What class is very low APM and does very good DPS in high-end PVE? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

What class is very low APM and does very good DPS in high-end PVE?

I just want to chill out, press a few buttons and do as much dps as possible. Is that a thing?

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  • dragonhunter

  • Funky.4861Funky.4861 Member ✭✭✭

    Deadeye/staff daredevil.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    double shortbow soulbeast might not be as good as it was but it's still great compared to the low effort it takes.

    Why bother, just delete the official Forum.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    What does APM stand for?

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  • Aodlop.1907Aodlop.1907 Member ✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    What does APM stand for?

    Action Per Minute, it's mostly used in StarCraft II.

  • In all honesty, you'd be better of in WoW doing that.

    Characters: Iiri Ventari, Sylvari - Scourge; Ralistu, Asura - Mirage; Olaf Sifhalla, Norn - Dragonhunter; Jahin Vabb, Sylvari - Renegade; Shonek Alcazia, Human - Weaver (Tempest soonish).
    Backburner: Englaka, Asura - Ranger. Ikotag, Charr - Thief

  • Gw2 is fairly balanced. Each class has to do its own healing and tanking (outside some high end formats but a laid back attitude there would not be appreciated) and dps. The dps gets better with higher trade offs (e.g. in general melee range does more dps then ranged).
    So no there is no laid back class. But the best way to achieve it is to pick a class you like and stick with it so you get really good at it. Practise makes everything easier a d there for more laid back

  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Reaper, I would say

  • @Voltekka.2375 said:
    Reaper, I would say

    Yup. Here you go - http://gw2skills.net/editor/?PSwEcEWosAGG7ipxGxk7qsZD-zRIYR09DA-e
    Get an Axe, Horn and Greatsword as your back up. You're only going to use one or two attack buttons, so 1 or 2 on axe for some distance, or 1 or 2 on Greatsword in melee. Keep the two minions up for healing and some distraction, and you don't have to touch the signets. All berserker gear for glass cannon (since you're going to just obliterate everything,) and stay in Reaper shroud as long as possible, and just mash 1 over and over. Low on life force, exit shroud, 1 or 2 over and over until you get back into it.

    Super chill lazy reaper build. :D

  • Shikaru.7618Shikaru.7618 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2020

    Staff dd 2 button rotation with easy rotation logic (spam 2 when full initiative, else, auto attack) gets you 29k. You can further reduce the apm required by holding the 2 button down instead of spamming it for each weakening charge.

  • Shikaru.7618Shikaru.7618 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2020

    Double post

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @anoligarh.3746 said:
    I just want to chill out, press a few buttons and do as much dps as possible. Is that a thing?

    High end as fractals and raids? None.

    Open world? There are plenty. Minion necro and ranger are the stand outs.

  • SunTzu.4513SunTzu.4513 Member ✭✭✭

    I would bring up Reaper too. In fact one of my main issues with it in PvE is how easy the Rotation is. Okay i'm maining a Guard/DH the meme of easy DPS builds is strong in me...

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

    Elementalist fresh air Dagger/Warhorn Tempest is pretty laid back - the idea is to use air overload, swap to fire attunement, use any skill you fancy to activate fresh air, then prepare another air overload. I like this build because of the strong aoe damage fields you can stack to quickly kill mobs with little effort.

  • Jimbru.6014Jimbru.6014 Member ✭✭✭✭

    "Iron Blooded Juggernaut" Scrapper. Simple playstyle, you basically use your flamethrower to burn and defensive abilities to tank through things. I solo facetank champions with it.

    https://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Scrapper_-_Iron_Blooded_Juggernaut

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2020

    In all honesty, there is no real "high-end" DPS in GW2 without effort.

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭

    I've tested Jimbru's Scrapper, Westenev's Ele, SunTzu's Guard/DH and reaper. They are all valid, lazy builds. I play as lazy as I can in open world without going full on Holosmith Raid rotation of 11111. Kek.

    Eponymously known as 'Tanya' despite many alts
    Beetle Gymkhana @ Crimson Post Reset TT
    Home Course: Bloodtide Coast, Spiral Track aka Bloodtide Slide

  • Power/condi hybrid holosmith.. Just F5 and spam all holo abilities, cooldown and
    spam again. Huge burst, low effort.

  • Power minion Reaper. Minions protect and add to your armor, bounce in and out of shroud for more DPS and protection. I can solo every dungeon but HotW on it.

  • Nephalem.8921Nephalem.8921 Member ✭✭✭

    @KrivukasLT.3507 said:
    Power/condi hybrid holosmith.. Just F5 and spam all holo abilities, cooldown and
    spam again. Huge burst, low effort.

    I dont think you know what huge burst is. Holo has crappy burst without pre stacked heat. DD, fb, dh are all easier and have higher burst. DD has also insane sustain and dh/fb have everything

  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21, 2020

    Possible with average/good, unlikely will obtain very good by doing less things; usually.

    Axe/axe Berserker - Mash all weapon skill and Decapitate whenever possible.

    Alacrity Renegade - More to utility instead of dps, simple & basic maintain Order from Above and Kalla. When good with that go for full rotation, simple because of energy limitation, more to muscle memory.

    Final say, do your best. Stay on target, make sure all damage/skills connect continuously without dying. CC breakbar whenever possible(unless there's a strategy to hold/not to).

  • Sojourner.4621Sojourner.4621 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Low APM isn't much of a thing at the higher end, but at least limited array of buttons to press and overly simple rotation is. Other's have said it (while downplaying their rotations below what they are actually capable of) but Staff Daredevil Thief and Axe/Greatsword Reaper Necromancer have the overall easiest rotations to higher-ish DPS. Of the two Reaper probably attacks slower, but Thief you can suck at the rotation more and still output at least a reasonable amount of DPS (can achieve 20k via a majority of auto-attacks only.)

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21, 2020

    most necro variants specially reaper are crazy cheap and lazy play..

    i had build up also a boon-spammer shout-guardian with near 100% boon duration, is crazy faceroll but not top dps, the tradeoff is perma swiftness, good quickness and stability, that boon trio let u rush history stance content faster and facetank anything, specially CC spam bosses, the only boss i suffered is mordremot because of his huge HP....... The boom spammer gear is kinda expensive, and i used my pvp stuff to bought some trinkets.

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭

    After field testing builds and suggestions, I find that stability is really underrated. Making a slightly tanky build with good (not great) dps makes open world face roll possible and dare I say it... FUN. Lol. I've been rolling on champs thinking: it may take me a while, but he's not killing me and I can eat his attacks without flinching. Lol.

    Eponymously known as 'Tanya' despite many alts
    Beetle Gymkhana @ Crimson Post Reset TT
    Home Course: Bloodtide Coast, Spiral Track aka Bloodtide Slide