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If you don't know which profession to boost to level 80 then you don't really want to boost to 80. Pick a profession you think you might enjoy and remind yourself about basics of the game by leveling up normally. Then pick something to use the boost on.

Also "easiest" where? In open world? Pvp? Wvw? Lategame group content?If open world, then probably just necro with minions or ranger. If anything else then too many variables regarding content type and your desired playstyle/role.

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You can use the boost to test out the profession. It's not consumed instantly, you're transported to Silverwastes and you can stay there as long as you like trying out the profession and builds (no elites though). When you leave, you are then prompted to either cancel the boost or use it.

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some easy classes are probably necro, ranger and guardian.

i suggest u go with guardian. pretty straight forward. lots of builds u can choose. and guardian is always needed in endgame content.

but i think its better to not to use the 80 boost. leveling manually will make u get to know ur class better. u could get overwhelmed with the skills and traits.

getting to lv 80 is not a long way. u can do dungeon to make the progress faster. or if u have tome of knowledge then u can def use it.

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If we are just talking random PvE then IMO necro - or more specifically the reaper - is still the easiest profession. It's very forgiving and can hit so hard with autoattacks that champions in shroud feel like normal mobs outside shroud. My dps build hits around 10-20K on autoattacks with perma quickness. It's also easy to shift toward more sustain even using the same gear (I have 3 builds in my templates, shroud dps, sustain hybrid and full sustain MM).

Now if we're talking specific places like sPvP, WvW, raiding etc that's a whole lot more complicated.

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Broadly speaking, I'd probably say Warrior, Ranger, Necromancer, and Guardian, in no particular order. Ranger starts to get a bit more complicated when you get to elite specialisations. Necromancer will probably give you the smoothest time in open world and story, while guardian is probably the most versatile of the four for high-end PvE (although most groups will appreciate a warrior for banners, and if you can master both druid and soulbeast ranger does well in high-end PvE, but see above comment about ranger getting more complicated with elite specialisations).

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It depends on so many factors. Many said ranger is easy. Well it is true for some open world builds. But for high end pve where lvl80s gear and skill matters the meta dps soulbeast or druid can be quite difficult to play... Druids got many mechanics to do in raids and high responsability. While soulbeasts got long cast skills which lock you in place and are easily cancelled or interrupted making you lose half the dps. Same dragonhunters: easy to play hatd to master due to animation cancels, standing in hitboxes etc... Meanwhile pdps weaver is very easy to play in terms of rotations for some ppl while others find it difficult.Experience with a class diminishes the difficulty. Pick whichever class you like and master it. For me easiest is power chrono. I play it since I've started gw2.

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@Ashantara.8731 said:As you can see, opinions vary broadly. There is no right or wrong answer to your question.

The easiest profession is always the one you have the most practice in playing.

So you are saying all classes are equally difficult in their own way? Well, yes, that is what you are saying but that could never be true - and how does it help OP? It's like when someone asks what is the best class -and someone answers its the class that you enjoy playing the most. - it's not answering the question.

Necro from my experience is quite very very easy for high power, nothing much complicated. Most classes are actually very hard to play right at the higher levels.

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@Crackmonster.2790 said:

@Ashantara.8731 said:As you can see, opinions vary broadly. There is no right or wrong answer to your question.

The easiest profession is always the one you have the most practice in playing.

So you are saying all classes are equally difficult in their own way? Well, yes, that is what you are saying but that could never be true

No, that's not what I was saying. I was saying that, once you have mastered a profession (or build), it becomes easi(er) for you to play. Practice makes perfect.

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@Crackmonster.2790 said:

@"Ashantara.8731" said:As you can see, opinions vary broadly. There is no right or wrong answer to your question.

The easiest profession is always the one you have the most practice in playing.

So you are saying all classes are equally difficult in their own way? Well, yes, that is what you are saying but that could never be true - and how does it help OP? It's like when someone asks what is the best class -and someone answers its the class that you enjoy playing the most. - it's not answering the question.

Sometimes the question asked isn't answered directly as the question itself is not a 'good' question. The question "What is the 'best' or 'easiest' class" does not have an objective answer in this game.

A better response to the OP is "What do you like" as it starts the conversation towards "What is the easiest class for me!"

Judging by the majority of responses on these forums to questions similar to the OP, it generally ends up with responders suggesting the player take time and enjoy the game. To try several professions, to explore what they enjoy, and focus on that, rather than trying to answer "What is easiest". There unfortunately is not a single right answer to the OP question (actually, this is quite fortunate, it means we have great variety) .

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@Crackmonster.2790 said:

@Ashantara.8731 said:As you can see, opinions vary broadly. There is no right or wrong answer to your question.

The easiest profession is always the one you have the most practice in playing.

So you are saying all classes are equally difficult in their own way? Well, yes, that is what you are saying but that could never be true - and how does it help OP? It's like when someone asks what is the best class -and someone answers its the class that you enjoy playing the most. - it's not answering the question.That's because the original premise is flawed in that it is entirely subjective.Necro from my experience is quite very very easy for high power, nothing much complicated. Most classes are actually very hard to play right at the higher levels.Which is your opinion. Doesn't necessarily make your answer to the OP right or wrong. That's what we're getting at.

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Hands down, Ranger being one of the easiest to play. You can eat your dinner and still kill mobs with it due to having two damage sources and a secondary target for mobs to attack.

