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Power or Condi.


Rofo.4782

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Depends on the class and content. Necro usually does better with condi everywhere (power works in wvw and fractals as well), engi with power while rev uses power in pvp modes and condi in pve. Meta changes all the time so people will always want the better build.

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@"Sephylon.4938" said:The hate on condi these days usually comes from wvw and pvp as any build that uses them are seen as "skill-less" in those game modes. In pve condi builds are fine and can compete with power builds, especially in drawn out fights.

@"Rofo.4782", this is basically where it stands. The truth is that even in WvW and PvP condition builds are not actually skill-free, and have their own drawbacks, as they do in PvE.

You should play whatever you want. This will generally not cause you any trouble, and all classes have at least one "meta-ish" condition build.

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Unless you're really hardcore, don't worry about it. But, for the PVE side...

The main issue with condi builds is ramp up time. It takes awhile to do good damage. Now, in non-tryhard groups this isn't much of an issue, but if you end up on a team with a chronobuffer and a bunch of power builds, enemies will die before conditions have a chance to build up or do damage. The better the group, the worse a condition build is.

Raids are an exception to this, since most raid bosses have enough health between phases for conditions to get going. As for the overworld, power builds kill everything that isn't a big boss much faster, but you're not in any danger from enemies living two or three seconds longer. Except in Serpent's Ire, but that's a weird and unique mechanic.

There are minor quirks to how each class can apply damage, but overall the only place you have to worry about running power is hardcore t4 fractals, and serpent's ire.

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