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Old Mar 16, 2012, 12:42 AM // 00:42   #1
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Hey everyone! I'm an old player returning to kill some time and get some HoM stuff before GW2. I was wondering if anyone could recommend some solo builds that I could farm with, specifically in UW, FoW or GoA. The classes I have that are probably farm worthy are an elementalist, ranger, ritualist, necromancer, dervish and to a lesser extent, warrior and assassin. Could anyone recommend me some good build guides? I would like myself but being gone so long it's hard to tell what is currently viable and what is outdated or patched out. Thanks for any tips you can give!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:12 AM // 01:12   #2
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From your post it seems you have not yet looked through the campfire guidelines

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Before making a thread, do as much as you can to help yourself. It is unfair to expect other people to spend their time helping you when you haven't spent any time yourself. If you make a thread and it is obvious you haven't done so, it is highly likely your thread will be closed. Threads that state 'Can someone tell me some good builds', or something to that effect, will always be closed, as this information can easily be found elsewhere. It is expected that you look through the online resources and search (both manually and using the search function) through the forum before making threads.

Some resources you may find useful include the Official Wiki, the Unofficial Wiki, GW PvX (for builds), the , YouTube (for tutorial videos), the 'How to Make Money' thread, the stickies in each subforum, and possibly the FAQ in the Questions and Answers forum if your question is more generic.

In addition, if you haven't been successful in finding what you need, give us as much information as you can. Information such as which campaigns you own......
When you have looked through those try asking specific questions about specific buiilds if you are having trouble with any of them.

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:18 AM // 01:18   #3
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Ah my apologies. I looked at PvX quickly but a lot of the builds when I went to the video had notes about them being outdated or something, and I know that sometimes the best builds don't go up on sites like that.

I guess my question could be clarified as this: What is the current farming meta? If someone could just give me a name or something I can do the rest of the research myself.

Sorry if this still isn't within forum guidelines.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:40 AM // 01:40   #4
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If you're an old player returning, it's possible you're using the wrong PvX (which would explain outdated info). Scrap any wikis with "Wikia" in the URL.
New PvX is here: http://www.gwpvx.com/PvX_wiki
New GuildWiki is here: http://www.guildwiki.org/Main_Page

Assassins are still ace farmers, though the builds have changed a bit since Shadow Form was updated. Ritualists also see quite a bit of action in the farming meta. You should find what you need in the farming sections of PvX. Check out the speed clear builds as well, since a lot of people SC to get stuff from the end game areas.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:07 AM // 03:07   #5
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If you're an old player returning, it's possible you're using the wrong PvX (which would explain outdated info). Scrap any wikis with "Wikia" in the URL.
New PvX is here: http://www.gwpvx.com/PvX_wiki
New GuildWiki is here: http://www.guildwiki.org/Main_Page

Assassins are still ace farmers, though the builds have changed a bit since Shadow Form was updated. Ritualists also see quite a bit of action in the farming meta. You should find what you need in the farming sections of PvX. Check out the speed clear builds as well, since a lot of people SC to get stuff from the end game areas.
Thanks a lot! I was totally looking at the wrong PvX site :P
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:10 AM // 03:10   #6
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In my personal opinion right now are these points (the best things to farm):
-Zaishen bounties, Zaishen missions, Zaishen combat and Zaishen vanquish
The bonus with these is you can use any profession and join groups and pug it (people are actually doing these). It is an added bonus if one of these bounties is within a dungeon or a bounty is within a vanquish. Little bonuses like that help with Zaishen coins and gold. For basic builds for professions you can use:

Elementalist: e/mo er prot. This is a ether renewal (elite skill) with a bunch of monk protection enchantment skills. The idea is to enchant yourself with ether renewal, aura of restoration as well as common skills as protective spirit, spirit bond, etc to continually spam the monk skills so long as your ether renewal is up. Search "er prot".
Another ele build is the air spike. Invoke lightning, chain lightning, shock arrow, aura of restoration and air attunement. The others are optionals and a common use are to put fall back and stand your ground/never surrender to support the party.
A last one that could be good is a fire Nuker build. You can use elemental attunement, searing flames, or savannah heat as your elite and bring rogdorts invocation, fireball and liquid flame with your paragon shouts.

