Ask Nerdy Bookahs: Guild Wars 2 Edition (September 2015)

It’s time for another “Ask Nerdy Bookahs”. We have looked through the search terms that led people to our blog for which we know we do not have fitting answers in our blog posts and we’re trying to cover those topics here now. For better readability, I am changing the plain “search terms” to correct the grammar and add the missing question marks. :p Today’s post focuses on Guild Wars 2, mainly because the game recently switched to a “free to play” model which naturally leads to new players with questions.


Warrior vs Guardian

I am not that involved with PvP to say which one would probably come out victorious when those two professions duel each other. But I can tell you which profession I like more: Definitely the warrior! I should actually like the Guardian more, because I love playing support roles. But in Guild Wars 2, there is no trinity – not the “tank, healer, damage” trinity nor the “damage, support, control” trinity as ArenaNet talked about before launch. What we do have is that each character can do damage, support and control. Some focus more on damage, some may focus more on support. Some players may even tell you that it’s all about damage and nothing else… but in the end, it really comes down to personal preference. And this is why the warrior comes out on top for me. The guardian feels slow and kind of clunky to me sometimes. I really just love playing with swords and axes with my warrior and having her jump right into the battle. It is a fast and fun class – at least, when played that way. There are, of course, other ways to play a warrior and a guardian.

Mesmer can’t kill with staff

Of course they can! If you look at MetaBattle, for example, you can find several builds using the staff. The PU Condi Roamer, a Condition Shatter build and a Mantra Shatter build. Those are just some examples from one website. I don’t know anything about mantra builds, but as the first two names suggest already, builds based around conditions are pretty good with staff. And now that I’ve looked at those, I really feel the urge to experiment more with my mesmer. I used to play with staff quite a lot, but have been using scepter mainly in the last few months.

Can’t enter Black Citadel until level 10?

This depends on what kind of account you have. If you play with a free account, then no. You need to get your character to level 10 in order to leave the starter maps. If you buy Guild Wars 2, then you get upgraded and can freely switch to other regions without being level-restricted. You can see the differences between the free and paid accounts on the official website.

Heart of Thorns Polymock

Oh dear… how much I wish this would come. However, we have not heard anything about Polymock, so it’s probably best to assume that no, we will not get it any time soon or at all. There is a portal leading to “Polymock Arenas“, though, which could give us some hope.

And last but not least:


I’m sorry, but what? How does a person even get Google to show our blog with such a search term? Also, say hello to your dog, cat or baby – depending on who it was who typed that. :p

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