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Guild Wars 2 Leveling Tips

This blog will give you some tips and tricks for leveling as well as the Trading post strategies and info about the PVP system.

Author: GW2Dominat

Guild Wars 2 Professions Guide – An Intro To The Professions In GW2!

Posted by GW2Dominat Sunday August 26 2012 at 11:59AM
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In this post we are going to look at the professions in Guild Wars 2 and give you a brief description of how they will play. There are 8 different professions and if you are not sure or confused by “professions” just think of them as classes.

The other thing to remember is that all eight professions have a unique aspect to them, and will change depending on which weapon you have equipped at a certain time.

The role of each profession is not set meaning you don’t JUST get a healer or tank profession you will be able to use all professions to heal for instance and some will be better than others.

Let’s have a look at them all:


The Mesmer is similar to a sorcerer and will have skills dealing in “dark” magic. Such as being able to create clones and phantoms. As well as that the Mesmer will be able to cast decent long ranged attacks that start off slow and with a little damage but build up fast to be quick destructive. Think of them as the master of illusions!

This is a fairly advanced class to start off with.


If using turrets is more your thing and heavy artillery then you want to check out the Engineer. You will have access to fire turrets, rifle turrets and healing turrets to name a few.

You will also get Weapon kits and backpack kits. Think of the Engineer like a “Commando” type profession.

They don’t have a very wide weapon choice but they can equip a shield off hand and have plenty of abilities to pick from to use the weapons.


The Thief is a thief! Well of course we know that but think a “Rogue” sort of profession here. The Thief is stealthy and uses a skill called initiative where they can actually steal items and buffs of players.

You need to pick the weapons that you have equipped carefully with the Thief as it will make a big difference to the skills you get to use in the game.


This is quite a big support profession and they have a ton of AoE attacks that they can use by laying symbols down on the ground to affect the surrounding area.

They can also summon spirit weapons to fight for them and have awesome buffs which are called “Virtues”.

With this profession think of a Priest but with more AoE attacks!


This profession will enable you to raise the dead to fight for you. They also have a fairly decent array of AoE attacks that are called Wells and they have Marks as well which are the same but often more powerful and will affect a smaller area.


Remember the Hunter from World of Warcraft? Well you are on the right track here as the Ranger you will get a pet and the interesting thing with GW2 and pets is the level of customization that you get as well as being able to evolve your pet as well!

You will also be able to summon Spirits as a Ranger.


Every MMORG has to have a warrior right? Well the Warrior is fairly standard – they can take a huge amount of damage and as they attack they will gain Adrenaline that makes their attacks stronger. Not the most excited of professions but if you are new to the game they do make for fast leveling!


This is a fairly complex profession because they can pick from the different elements to change their skills sets such as Fire, Water, and Earth – think of a sorcerer that is good!

So there you have it – the professions in Guild Wars 2…

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