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#11505609 Sep 09, 2015 at 03:17 PM
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Looking to see if people have ideas on what builds they plan on running when HOT comes out.




hopefully they don't nerf the Necro before HOT release because I am seriously looking forward to the Fire/Ice combo in PVP.
#11505621 Sep 09, 2015 at 03:20 PM
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I'm always going to be interested in my ranger and want to try out new things with the druid specialization!
#11505734 Sep 09, 2015 at 03:58 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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#11506270 Sep 09, 2015 at 06:58 PM
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Depending on how balance changes are made before launch, it may change.

I'm planning to main Rev, Thief, and Ele throughout HoT. Considering Ranger and Engi over Ele, but that depends on the changes made to those classes.
#11508347 Sep 10, 2015 at 09:59 AM
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Berserker Build I want to try.

Other than that, I'll have to wait and see what the specializations for ranger and engi will be. Other than guardian I don't know enough about the other classes yet to know how to use the specializations

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#11517356 Sep 12, 2015 at 06:45 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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Interesting how it is, that I haven't been able to participate in a BWE and thus haven't actually played Revenant yet, I still feel like I will shift my main to Rev (sorry Molly, no hard feelings). Not because it's gonna be the shiny new thing, but because it's playstyle, traits, just everything to it genuinely looks super interesting to me.

Anybut, playing around at least with a build editor gave me some fun ideas.
Like this weird-ass Sword/Axe+Staff, Zealots, Shiro/Ventari setup.
Now I have heard grumblings that Centaur stance feels a little undertuned and I have seen in person that Herald and Dragon stance are kinda totally broken AF, but if there are grumblings, then hopefully Anet is listening will tune it up all nice, but I won't hold my breath.
On the topic of Herald however, I did have an interesting thought. Almost every Herald I saw during the past BWE was running sword with shield and Shiro/Glint. So it got me thinking to what a condi Herald would be like. So I made a pretty rough idea out of what I would like this thing to be. Here is my also goofy Mace+Shield/Hammer condi Herald. I'm open to suggestion from anyone who has played Revenant to give me some ideas to make this build more cohesive, as it's something I'd really like to try.

Though just because I will be maining Rev, doesn't mean I'll be completely abandoning Necro. I still have tons of love for our favorite redhead step-child and I feel I'll have a ton of fun with Reaper.
So my two builds with Reaper are Power and Condition for PvE and WuvWuv respectively.
In regards to the condi Reaper, I really hope they do something to Chilling Darkness before HoT, 'cause this thing was nerfed into the grounds for what is, in my opinion, no good reason.
Also, before anybody asks why I have a GS on a condi Reaper, I designed this build with the idea to use scepter/dagger for roaming and fights against single targets. The greatsword is brought out when a large group appears and, since the armor is Dire, it's designed to tank and wade through everything and hopefully outlast people until they get bored and go away.
And for vanilla Necro, unless there are some serious changes, I'll be running what I usually run for Power and Condi.

Guardian is my next most familiar and satisfying class to play. I'll be sticking to my pure healing/support build for group content, and whenever I unlock Dragonhunter, I'll transition my vanilla zerkers' meditation build over to a DH trap/LB build.

...Damn, I need to stop making a wall of text for every post I make. Sorry y'all :x
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#11517960 Sep 12, 2015 at 11:41 PM
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Bear, your condi Rev build is identical to my condi Rev build with a few exceptions. I ran rabid accessories and Traveler's runes. Everything else is the same.

I will tell you that in PvE, it just didn't compare with my crit build. PvP though it's insane. WvW I highly preferred my crit build. It's a lot of fun, but it's SO confusing (for me) to keep the Demon stuff up and switch to Herald effectively.

I'd love to mess around and talk to you about it once you get a chance to play it. I hope they leave condi alone though. It's very strong in PvP, maybe too strong.
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