Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.2 [PvP / WvW]

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.2 [PvP / WvW]

Nov 13, 2015

Hello everyone! Since my part 1 about the new necromancer elite specialization, I have finally found more time to hop into PvP and WvW. Although I have to say that there still isn’t a huge build diversity in terms of effectiveness, the builds I have come up with and tried so far were really fun and very effective (as far as my experience goes)! First of...

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.1 [PvE]

Mx plays Elite Specializations – Reaper p.1 [PvE]

Nov 8, 2015

Hello everyone! Since Heart of Thorns came out, I have spent most of in-game time playing my Reaper (Necromancer elite spec.). To be honest, I have never been the biggest fan of the necromancer profession, however I have always loved the idea behind the profession itself. With the elite specialization of the necromancer, I finally feel like the developers have...

Introduction to Combo Fields

Introduction to Combo Fields

Jun 21, 2015

Over at the immensely helpful Guild Wars 2 Intro 101 tumblr, a new introductory guide has gone up with the basics of combo fields. Combo fields are a tricky thing – I know it took me ages after I started playing to figure them out and it took some extra explanation from veteran players before it clicked. From the intro guide: Have you ever seen a light...

Guild Wars: Paragon Profession

Guild Wars: Paragon Profession

Mar 4, 2015

The two other professions I discussed previously have counterparts in Guild Wars 2, but the one I will go over here does not.  Supposedly, the GW2 Guardian borrows heavily from this profession as well as the GW1 monk, but from what I’ve seen, it has much more in common with a monk who found clerics in the D&D player’s handbook.  Today, I will...

The Ranger: It’s Like Ash Ketchum and Aragorn Had a Baby

The Ranger: It’s Like Ash Ketchum and Aragorn Had a Baby

Feb 17, 2015

Maybe it’s my play-style, maybe it’s that I know that Mew and Mew-Two need their sequence in the Pokedex reversed, or maybe I’m incapable of handling the kit changes that engineers and elementalists must be able to do, but rangers are super-cool and were underrated until pretty recently due to some buffs. Longbows and the 2k Club Next to...

Guild Wars: Necromancer Profession

Guild Wars: Necromancer Profession

Feb 10, 2015

This time, I want to discuss the necromancer profession.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a pithy remark like I did for the mesmers, so I’ll just get straight to the basic information. The necromancer has a max base armor of 60 and four attributes: Blood Magic, Curses, Death Magic, and Soul Reaping.  Blood Magic and Curses do nothing but power their...

Guild Wars: Mesmer Profession

Guild Wars: Mesmer Profession

Feb 3, 2015

I want to start off with the disclaimer that you should not expect me to write this kind of article for every profession.  For me to feel comfortable with these and for them to read as more than just a wiki entry, I need to be very familiar with the profession being discussed.  As of right now, I have not played each of them that extensively.  I also...

Don’t Get Stomped; Get Meta!

Don’t Get Stomped; Get Meta!

Jan 29, 2015

Hey nerds, It is Thursday and I’m busy being OP. #meta #nerfit #buffitscounter I remember the first time I played PvP…or WvW…even dungeons and thinking, “well, I know I’m as green as Fluttershy in episode 20 of season 2, but I’m not THIS bad.” After asking around map chat, it occurred to me that the problem was not my...