simply by attacking mesmer, it was such a cancer =P

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