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What are your top 3 Elite Specializations?

Avador.8934Avador.8934 Member ✭✭✭
edited June 25, 2018 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

What are the top 3 Elite Specializations you like the most? And I mean in general, both thematically and mechanically. Take into consideration both PoF and HoT specs. Don't take into consideration only those that are meta/the strongest, but also how they are visually appealing to you, how fun they are to use, how they change the core profession, and so on. Take into consideration all of this. I didn't make a poll, since there is not enough space for all 18 elite specs.

My top 3 are:
1, Weaver - I wanted sword for ele so much, I was so happy when we got it. The weaving mechanic is really fun to use, at least for me.
2, Chronomancer - I love Continuum Split and the shield is pretty fun to use. Thematically it would be number 1.
3, Deadeye - Very close win against the Reaper for the 3rd place. No matter what everyone thinks about Deadeye, I have my super cool sniper and I love it.


  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018
    1. Chrono
    2. Reaper
    3. Mirage

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  • PzTnT.7198PzTnT.7198 Member ✭✭

    Ill have to say:
    1: Reaper. While it certainly could use more damage, its very fun to play.
    2: Holosmith. The amount of destruction this spec can dish out is glorious.
    3. Soulbeast. I always liked how the power ranger played, power soulbeast is better. Could definitely use more damage as well tho.

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  • I'll have to say most fun for me are
    1: Reaper
    2: Weaver
    3: Holosmith

  • Stalkingwolf.6035Stalkingwolf.6035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018
    1. Dragonhunter with Greatsword
      My Main since 3,5 years now ( started with core warrior at release ).
      jumping around ( i love that winged leap ). good def and nice burst. overall easy 2 play

    2. Mirage
      pure fun. currently OP and i love that dodge animation and voice over from my Asura.

    3. Holosmith
      Looks cool, high burst damage but squishy imo. fun 2 play overall

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  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1.Firebrand, very versatile, switching between damage and support and the mantras are handy. Couldn't care less about the axe and think it's ad you're kinda forced to use it because it's a condi spec.
    2. Deadeye, finally I get to be a sniper and the high numbers on single hits are just fun.
    3. Weaver, loving the offensive melee approach and the way you can cycle through attunements now.

    But I play everything now and then, so this list would prob look different had I posted yesterday or tomorrow.

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  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭
    • Greatsword/Longbow (for ranged pulls) Dragonhunter
    • Greatsword Reaper (Gravedigger FTW!)
    • Staff/dual Pistol Daredevil (especially for JPs)
    • I know it makes four, but Sword+Dagger Weaver.

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  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭
    1. Tempest 2. Holosmith 3. Soulbeast
  • Kal Spiro.9745Kal Spiro.9745 Member ✭✭✭

    Holosmith - This spec brought me into PvP and I'm really enjoying it. It's strong and it's so very Asura. I also enjoy the resource management trying to maintain optimal heat.
    Daredevil - Three dodges, enough said. Melee staff is great.
    Herald - I really enjoy the design of a signet like passive to active effect, with the Revenant resource system, and Glint is really pretty cool.

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  • JDub.1530JDub.1530 Member ✭✭✭

    This is difficult, since there are far too many I've criminally underplayed (not for lack of interest). So this list is subject to change.
    Dragonhunter - most played
    Holosmith - Just a cool concept
    Beserker- PUNCH MORE ROCKS!

  • Kalendraf.9521Kalendraf.9521 Member ✭✭✭
    1. Reaper (my favorite class, and a natural progress of the Power Necro build I played before elite specs were added. Usually D/WH + GS or St depending on where I use it.)
    2. Scourge (didn't like it at first, but I have grown to like it so much I made a 2nd necro just to have one dedicated to Reaper and one for Scourge. A/T + St)
    3. Dragonhunter (fun to play, just wish the longbow was more effective for it. I usually end up going GS + Sc/T)

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  • Imperadordf.2687Imperadordf.2687 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1 - Mirage
    2 - Holosmith
    3 - Daredevil

  • spiritualabyss.7016spiritualabyss.7016 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018
    1. Chronomancer
    2. Core Engineer because of kits - and any future elitespec that will get kits
    3. probably Scourge because I like the concept of Barrier/Shades
  • AliamRationem.5172AliamRationem.5172 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If I could stop playing Mirage I'd probably give Weaver more time!

