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best professions for kiting

Opopanax.1803Opopanax.1803 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited August 12, 2018 in Professions

What professions/builds do you think are the best for kiting? I'm looking to make a kiting build for wvw and pvp.

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  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Rangers and thiefs are very good at that.
    Mesmers too.
    High mobility is always good for kiting.
    Try to spec into endurance regeneration, vigor proccing and evades and stunbreaks.

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

    I main a Longbow Ranger so definitely Ranger.

    I think you can kite fairly well on most things though.
    I typically advise keeping a range weapon as a secondary anyway, it's always useful to have a weapon that allows you to back off from combat to recover without having to completely give up inflicting damage.

  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Druid. Most annoying kiter, ever.

  • Alatar.7364Alatar.7364 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2018

    As was already stated above.
    Thief, Ranger and Mesmer.
    I guess Warrior too, to some extent
    Thief probably best used with S/D.
    Ranger with Druid specced, or fine as long as you got LB.
    Mesmer pretty much with anything.
    Warrior with usual Greatsword.

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  • Sephylon.4938Sephylon.4938 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2018

    You can also try rife engi. Rocket boots+jump shot make for a clean get-away. Net shot/ turret for extra precaution. Oh and holo makes it even harder to catch with holo leap

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  • Opopanax.1803Opopanax.1803 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2018

    What are most of the skills/traits that are important for ranger/druid kiting? I see some skills on shortbow that would help, and axe 3.

    How does longbow help you kite?

  • @Opopanax.1803 said:
    What are most of the skills/traits that are important for ranger/druid kiting? I see some skills on shortbow that would help, and axe 3.

    How does longbow help you kite?

    An aspect of kiting is being able to fight from range,so a rangeR using a LONG bow(self explanatory)

  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Opopanax.1803 said:
    What are most of the skills/traits that are important for ranger/druid kiting? I see some skills on shortbow that would help, and axe 3.

    How does longbow help you kite?

    The most effective Druid’s Ive fought use Longbow/Staff.

  • Kako.1930Kako.1930 Member ✭✭✭

    Warriors are pretty good at kiting too, such as the infamous "Nike Warrior." Equip a greatsword, sword/shield, and bull's charge, and you can escape from anything, pretty much.

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

    1 mes
    2 teef
    3 ranger
    4 war
    5 engi
    6 rev
    7 ele
    8 guard
    9 necro

    @Opopanax.1803 said:
    What are most of the skills/traits that are important for ranger/druid kiting? I see some skills on shortbow that would help, and axe 3.

    How does longbow help you kite?

    staff / gs and quick draw

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  • roamzero.9486roamzero.9486 Member ✭✭✭

    @Rysdude.3824 said:
    Druid. Most annoying kiter, ever.

    The problem with druid these days is that it doesn't do much damage with power builds. SB is better IMO, you make up for the lack of staff with GS (or Sword) + Soul Meld pet skills to move around.

  • rng.1024rng.1024 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:
    Rangers and thiefs are very good at that.
    Mesmers too.
    High mobility is always good for kiting.
    Try to spec into endurance regeneration, vigor proccing and evades and stunbreaks.

    That last part is like a summary of the mirage elite spec :o

  • InsaneQR.7412InsaneQR.7412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @rng.1024 said:

    @InsaneQR.7412 said:
    Rangers and thiefs are very good at that.
    Mesmers too.
    High mobility is always good for kiting.
    Try to spec into endurance regeneration, vigor proccing and evades and stunbreaks.

    That last part is like a summary of the mirage elite spec :o

    Or acrobatics thief.
    Maybe in future we get more evasion specs.

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

    @Stand The Wall.6987 said:
    1 mes
    2 teef
    3 ranger
    4 war
    5 engi
    6 rev
    7 ele
    8 guard
    9 necro

    @Opopanax.1803 said:
    What are most of the skills/traits that are important for ranger/druid kiting? I see some skills on shortbow that would help, and axe 3.

    How does longbow help you kite?

    staff / gs and quick draw

    id say holo over warrior tbh
    doubke rocket boots, rifle jump and holo leap
    warrior only if played with gs/sword (most play axe anyways)

    longbow has a knockback and a stealth...
    thats pretty kitten good for kiting oh and ranged dmg

    id argue that warrior isnt a good kiting class, because they wont apply pressure while doing it, the only thing they gain by doing it would be cd resets, which only works if they get out of range completely and stopped taking dmg

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

    @RedShark.9548 said:

    @Stand The Wall.6987 said:
    1 mes
    2 teef
    3 ranger
    4 war
    5 engi
    6 rev
    7 ele
    8 guard
    9 necro

    @Opopanax.1803 said:
    What are most of the skills/traits that are important for ranger/druid kiting? I see some skills on shortbow that would help, and axe 3.

    How does longbow help you kite?

    staff / gs and quick draw

    id say holo over warrior tbh
    doubke rocket boots, rifle jump and holo leap
    warrior only if played with gs/sword (most play axe anyways)

    longbow has a knockback and a stealth...
    thats pretty kitten good for kiting oh and ranged dmg

    id argue that warrior isnt a good kiting class, because they wont apply pressure while doing it, the only thing they gain by doing it would be cd resets, which only works if they get out of range completely and stopped taking dmg

    I originally had engi ahead but war with gs 5+3, dagger 2+burst, and possibly a bulls rush, combined with their superior defense is what did it for me. in total distance youre right engi is better.

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  • Zawn.9647Zawn.9647 Member ✭✭✭

    thief since you can stealth and teleport 10km away from the target
    mesmer is second

    every other profession is gargabe compared to these 2 kiting skills

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