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Why not go axe focus for power for fractals?

Axl.8924Axl.8924 Member ✭✭✭✭

Chill removes multiple boons, and deals damage.

You instead of using the warhorn, you get rid of the part of the movement, and instead have the signet of locus, meaning you got better boon stripping for higher tier fractals.

Here is my list of characters i got so far:

Elementalist 80 with tempest:Talman nul
Necromancer 80 with reaper:Zex vokar
Mesmer level 80 no chrono yet:Klanga voosh.
Level 80 Ranger with druid spec Jedkhan.

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  • Farkon.2170Farkon.2170 Member ✭✭
    edited December 5, 2018

    I use a focus in sPvP myself due to the only feasible option for damage at 1200 range. As it stands though, warhorn has the ability to generate more lifeforce and it gives much needed swiftness in raids.

    Also, stripping boons in raids is generally not needed and a mesmer can handle that if it is.

  • Axl.8924Axl.8924 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Which ability that generates life force? Im using it in fractals.

    Here is my list of characters i got so far:

    Elementalist 80 with tempest:Talman nul
    Necromancer 80 with reaper:Zex vokar
    Mesmer level 80 no chrono yet:Klanga voosh.
    Level 80 Ranger with druid spec Jedkhan.

  • Farkon.2170Farkon.2170 Member ✭✭
    edited December 5, 2018

    Locust Swarm It's especially good since you can cast it while at full LF and go intro shroud while gaining more LF from that skill making your shroud last a little bit longer.

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

    CC and QoL maybe? Focus 4 have always been terrible in group setting and focus 5 is often a huge dps loss. Wh on the other hand have interresting LF gen and "passive" dps with locust swarm and a potent CC with wail of doom.

  • KrHome.1920KrHome.1920 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Axl.8924 said:
    Chill removes multiple boons, and deals damage.

    You instead of using the warhorn, you get rid of the part of the movement, and instead have the signet of locus, meaning you got better boon stripping for higher tier fractals.

    Focus is way better than horn in any PvP environment just for focus5 alone.

    In PvE you want to stay in shroud as long as possible for DPS and precasting warhorn 5 before entering shroud grants you 7,5% of LF every second for a 10s duration when you place yourself in the middle of 5 mobs. Additionally warhorn4 is a great breakbar skill.

  • HardRider.2980HardRider.2980 Member ✭✭✭

    In PvP Focus is better over warhorn due to boon removal... In PvE Warhorn is much better due to having other sources of Boon removal and warhorn gives much better LF regen.

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  • Hesacon.8735Hesacon.8735 Member ✭✭✭

    Fractal potions give 25% movement speed, so I wouldn't worry about that.

    I go axe/torch and either dagger/focus or staff (for masses of junk mobs) on scourge and it works.

  • Noha.3749Noha.3749 Member ✭✭✭

    Axe is meta, but focus is unreliable at best in PvE. your 4 bounces affects allies aswell, minimixing the amount of "damage" it deals. your 5 is kinda long casttime and doesnt really generate any fancy LF.

  • Vlad Morbius.1759Vlad Morbius.1759 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 6, 2018

    Quick question on warhorn vs. focus; warhorn shows 1.5% LF regeneration vs. 3% on a focus. Is the higher LF generation because the warhorn can generate 1.5% from every target it hits up to 10 and focus only hits 3% unreliably on 4 bounces?

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

    @Vlad Morbius.1759 said:
    Quick question on warhorn vs. focus; warhorn shows 1.5% LF regeneration vs. 3% on a focus. Is the higher LF generation because the warhorn can generate 1.5% from every target it hits up to 10 and focus only hits 3% unreliably on 4 bounces?

    The warhorn tooltip is badly worded, the skill don't deal 10 "impact", it pulse every second for 10 seconds on up to 5 targets. On a single target like a boss, it will reap 15% LF. While focus could reap 12% LF at the very best. The WH damages will also be a lot more reliable than the focus.

  • Sigmoid.7082Sigmoid.7082 Member ✭✭✭

    @Vlad Morbius.1759 said:
    Quick question on warhorn vs. focus; warhorn shows 1.5% LF regeneration vs. 3% on a focus. Is the higher LF generation because the warhorn can generate 1.5% from every target it hits up to 10 and focus only hits 3% unreliably on 4 bounces?

    Mostly. It will also allow you to generate LF when you enter shroud at 100% because it keeps ticking after. At a minimum it should net you around another round of auto attacks in shroud.

  • Dadnir & Sigmoid; thanks very much for the feedback. I have already begun crafting the warhorn as I thought it would make a great addition to keep on my character anyway but now I'm really looking forward to using this especially getting LF in shroud form!

  • Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @HardRider.2980 said:
    In PvP Focus is better over warhorn due to boon removal... In PvE Warhorn is much better due to having other sources of Boon removal and warhorn gives much better LF regen.

    No, in PvP you always take warhorn because unblockable CC is godly for making plays. Warhorn 5 is also enormously useful because the pulsing damage makes it amazing for clearing blinds and aegis, and the swiftness + cripple application is likewise extremely useful for keeping foes from escaping you.

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