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What's your "favorite" profession?

Arklite.4013Arklite.4013 Member ✭✭
edited August 17, 2019 in Professions

I'm talking about you 295 mastery players.
Who is your go-to?
Your old faithful?
The first character you log onto after not playing for a few weeks?
The one you bring to unfamiliar content?

One of my favorite things in large in-game events is to click on people and see what profession people chose to get 100% world completion on. I'd love to hear what everyone's choice is. From observation I've seen mostly Guardians and Mesmers with the badge.

What's your "favorite" profession? 245 votes

Warrior
11%
Red Haired Savage.5430Farout.8207AinSoph.5063Super Hayes.6890Opopanax.1803dusanyu.4057Opal.9324Eros.6801FunkyBassline.5289Loboling.5293Linebreaker.7904Acheron.4731Valdenroth.6530RedShark.9548vPumpkinG.5731Girth.9731Pati.2438Regh.8649Nekromalistik.7045WWWWWWWW.6742 27 votes
Guardian
8%
Stand The Wall.6987Asum.4960PurebladeProductions.4875Lonami.2987Kaladel.1670ProtoGunner.4953Sorem.9157otto.5684Justin Time.7054Yannir.4132Xervite.5493zallesz.1650AzureTerra.1642HawkXtream.1538JohnWater.5760Exile.8160Ninutra.7926Shouryu.4169Mortelentus.9236Matias.1560 21 votes
Ranger
10%
calb.3128theodor.3480DarkwindStrike.7930Arheundel.6451Frostfang.5109Sandzibar.5134InsaneQR.7412Andur.9275Barry Moonfang.6897Kilrik.6320Teratus.2859bigo.9037RupertAndi.6208Silverkung.9127Cyric.7813Dajas.4715Cobalt.7102kuteykathy.8123XatraZaytrax.2601Doto.6357 26 votes
Mesmer
13%
XenesisII.1540DeadTreeJig.6714Shena Fu.5792Dadnir.5038Kiza.5630Ansau.7326mortrialus.3062Daniel Handler.4816Magolith.9412YtseJam.9784Delrago.2098Kas.3509Mouse.7382CharJC.8365Lexi.1398KiroIB.4508Aruinlav.9763whoeverxwins.1279gen.6807Richard Marcinko.5132 32 votes
Elementalist
8%
Uden Reavstone.3426Mini Crinny.6190Blood Red Arachnid.2493TheQuickFox.3826Ramethzero.3785Manakel Angel.1047Hikosama.2971Nup.4591Tom.8029Megametzler.5729Alyster.9470jbishop.6293zencow.3651bluberblasen.9684Jackson.9307Arcaniaxs.4519Konrad Curze.5130GeorgeHaldane.9453brokmab.8734Inish.6950 21 votes
Necromancer
13%
bluff.8962Khailyn.6248SpellOfIniquity.1780Lily.1935yoni.7015Methuselah.4376EremiteAngel.9765ZeftheWicked.3076Udolpho.1209Vortok.6975Burnfall.9573Tukaram.8256Sevans.4619Neworder.7981Taygus.4571Druitt.7629Sarlan.7682ZDragon.3046Calisanna.8732Danko.1946 33 votes
Revenant
9%
Ertrak.9506Kravey.4563LucianTheAngelic.7054phokus.8934Raknar.4735Pterikdactyl.7630ArthurDent.9538Amaranthe.3578Aeolus.3615Arkantos.7460Thornwolf.9721aimz.6287Nuitari.4105Okami Amaterasu.9237Catchyfx.5768Kain.5839GunshotsByComputer.8051Shao.7236Ara the Elegant.6825Kilrian.8401 23 votes
Engineer
13%
nottsgman.8206Laughing Bat.1570MrForz.1953Nilix.2170Elmo Benchwarmer.3025HnRkLnXqZ.1870hugo.4705redwing.9580wasss.1208Katlyntje.7962ParadoX.3124Wrong Device.3014SkyCakeLight.3750Jaruselka.5943Swoll.1483Torzini.1523Makuragee.3058Crimtheann.5439Strider.7849alphaea.8017 33 votes
Thief
11%
Dahkeus.8243Zacchary.6183Westenev.5289Tsume.4762Zinerith.5203Sir Vincent III.1286Invictorum.7643Jtoon.6907Raiden The Beast.3016Jugglemonkey.8741Dashiva.6149Morv.9837Vornollo.5182Edelweiss.4261Trianox.3486Jasher.6580Chrysaliss.8720Skateboard.7136Zamyron.6750Adam Ko.5240 29 votes

