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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? 127 votes

Warrior
11%
Opopanax.1803Eros.6801Loboling.5293Linebreaker.7904Acheron.4731RedShark.9548vPumpkinG.5731Pati.2438Regh.8649WWWWWWWW.6742Mushuchalaka.9437Thorstienn.1642Tycura.1982Ourasa.7306powetng.1024 15 votes
Guardian
11%
Stand The Wall.6987Asum.4960Lonami.2987Kaladel.1670ProtoGunner.4953Sorem.9157otto.5684Yannir.4132Xervite.5493AzureTerra.1642JohnWater.5760Exile.8160Shouryu.4169Sutaji.8790 14 votes
Ranger
7%
Arheundel.6451Frostfang.5109InsaneQR.7412Barry Moonfang.6897bigo.9037Cyric.7813Cobalt.7102Doto.6357Divine Monk.2401Rifton.7346 10 votes
Mesmer
13%
DeadTreeJig.6714Shena Fu.5792Dadnir.5038Kiza.5630Ansau.7326mortrialus.3062Magolith.9412Delrago.2098Mouse.7382CharJC.8365KiroIB.4508Aruinlav.9763whoeverxwins.1279Richard Marcinko.5132Engal.6359Fireball Pheonix.7513MrAce.6920 17 votes
Elementalist
7%
Blood Red Arachnid.2493Manakel Angel.1047Hikosama.2971Nup.4591Tom.8029zencow.3651bluberblasen.9684Konrad Curze.5130brokmab.8734 9 votes
Necromancer
9%
Khailyn.6248Lily.1935Methuselah.4376EremiteAngel.9765Tukaram.8256Sevans.4619Taygus.4571Serenity.6304Fenella.2634Teefy.5016slycere.1296kappa.9712 12 votes
Revenant
9%
Kravey.4563LucianTheAngelic.7054phokus.8934Raknar.4735Pterikdactyl.7630ArthurDent.9538Arkantos.7460Thornwolf.9721Okami Amaterasu.9237Catchyfx.5768GunshotsByComputer.8051Jarl.8607 12 votes
Engineer
15%
MrForz.1953Nilix.2170Elmo Benchwarmer.3025HnRkLnXqZ.1870hugo.4705redwing.9580wasss.1208Jaruselka.5943Swoll.1483Torzini.1523Makuragee.3058Crimtheann.5439Strider.7849Klark.6239aceofbass.2163Rasfar.6921Matoro.9708Doutrinador.6285Deluge.6235Yorito.5170 20 votes
Thief
14%
Dahkeus.8243Zacchary.6183Westenev.5289Sir Vincent III.1286Raiden The Beast.3016Jugglemonkey.8741Dashiva.6149Vornollo.5182Edelweiss.4261Trianox.3486Zamyron.6750Adam Ko.5240Antycypator.9874Psycoprophet.8107BoxerBrute.9148SoulGuardian.6203TheGrimoire.2305Slittymoss.5718 18 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.

    Te lazla otstra.
    nerf list

  • 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.

    Thief F1 must remain an instacast Steal skill. DE will simply apply DE Mark on target on Steal.
    Malice build-up independently from DE Mark. Mark only speed up the build-up, not be the pre-requisite.
    http://sirvincentiii.com ~ 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 ✭✭✭
    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. ~ Hence why I don't have one anymore.

  • 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 September 2, 2019
    Thief

    I voted thief. However all classes were my favourite at some point, 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.
    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.

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