Not to forget the 'Oops i messed up... Anyway' button on downed state.

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@kharmin.7683 said:

@"Ashantara.8731" said:As you can see, opinions vary broadly. There is no right or wrong answer to your question.

The easiest profession is always the one you have the most practice in playing.

So you are saying all classes are equally difficult in their own way? Well, yes, that is what you are saying but that could never be true - and how does it help OP? It's like when someone asks what is the best class -and someone answers its the class that you enjoy playing the most. - it's not answering the question.That's because the original premise is flawed in that it is entirely subjective.Necro from my experience is quite very very easy for high power, nothing much complicated. Most classes are actually very hard to play right at the higher levels.Which is your opinion. Doesn't necessarily make your answer to the OP right or wrong. That's what we're getting at.

Okay then, in your world where there are not a lot of basic classes and a lot much harder, requiring faster reactions, more complex and more punishing and requiring much deeper knowledge of other classes to be successful. In that world yea anything is "just like your opinion man".

Too bad that world is not reality.

For pve for example many of the rankings on snowcrows are quite accurate and they usually give a note about how easy it is to do alright but also how hard it is to play well.

@"Mungo Zen.9364" said:Sometimes the question asked isn't answered directly as the question itself is not a 'good' question. The question "What is the 'best' or 'easiest' class" does not have an objective answer in this game.

That's his question to ask, not you to decide if he should be okay to ask this or if its a wrong perspective.

There are many shades of grey as earlier posts showed, but just plain saying its just like your opinion man about anything is misleading.

Look, the thing is. When you are asking this question you are looking for information, when you google best classes or good classes or favorite classes in any game etc as you get into a game, to get a clue what classes make sense - then you will realize every time someone posts this it's just an empty response like a filler. A well intentioned filler, we can call it a spiritual filler to be nice, but ultimately it's just something to read past as it adds none of the information you are looking for. It's actually offtopic that logically conceals itself as being on topic but is really not. Unless you magically catch the guy who needs that answer even though it was not what he was looking for.

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@Crackmonster.2790 said:

@"Ashantara.8731" said:As you can see, opinions vary broadly. There is no right or wrong answer to your question.

The easiest profession is always the one you have the most practice in playing.

So you are saying all classes are equally difficult in their own way? Well, yes, that is what you are saying but that could never be true - and how does it help OP? It's like when someone asks what is the best class -and someone answers its the class that you enjoy playing the most. - it's not answering the question.That's because the original premise is flawed in that it is entirely subjective.Necro from my experience is quite very very easy for high power, nothing much complicated. Most classes are actually very hard to play right at the higher levels.Which is your opinion. Doesn't necessarily make your answer to the OP right or wrong. That's what we're getting at.

Okay then, in your world where there are not a lot of basic classes and a lot much harder, requiring faster reactions, more complex and more punishing and requiring much deeper knowledge of other classes to be successful. In that world yea anything is "just like your opinion man".

Too bad that world is not reality.

For pve for example many of the rankings on snowcrows are quite accurate and they usually give a note about how easy it is to do alright but also how hard it is to play well.

@"Mungo Zen.9364" said:Sometimes the question asked isn't answered directly as the question itself is not a 'good' question. The question "What is the 'best' or 'easiest' class" does not have an objective answer in this game.

That's his question to ask, not you to decide if he should be okay to ask this or if its a wrong perspective.

There are many shades of grey as earlier posts showed, but just plain saying its just like your opinion man about anything is misleading.

Look, the thing is. When you are asking this question you are looking for information, when you google best classes or good classes or favorite classes in any game etc as you get into a game, to get a clue what classes make sense - then you will realize every time someone posts this it's just an empty response like a filler. A well intentioned filler, we can call it a spiritual filler to be nice, but ultimately it's just something to read past as it adds none of the information you are looking for. It's actually offtopic that logically conceals itself as being on topic but is really not. Unless you magically catch the guy who needs that answer even though it was not what he was looking for.

The question "What is the easiest profession to play" does not have a single correct answer, it has many. In this thread we see Mesmer, Necro and Revenant promoted as easiest, and if you dig into these forums, you will see all 9 profs being promoted as easiest. Having played with all 9 profs and all 18 e-Specs I can make an argument for each Profession to be the easiest.

In as much as stating a specific profession is easiest, it should also be okay to promote that any profession is easy to play as well.

I feel for the OP, I hope they figured out what they were going to do with the lvl 80 boost as their thread has been somewhat hijacked.

@Orpheus.7891

If you still need assistance, can you perhaps provide more details as to what type of gameplay you enjoy, what other games you have played etc. The more info there is to go on the better the response you will get.

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@Smoosh.2718 said:Hands down, Ranger being one of the easiest to play. You can eat your dinner and still kill mobs with it due to having two damage sources and a secondary target for mobs to attack.

Not to forget the 'Oops i messed up... Anyway' button on downed state.

Yeah not sure how this wasn't unanimous. The class can solo champions while under-leveled in blues if you cycle pets to manage aggro and heal, and pretty much cannot die to anything less than an elite or champion via its downed state self-res.

With minimal experience it pretty much dominates and can solo everything short of a select few dungeon bosses, world bosses, and raids. Pretty much just needs six buttons to play and kill nearly anything with.

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