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best focus class?

right now which class can use focus and its good (not guardian i don't like guardian)

i want to use the minstrel

so which class has better focus, mesmer elementalist or necromancer?

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  • rng.1024rng.1024 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'd have to say mesmer. Mostly because of the amazing 600 range pull you can do with it, but it can also provide group swiftness (which is always nice). In addition to that it can create light fields, which when combo'd with your phantasm will clear off a ton of conditions in a short amount of time. Even better when traited, as your phantasm will be a decent bodyblock that destroys enemy projectiles all at the same time.

  • Mongk.2467Mongk.2467 Member ✭✭

    Its sad you don like guardian, they have the best focus

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2018

    Mesmer. There's a pull and a phantasm that does respectable damage and reflects.

    Your other possibilities are pretty bad unless it's for PvP:
    Necromancer - I don't think anyone uses it for PvE over torch, dagger, or warhorn
    Guardian - single target now but high damage
    Elementalist - usually offhand dagger is used if not warhorn

  • @bara yaoi.3824 said:
    right now which class can use focus and its good (not guardian i don't like guardian)

    i want to use the minstrel

    so which class has better focus, mesmer elementalist or necromancer?

    lol how you got minstrel but not sure what class to play it on

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2018

    @bara yaoi.3824 said:
    so which class has better focus, mesmer elementalist or necromancer?

    Elementalist. You get 6 great skills with the weapon that give you a lot of utility. I say 6 because the fire focus skills are not as good as the other attunement focus skills and need to be reworked. Mesmer's focus has good CC, guardian's focus is the only weapon that gives them a block skill and necromancer's focus has boon removal.

    Karras

  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ele has the best focus. The vest class atm that could wield a focus is mesmer.
    Guard focus feals good dmg and has blocks.
    Mesmer focus has some utility but the phantadm on it is crappy and ele has a full roster of defensive skills on it. Even a dmg immunity skill.

  • Lahmia.2193Lahmia.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:
    Ele has the best focus. The vest class atm that could wield a focus is mesmer.
    Guard focus feals good dmg and has blocks.
    Mesmer focus has some utility but the phantadm on it is crappy and ele has a full roster of defensive skills on it. Even a dmg immunity skill.

    I like that necromancer doesn't get a mention.

    "Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death."

  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Lahmia.2193 said:

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:
    Ele has the best focus. The vest class atm that could wield a focus is mesmer.
    Guard focus feals good dmg and has blocks.
    Mesmer focus has some utility but the phantadm on it is crappy and ele has a full roster of defensive skills on it. Even a dmg immunity skill.

    I like that necromancer doesn't get a mention.

    Its representative isnt it?

  • Lahmia.2193Lahmia.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:

    @Lahmia.2193 said:

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:
    Ele has the best focus. The vest class atm that could wield a focus is mesmer.
    Guard focus feals good dmg and has blocks.
    Mesmer focus has some utility but the phantadm on it is crappy and ele has a full roster of defensive skills on it. Even a dmg immunity skill.

    I like that necromancer doesn't get a mention.

    Its representative isnt it?

    Yup, I'm still bitter necro didn't get the focus 4 rework that guardian got.

    "Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death."

  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Lahmia.2193 said:

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:

    @Lahmia.2193 said:

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:
    Ele has the best focus. The vest class atm that could wield a focus is mesmer.
    Guard focus feals good dmg and has blocks.
    Mesmer focus has some utility but the phantadm on it is crappy and ele has a full roster of defensive skills on it. Even a dmg immunity skill.

    I like that necromancer doesn't get a mention.

    Its representative isnt it?

    Yup, I'm still bitter necro didn't get the focus 4 rework that guardian got.

    Maybe one day pal, maybe one day.

  • Conti.4679Conti.4679 Member

    What's the point of making a weapon like The Binding of Ipos if a necromancer can't make a good use for it? Fix this ANET!!

  • Strider.7849Strider.7849 Member ✭✭✭

    To add to what others have said, it would be between Mesmer and Elementalist. Mesmer uses focus primarily for PvE (raids, dungeons, fractals, etc - not as great in open world though where mobs are more spread out). Mesmer can use focus for very niche situations in WvW - mostly centered around group play for pulling people off walls/reflecting, but it's overall I wouldn't recommend it in a PvP setting.

    Elementalist uses focus primarily in PvP situations (fireweaver, some core builds run it also). I would stop and ask yourself what your primary game mode is and which class you enjoy more as well.

  • Kulvar.1239Kulvar.1239 Member ✭✭✭

    @Conti.4679 said:
    What's the point of making a weapon like The Binding of Ipos if a necromancer can't make a good use for it? Fix this ANET!!

    What's the point of making a weapon like The Binding of Ipos if a Mallyx revenant can't use it ? Fix this ANET !!

  • Yasai.3549Yasai.3549 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Elementalist imo.

    I mean just by looking at it, it has several utility options and 10 spells so....

    If I play a stupid build, I deserve to die.
    If I beat people on a stupid build, I deserve to get away with it.

  • Kumouta.4985Kumouta.4985 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2020

    Focus for necro is used on power reaper builds. In PvE it's not superb but in PvP skill 5 is a nuke. Skill 4 can be used at any time to fill the shroud bar partially and put some vuln on enemies. I'd say go with nec if you like playing power reaper.

  • thepenmonster.3621thepenmonster.3621 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2020

    If you're going to use a focus remember that the only acceptable skins are Adam, Ambrosia, Asef's Brew, and Courage.

    The Commander will end you.