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Guild Wars - State of the Game @ Official Site

by Inauro, 2007-10-29 21:14:32

This week's State of the Game takes a stroll down memory lane, asking players to 'remember when...'

1. Lightning spike actually used Elementalists with lightning skills?

The first dominant lightning spike build consisted of several Air Elementalists with Chain Lightning. They'd queue up the skill and stun enemies into submission by dropping two or three players with the first volley. Over time, their popularity faded and Mesmers, with their fast-casting ability, took up the lightning spike role, firing off skills like machine guns. But Mesmers relied on elite skills from the Elementalist line, and a set of skill balances made it too hard for anyone other than a primary Elementalist to use those skills. Eventually Ritualists moved to the forefront of lightning spike. They had their own skills for spiking, so they didn't have to depend on a secondary profession. And, unlike Elementalists, Ritualists had the advantage of varied defensive and healing skills.

Source: ArenaNet

Information about

Guild Wars

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Platform: PC
Release: Released