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  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Omernon.9762 said:
    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.

    Pretty much all of this.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    PvE perspective, I don't PvP:

    Most enjoyed: GS Reaper with Shouts. I love being so tanky and still able to kill things, with the safety net of auto-shrouding when killed. I can just wade into a froth of mobs and come out on top. I can even take some time to type comments to the squad without dying when leading in DS. It's so relaxing to play, so useful to use to help friends with story and mp/hp.

    Least enjoyed: Tossup Revenant and Elementalist. I had a bad time early on with Ele squish, and stopped playing it once that alt's warband guild disbanded. Tempest rejuvenated it for me, but was still squish, and so far Weaver is daunting. Rev, even with weapon swap, feels too constrained and clumsy. I have a certain play style I like with utilities, and Rev doesn't let me customize to my intuitive preferences.

    I don't refuse to play any of them, though. They all have nifty bits.

  • I like Warrior most. For my character, I liked that it was generic, and it helped me feel like my character's ability came more from himself instead of his profession. Just a bit of light head RP, but I actually really like Warrior because it's a good blank state to create something upon.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My favourite is ranger. Mostly because of the theme rather than the actual mechanics - I usually play a ranger/druid/nature cleric type character in any fantasy RPG which offers it and I almost always have a pet if they're available. But I do enjoy the mechanics too - I mainly use shortbow and sword/torch with traps and I like that positioning is important for some of the skills and that both weapon sets offer you quick 'escape' skills. I like the idea of a character whose defense comes not so much from armour or shields or whatever as simply not being there when the blow lands. (Even if in practice I'm terrible at timing so I actually use equipment with toughness to offset the fact that I do get hit a lot.)

    I also like elementalist and engineer, just for the sheer variety of options available to them. Both can be quite complicated - you'll push 2 or 3 buttons to do what other professions can do with 1 - but I have fun doing it.

    My least favourite is probably warrior because I find it kind of boring. The worst advice I was ever given for RPGs was to always start with a generic fighter class and only play something else once you've gotten most of the way through it with them. Luckily I was told that when I started Baldur's Gate - where it doesn't really matter what you pick because you end up playing a whole party anyway. I found I was spending much more time with the other characters and much more interested in their skills and tactics. I know warriors do have a lot of variety with all the different weapons they can use, but they can only actually equip 2 at a time and none of their utility skills seem all that exciting to me. They're certainly not a bad profession, but I find the combat less fun and so I'm less motivated to do things with them.

  • Pterikdactyl.7630Pterikdactyl.7630 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My favorite spec to play is my Ventari Revenant. I don't necessarily love Herald and I don't like Renegade, but the tablet mechanic is my favorite. I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it and have remained loyal since. It is such a unique playstyle and I love the big green numbers I can achieve.

    Tempest is my favorite e-spec. It feels epic and primal, and I like its support style, which is the role I tend to gravitate towards. I adore the overload animations...wish we could get aura effects back. Druid is cool too, and I love how slippery they are, but I don't like how almost all of its support is locked behind CA.

    However, I spend most of my time on my power Soulbeast because I am usually solo roaming. Beautiful spec. Absolutely one of my favorites. Plays so fluidly when mastered.

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  • BlueJin.4127BlueJin.4127 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2018

    With the exception of Engineer, I like them all pretty much equally. Reasons my Engineer isn’t as fun:

    1) Nearly all Holosmith skills cause bright flashing lights that eventually cause stinging sensation in my eyes. I don’t enjoy any other Engineer specs.
    2) Can’t equip a 2nd weapon. If I want to swap weapons, I have to use up a utility slot.
    3) The grenade launcher doesn’t have auto attack. Spamming 1 manually since it’s not a regular attack is tedious.

    Also, while I do enjoy my Elementalist, I wish Eles can also equip 2 weapons.

    ^^

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2018

    I always seem to come back to Thief or Druid - I like mobile dps classes or support classes.

