So I dinged 30 a few nights ago in Guild Wars 2 and while I have found my weapons of choice, I hadn’t really found my traits. However, this changed when I came across a post on the Guild Wars 2 forums.
Before I wasn’t really sure about traits but now I’m really enjoying them. I am doing a full fire and air build at the moment, which means that I’m putting, at this point, a full 10 points in both trait lines, and with the extra ones till I reach level 40 I’m putting them in earth just for the toughness. Once again I am using the scepter and focus as my weapons.
For the healing spell I am using Signet of Restoration, which grants health every time you cast a spell.
For my utility spells I am using Signet of Fire, which improves my critical chance and will burn my foe when I activate it. Next I picked up Signet of Air which increases movement speed and will blind my target and nearby foes when activated. Lastly I picked up Signet of Earth which improves my toughness and immobilizes my foe when activated.
This build focuses on Fire Magic, Air Magic and Earth Magic so I can focus on increasing the power, precision, condition duration and critical damage. Since this build is built around this premise these trait lines gives me the best boost to the stats I need.
In the Fire Magic trait line first pick up Ember’s Might which makes you deal 5% extra damage to burning foes. Next pick up Burning Precision which gives you a 30% chance to cause burning on a critical hit. Last pick up Pyromancer’s Puissance which adds might for 5 seconds every time you cast a fire spell.
In the Air Magic trait line first pick up Bolt to the Heart which deals 20% more damage to enemies with less than 25% health. Next pick up Air Training which gives you 10% increased damage when you are attuned to air. Last pick up Aeromancer’s Alacrity which makes your air weapon skills recharge 20% faster.
At this point being a level 34 I only have Ember’s Might and Bolt to the Heart but in the future I plan to go into the others. When I get there I plan on going into the Earth Magic trait line and picking up Signet Mastery which will recharge my signets 20% faster.
The play style is very fun and you have to work very fast. Activate your signet of fire and use your fire rotation, then switch to air, activate your air signet and go through your air rotation. When going through your fire rotation you are going to be building up your might increasing your damage. After that you can switch to your Air Attunement. Due to the traits that are chosen your air spells also have the chance to cause burning to your enemies. This is very beneficial since a lot of the skills are channeled and will be doing a lot of hits that build up damage. Don’t forget to use your signets as often as possible. After choosing the earth magic trait they will now recharge 20% faster so make sure you take full advantage of them.
I have to say this is a really fun play style so far for me and I plan on going this route until I get bored. Again I can’t take credit for this idea but so far it is extremely fun and I am having a blast! <3