Is the Warclaw worth it? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Is the Warclaw worth it?

I have all the basic armor pieces; I just need to unlock the helmet.
For a person who does little WvW, are the mount capabilities in PvE worth the grind in WvW to unlock the last piece of armor? I could use those ~126 points in Gliding, Supply Gathering, Sieges Engines, and Damage/Reduction.

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  • Ok I Did It.2854Ok I Did It.2854 Member ✭✭✭

    @Condutas.3580 said:
    No its not.

    Totallu useless in pve, if you barely do world vs world, its a waste of time.

    This 100%, unless you play WvW its not worth getting at all, in PvE Raptor/Griffin/Roller Beetle all outshine this mount, but its not designed for PvE, but no way Anet could just give WvW players something, as all hell would have broken loose.

  • Had to miss the first week of Warclaw, so the grind was a little slower for me - though even as an irregular wvw'er I'm glad I've now got the mount.

    One issue over time however will be that as the proportion of people in wvw with mounts rises, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with zergs for those on foot. So the sooner folk do this the better.

  • Susy.7529Susy.7529 Member ✭✭✭

    In WvW it's a must, maybe not worth investing all 126 ability points but at least unlock it until the skill 1 finisher.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    @Ok I Did It.2854 said:

    @Condutas.3580 said:
    No its not.

    Totallu useless in pve, if you barely do world vs world, its a waste of time.

    This 100%, unless you play WvW its not worth getting at all, in PvE Raptor/Griffin/Roller Beetle all outshine this mount, but its not designed for PvE, but no way Anet could just give WvW players something, as all hell would have broken loose.

    Oh come on lol
    Anet allowed the mount to be used in PvE because they want to sell skins for it.

    I see tons of PvE warclaws with their new skins running around and almost none with new skins in WvW.
    PvEers were obviously going to be the ones mostly investing in these skins.
    If they had restricted the Warclaw from PvE.. for which they have absolutely no reason to do so btw.. then they would have just been throwing away a lot of money for absolutely no reason.

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    wvw = mandatory.

    pve = useless.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It’s just something different to ride in pve. It has no pve utility, it’s a Wvw thing that they let us mess around with in open world.

    To be honest I really enjoy running around on it, but it doesn’t do anything extra.

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  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Curunen.8729 said:
    wvw = mandatory.

    pve = useless.

    Totally agree. But players can use it as a "chair" when they go afk in PvE.

  • Finish the track - it also gives 7 Mystic Clovers, just like the other non-repeatable tracks.
    However, if you don't play a lot of WvW don't spend all 126 points needed to max out its ability track! Up to 3 is fine and takes only 36 points total.

  • Substance E.4852Substance E.4852 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ok I Did It.2854 said:

    @Condutas.3580 said:
    No its not.

    Totallu useless in pve, if you barely do world vs world, its a waste of time.

    This 100%, unless you play WvW its not worth getting at all, in PvE Raptor/Griffin/Roller Beetle all outshine this mount, but its not designed for PvE, but no way Anet could just give WvW players something, as all hell would have broken loose.

    I don't know about roller beetle but it is objectively worse than the griffon, raptor, and jackal in that order.

    It's essentially a flat worse raptor.

    It's movement skill works the same but at a dramatically reduced movement distance and it's engage skill just does some piddly bleeding on top of the basic damage instead of pulling in and balling up enemies.

    Get it if you want the appearance or are compelled to collect digital data. Spend your time elsewhere if you don't like the look.

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭

    This might sound a little jaded, but it's made for WvW. Content for WvW is always scraps from the table compared to what you'll find in PvE.

  • I love it! :)

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    @Game of Bones.8975 said:
    I could use those ~126 points in Gliding, Supply Gathering, Sieges Engines, and Damage/Reduction.

    Those WvW ability points have nothing to do with unlocking the mount. You don't have to have it leveled to the maximum in order to unlock the mount (investing 1 point is sufficient). Also, it does not add additional mount skills to PvE.

  • Yes it is worth it for WvW.

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2019

    Do you want a Warclaw?
    Yes: Get it.
    No: Do something else.

    Reevaluate: If the work to get it becomes "too much", then you no longer want a Warclaw.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • Tanner Blackfeather.6509Tanner Blackfeather.6509 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2019

    @Trise.2865 said:
    Do you want a Warclaw?
    Yes: Get it.
    No: Do something else.

    Reevaluate: If the work to get it becomes "too much", then you no longer want a Warclaw.

    Exchange "Warclaw" for "whatever I'm thinking about getting" + add "want X enough at the end and this is really the fundamental thing to always keep in mind!

    If something is more work than you want to put into it, then skip it - there's no shame in that! Have fun in game - always weigh what you're doing against
    1) Am I having fun?
    2) Or will I feel satisfaction enough to warrant having "not fun" for a while?

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If all you have to do is unlock the helmet, I'm not sure what grind you are referring to. It's worth getting the basic mount. I'm not going to go after the masteries myself. But you don't need the mount to take part in WvW.
    Most of all the hullabaloo was over nothing. The warclaw has not ruined roaming, hasn't killed wvw, and isn't the be-all-and-end all. I haven't even seen one person use it to pull down a gate. It's just a nice thing to have in WvW, and easy to get.

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The mount costs 8g and some time. How much is 8g worth to you? I also agree with @Illconceived Was Na.9781 , that even if all you want to do is jump into WvW to get some dailies done really quick (which I highly recommend) the Warclaw just makes that activity easier and faster. And who knows, you might find a build/role you really enjoy and start to WvW on a more regular basis. It happens :)

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