    I dislike Necromancer because I dislike zombies or the colour green (which also means I dislike Stinkbeast). It sounds like a stupid reason when I put it on paper, but it definately affects my impressions of the class. The fact that I can faceroll over PvE content with the class further cements my hatred for it, since it doesn't matter how well I play - I'll always be carried by the Necromancer class.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2018

    Favorite profession: Engineer
    (♡ for main, ♡♡♡ for scrapper/holosmith)

    Second favorite: Weaver Fire/Earth ♡♡♡
    (Okay with core elem, not with tempest)

    Okay: Warrior, Guardian, Thief, Necro

    Meh: Ranger, whereas pets seems great, the class is pretty flat for me... only things based on traps, a kind of thief BIS.

    Hate: Never liked mesmer, I tried. Same for revenants.

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

    Elementalist > Ranger > Engineer > Necromancer > Mesmer > Thief > Warrior > Guardian > Revenant

  • Ariurotl.3718Ariurotl.3718 Member ✭✭✭

    Guardian, I guess. Least favorite is probably Mesmer or Ele.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Least is tied between engi and ranger while the rest are about equal. This is based on effort versus result.

  • Nothing beats rev (herald) and engi (holo) for me. Those classes I love; there's a reason why I main 'em and a reason why I can't get bored with 'em. :D

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

    fav is necro, the sheer power and smooth gameplay is so wonderful to experience.
    can't play the engineer at all, it's really the worst of them.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2018

    Hard to say since I do play everything and with 35+ characters there are a lot of classes doubled or trippled (mostly guardians). I used to have three favorites out of all 3 categories but since there's a constant change in meta and balancing it isn't like that anymore... From even back in the days in 2012 I always found a liking to these three classes but now I only tend to play like only one of them and others I haven't played that much before. The three were originally Guardian, Ranger and Necromancer (but yeah Ranger is a noob stamp and I'm always afraid people think I'm a noob whenever I play a ranger. Same with necromancer even if I've always loved the setting and lore about them). Nowdays I usually roam around on either guardian, warrior,mesmer or elementalist since these are the most useful ones in both raids and WvW but do I like it? No actually I'd love to get back on ranger or necro but I'm so afraid of what people think even though I have no reason to worry since I know my stuff and play this game for quite a long time. Overall my experience has become a huge anxiety trigger and I tend to get a lot of panic attacks caused by my paranoia and shyness.

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  • Elothar.4382Elothar.4382 Member ✭✭✭

    This comes with a caveat—I am still learning a few of the new elite specs. That said, favorites right now are scourge and holosmith. Least favorites are basic engineer and daredevil. I am currently learning weaver and like it so far. My next undertaking is mirage.

  • Tsakhi.8124Tsakhi.8124 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2018

    I have to say Guardian and all of its incarnations; there's something about healing and protecting people that I love. I have to say my least favorite class is the Warrior because I suck at it it just doesn't gel well with my play style.

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  • I enjoy elementalist the most. I love having a huge arsenal of skills to use with quick access. Also I love playing a glassy but powerful spellcaster thematically. My second favourite is engineer. Also very versatile with a huge arsenal of skills, but I don't like the technological theme that much.

    My least favourite are warrior and ranger. I only tried them for a few hours each before I got bored. Which is strange since ranger was my favourite in GW1. But I guess GW2 is not a sequel and the professions have little in common.

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    We have three entire sections devoted to this kind of discussion, what possible use is this to anyone?

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

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

    My rankings by enjoyment level (S tier is most fun):

    S Tier:
    Mesmer/Mirage

    A Tier:
    Ranger/Soulbeast, Warrior/Spellbreaker

    B Tier:
    Thief (sadly eclipsed by Mirage)

    C Tier:
    Engineer, Necromancer

    D Tier:
    Guardian, Elementalist

    F Tier:
    Revenant

  • Poormany.4507Poormany.4507 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 11, 2018

    Most - Ele, even though its been nerfed a ton recently, still my favorite class for spamming lava font everywhere and turning myself into a tornado randomly. Also has a lot of direct damage skills, which I really like tanking with in both PVE and WvW.

