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Best class for commanding

Envy.1748Envy.1748 Member ✭✭

Hi,

I've been out of the loop for a while and want to start commanding again.

With the latest patch/nerfs what would be the top classes for commanding and why.

Thanks

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  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭

    everyone knows its core warrior.

    The horror...…….the horror...…….the horror...…….

  • Envy.1748Envy.1748 Member ✭✭

    Reason I asked was because people are saying Mesmer/engineer ingame

  • steki.1478steki.1478 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They arent a bad choice, but as guard you have info about cooldowns so you know when other guards are ready to empower/push/sustain through bombs etc.

  • Warkind.6745Warkind.6745 Member ✭✭✭

    Full soldier Soulbeast.

    All is vain.

  • @Warkind.6745 said:
    Full soldier Soulbeast.

    You mean commander/celestial mix, with marauder weapons... need that regen to tick and boons to stick, while still doing ok damage 😉

  • Sleepwalker.1398Sleepwalker.1398 Member ✭✭✭

    Minstrel chrono

  • Anything that's built durably and has a lot of support skills?

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Most commanders run firebrand. Have seen a few use scourge and I occasionally use Herald.

    Key tests:

    • You should be last one standing in an outnumbered battle.
    • You should be running at the front without bouncing about like an eejit.
  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Serious answer here.

    Firebrand but i have seen ALOT of Scrapper commander lately. (With success)

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    Chrono, spellbreaker, and firebrand are probably the most popular

    Anything with good personal stab and/or healing/invulnerable uptime works though

  • ProverbsofHell.2307ProverbsofHell.2307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Even though Firebrand is easily the most popular choice, I think Spellbreaker makes a lot of sense too.

  • Arctisavange.7261Arctisavange.7261 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    Lots of trolls here.
    Firebrand ofcourse and the main reason for that is so you have overview when your F2 + F3 books are available and when do you have stability ready. Playing other classes makes you play blind so unless you dont ask for constant feedback about the status of stability and books, then youre screwed. Its a bit of a hassle also to ask it constantly so youre better off playing the class itself.
    If you have 0 overview on books + stability, dont bother commanding.

    If you have core follower group willing to feedback you on cooldowns when not playing firebrand and if you fully understand the firebrand class and what it gives, only then play something else.
    Overall FB still is a foolproof choice even for veteran commanders.

  • Straegen.2938Straegen.2938 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    Guardian or in the current meta Firebrand. Reason is simple, they have always been core meta to zergs/guilds and a darling of ANet. They are arguably the most OP class in the game because they have always been deemed as required.

    They zerg, they skirmish and they are even solid roamers particularly with the mount changes. Blow up DH is one of the hardest hitting roaming builds in the game that has excellent defensive capability.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    @Straegen.2938 said:
    Guardian or in the current meta Firebrand. Reason is simple, they have always been core meta to zergs/guilds and a darling of ANet. They are arguably the most OP class in the game because they have always been deemed as required.

    I am pretty sure I've heard these exact words being used before... on mesmer.

    Maybe guardian is WvW's mesmer. :)

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭

    Honestly depends on your playstyle too, I wouldn't recommend a healer for commanding since you're always going to be in the front of the group where your healing isn't going to be particularly effective.

    Run something with good CC potential so you can direct where your squad's damage should land

  • Curennos.9307Curennos.9307 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't think Scrapper is among the top choices due to that its healing/support is directional - you have to be facing your target to heal/cleanse/etc them. If you're commanding, you're out front and everybody else is behind you...so if you want to heal 'em, you have to run backwards, which seems a little counterproductive/slowing. I'd take support classes that can support behind them while still running forward. I'd go scourge (maybe, they're slow), firebrand, warr, etc. Some durable frontline class.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Curennos.9307 said:
    I don't think Scrapper is among the top choices due to that its healing/support is directional - you have to be facing your target to heal/cleanse/etc them. If you're commanding, you're out front and everybody else is behind you...so if you want to heal 'em, you have to run backwards, which seems a little counterproductive/slowing. I'd take support classes that can support behind them while still running forward. I'd go scourge (maybe, they're slow), firebrand, warr, etc. Some durable frontline class.

    The scrapper dumps a ton of AoE healing down as they run, there is a reason its a zerg healer and not just frontline support..

  • Optimator.3589Optimator.3589 Member ✭✭✭

    I see a pretty even split between Firebrand and Chrono. FB for the aforementioned reasons of having full control over your own boons and awareness of other guards' cooldowns. Chrono for the reason of having full control over stealths, ports, and pulls. It comes down to how much of a control freak you are, and what you are comfortable leaving in the hands of others.

    REDUCE NA TO 3 TIERS

  • Widmo.3186Widmo.3186 Member ✭✭✭

    Of course its a Ranger, thats why its the most welcome class in zergs and WvW community!

    Dont mind me, I just randomly spam 35 skill-buttons

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