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What's your favorite profession?

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What's your favorite profession? 119 votes

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Ertrak.9506Hybarf Tics.2048Manpag.6421Evil Geek.6904Nath Forge Tempete.1645Nash.3974OtPo.1958 7 votes
Seera.5916maddoctor.2738notebene.3190killermanjaro.5670Goettel.4389Avador.8934Chay.7852Tycko Larsson.7829CarolGam.2649RainyEyes.4352MiskoV.3856Haco.1546Arachnid.3527 13 votes
Vaga.5174Rysdude.3824Lametoile.7394 3 votes
Curunen.8729Retow.8475Hibiskus.8294Aurelius.6829Kas.3509Caro.2730cupcake.6951lemonk.8917NoiseRen.2403Brycar.2651Krumelur.6312Psycoprophet.8107 12 votes
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DeanBB.4268Mea.5491Klowdy.3126Stalkingwolf.6035lokh.2695A State of Trance.3675JDub.1530Matiole.6857Aulendur.4036Nysrock.8102PDatta.9247 11 votes
mazut.4296Endless Soul.5178derd.6413RoseofGilead.8907NotOverlyCheesy.9427Kalendraf.9521Sylent.3165Etienne.3049Witch of Doom.5739sylvnfox.7086akenoyuki.8210Conqueror.3682PzTnT.7198Ouija.1684Starfyre.5743Exsul.5803artemis.6781misterman.1530Felippe.3879trixantea.1230 29 votes
Pifil.5193Vavume.8065Tsume.4762Dual.8953Crab Fear.1624oOAvengerOo.6714Tails.9372Batel.9206saloja.7920 9 votes


  • Engineer

    Right now, it's sort of a tie between revenant and engineer. Though my favorites shift through time...

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like rotating between holosmith-scourge-weaver, recently tried to like deadeye and revenant but mouef wasn't that great.

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  • Necromancer

    There's no bigger satisfaction than obliterating a bunch of enemies with a fully powered epidemic.

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

    Ranger - I like the nature/animals theme and the mix of direct damage and conditions. I also like that a lot of their skills need good positioning to be most effective (like the shortbow skills getting more effects if you're behind or beside the target).

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  • Stalkingwolf.6035Stalkingwolf.6035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018

    i'm currently trying every class but i have to admit that Guardian DH is and will be my favorite profession.
    Mirage / Mesmer is also nice. every other class is too much busy work zu play or just boring ( hello ranger )

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  • Revenant

    Really hard to decide, but recently rolled a Revenant and unlocked Herald which I'm loving for OW PvE. Necro (Reaper) has always been my go to class but i guess I'm just a bit bored of that lately. So many good choices now, really is a difficult job deciding what to play :)

  • Revenant

    I was torn between elementalist and revenant. But then I don't lpay elementalist for months since how bad it is .... weaver dissappointed me so hard.

    So Revenant is the only class I feel challenging and rewarding while being fun at the same time (in spvp at least) maybe it will rise as a second healer in raid soon tho (druid + renegage meta)

  • Dreadshow.9320Dreadshow.9320 Member ✭✭✭

    Yet to try engineer and Mesmer, but so far I enjoy my salad spider themed the most.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As soon as we get the proper healtank elite that all guards secretly want to play it will be perfect.

    The class always felt at the right spot and very well balanced for solo play. Big pushes always felt more like disturbing the balance than fixing an issue. The class is versatile and can switch between a decent offense and a decent defense on the fly with pretty much any setup if you mix correctly. It offers good support, something that is important for me in a MMO. We might not have Meteor Shower but we can block the attack that would oneshot you while you cast it, maybe we can't instantly fill your HP bar, but no 11k HP glasscannon ever complained about perma protect and passive heals left and right either.

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  • Avador.8934Avador.8934 Member ✭✭✭

    All scholar professions. I like both ele, mesmer and necro a lot. I generally enjoy every class except for ranger. I'll give this to ele, since ele was my 1st character and was my main for the longest time.

  • Fraghound.5730Fraghound.5730 Member ✭✭✭

    Necromancer - I will forever love my reaper! It's just so dang fun playing it.

  • Carighan.6758Carighan.6758 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Though I jump around between playing Mesmer and Nothing, I mostly enjoy Engineer on a conceptual level.

  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018


    You left out that option on your poll. I play a different profession each day and I enjoy them all as all are fun to play.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Because i'm an edgy boi

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  • Conqueror.3682Conqueror.3682 Member ✭✭✭

    I feel powerfull when i have control over everything, even the dead.

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  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Thief, but mostly because of the Initiative system. It reminds me of the mana / PP system which I heavily prefer over the cooldowns, at least for weapon skills. Also, gameplay whise I like mid-ranged oriented builds with high mobility the most and dual pistol offers exakly that. To bad P/P sucks performance whise but luckily (from an aesthetic point of view) spamming unload with dual HOPE is just the best thing ever so I guess there's that.

  • Engineer

    Core Engineer. The thing that developers and players try to purge from the game :'(

  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I enjoy quite a few of the classes, but Necromancer will always be my creepy baby.

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  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I absolutely love my first character, my Dark Librarian. No amount of meta, or "Ur ClsS SuX" people will ever change my mind.

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  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭

    ...since Firebrand. :)

  • Engineer

    I have mained Engi since launch, but I also like the Rev and Deadeye.

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭

    There's actually just one?

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  • Necromancer

    OMG I love this, the class everyone complains is the worst in the game is most popular by a good margin. LONG LIVE THE NECROMANCER!

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  • Engineer

    Engineer mainly because I find running around with the flamethrower and trying to set everything on fire highly amusing even if it isn't the most effective way to play the class.

  • kurfu.5623kurfu.5623 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 26, 2018

    I've leveled a few different classes to 80 and world map complete, but the class I keep returning to for open-world stuff (exploration, events, world bosses, story, node-farming, etc...) is always the Ranger, with Reaper coming in at a close 2nd. Warrior was kinda fun for a while, but just got tired of it.

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  • Manpag.6421Manpag.6421 Member ✭✭✭

    @sylvnfox.7086 said:
    OMG I love this, the class everyone complains is the worst in the game is most popular by a good margin. LONG LIVE THE NECROMANCER!

    I think that actually says more about a vocal overrepresentation of necromancers on the forums than it does about the game. Polls like this are always fun and interesting, but the most accurate data will always be the gw2efficiency stats, since they tap directly into the game's API and can give an indication of both the population of professions (including alts) and the actual playtime of professions. Necro is technically the 5th most played profession, with Guardian actually being outright top.

    That said, while I do like necros and keep going back to them every now and then, Rev is far and away my favourite profession in terms of both theme and general utility.

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Professions that are subpar only survive through sheer love, and keep those feelings growing. Professions that are always good awake less strong feelings because they simply work, and become just tools.

  • Hibiskus.8294Hibiskus.8294 Member ✭✭✭

    clearly mesmer, it was and is my only profession since 3 years and it is the only character that has the story and map completition....and of course the only one with some maxed crafting professions..... i hope they buff some other classes instead of nerfing the mesmer any further...or just nerf the mesmer for pvp / wvw....not pve... <3

  • Retow.8475Retow.8475 Member ✭✭

    Tempest support and condi Mirage equally played. Both as wvw roamers.

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