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What would be the best build to start with in PvP (core/reaper/scourge)? And what is the most effective one at the moment, in your experience?

How's reaper generally at the moment? I stumbled upon Hollt's video and he seems to be doing just fine with it.

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  • Xxnecroxx.4039Xxnecroxx.4039 Member ✭✭✭

    all necro builds are bad except for 1 and that is being a boon corrupt bot for your team, no other build is allowed to be viable in Anets eyes, keep that in mind. so just make a boon corrupt bot while smiling and nodding, AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @NorthernRedStar.3054 said:
    What would be the best build to start with in PvP (core/reaper/scourge)? And what is the most effective one at the moment, in your experience?

    How's reaper generally at the moment? I stumbled upon Hollt's video and he seems to be doing just fine with it.

    Reaper is very solid atm, if you can dodge well and know how to time corrupts, CC, and damage combos it'd a good class to pick

  • Methuselah.4376Methuselah.4376 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2019

    @Xxnecroxx.4039 said:
    all necro builds are bad except for 1 and that is being a boon corrupt bot for your team, no other build is allowed to be viable in Anets eyes, keep that in mind. so just make a boon corrupt bot while smiling and nodding, AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!

    Don't you get tired of saying the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over? Do you have this statement ready to copy paste? Urgh.

    @NorthernRedStar.3054 said:
    What would be the best build to start with in PvP (core/reaper/scourge)? And what is the most effective one at the moment, in your experience?
    How's reaper generally at the moment? I stumbled upon Hollt's video and he seems to be doing just fine with it.

    Reaper can actually be a powerful spec in pvp if played properly. Yes you have boon corruption, but in pvp that is actually a VERY good thing: strip your enemies' boons and then go in while they're weakened. Reaper's Shroud is very damaging and one Soul Spiral can bring down an entire team. The biggest disadvantage, of course, is your lack of active defenses so you need to rely ever more on positioning. Also, as any necro, you are the first to be targeted at the start of the fight because people will know you have no life force and so your biggest offence and defense are not available to you.

  • Kumouta.4985Kumouta.4985 Member ✭✭✭

    Personally, i've had a lot of success using a bursty dread reaper. Reapers are imo our one decent spec for pvp rn, and their role is to kill stuff and try to not get noticed or you'll get 5v1'd lol
    here's that build. it's my own.
    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?PSwAEd3lVwEZdMP2JOeXvNfA-zZILkIjgMThoLA/GA

  • Good thing you like Deadeyes, because the reaper plays almost like one, try to stay hidden so they dont notice you and when the time comes burst them down. in all seriousness i dont know why anet think Reaper is a brawler, compare it to Holo, Weaver and Spellbreaker, those are brawlers, Reapers cant hold a candle to this guys.

  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Question : does Scorge counter Firebrand?

  • @Knighthonor.4061 said:
    Question : does Scorge counter Firebrand?

    In the past, I would've said so. After all these more recent balance changes, I'm quite unsure these days.

  • XECOR.2814XECOR.2814 Member ✭✭✭

    @RisenHowl.2419 said:

    @NorthernRedStar.3054 said:
    What would be the best build to start with in PvP (core/reaper/scourge)? And what is the most effective one at the moment, in your experience?

    How's reaper generally at the moment? I stumbled upon Hollt's video and he seems to be doing just fine with it.

    Reaper is very solid atm, if you can dodge well and know how to time corrupts, CC, and damage combos it'd a good class to pick

    Good class to pick untill you reach plat and you are dead in every 1/2sec in battle cause people actually know how to play and are on meta builds.

  • ^exactly. If you soloq I guarantee your good till g3 max. Plats a nogo zone.

  • Gamble.4580Gamble.4580 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 12, 2019

    I am t3 plat on reaper. It’s just most reapers use stupid builds for pvp. I even see most with gs... why would anyone choose gs over staff. For plat games.

  • Nimon.7840Nimon.7840 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gamble.4580 said:
    I am t3 plat on reaper. It’s just most reapers use stupid builds for pvp. I even see most with gs... why would anyone choose gs over staff. For plat games.

    Maybe because it's an pretty good utility weapon?

  • @Gamble.4580 said:
    I am t3 plat on reaper. It’s just most reapers use stupid builds for pvp. I even see most with gs... why would anyone choose gs over staff. For plat games.

    Because Nightfall is one of the best skills in game?

  • NorthernRedStar.3054NorthernRedStar.3054 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 14, 2019

    Okay, I tried reaper out.

    My initial impressions were; this is like Holosmith, but a lot more high risk/reward.

  • @NorthernRedStar.3054 said:
    Okay, I tried reaper out.

    My initial impressions were; this is like Holosmith, but a lot more high risk/reward.

    I've always said reaper won't have a place in the game mode until Holo is brought down to a reasonable level. Holo is just so strong. Can do everything reaper can and more.

    Core Condi Necro (see Gods Of PvP or metabattle) is pretty fun but at g3-plat range it's going to take a ton of practice and knowledge of kiting. Enemies will focus you and you will be helpless and of little use the to the team until you figure out how to kite

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