I really wanna play elementalist but overall it feels like the movement/animation feels very clunky compare to other mage class (necro/Mesmer)
And many skills are so useless and weak ...why on earth after years of release this is still not fixed??
I’m gonna compare scourge with tempest since both them have f1-f4,f5 as active skill
The scourge f2-f5 is instant cast and each skill of them serves multi purpose, they can all do damage and either heal or cleanse condition while doing that.
BUT elementalist overload have 5 sec CD after changing attunment and upon casting, it is a channeling skill so you better pray you got the stabilization trait or you ain’t gonna cast that skill all the way through for sure. Let’s not forget it has 20 sec CD AFTERWARDS!! It’s like a joke come on!! The skill is mediocre with bunch of punishments why? Is it because it is HoT so gotta be trashy so people will buy PoF? But weaver staff is no where as good too...maybe viable for raid or with bunch of people tanking for you but solo in HoT or PoF is no where near efficient at all!!!!
I don’t even feel like comparing ele staff with Mesmer... Mesmer is just too strong in every way elementalist can’t compare lol!!
Sword is 1200 NONE projectile so can’t be reflected ...like seriously?? And have ele get 900 none reflect-able damage (sorry a little off topic here)
But staff have summon clones to tank/attack while Mesmer do their damage!!! F1-f4 all instant cast with some purpose.
While elementalist switch Away from fire you are waiting CD to go back or better yet use some utility weapon skill because you’re doing no damage from other elements aside from fire!! (And lets not forget can’t even change weapon!!!)
Just not sure why punish elementalist so much by giving it lowest health and restrict to no weapon change and still make it like trash???
Elementalist was so much fun in GW1 ...you can do damage from every elements!! But GW2 totally butchered it and don’t tell me S/D or D/D is strong...
I didn’t play mage class to go melee sigh
Sorry for the rant...I have been so frustrated with elementalist for years... I remember the very first time I saw gw2 advertise trailer the video was showing how elementalist killing mobs with EVERY elements!!! And that really got me excited like wow that looks really good!! But boy was I wrong...the moment I bought the game...it was farrrr from the advertisement..,almost feels like false advertisement... you can’t spam staff lighting skill 5 to CC constantly so not sure why they do that to confuse player or scepter water skill 3 or meteor shower monster die before reaching you....Extremely misleading... why even call it elementalist when only viable element is fire lol? Might as well call it fire mage or water healer ...because lighting and earth is totally useless here...
I hope the new expansion they will enhance elementalist’s range attack not making it another melee class AGAIN... 2 expansions of close range combat is more than enough already seriously...
Don’t just argue for the sake of arguing, I don’t have time for trolls!