Last edited by Loaf Lord; 2012-02-20 at 03:34 AM.
I'm very excited for this. My girlfriend and I are making Humans as our firsts characters (She has to be pretty, ya know how it goes) and I'm rolling a Guardian and she an Elementalist. I'm very excited about how the guardian will feel and play as I'm generally the tank / melee class in every game I play. My Charr Warrior will definitely be my main but I'm very interested to see how Guardian will work, and hey who knows, maybe I'll make him my main. ;]
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Here's an example. You have three symbols that all damage enemies, one of which grants an offensive buff. All skills in the Mace/Torch combination deal damage and the Two-handed Sword is only slightly less effective, and provides ways to deal with Ranged. You have three ways to apply Burning and have a passive Might buff. All in all it should provide a steady amount of damage, both direct and over time, all the while still helping out allies.
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Update [ 02/21]: Guildwars2guru has put up some videos of guardian gameplay revealing some changes an additions to Guardian gameplay
List accredited to Alaroxr
Previously the Guardian was of the lower health bracket of the professions but now it looks to be in the medium range of health pool.
Hammer of Wisdom- Summon an arcane hammer to defend you. 45 second CD
Sword of Justice- Summon an arcane sword to defend you. 30 second CD
Bow of Truth- Summon an arcane bow to remove conditions from you and your allies. 60 second CD
Shield of The Avenger- Summon an arcane shield to defend you. 60 second CD
Weapons Skill Changes:
Greatsword no longer has Symbol of Swiftness and now has
Symbol of Wrath- Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages and burns foes while granting Retaliation to allies. 15 second CD
Staff no longer has Symbol of Protection and now has
Symbol of Swiftness- Sear a mystic symbol into target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies. 15 second CD
Greatsword's Binding Blade has been changed to
Binding Blade- Throw blades at your foes causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range. Chain skill. 30 second CD
Signet of Judgement
Passive- Reduces incoming damage
Active- Grants retaliation to nearby allies
30 second CD
Signet of Wrath
Passive- Grants you increased condition damage
Active- Immobilizes your target
30 second CD
Signet of Mercy
Passive- Improves healing
Active- Revive a nearby ally
90 second CD
"Retreat"- Grant Aegis and Protection to up to five nearby allies. 60 second CD
"Stand Your Ground"- Grant Stability to yourself and allies. 60 second CD
Hallowed Ground- Consecrate target area, granting Stability to allies inside. 80 second CD
Retribution- Grant yourself Retaliation. 15 second CD
Judge's Intervention- Teleport to your target and burn nearby foes. 45 second CD
Merciful Intervention- Teleport to the nearby ally with the lowest health and create a healing area around them. 45 second CD
Renewed Focus- Recharge all Virtues instantly (Replaces Meditation?) 90 second CD
Tome of Courage- Locks you in place, but grants you powerful support spells. 180 second CD
Note: There may be some cooldown time changes for other skills that I did not mention above.
If you notice any other changes or want to comment on the above changes, please do so.
Wall of Deflection is now renamed to Wall of Reflection.
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One thing that pisses me off is of all the new character creation videos out, none of focused on specific professions. I have seen how the visual story elements tie in to certain professions and how it looks, but still haven't see that for the guardian. I have seen the Thief helms, Warrior Helms, Mesmer masks, Necro face paint, Elementalist crests and Ranger pets. Actually haven't seen either the Guardian symbols of devotion or the Engineer gadgets. I did see one engineer with a eye patch, not sure if that was from the biography at the character creation or not.
yeah it is frustrating not getting to see stuff put out for the guardian not really on par with other profession's videos post thus far...hopefully more vids are churning...hate to say it but im hoping totalbiscuit's wife does a vid for the guardian really like her round up of the mesmer.
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