    Least - Mesmer - Was really expecting it to be fun to play and damage/AOE focused like GW1 mesmers were (my second favorite class in GW1 after flare ele) with useful skills like (rupts, Wastrels, chaos storm, etc.), but sadly did not get that feeling at all in GW2. Instead felt more like I was playing a secondary support/buff class than a tank. Tried and deleted my first mesmer at level 20 or 30 after getting a skillbar with very few direct damage skills on different weapon sets, but still the low armor rating of a mage class.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cynder.2509 said:

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  • i have 13 chars and only fully played a chrono, weaver, banner warrior and some Dh / firebrand... while having all professions

    i have to say gw2 is unlike any other mmorpg i have played in my 20 years of gaming ... every profession and specialization gives you an different feel and it’s just awesome..

    my fav is a chrono.. you don’t care about dying and just play at your own pace.. you get to empower your team and it’s just inspiring !

    next are elementalist and guardian.. the elementalist is really fun when you have 4 elements to play with.. and guardians are so versatile in their DH and FB configuration that you can adapt rapidly to the game..

    I am very curious with mirage and Druid so they are my upcoming builds

    I don’t feel that well versed with necro, revenant, warrior and engineer as the play style is quite different from my typical style

    thief must be the worst. it is just squishy without damage. A lot of mechanics and effort to be proficient.. just horrible!

  • Jski.6180Jski.6180 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ele all of its elite spec. what i like the most to play as. Only scorge is the class i hate to play as.

    See ELE forms and you will get my views.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 11, 2018

    The most: Mesmer. I have 4 mesmers, each equip differently for 4 different ways to play, that I like all equally.
    The least: Warrior. I could never find a fun way to play with it (to my taste). I have one only, equipped with double axe main, longbow backup. That's what suits me the most. However, even though, I use her very rarely and only in explorable for easy stuff.

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  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This varies for me. I typically cycle through builds in PvE. Power guardian is probably the only consistent build I play.

  • I can't answer this in a black and white manner. There are so many different play styles per profession, I like at least one for each. And even then I'm not sure which I like the most. One day I like my thief more, but the other my warrior or my Elementalist, etc.

  • They're all the same.

  • Myrdreth.6829Myrdreth.6829 Member ✭✭✭

    I only play PvE.

    I love the dragonhunter(guardian) the most. I love to be able to use my greatsword and a longbow. The skills are fun to play and look really pretty(yes, that`s seriously one of the reasons why I love to play this class...silly, I know). Necro is fun too but I wish we could make the monsters you can summon look cuter. I am so superficial, sorry xD

    I wish I would understand the mesmer class. It looks like so much fun! I just can't get used to this class. But I love to play together with others who play mesmer, they are so useful! Portals <3

    My least favorite class is revenant. I just don't understand this class...it seems boring? Blergh.

  • @Myrdreth.6829 said:
    I only play PvE.

    I love the dragonhunter(guardian) the most. I love to be able to use my greatsword and a longbow. The skills are fun to play and look really pretty(yes, that`s seriously one of the reasons why I love to play this class...silly, I know). Necro is fun too but I wish we could make the monsters you can summon look cuter. I am so superficial, sorry xD

    I wish I would understand the mesmer class. It looks like so much fun! I just can't get used to this class. But I love to play together with others who play mesmer, they are so useful! Portals <3

    My least favorite class is revenant. I just don't understand this class...it seems boring? Blergh.

    The key to mesmer's power is skill spams such as shatter: BUT you MUST set specializations in each 3 choices to match your desired outcome:

    Mine is currently set to MAX shatter dps + shatter buff effects like condi remove + other stuff
    With the new mesmer elite specialization there's even more you can do but I haven't used it yet.

