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Combat Mechanics Detailed; Elementalist Revealed

Posted by Michael Bitton on Apr 28, 2010  | Comments

Combat Mechanics Detailed; Elementalist Revealed -'s Michael Bitton breaks down part one of Guild Wars 2 Lead Designer Eric Flannum's two-part feature on combat and the newly revealed Elementalist profession.

Yesterday we were treated to a massive reveal of Guild Wars 2 in the form of a lengthy blog post by ArenaNet studio Mike O'Brien on the newly launched ArenaNet blog. Mike's post outlined three problematic areas with MMO game design and what ArenaNet's plans were with Guild Wars 2 to address them. In doing so, Mike hinted at two things we'd be hearing more about today: the Elementalist class, and combat.

The Elementalist was teased in a few examples Mike used to illustrate various points about the game's combat systems, such as the fact the Elementalist would have access to the "Stone Boots" trait that would prevent them from being knocked back, or the fact they could combine their various spells to devastating effectsm etc. Today, ArenaNet has officially unveiled the Elementalist via one part of a two-part feature by Guild Wars 2 Lead Designer Eric Flannum.

Read all about it here.

Also, be sure to check out our Guild Wars 2 gallery for screenshots of the Elementalist!

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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