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I don't know how to build and play my characters any more

Hi!
In the past years i had a hard time to figure out how to build my characters. Nowhere are build templates to be found except for raids/WvW.
I admit I also had to give up on playing Mesmer and Reverent because I simply don't get how they work in the first place.
And slowly I gave up on the rest except for a multi-pet Necromancer and a Dragonhunter I am playing now.
But with all the recent changes it has become totally impossible for me to follow up on what is going on with the professions.
I have no idea on how this could be fixed for me.
Maybe a fan-site might help that provides 'cookie cutter' builds for dummies like me who can't spend hours on theory crafting?
But anyway. Thanks for reading this and Have Fun!
I will now concentrate on reading the patch notes for The Elder Scrolls Online.

Comments

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭

    As @mindcircus.1506 said, Metabattle has a variety of builds, including intended for Open World. I like to start with one of these whenever a I am new to a profession, at least start with looking at what has worked for others and why. If you have a specific question, the forums here can also be helpful.

    Have you checked out ranger? I think the trait lines and abilities and fairly straightforward and there are good threads about optimizing for different goals / content. From my experience, necromancer is easiest (both reaper and scourge are survivable and fun), followed by ranger (perhaps especially Soulbeast, or my core ranger might be too much my own attempted amalgamation, lol).

  • Iozeph.5617Iozeph.5617 Member ✭✭✭

    @Slet.2604 said:
    I don't know how to build and play my characters any more

    Well if it's any consolation neither do the people in charge of development and balance at ANet so you're in august company.

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

    I'm not sure the recent balance notes changed anything for anyone who isn't min/maxing their builds. Well, besides Necromancers, but those dudes needed a lesson for facetanking every enemy.

  • @Westenev.5289 said:
    I'm not sure the recent balance notes changed anything for anyone who isn't min/maxing their builds. Well, besides Necromancers, but those dudes needed a lesson for facetanking every enemy.

    The way I've seen it, necromancers will find ways to complain about their "lack of tankiness" no matter what Anet does.

  • Trollocks.5084Trollocks.5084 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 17, 2019

    @NorthernRedStar.3054 said:
    The way I've seen it, necromancers will find ways to complain about their "lack of tankiness" no matter what Anet does.

    So you don't actually listen. You've made up your mind.

  • TanksK.4795TanksK.4795 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 17, 2019

    Can't you just copy meta battle? Or wait a week and SC will update some of the build in their discord ( for raid and maybe pve ).

  • If you are mainly a PVE/OW player, the key is to find a build you have tons of fun with that is off meta. Oh wait, I did that with Holosmith using overheat and PBM trait...

    Thank goodness I switched my ascended set to my Boonbeast Ranger (d/wh ax/ax). Tons of fun and I doubt it's worthy in pvp so hopefully it won't get nerfed into ash.

  • jan.7915jan.7915 Member ✭✭

    @Lady Vanithy.6495 said:
    If you are mainly a PVE/OW player, the key is to find a build you have tons of fun with that is off meta. Oh wait, I did that with Holosmith using overheat and PBM trait...

    Thank goodness I switched my ascended set to my Boonbeast Ranger (d/wh ax/ax). Tons of fun and I doubt it's worthy in pvp so hopefully it won't get nerfed into ash.

    There's meta for open world too, at least somewhat.

    https://getsnap.link/DsSFGQ3sPkT

    They are all good builds tailored to open world,I tried some and they feel awesome being good fun.

  • nosleepdemon.1368nosleepdemon.1368 Member ✭✭✭

    OP you have clearly googled this, and found plenty of sites with guides. I am certain as well that you have asked in the relevant profession forums for help.

  • Obtena.7952Obtena.7952 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Can't figure out GW2

    ... but is going to go play other games. GL I guess.

    If you think balancing is only driven by performance and justified by comparisons to other classes then prepare to be educated:

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/balance-updates-the-heralds-near-future-and-pvp-league-season-13/

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