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Throw on daggers, build up vitality and healing power and you're good to go! Oh and condition dmg, that'll help you last for quite a while in WvW near the front lines against other players, going up against a fort...not so much.

Meh, i think Vit and Healing power is the wrong way to go, its okay if in groups and against weaker people but 1vs1 and when out numbered its not that great. Toughness is a much better option then Vitality in most cases. Also Condition Damage is pretty weak for Ele which is a shame jut seems like it is weaker for us then other classes who do condition damage ALOT better - My Necro for example got a Condition/Toughness build and it works great and out does ele condition in EVERY way

1. Throw conditions on a target
2. move your conditions to the target
3. Corrupt your targets boons
4. Epidemic

Boom! many targets, loads of conditions and it is great seeing them suffer - pop Plague as well simply destroys ele in terms of Condition Damage
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My main is a Ele. My build that i run is 10/30/30/0/0 with high toughness and taking speed buffs i run with Dual Daggers in open combat in Air for the speed buffs. Start with RTL and then into the knockdown can be deadly against groups. When attacking or defending forts i switch to fire and go Earth and using the the AoE spell that fires rock outwards - standing behind a gate defending it and casting the AoE on the gate is killer for the melee attackers lol

This; makes complete sense for you. I play completely differently than you:
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Meh, i think Vit and Healing power is the wrong way to go, its okay if in groups and against weaker people but 1vs1 and when out numbered its not that great. Toughness is a much better option then Vitality in most cases. Also Condition Damage is pretty weak for Ele which is a shame jut seems like it is weaker for us then other classes who do condition damage ALOT better - My Necro for example got a Condition/Toughness build and it works great and out does ele condition in EVERY way
1. Throw conditions on a target
2. move your conditions to the target
3. Corrupt your targets boons
4. Epidemic
Boom! many targets, loads of conditions and it is great seeing them suffer - pop Plague as well simply destroys ele in terms of Condition Damage
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Based off of this:
This; makes complete sense for you. I play completely differently than you:

Anything that peels conditions off the group or even yourself and places them on the target is just so OP for dungeons....from a synergy standpoint. Condition removal period but as far as min maxing in a game without the trinity...reflect or condition redirect saves lives and makes bosses melt.
Nice group minded way of approaching combat.
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Anything that peels conditions off the group or even yourself and places them on the target is just so OP for dungeons....from a synergy standpoint. Condition removal period but as far as min maxing in a game without the trinity...reflect or condition redirect saves lives and makes bosses melt.
Nice group minded way of approaching combat.

Yeah I want to make a necro or a thief. they both seem really fun to play.
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Anything that peels conditions off the group or even yourself and places them on the target is just so OP for dungeons....from a synergy standpoint. Condition removal period but as far as min maxing in a game without the trinity...reflect or condition redirect saves lives and makes bosses melt.
Nice group minded way of approaching combat.

Thats pretty much my role. I do decent damage but the abilities I hqve when it comes to boons qnd conditions just kick ass. In pvp a guardian or warrior or even engi/ranager that uses an ability giving themselves of boons are pretty much asking to die and screw up thise around them when a conditionecro is about
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Yeah I want to make a necro or a thief. they both seem really fun to play.

Like magic? Go necro
Like stealth? Go thief
Like being OP? Go thief
Like a challenge? Go Necro

I tried thief and jusy didnt enjoy it. I just love magic classes bar Mesmrr got stale and boring after a while
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I got bored of my thief pretty quick. Only character I've actually played to 80 was my Guardian.

So...is it just me or did they make fractals a bit harder? Seemed like my guild group was having some problems with a couple fractals that were normally pretty easy.
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Just got back from Holiday traveling so I could install the game and started playing a thief. Really liking it so far but I wish they had a more "WoW like" stealth that lasted until contact. Yes I know if I want WoW abilities I can go play wow but I'm sick of crap DX9 graphics and repetition xpac after xpac.

Any suggestions on a really fun class that's enjoyable all the way to 80?

Do certain races have benefits over others other than appearance?

Sorry so many questions.. trying to get a feel for things thumb.gif
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Just got back from Holiday traveling so I could install the game and started playing a thief. Really liking it so far but I wish they had a more "WoW like" stealth that lasted until contact. Yes I know if I want WoW abilities I can go play wow but I'm sick of crap DX9 graphics and repetition xpac after xpac.
Any suggestions on a really fun class that's enjoyable all the way to 80?
Do certain races have benefits over others other than appearance?
Sorry so many questions.. trying to get a feel for things thumb.gif

Stealth is broken and needs to be fixed or removed. Thanks to delays with the engine you build your chaeacter right you cqn pretty much stay stealth for as long as you want. I play Necro and ele love them both if I had to pick one it would be ele as the gameolay can be SO varied based on attunements and weapons. As for races they do get abilities and elites that differ but are unusable in S/TPvp to make it so you arent forced into a specific race.
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Yeah I want to make a necro or a thief. they both seem really fun to play.

I am going to probably roll a thief for PvP/ WvW. It does look crazy fun. I once went up against a thief in WvW and since I am specced heal/tank he won (took him a long time cause its hard to kill my build but he did). Weirdly enough he just downed me, bowed, and disappeared. It was a very epic ending.
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