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Idiots Guide to Patch Changes: TLDR

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Can anyone sum up, in a nutshell, the most meaningful take aways that affect the current meta? I was hapilly farming away my core GS guard before i even realised there was a balance patch! Cheers!

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  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @HeadCrowned.6834 said:
    If you're too lazy to read the patch notes, why wouldnt we be too lazy to give a proper answer to this?

    There are plenty of people who'd read the patch notes and still not understand exactly what went down. It might have nothing to do with being lazy. It's a lot of information to digest an some people are far more familiar with the game than others.

  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @HeadCrowned.6834 said:
    If you're too lazy to read the patch notes, why wouldnt we be too lazy to give a proper answer to this?

    There are plenty of people who'd read the patch notes and still not understand exactly what went down. It might have nothing to do with being lazy. It's a lot of information to digest an some people are far more familiar with the game than others.

    Dude! Thank you! Of course i read the patch notes! Duh! What im looking for is people that have seen how the changes affected the meta buids and what those are specifically.

    I Personally noticed no difference playing core guard. If anything I had an easier time of it that pre patch.

    I play multiple classes but i'm not proper hardcore and i hover between gold and plat so im not an authority on the meta. And yes, i am relatively new as in ive been playing less than a year.

    Sorry for my unashamed laziness, im a father if 2 with a busy life and little time for gw2 research, but i kitten love this game! And i would like to know if any of my favourite professions are broken.

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @bbop.9706 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @HeadCrowned.6834 said:
    If you're too lazy to read the patch notes, why wouldnt we be too lazy to give a proper answer to this?

    There are plenty of people who'd read the patch notes and still not understand exactly what went down. It might have nothing to do with being lazy. It's a lot of information to digest an some people are far more familiar with the game than others.

    Dude! Thank you! Of course i read the patch notes! Duh! What im looking for is people that have seen how the changes affected the meta buids and what those are specifically.

    I Personally noticed no difference playing core guard. If anything I had an easier time of it that pre patch.

    I play multiple classes but i'm not proper hardcore and i hover between gold and plat so im not an authority on the meta. And yes, i am relatively new as in ive been playing less than a year.

    Sorry for my unashamed laziness, im a father if 2 with a busy life and little time for gw2 research, but i kitten love this game! And i would like to know if any of my favourite professions are broken.

    I'd have answered more directly but I don't play a core guard myself and don't really want to give the wrong info. Though more generally if you're not raiding or doing T4 fractals, or PvP or WvW I guess, it doesn't much matter. I spend a lot of time in the open world, I'm fairly casual and none of my builds seem particularly affected. People who'll notice most are either doing group content together or they're watching numbers on a DPS meter. I suspect most people won't notice much.

  • mortrialus.3062mortrialus.3062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    TLDR Patchnote: Boonbeast wins, everyone else got nerfed or irrelevant buffs.

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  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    @mortrialus.3062 said:
    TLDR Patchnote: Boonbeast wins, everyone else got nerfed or irrelevant buffs.

    Good news then, one of my faves 😁

  • apharma.3741apharma.3741 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @bbop.9706 said:
    Can anyone sum up, in a nutshell, the most meaningful take aways that affect the current meta? I was hapilly farming away my core GS guard before i even realised there was a balance patch! Cheers!

    Soulbeast got buffed with more damage reduction, other classes/builds that were "meta" saw 1-2 things nerfed in varying amounts. Alternative builds got destroyed hard and ele just kinda sits there going nowhere.

  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @bbop.9706 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @HeadCrowned.6834 said:
    If you're too lazy to read the patch notes, why wouldnt we be too lazy to give a proper answer to this?

    There are plenty of people who'd read the patch notes and still not understand exactly what went down. It might have nothing to do with being lazy. It's a lot of information to digest an some people are far more familiar with the game than others.

    Dude! Thank you! Of course i read the patch notes! Duh! What im looking for is people that have seen how the changes affected the meta buids and what those are specifically.

    I Personally noticed no difference playing core guard. If anything I had an easier time of it that pre patch.

    I play multiple classes but i'm not proper hardcore and i hover between gold and plat so im not an authority on the meta. And yes, i am relatively new as in ive been playing less than a year.

    Sorry for my unashamed laziness, im a father if 2 with a busy life and little time for gw2 research, but i kitten love this game! And i would like to know if any of my favourite professions are broken.

    I'd have answered more directly but I don't play a core guard myself and don't really want to give the wrong info. Though more generally if you're not raiding or doing T4 fractals, or PvP or WvW I guess, it doesn't much matter. I spend a lot of time in the open world, I'm fairly casual and none of my builds seem particularly affected. People who'll notice most are either doing group content together or they're watching numbers on a DPS meter. I suspect most people won't notice much.

    Thanks for your perspective. The most notable change to guard looks like the massive nerf to Firebrand Tome cooldowns. But i dont play support only quickness FB for open world so no idea how 'nerfed' support guard actually is..

  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    soulbeast got more damage reduction?! it was nigh on unkillable already! which traits got buffed to offer more damage reduction?

  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    portal nerf is a good thing imo. it will mean people value it more and use it more readily. ot means youbwill have to use it more cleverly and not simple drop it on your node.

  • @bbop.9706 said:
    soulbeast got more damage reduction?! it was nigh on unkillable already! which traits got buffed to offer more damage reduction?

    Dolyak stance now has 33% damage reduction from all sources. But they took away retal, you know, to keep it fair.

  • Mathias.9657Mathias.9657 Member ✭✭✭

    @RisenHowl.2419 said:

    @bbop.9706 said:
    soulbeast got more damage reduction?! it was nigh on unkillable already! which traits got buffed to offer more damage reduction?

    Dolyak stance now has 33% damage reduction from all sources. But they took away retal, you know, to keep it fair.

    We all know how ridiculously OP it would have been had they left the retal in.

    MESMER MAIN SPOTTED

  • everyman.4375everyman.4375 Member ✭✭✭

    @bbop.9706 said:
    portal nerf is a good thing imo. it will mean people value it more and use it more readily. ot means youbwill have to use it more cleverly and not simple drop it on your node.

    No it just means that you won't see it anymore, ever (almost)

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @bbop.9706 said:
    Can anyone sum up, in a nutshell, the most meaningful take aways that affect the current meta? I was hapilly farming away my core GS guard before i even realised there was a balance patch! Cheers!

    If you are using GS core guardian nothing changed for you. Almost all other sPvP meta builds were nerfed.

  • Stallic.2397Stallic.2397 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm still chugging through this video to understand all the nerfs. Woodenpotatoes is pretty thorough, but they go through each change and profession

  • bbop.9706bbop.9706 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for your time all.

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