Comments

  • Tom.8029Tom.8029 Member ✭✭
    Elementalist

    I voted for Elementalist. I love the style, the complexity, the grace, and the challenge of it.

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

    Pre HoT, I would have said kamakaze staff ele or pewpew ranger. Nowadays my go to class for solo content is my thief (daredevil). It has good mobility, utility, cc, life leech and dps, is very reactive, and comes with decent ranged and melee options. Thief is an all round decent carry.

    I used to like revenant too, but then they kept nerfing shiro/herald...

  • Elementalist

    Ele since sep '12

  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    Mesmer! Loved it in GW and choose it as my first profession in GW2. For a lot of reasons I only wanted to take a look at GW2, the mesmer ended up having me hooked to the game and I know I wouldn't have been hooked by any of the other professions. At release the mesmer gameplay just felt fantastic, even 7 years later it's still my soft spot for this game.

  • Lily.1935Lily.1935 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Necromancer

    Necromancer is always what I choose in every game. If a necromancer isn't available in an RPG i'm playing then I'm less likely to continue playing that game. GW2's necromancer really doesn't have everything I love about the class in RPGs, but there is enough of it compared to the other classes to keep it as my preferred. Scourge is my preferred elite spec. I like death/dark knights but I'm not much of a melee bruiser type person so Reaper tends to be a sometimes for me.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Engineer

    Thanks to Scrapper, I can play a Warhammer 40k Inquisitor.

    +++In creative mood. New Engie Elite spec' , Housing , New asuran expansion , Designing a new lounge , New GameMode
    +++NEW: AEP Asuran Expansion Project available on WIKI.
    +++New: GEM GW2 Exploration Map: Discover unusual places around tyria: Here (OSM map)

  • Mouse.7382Mouse.7382 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    Ranger and Necro were since the start of GW2 my go too for everything (PvE/WvW/SPvP), but it was not until I started to play a Mesmer that I fell in love with its playstyle. The clone/illusion concept fits my personality. Regardless of how good/bad any of the mesmer skill lines due in their respective area of questing/killing mobs/players, I always come back to this class for the fun factor.

  • Oogabooga.3812Oogabooga.3812 Member ✭✭✭

    Depends on the game mode:

    New Story - Elementalist or Engineer
    Fractals and Dungeons - Necromancer
    WvW - Ranger

  • Elementalist

    My favorite changes regularly. My most played is currently Thief, because I created a new one and do dailies + map completion on her. It used to be revenant, but recent changes have disenfranchised me from the spec. So now, I'm rocking ele more than anything else.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Guardian

    I've always liked tanky characters from other games. the feeling of surviving everything thrown at you and landing the finishing blow is like nothing else.

  • MrForz.1953MrForz.1953 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 19, 2019
    Engineer

    First and probably last character, started as a joke, ended up as being the only thing I can play without being bored. He's seen it all, built around all themes and beyond; dueled, ganked, tanked, trolled in all contents and probably died as many times as it has hours played which is too scary to look at. It's the only class the people I know associate me with. And if I ever bring anything else for the sake of trying something stupid in an event I'm sometimes considered absent from the event because I'm nowhere to be found.

    (Also I hate weapon swap cooldowns outside Warrior's)

    Disgruntled Charr Engineer and Pirate - Jade Quarry

  • Thief

    @Arklite.4013 said:
    One of my favorite things in large in-game events is to click on people and see what profession people chose to get 100% world completion on. I'd love to hear what everyone's choice is. From observation I've seen mostly Guardians and Mesmers with the badge.