  • Scud.5067Scud.5067 Member ✭✭✭

    Deadeye (Rifle)
    Firebrand (AOE Condi)
    Daredevil (Staff)

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭
    1. Berserker, it adds so much to the mobility and raw power to its core build, i consider the berserker the new baseline for the warrior.
    2. Firebrand, for the guardian, mostly because the guardian was lackluster for me, and the dragon hunter worked better in pvp than pve
    3. And the.. hmm.. I'm tossing between both elemental elites, and the necro's Reaper.

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  • Alex.4982Alex.4982 Member ✭✭

    Dragonhunter- my main, awesome theme, really fun gameplay, and i love the longbow (like many mentioned above, I too wish it packed more of a punch)
    Reaper- greatsword was an excellent pick for necro that along with reaper shroud shakes up the gameplay and let's you feel really menacing and intimidating
    Soulbeast- so many fun new merged pet skills, can build for condi or power and either way you go you'll find fun ways to play
    (honorable mention)* Daredevil- staff is real cool and a ton of fun

    1. Reaper(love me some shadowy reaper of death)
    2. Daredevil(3 dodge staff pistol/pistol boom boom POW!)
    3. Herald (all them boons! And shiny glow aura! And dragon breath :>)
  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Dragon hunter
    FB and chrono equally

  • Rashagar.8349Rashagar.8349 Member ✭✭✭

    @JDub.1530 said:
    This is difficult, since there are far too many I've criminally underplayed (not for lack of interest). So this list is subject to change.

    Same here, there's probably at least half that I haven't gotten around to playing yet, never mind fully unlocking.
    1. Soulbeast, definitely. Love everything about it.
    2. Reaper, it's such a perfect progression of my original main's theme and strengths.
    3. Chronomancer probably? Mainly because it's one of the few others I've actually unlocked though.

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

    Reaper: I love the minions and finally being able to use a Greatsword on my necro.
    Holosmith: made engineer fun for me after all these years.
    Chronomancer: I mostly play PvE and wells are great for the mostly stationary PvE mobs.

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  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1) Soulbeast
    2) Daredevil
    3) Holosmith

  • In no real order at all my favorite three are:
    Weaver - I love being able to switch between elements in a rapid fire manner. I can easily switch between DPS and Healing in an instant.
    Mirage - Axes of Symmetry is broken with the amount of confusion you can inflict with it among other things xD
    Dragonhunter - Mainly due to the fact that it gives the Guardian access to another ranged weapon (which the class SERIOUSLY lacks) and being able to leap around to heal allies is nice as well.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭
    1. Firebrand - I tried to get into Guardian for 5 years and failed. Then Firebrand happened. It was a gamechanger for me. I rerolled and main FB now. I'm in love with my tomes and mantras. Powerful AoE burns and amazing survivability. :)
    2. Berserker - Apparently, I like setting things on fire. :P It has less skills than my FB but they have low cooldowns so playing with the Berserker always feels fast-paced and impactful.
    3. Renegade - Crazy AoE condi stuff, just the way I like it! Insane survivability with my own Ventari hybrid build. Yummy!
  • Blood Red Arachnid.2493Blood Red Arachnid.2493 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 26, 2018

    I like weird ones...

    1: Scrapper
    2: Renegade
    3: Tempest

    At the moment. My opinions change from time to time.

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  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    1- Reaper
    2- Holosmith
    3- ???

  • Evil Geek.6904Evil Geek.6904 Member ✭✭
    edited June 26, 2018


  • NoiseRen.2403NoiseRen.2403 Member ✭✭✭
    1. Chronomancer. Love everything about it. Theme is awesome and wells rule in open world.
    2. Dragonhunter
    3. Druid. Mostly love the theme.
  • Asum.4960Asum.4960 Member ✭✭✭
    1. Reaper (thematically only, needs so much work mechanically)
    2. Firebrand (Really like how it plays, both as DPS and Support, as well as the visuals)
    3. Spellbreaker (Cool anti-Mage concept and very effective and fluid to play)

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