Aduram has come up with an idea for us having a core team in WvW. I think this could be pretty smart, and could potentially lead to us being quite an effective unit
. The idea is basically to get a small group together playing regularly so we become more cohesive, roaming/capping and being able to take on groups larger than ours by being organised and working well together (Listening & understanding each other is key).
Before I carry on I will stress - there is no pressure in this, as both Adu and I see it for what it is - a game! So it's all about having fun.. everyone is welcome to come along, and if you don't want to, then don't kick yourself about it (But I'd love you forever if you do!
Now as most of you will know Adu is an ele, and I'm a guardian, two quite key components in WvW. Two quite contrasting styles in how we play, Adu being geared towards damaging opponents, and me being geared towards supporting whilst also dishing a bit of damage out to help things along.
Ideally, the team we'd like to look at running would be along the lines of (bear with me on the builds, I'm only really familiar with guardian and warrior):Support
3+ Guardians (Staff/Hammer or Staff/Greatsword) (I use 0/10/0/30/30 I think with hammer & Similar skills to build below)This type build
2 Warriors (Hammer Warrior for crowd control)Similar builds to thisAnother hammer build
1-2 Rangers (Bit of support/harassment/picking off weaker players)Ranger build
Rampage as one is a really hand elite
2 Necros (Very handy tanks and can do some massive damage)Tanky buildAnother build to check out
2 Engineers (Great support class)Turret build/support buildAttack/damage
2/3 Ele's (Ask Aduram for hints
)Double dagger build
Similar to what Adu uses, I think you can find his build else where on the forum - or ask him in game, he will oblidge
Edit: depending on the size of the group, staff eles might be better due to cc skills and combo fields.
1-2 Thieves (BIG component in WvW - great for dealing huge DPS against single targets)Pistol/Dagger build for roaming
Mesmers kinda fall into a class of their own cus they are perhaps my worst nightmare in WvW along with thieves. But again 2 Mesmers would be good.Basic glamour build
Time Warp is a super useful skill in WvW, as is Null field/portals.
Ely is very good in WvW with mesmer, and again if you have any questions I'm sure she would be happy to oblidge
Okay that about wraps it up, some of those builds might be a bit outdated, but I've skimmed over them and they seem along the right lines with a bit of tweaking here and there. Also, Aduram might add some builds onto this post as I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few key builds here. The website I used for the links is pretty handy, it's nice to test builds on and tweak them, see what happens. Thanks for reading, and well done if you've managed to reach this part without dozing off.