  • My order:
    1. Tied at the top: DH, Sword+Dagger Weaver, GS/Minion Reaper, Staff/pistol-pistol Daredevil, Flamethrower-kit Engie (any spec)
    2. Tied at the bottom: Mesmer, Chrono, Mirage (I get why people like them, but I can't make them work for me.)
    3. In a big clump of meh in the middle: all the rest, with Herald a bit above the others.

    DH, Weaver and Flamethrower-kit Engie? Because all of them feed my inner pyromaniac.

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  • Favorites: GS Guardian Dragonhunter with traps, Necromancer (wells/golem and minion master)
    Least favorites: Revenant and Thief

    Guardian is the only profession I have a full specialization in.

    Used to play turret Engineer a lot until Anet removed ground targeting from turrets (which they never explained why). Although my engineer adapted to bombs/explosives, it's just not the same fun as before.

  • I used to like playing Elementalist in both PvE and PvP... but since now it's really meh ... it became the least favorite class since i'm struggleling doing anything with it while I can just faceroll with any other class.

    Hopefully the recent beetle races made my ele come out of the box.

    I play more my revenant now in sPvp since it's more effective with less condies in the meta. I might say it's my favorite now.

    (I hate mesmer and more specifically what anet made it ....so there's no point mentionning it .)

  • @Myrdreth.6829 said:
    I only play PvE.

    I love the dragonhunter(guardian) the most. I love to be able to use my greatsword and a longbow. The skills are fun to play and look really pretty(yes, that`s seriously one of the reasons why I love to play this class...silly, I know). Necro is fun too but I wish we could make the monsters you can summon look cuter. I am so superficial, sorry xD

    I wish I would understand the mesmer class. It looks like so much fun! I just can't get used to this class. But I love to play together with others who play mesmer, they are so useful! Portals <3

    My least favorite class is revenant. I just don't understand this class...it seems boring? Blergh.

    i started guardian also due to the beautiful skill around Possesion of Blades and test of faith..

  • most favorite is guardian core dragon hunter and firebrand i play all three at times for different occasions mesmer comes second i like mirage and chrono about the same but necro reaper ranger all are even third fourths. anything past mesmer and guardian just mainly goes how i feel like playing that day.
    i just cant get into engineer elementalist also. think id like ele but just dont have time to mess with it enough to understand. i tried reverant a lot when my guild started doing raids and i had only rev in guild at max level i learned to play but hated it. i like both thief and warrior but dont play them much rather play something else

  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭

    Have to say I do not enjoy Thief at all. I've tried...it's just not my thing. Revenant is the other one, but to be fair, it's just because I don't understand it.

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    @Donari.5237 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:

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

    @Dreamy Lu.3865 said:
    The least: Warrior. I could never find a fun way to play with it (to my taste). I have one only, equipped with double axe main, longbow backup. That's what suits me the most. However, even though, I use her very rarely and only in explorable for easy stuff.

    Having only recently getting to know Warrior better, the only build I like is Axe/Dagger + Dagger/Axe in Arms/Discipline/Spellbreaker. Focus mainly on Ferocity and 100% Fury uptime. The Arms spec has trait that gives fury every time you burst, and Discipline spec has traits that reduce burst and weapon swap recharge times. Thus you get never-ending fury just by repeating burst + weapon swap every 6 seconds. I have seen fury stacked to 45s. You don't need much precision because fury, banner of discipline, signet of fury together grant about +45% crit chance. So Berserker gear is fine; also I prefer Rune of Rage. Don't forget Signet Mastery in Arms spec for even more power and ferocity. So freely activate Signets of Healing and of Fury on cooldown (every 16s).

  • I have started this game at realease and played until end of 2013. Then break until June 2019. Now I still only play core (expansions soon ...) and most of the time I played my engineer. My main char which I mainly play with rifle and I love the knockbacks and stuff (lots of CC). Favorite I'd say.

