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Guild Wars 2: The Guardian Preview

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,619MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

During the recent beta weekend event, we spent some time with each of the Guild Wars 2 professions. Today we take a look at the Guardian and offer you some of our impressions. Check it out!

There are a lot of professions worth playing ArenaNet’s upcoming MMORPG, Guild Wars 2. This profession has interested me from the very first trailer ArenaNet showed us. When I started playing, the first thing I noticed was that this profession was one that would end up being a real team player, but would be able to hold its own.

Read more of David North's Guild Wars 2: The Guardian Preview.


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  • VindictusVindictus Somewhere, NCPosts: 49Member Common

    The off-hand torch seems pretty interesting. Did you try that out? any idea what the impact of that is?

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    Guardian will definitely be one of the first professions I try in GW2.

  • SnikzSnikz AalborgPosts: 131Member Uncommon

    I really have to start getting used to the no trinity issue. Because im so used to that i really cant figure what class can do what

  • SnikzSnikz AalborgPosts: 131Member Uncommon

    But the Guardian for me looks really cool

  • Master10KMaster10K LondonPosts: 3,065Member

    Seeing the Guardian in action does make me wanna try one out. Especially with the Greatsword, Hammer & Mace weapon skills. Although I wonder how many people will try to pigeon-hold it into a Tank or Healer role. ^_^

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  • ProfRedProfRed Duluth, GAPosts: 3,511Member

    Think this will be my main class, and Thief will be my WvW class.  Really liking how this class is coming together the more I read and see.

  • DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member

    My main for the guild/team play will be Guardian for sure :)

     

    Planning to flip between sword & board / greatsword.

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  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon

    Staff Guardian is going to be on par with my Mesmer on the classes I play most. Staff has such a nice combination of party support and damage, it's probably the best compromise for those played Paragons. Only you know...without the fail damage.

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  • FalcomithFalcomith Hastings, FLPosts: 800Member

    STOP IT! STOP IT! All these articles are making me drool and I dont have enough mops to clean it up.

    All the classes look great from what I am reading. I am not sure what will be my main come release. Whatever it may be, I dont think any class can disappoint.

  • ClassicstarClassicstar rotjeknorPosts: 2,690Member

    I agree alot classes are looking interesting i can immagine many will have difficulty witch class they wanne play as main.

    Ranger-mesmer-necro-warrior-elemental-thief-guardian-engineer damn all are looking great what shall i choose damn damn:D

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  • ZeroxinZeroxin LondonPosts: 2,521Member Uncommon

    Since the new trait tool came out I've been able to come up with what I think is a crazy spec for my future Guardian. We'll see how that pans out.

    This is not a game.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    Originally posted by Zeroxin

    Since the new trait tool came out I've been able to come up with what I think is a crazy spec for my future Guardian. We'll see how that pans out.

    Link it!

    I came up with... (which I really like!)

    http://www.gw2tools.com/#t-g-fpkfa:baa.bcZ.Xda.Zaa.aaa

     

  • AvatarBladeAvatarBlade BucurestiPosts: 770Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by BadSpock

    Originally posted by Zeroxin

    Since the new trait tool came out I've been able to come up with what I think is a crazy spec for my future Guardian. We'll see how that pans out.

    Link it!

    I came up with... (which I really like!)

    http://www.gw2tools.com/#t-g-fpkfa:baa.bcZ.Xda.Zaa.aaa

     

    Support orientated 

    http://www.gw2tools.com/#t-g-ffkpa:Waa.eaa.cea.cZb.aaa

     


     


    Damage oriented



     


     

  • ComfyChairComfyChair BirminghamPosts: 758Member

    Originally posted by Snikz

    I really have to start getting used to the no trinity issue. Because im so used to that i really cant figure what class can do what




     

    Every class can do anything in a battle (and can swap their roles on the fly), they just do it in different ways.

    The Guardian is the most 'obvious' support class in that it has a lot of skills which restrict enemy movement and block attacks (which can also be used offensively, like trapping an enemy in an area which is then nuked with meteor shower).

  • KizzattaKizzatta Vancouver, WAPosts: 59Member

    In a dream I had lastnight a greater power told me Guild Wars 2 will be the beginning of a new era in gaming

  • illyanaillyana quezon cityPosts: 614Member Uncommon

    i hope that the elementalist is next. too little impression and beta footage on this tried and true profession

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  • BereKinBereKin SplitPosts: 287Member

    O man, I dont know where to start, every class so far looks amazing.

  • grimfallgrimfall Missouri City, TXPosts: 1,155Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kizzatta

    In a dream I had lastnight a greater power told me Guild Wars 2 will be the beginning of a new era in gaming

    My main problem with GW2 is that GW1, sorta sucked ass.  Their "new" take on classes sure seems a lot like Rift.

  • heavyhebrewheavyhebrew Seattle, WAPosts: 309Member

    Old school D&D battle clerics!

    Me likey!

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  • AzmariaAzmaria Hinesburg, VTPosts: 22Member

    For those of you wanting an Elementalist preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiuNbqPWpEo

  • SnikzSnikz AalborgPosts: 131Member Uncommon

    But the Guardian for me looks really cool

  • TreekodarTreekodar jlkjklPosts: 524Member
    So this is the tank I take it.

    Eleanor Rigby.

  • Lionheart23Lionheart23 SassariPosts: 17Member

    This is my favourite by now, with the 2h hammer he does that special knock back powerful smash! That made my choice all alone! :D

  • ammoniteammonite SANDBACHPosts: 113Member



    Originally posted by Treekodar



    So this is the tank I take it.

     

    Sure, you can go and tank. I'm going mezzie so can sit back and tell you how well your doing :)



     

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