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Old Jun 13, 2012, 03:22 AM // 03:22   #1
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Default What's the most Cookie-cutter build right now?

I haven't played in years... I haven't played since back when Prophecy was the only game out. I probably have an older account on here, but I cannot remember the name or email I used.

Anyway, I was looking over the wiki and there are plenty of new abbreviations that I don't remember, so I was wondering what is the 'hammerdin' build of Guild Wars at the moment?

Sadly, I am disappointed with Diablo 3 and I thought why not just to get back into GW before GW2 is released?

I know people hate these threads and I saw on the Wiki they're called FOTM builds now, but I couldn't find any listed on the site. Are the builds that I am looking for considered the 'meta' builds listed under the PVE table?

Anyway, what is the current FOTM build for PVE? Thanks!
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 04:15 AM // 04:15   #2
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Default is a good place to look, but it's not perfect either.

That page is a good place to start, I was in the same place as you a while ago and I used that with For Great Justice as the optional slot (and with a placeholder for Save Yourselves! until I unlocked it).

You'll find yourself swapping out skills as needed (especially with all of the new PVE-only skills, of which you're limited to 3 on your bar), but that should get you started.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 08:22 AM // 08:22   #3
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Linking Earthshaker made me laugh. Visit gwpvx (There's a link at the top), it has all the cookie cutter builds you could ever want for PvP and PvE.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 10:41 AM // 10:41   #4
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I found my old account! It was so awesome to log back in and see my lvl 20 guy...

Even better was to realize that I was still getting birthday presents on the guy even though I haven't logged in in years. I had a present for my 6th Birthday on there.

I think I am going to make something other than a Warrior. It's my favorite class/style, but I already have a 20 and I am getting my cousin to play with me, so we're going to start over. I just realized that I could switch between the various second professions that I had completed (I don't remember being able to do this, but I probably could) so it would be a waste to make another warrior.

Ok, forget the cookie cutter builds. What would be one of the more fun classes to play (that I can still progress through the game)? I haven't played through since Prophecy, so everything will be quite new for me again. I may buy the expansions just to play as some of the new character types.

Any recommendations?
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:10 PM // 12:10   #5
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No-one knows knows what you find fun to play, but you yourself. As the others above have pointed out: check gwpvx and scroll through the general pve builds. Then choose a profession you think looks fun to play.

For what it's worth: my favorite profession is Necromancer, followed by Paragon... currently giving my Assassin some love as well^^
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:12 PM // 12:12   #6
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Dont ask for builds, its like rule #1 here
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:48 PM // 12:48   #7
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Like being said, don't ask for builds... pvx is a great site to get some good ideas.

For type of professions. This is a question being asked a million times as well and there is no straight forward answer.

All professions can finish the game with equally success. As a veteran player I really enjoy my paragon nowadays mainly cause it is goofy and doesn't stop amazing me. It is imo the most misunderstood profession and therefore the most surprising one.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 03:00 PM // 15:00   #8
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Guild: Vanguard's Last Stand [Hero]
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some variation on the 7 hero player support build will serve you best i imagine.

As to high damage output player builds, which I assume is what you're asking for:


Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom
Way Of The Assasin (E)
Critical Eye
"I Am Unstoppable!"
Death's Charge
*Optional Slot*
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 09:18 PM // 21:18   #9
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I checked the FAQ and Rules part and I didn't see anything about not asking for builds. I'm sorry if I missed it.

Thanks for the input, guys. I think I might try an Assassin.

Random question:

If I have the expansion that lets me play as the Assassin (I believe it's the next one after Prophecy) can I still play with my Cousin who only has Prophecy?
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 09:56 PM // 21:56   #10
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Yes as long as you have Prophecies too you can , there is a quest to go back and forth from expansion to expansion
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