    Out of the other classes most seem fun as well. I especially noticed the necromancer and warrior being a lot easier in PvE. Necro cause of the minions and warrior cause of the tons of more damage while easily spamming greatsword skills without lots of knowledge/training and even with bad gear (while levelling my gear usually was lacking behind a bit).

    Ele is squishy but still a bit fun. He has good AoE available and movement and protection skills. Guardian similar to warrior - good damage and he stays alive cause of the healing/protection. Necro, warrior and guardian felt "easier" to play than engineer and ele.

    Mesmer with the portal - so many players like it for helping with JP - seems fun as well. I like to get clones by dodging and then shattering a lot. Also the quickness (time warp for emergencies) is nice. And sword skill 2 + shatter is enough AoE for me.

    I struggled a bit with ranger and trying to make a good aoe build (for pve and killing mobs fast). Saw when I returned after years that I had celestial gear on him. With the pet and sword/warhorn + shordbow (2nd weapon set) he feels nice and good survivability. Also not killing too slow. Can pull some mobs and use the sword to hit more than one at the same time.


    A bit struggling with thief though. Before I stopped end 2013 I had him near orr (level 78 next maps to explore the 3 in orr and story the last part) with still underleveled gear. Not sure where to go with him. I try to finish the main personal story and get some exotic gear and try for some PvE build. The jupming around (doding stuff) does not seem interesting and I struggle with AoEing. The bow seems boring (might get better one I get "real" gear - at least everthign 80s exotic) sword as well ... though with some quickness combined I think it might be okay.

    But then again when it comes to fast moving into the battle and then retreat ... I found that I had this playstyle already with me ranger (which has pet and better survivability with less player skill/training necessary) which I played like a duelist/fencer. The 1h sword ist really fun there.


    So: Thief least enjoyed while usually these kind of classes seem interesting to me (and more interesting in all the other MMORPGs out there). Didn't think I'd stay with the engineer main that long ... after trying other classes. When others are considered easier (or were at least back then in 2013 before my long break) ... but the CCing is still a lot of fun. When rifle skill 4 does a crapload of damage even to the defiance bar of champs and compared to that other players aroudn don't seem to damage that bar. :D

  • kratan.4619kratan.4619 Member ✭✭✭

    Play engi and ranger most often. Thief and mesmer are meh.

  • Thief and Engineer are my top picks for both their theme and it just feels the most analog to play. Having to constantly chain skills both offensively and defensively. My least favorite is Revenant. Despite it being a decent class it just feels rushed, unfinished, and while it intended to be the heavy armored jack-of-all-traits class it doesn't share the same synergy and finesse like Engineer and Elementalist. Plus it's the only class in the game where you don't have access to racial skills.

  • Fenella.2634Fenella.2634 Member ✭✭✭

    I love Scourge (without minions), Ele and Thief.
    OTOH, I've really tried, but I couldn't make Warrior work. Every other class is alright and I can get some fun gameplay out of everyone, but Warrior is a tough one. I think I'll try again sometime.

  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    Being an older, slower and fairly clunky player limits my choices to what I can actually keep alive and fighting. My first World Completion was with a mesmer. While I loved playing the mesmer in core Tyria I really couldn't keep the poor thing alive on Hot and PoF maps. For quite a while now my main has been a core rev with a full kit of ascended soldier's gear. It's durable with a fairly simple and straightforward game play. It's been a while since I've played a necro so I boosted one last week and have been happily remembering just how much I love a necro minion master. Maxed out the reaper first and its greatsword is really fun. Just finished maxing the scourge so will be trying that out again over the next few days. The necro may be my new main for a while.

    Another personal favorite is a scrapper wielding a flamethrower. I use that toon for farming Istan, the Silverwastes, Joko invasions in core Tyria, and the like. Oh, and I find a ranger to be great fun for open world roaming. My key farmers are often rangers. Getting them a fire wyvern and a fanged iboga for pets while they are still baby rangers allows them to terrorize the beginner maps. :)

    While I really, really like the idea of the elementalist as well as its weapon animations, I just can't keep one alive outside of core Tyria. The deadeye is another class I like the idea of but I never could play one well in actual combat. My least favorite class is probably the warrior. The adrenaline mechanic just doesn't work for someone as slow as me. Warrior is the only profession I haven't bothered to get to level 80 with.

