Jump to content
  • Sign Up

elite spec big dumb-or me big dumb


Recommended Posts

So this may or may not be a bug but I've recently dumped all my points into holosmith and have been attempting to try it out. But, no matter how many times I swap between builds and weapons, I don't get my 4 and 5 button attacks. The longest time I've been swapping (just swapping, not including tests) so far is about 40-50 minutes. I've logged out and logged back in, didn't work. I tried dying to see if that would help reset the thing but it also didn't work. I posted this to the bugs forum but no one has responded yet. So, what do y'all think - just a me problem or an actual bug?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just to eliminate the obvious: have you got a weapon equipped in the off-hand slot, or a two-handed weapon? Holosmiths can use a pistol or sword as a main-hand weapon but both of those will only fill slots 1-3, you need a second weapon for the 4 and 5 slots. The options are pistol or shield, or you can use a rifle which is a two-handed weapon and fills all 5 slots.

Also are you talking about the normal skills 4 and 5, or the Photonforge ones which are available after activating Photonforge by pressing F5 (or whatever it's bound to for you)? Or both?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@Enime.1609 said:Ahh that's what I was missing. I didn't know that you needed a weapon in the off hand as I haven't been playing for very long and engi was my first character. Thank you for the clarification lol

Ah, then a super-short primer on weapons and their skills in GW2:Two-handed weapons (Rifle, Shortbow, Longbow, Greatsword, Hammer, Staff, all Aquatic) give all 5 skills.

One-handed weapons wielded in the Main Hand (Pistol, Sword, Dagger, Axe, Mace, Scepter) gives skills 1-3.

One-handed weapons wielded in the Off hand (All above except Scepter, plus Shield, Warhorn, Torch and Focus) gives skill 4 & 5.

Engineer Kits (and the Holosmith's Photon Forge) change all 5 skills, effectively functioning like a 2-handed weapon.

Other classes with special skill interaction are Thief and Elementalist. For Thief, skill 3 is special - it depends on the combination of main- and offhand weapon. For Elementalist, the skillbar for each weapon changes depending on the element they're attunef to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...