Ranger: either a splinter barrage, conditions (if fleshy foes) or interrupts. Splinter barrage build consists of at least splinter weapon and barrage (elite). Pack at max two interupts and maybe throw dirt for melee counter. Bring pve skills like standard of honor or that born shout that boosts attack damage.
The condition build can be anything. I can sometimes get away with using burning arrow with poison tip signet but even better would be apply poison+incendiary arrows. Again bring other interupts and filler skills (support the party/shut down casters or melee).
Lastly for an interrupt build bring broad head arrow and maybe that spirit to make your arrows shoot faster. Fill rest of skills with whatever needed in your party.

Ritualist: are really good farming. But for these Zaishen quests you can load any of the spirit builds that are very popular (sogm, sos or st). Sogm or signet of ghostly might is a communing based build using the elite and a bunch of communing spirits including pain and dissonance and/or whatever you want to throw in the bar. Use armor of unfeeling and 1-2 energy management skills (boon of creation) or the signet/enchant in spawning power for energy management.
Sos is the same concept but in channeling magic. Signet of spirits is your elite and you also bring vampirism (if you have it), bloodsong, painful bond (more useful if you have a sogm person with you) ancestors rage(or)splinter weapon to cast on melee and the channeling skill that steals the spirits energy. Bring pain inverter if you have it.
St or soul twisting is more defensive consisting of skills soul twisting, union, shelter, and the other defensive spirit thats in communing. Cast soul twisting followed by the three spirits, sit back and you got lots of defense. You can even go rt/p and bring stand your ground and other defenses. This build is for hard areas and should NOT be used with a minion master because the minions use up the spirits so they die faster.

Necros: I don't use Necros too much, but most Necros are Heros that run healer builds. The 3-4 skills almost all Necros have now is mend body and soul, (...heal ally for x HP. You lose x HP if there are no spirits in earshot), protective was k. and flesh of my flesh. The other 4 are either in curses with mark of pain, enfeebling blood, pain of disenchantment and signet of lost souls. If in death magic the elite is either aura of the Lich, one minion skill, a hex. Blood magic builds aren't really used as popular.

Dervish: just slap a scythe elite or avatar, bring a bunch of skills that hit high damage, and/or cause conditions and maybe a heal/ress. Dervish builds aren't too formalized as everyone prefers other classes to them (well, I do) so anything works. Remember dervishes are made for crowd control (apply damage, pressure, conditions). Dervishes tend to focus on using only derv skills but some such as wild blow or deaths charge can work as well. Experiment with dervs, they can be fun.

Warriors: I hardly see anything other than 100b all the time. It's useful for triggering mark of pain. For the build search "100b Fowsc" and take out the shadows steps and that's a decent build. If you need to be a tank, use either shadow form and bring a zealous weapon to help with energy or go with defy pain and tank like it's no business. Warriors aren't primarily used as damage or tanks as Ritualist/Necros/mesmers are better damage and assassins are better tanks

Assassin: shroud of distress, shadowform (16 shadow arts with 20% ench mod), unseen fury, deaths charge, iau,... Etc. All assassins do are run tank builds with shadowform. Remember you can maintain it by pre using deadly paradox or glyph of swiftness, you no longer need both.
Or go dagger spammer with jagged strike > fox fangs > death blossom and fill the rest of the bar with a combo. That's the meta chain and add to what you like (support, damage, shutdown...) anything really goes with that build but remember your focus is on damage.



Now that that's all settled you can also power trade which makes good cash.
Vatteirs (shadowform assassin, obsidian armor ele, dagger spammer ranger...)
Raptors (100b warrior + hero)
Speed clears (can do with combination of professions but most common is all assassins)
You can use sos rit to farm uw and fow at least in NM solo. Rare materials drop rate is same in NM/HM

I mean theres bunches of things you can do to farm. I tried to list as many up there; it all boils down to repetitiveness. Ex. Zaishen quests can offer lower returns but isn't as boring while speed clearing can offer high rewards but is monotonous. It's all about preference. Running missions, to and from outposts, quests are generally NOT good ways to make cash unless it's part of the Zaishen of the day. Gwpvx.com has available nicholas of the traveler every week and the gifts sell for 4k apiece and it's a good way to start with money. If you wish to farm materials farm nothing other than jade/amber, granite, feathers, iron, and ectos/obsidian shards. Everything else is already in possession of most players but these materials help with consumable sets and advancing players hall of monuments (which is a MAIN goal for players now) so keep that in mind. HoM = cash. Have a good day!
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 05:21 AM // 05:21   #7
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Wow, great advice! Thanks so much! Really helps me get my feet planted. An online game can change so much in a few years :/
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