    I completed mine with my Thief.

    In the beginning...there was Tarnished Coast...

  • Dahkeus.8243Dahkeus.8243 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Thief

    @Arklite.4013 said:
    One of my favorite things in large in-game events is to click on people and see what profession people chose to get 100% world completion on. I'd love to hear what everyone's choice is. From observation I've seen mostly Guardians and Mesmers with the badge.

    I've never really thought about doing that, but this finding kind of surprises me since Mesmers were the slowest profession for travelling, at least in the time before mounts and before they added swiftness to Signet of Inspiration.

    I also never thought Mesmer was that great of a profession for open world (at least until it was expanded upon with the elite specs) since the clone system felt clunky against enemies with small health pools and there weren't many AoE abilities for event tagging.

    Either way, this is probably a really old way of thinking since every professions has strong build options for open world now and mounts make all travel a breeze.

  • Thornwolf.9721Thornwolf.9721 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2019
    Revenant

    Revenant because of its theme, its throw back/respect to guild wars 1. I would of chose necromancer but the necromancer in this game doesn't feel dark enough or even close to what a necromancer should be for me.

    I also like all the other classes just some more than others.

  • Doto.6357Doto.6357 Member ✭✭
    Ranger

    Ranger cause pewpewpewpewpewpewpewpewpew

  • Rashagar.8349Rashagar.8349 Member ✭✭✭

    Back in the early days my favourite character was my necromancer, did everything with him including LS1 and world completion.
    In the run up to HoT (after the trait overhaul?) I got really into WvW, and started using my ranger more there because traps were a lot of fun.
    When HoT hit I played the story with both my necro and my ranger but finished the story with my ranger first (mainly due to questing for new pets). At this point open world PvE and guild stuff was mainly done on necro while PvP/WvW stuff mainly on ranger.
    Took a break until one of the holiday events drew me back in, and I ended up playing revenant more (she had the most free bag space). Found it to be a lot of fun and kept playing it (although I could never care much about herald/Glint), but I still WvWed on my ranger mostly.
    When PoF hit I brought both of them to it first, I enjoyed the story more on my human rev but still finished it on my ranger first thanks to pet hunting and mounts

    Now I don't get to play very often, but when my ranger isn't hunting players in WvW she's hunting new mount unlocks and progressing on chuka and champawat (slowly).
    My revenant is still the first one I bring to any holiday events.
    My necromancer still haunts the old PvE zones and world boss areas.

  • Jugglemonkey.8741Jugglemonkey.8741 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Thief

    There's other classes?

    Critical Kit, Deadeye.
    “If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.” - John Steinbeck

  • SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 20, 2019
    Thief

    I voted thief.
    However, all classes were my favourite at some point or another, and I like them all equally.

    Reason I chose thief, is because I really like the double daggers, double pistols, and a dead eye rifle switch.

    They also have bows, and so there are lots of fun combinations you can make.

    Other than Rpg, I'm all for action shooters and war games, may I give an example, Conflict: Global Storm. Hence, the assassin style play.

  • Psycoprophet.8107Psycoprophet.8107 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Thief

    Lol engi highest, wonder why? If this was before holo boy would the votes for engi be far different. I remember it usually being near bottom on most fav lists lol.

  • Warrior

    @Psycoprophet.8107 said:
    Lol engi highest, wonder why? If this was before holo boy would the votes for engi be far different. I remember it usually being near bottom on most fav lists lol.

    Haha that's what I was thinking. "Why is engie so high? Oh, right, elite specs exist"

  • Guardian

    Guardian, DragonHunter specifically, is pure grace.
    Look at that Longbow skills, amazing!
    Elementalist would be mine, but I can't be a Cryomancer.

  • Tukaram.8256Tukaram.8256 Member ✭✭✭
    Necromancer

    Necro/minion master. He can outfight, and out-survive, and of my other squishy avatars. The only one that could do anything in HoT.

  • Thief

    Thief for everything, all the way.
    Got Thieves of all races, all genders, different builds and whatnot.
    The theme, lore, gameplay (especially when you play squishy)... I really just love all aspects of it.

