mandala.8507 Posted November 28, 2022 Author Share Posted November 28, 2022 3 minutes ago, draxynnic.3719 said: This is the problem. Yes, it's only 5% loss from the 'meta' reaper build (reaper isn't meta, that build is just the best DPS build there is for reaper...), but it's 5% less than an already low number. Running Marauder instead of Berserker is said to be only a relatively low DPS loss (about 10%, I think). Trailblazer instead of Viper, or some other condition-oriented set with Vitality instead of Viper, is likewise a pretty low DPS loss. If you want to trade DPS for durability, 10-20% off ~38k is still better than 5% off <30k. Now, I'm not saying it's auto-kick material, but it's certainly far from being the super-build you claim it is, and if a group does end up wiping for a reason that could be interpreted as 'not enough damage', someone running your build would probably be among the first that gets looked at (unless people are running a DPS meter and can see someone else doing worse than you despite having a build that's supposed to do better DPS). There is exactly zero chance of a group having dmg trouble that could be attributed to this build. It handles tanking lots of dmg during encounters remarkably well. It does better with suboptimal boons because of its natural self-quickness and might generation and because you only ever use your long cd skills once per cycle, so it really doesn't get hurt by low alacrity uptime as much as other builds. You've made up a scenario that almost doesn't exist for gw2 (a group failing an encounter purely because they failed to meet the dps check. 99% of all combat scenarios in gw2 have practically no dps check. the players are failing mechanics) and tried to attribute an unsubstantiated weakness this build would have in a group struggling to meet a dps requirement, when in fact this build EXCELS in janky groups that are failing really hard. If you're in a group having dps issues, this build becomes better, not worse. 2 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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