From ranger to holosmith — Guild Wars 2 Forums

From ranger to holosmith

I played ranger (SB great sword + sword and axe) for a long time and now i'd like to try something new, like holosmith. Why him? Conception of sword + pistol or just rifle is very interesting for me.
So my question:
How interesting holosmith in the open world and the story mode, and how he is feeling in fractals? (T1 - T2).


  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Depends on your play style. Friend of mine uses rifle holosmith and only engages holo-mode when pressed. Me, I charge in and immediately trigger the forge. Either way works, but depending on your preference, your build will be different.

    I am a very casual player.

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Id recommend making a test character in the pvp lobby islands. Then you can try out the proffession mechanics to see if they jive with you.
    It certainly takes some serious muscle memmory training to work the F1-F4 buttons as an engi, with F5 on top as a holosmith, if you like me only is used to one special button. Reaper's Shroud.