    [PUSH] Constant Pressure

  • My necro is my map/ game completion character. First in and first out for new content, but my favorite is currently revenant. I say "favorite" as in it's subject to change due to whatever fashion mood I'm in. Class and build-wise, I feel like... I've done everything already, so I wont have a favorite class by nature of its design unless Monk comes out or something...

  • RedShark.9548RedShark.9548 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Warrior

    @Arklite.4013 said:
    I'm talking about you 295 mastery players.
    Who is your go-to?
    Your old faithful?
    The first character you log onto after not playing for a few weeks?
    The one you bring to unfamiliar content?

    One of my favorite things in large in-game events is to click on people and see what profession people chose to get 100% world completion on. I'd love to hear what everyone's choice is. From observation I've seen mostly Guardians and Mesmers with the badge.

    First completion back in the good ol vanilla days as guard, just last week finished a completion on my third warrior.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Guardian

    It changes, but since I played with Guardian the most (by a rather big margin) I go with Guardian.

  • None of them. My favorite died as of the 16th of July.

  • Engal.6359Engal.6359 Member ✭✭✭
    Mesmer

    @Vincenzo.3145 said:
    None of them. My favorite died as of the 16th of July.

    RIP chrono

  • Vincenzo.3145Vincenzo.3145 Member ✭✭✭

    @Engal.6359 said:

    @Vincenzo.3145 said:
    None of them. My favorite died as of the 16th of July.

    RIP chrono

    It was literally the only thing I enjoyed. RIP GW2 for me.

  • Jaruselka.5943Jaruselka.5943 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2019
    Engineer

    Engie since 2012

  • Guardian

    Guardian is my current choice, I really enjoy the mechanic and the build, my Rock Dog too, there is no pause in combat, no waste of time, a lot of damage, move and hit :-)

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2019
    Necromancer

    Mesmer Profession is my favorite profession and Necromancer Profession.

    After years and years of blaming Mesmer Profession of being responsible for being toxic...i realized it wasnt their fault After all.

    Mesmer Profession is innocent and being talked advantage of because of its name.

    The worst thing that was done to Mesmer Profession was removing its root and turning it into a toxic 1 shot prrofession.

    Mesmer Profession stood on its own without assistance of stealth or with with having power specsialization.

    MESMER IS AN ILLUSIONIST PROFESSION, NOT A POWER SPEC. OR STEALTH SPEC. PROFESSION!!

    https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Mesmer

    Remove its stealth mechanic and it's power specialization including all its conditions except confusion.

    Confusion should be specialized only to Mesmer Profession.

  • Engineer

    Monk and Ritualist were my favourite in GW1.
    As we didn't get Monk profession, I started with Engi because it reminded me of Ritualist - placing stationary damaging and healing thingies everywhere and also using kits like item spells. I wasn't disappointed. Even though I unlocked Holo and Scrapper, I continue to play Core Engi for seven years.

  • Necromancer

    Necromancer is my favorite class, the one I play the most with... I love the Reaper and don't get tired playing it...

    Second place is Guardian, Firebrand is awesome.

  • ZeftheWicked.3076ZeftheWicked.3076 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Necromancer

    Necro. He's perfect for me. Love the condi manipulation, love fears, love the tankyness and ability to fight vs huge packs of mobs. Also love the theme (colors).

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Warrior

    Longbow + Heavy armor. Literally the reason I play warrior. I just love that look.

    The next time you get angry at someone try walking a mile in their shoes. After that, who cares! You're a mile away and you have their shoes! -Someone with more awesome quotes than me

  • Engineer

    Engi since 2012

  • SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2020
    Thief

    Although I voted thief and already answered.
    Imho. I like all classes equally; aside from a a couple of ES exceptions.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Ranger

    Necro and Ranger are equal for me but I play Ranger more.

  • Elementalist

    Ele for life. Love the gameplay and always come back to it.

  • Necromancer

    Necromancer for me, been playing minion master since GW1. 🖤💀💚