  • Sonja Teh Trapper.7012Sonja Teh Trapper.7012 Member ✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    i love the ranger which i mostly use. i love to learn about the improvement anuse of my other 8 profession which i rarely touch

  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭

    most: mesmer
    least: tied between revenant and engineer

  • TwiceDead.1963TwiceDead.1963 Member ✭✭✭

    Favorites:
    Thief because I like fast-paced twitch gameplay, and I am a masochist.
    Engineer and Elementalist because I like piano-gameplay, it's just a different kind of fast-paced gameplay. Engineer sometimes because WvW med-bot.

    Dislikes:
    Revenant. I don't even know what to do with it.
    Necromancer. Too slow.

  • Iozeph.5617Iozeph.5617 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 15, 2019

    Favourite - core Engineer. For all the promise that such a character holds in this game. Gagdetry and fireworks and the sort of mayhem that appeals(or should appeal) to everyone's inner five year old.

    Least Enjoyable - Core Engineer. Because in spite of all that promise ANet has dithered and deprecated and shaved it so many times over the years that the only class I want to play, the one I've stayed with, has figuratively become that five year old - the one who erroneously believes they've half a chance at fighting it out with adults who are bigger, heavier, and better-coordinated but ends up losing badly. Yes, there's scrapper, but it's taken its share of hard knocks. There's also Holosmith, but it's so far away from what the engineer is that it might as well be another profession.

    It's just not fun anymore. To the point where I've begun to wonder whether it ever actually was and that what I was instead experiencing as I'd played it was more a reflection of my own great expectations rather than the engineer's true capability. It's not burn out. And all the promise is still there. All the abilities, give or take, are more or less still a part of the package. It's just a matter of actually playing it, then seeing how hard I have to try as opposed to just how effortless it is for other professions to routinely grind my character into the dirt. This doesn't make the victories sweeter. It doesn't instill a sense of achievement. It's just built a lot of bitterness and resentment.

    Statistically there has to be a winner, just as there has to be a loser. Which is why in hindsight Engineer is one of those professions that's left me wishing that seven years ago I'd known then what I know now so that I hadn't wasted my time. Strong stuff, I guess, but class-wise I haven't seen the ball dropped so thoroughly in an mmo til I'd played core Engineer.

  • I'm weird. My favorites tends to shift, as it's usually something that works while no one else plays it, while my least favorite things are that which everyone plays all the time. It just feels boring to me to be a clone.

    Thematically, I rarely touch ranger, mesmer, warrior, and engi. Guardian is in the middle. And thief, necro, ele, and revenant I'm on the most.

  • Mostly depends on expansion i think
    I play at the beginning Warrior
    Then in Hot i played with Revenant Herald
    In Pof i play mostly with Necromancer Reaper

    I tend to play each of the class but the above are the ones i play the most

    I still can't play no matter how much i try Ranger, Mesmer and Ele, can't figure out how to use there power properly to the fullest.

  • aspirine.6852aspirine.6852 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Wow that depends on what part of the game I am doing.
    Dailies, usually Ranger or necro since they can get around everywhere.
    Events, depending on what kind it is, if you need speed or power or such a thing.
    WvW depending on my mood, can be any kind of class.

  • My favorite is mesmer, especially mirage. The mobility feels wonderful (especially after playing on my Reaper, omg, so slow). I'm currently playing on my guardian though. She was a dragon hunter, which was fun, but now I'm trying firebrand. I haven't played any sort of support role for years, so I'm enjoying it a lot. Thief or warrior are probably my least favorite, simply because I'm not that good at thief and warrior (at least core) is dull to me.

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