Mr Godlike.6098 Posted September 30, 2017 Share Posted September 30, 2017 In past meta was decided by proleague and now we only have what's left of pro-scene that still does Monthly AT's...and things doesn't look good for ele in highest tiers of gw 2 competitive play.First time since forever we got team that didn't need ele at all to win. No Weaver anywhere and now in teamfight not necro dies first...but tempest...and we could see a lot dead healbots on Sind stream.In HoT meta generally tempest was needed to keep condi reaper alive and they both had great synergy. Tempest could non-directly beef up reaper damage by spamming chill and blasting/applying frost aura, put fire fields for reaper shroud burn spin combo. Tempest worked great with power rev by providing condi cleanse and auras, rev in return had for healbot boons especially fury needed to make mender tempest damaging. And now we have Firebrand! Why Sind and his team decided that new guard elite spec will do better job keeping necro alive? Tempest can heal, aoe protection and projectile hate...and that's it. Firebrand bunker has all these + more surrivabilty, aoe stability, much more superior rez potential and BURN. We got new elite spec's and now Tempest stay in team fights about 4s...because obsidian flesh is only thing that keeps healbot alive and focus healbot first will be in EU AT's way to go. So who needs support that can't even follow necro in team fights and keep himself alive to do his role?Weaver nowhere to be found? This part is completely my opinion. Waver by design looks like at last proper pvp 1v1 spec...ele has now evades, more stability, stunbrakers (I begged for this for years)...and nothing else. No unique utilities for team like portal or moa, better mobility than scrapper and druid but nothing to compete with celestial avatar or gyro's. All these wouldn't be a problem cause Berserker builds also didn't had any of these and were great for contesting far and winning 1v1...these spec's had both survivability and DAMAGE! I don't care for pve - in pvp waver has NO DAMAGE. The best thing that waver can do in 1v1 scenarios is just contesting node so it's on par with with d/d spam dodge thief which is disgusting in my opinion. D/D Dodge can contest by spaming same skill rotation over and over again and waver player must be GOOD to do the SAME FREAKING THING. There is no purpose at being good waver casue there are no good rewards for that. Power rev was and is difficult class/build but player is rewarded with something - before PoF rev was another immovable part of meta pvp meta comp.Even if waver had something to offer for 1v1 spot in team comp... it's taken...and not by anything but probably the best, most broken build 1v1 spec in gw 2 pvp history called Spellbraker that has no counters, doesn't give s*** when +1 by thief/Mesmer and not even afraid of condi and corrupt. There is no class stacking rule anymore in tournaments so the best idea have one Spellbraker to deal with close and second one for far. SO FOR WHAT anybody needs weaver design made for 1v1?I have no doubt that we will see good weavers in legendary division but only because they carried garbage spec and worked really hard despite they would do so MUCH MORE on better specs and there are heroes in my opinion. But I don't expect wavers with pvp god title or in team wining in EU Monthly AT. I really hope that something will prove me wrong...after removal of celestial amulet I was sure that this the end for ele and proleague discovered healbot. I stay strongly with what I said many times earlier - if you are ele pvp only main - PoF is not worth your money. Don't pay devs for a bad job and waste of your time.Side note: sorry for long post and horrible angry English. You can watch here how latest EU monthly looked like https://www.twitch.tv/videos/17869560 or check Sindrenerr stream if my links doesn't work. Feel free to discuss. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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