Sardu and Lewis B over at GuildWars2Hub sat down to discuss the finer points of 5v5 PvP. What is better for a group – a profession filling a specific role or individual professions?
Lewis believes that certain professions do a role better than the rest.
It’s something I’ve heard argued many times, but I consider the fundamental make-up of each profession is the most important factor. All professions do have flexibility to fulfill a role, true, but some professions just do it better by default.
Sardu leans toward the idea that professions only change the way you go about doing a job – damage, defense, or support.
Professions in Guild Wars 2 are still so heavily defined by their skill makeup (irrespective of role) that some just naturally align to certain methods of play. People have regularly complained about the thief and its lack of support skills (though it has been improved somewhat), however, I’d likely raise an eyebrow at an individual claiming all they were, was a supportive or defensive thief. I expect a thief to deal damage and support me through dealing damage. If a thief wanted to take such a role, I’d likely just ask for a Guardian.