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The best race for Warrior?


I'm returning to the game after a long break and I'm going to make myself a new character a Warrior.

I love to min-max my characters so what would the best Race for Warriors and why?

Or is there no specific race bonuses (I can't even remember).

Thank you for answers!


  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Racial abilities have been nerfed into non-existance meme status. Just pick whatever race you find aesthetically pleasing - although I do hear Norn and Charr players often have trouble doing JP's due to their size...

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There are no racial skills that should be on a warrior's bar, so anything goes.

  • starhunter.6015starhunter.6015 Member ✭✭✭

    Do miss the old Flame gun Charr warriors...............

  • @Ben K.6238 said:
    There are no racial skills that should be on a warrior's bar, so anything goes.

    Incorrect all warriors should be able to shapeshift into bears.

  • aspirine.6852aspirine.6852 Member ✭✭✭✭

    No doubt a Norn of course. Bigger and stronger.

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Mechanically: It doesn't matter. All Warriors are the same, whether they be tiny Asura or mighty Norn. What race you choose is almost entirely for flavor.

    Lore-wise: Certain races are more likely to flex martial muscle and become Warriors, specifically the Norn and Charr. Humans and Sylvari tend toward professions balanced between martial and magical skills (i.e. Guardian, Ranger, Mesmer), and Asura usually prefer magic (and Engineers) over physical prowess.

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

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2019

    Basically the race which animations, lore, voice acting and look you enjoy the most.

    Racial skills provide no benefit and in those 2-3 past situations where players did find some benefit (every time miniscule) Arenanet was very fast in "adjusting" the racial skill short notice. For example when condition damage warriors/rangers would take Sylvari for the elite skill Take Root on fights where their elite skills were all useless (for a net benefit of maybe 2-3k dps), the skills was nerfed shortly after into its now even more useless state.