Guild Wars 2 unveils the Guardian elite spec: Dragonhunter

Here we are in the wilds of Guild Wars 2 once again, and you can see we’ve got a big old dragon right there. He’s a beauty, he is. The worst thing you could do here, naturally, is shoot him full of arrows from a divinely powered bow, so we’re going to be doing exactly that! Why? Because we’re Dragonhunters, the newly revealed Elite Specialization for the Guardian, and also because killing any and all dragons in Guild Wars 2 is probably just good practice.

Despite its name, the Dragonhunter’s powers work just fine on non-draconic targets. The specialization is focused on giving Guardians a different way to play, making the Virtues more active gameplay mechanics and encouraging players to support their allies while firing from the back lines. It’s a specialization full of traps (including the healing abilities) and support abilities; check out the full reveal for more details on just how you can bring down the big dragons with your new tricks.

[Source: NCsoft press release, blog post]
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Koshelkin
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Koshelkin

From Guardian to Bowusing Trap Hunter. Makes sense.

Kalamari
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Kalamari

Cromica1 why? dont choose the DH elite spec and play him “the old way”. problem solved.

Cromica1
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Cromica1

Guardian has been my main since beta and after seeing this I have lost all desire to continue playing it.

Craywulf
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Craywulf

I been reading Reddit and GW2 forums and so far the most disappointing thing is the name itself. Although a few posters have complained about the use of traps. I was really hoping for the name Paragon, but I do like Arbiter which someone on Reddit has gotten some support. I really hope ArenaNet reconsiders the name. It’s far too generic.

Syllable
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Syllable

I was giggling like an idiot when i read the name dragon hunter,  I don’t know why and i play guardian in GW2.

Tina Lauro
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Tina Lauro

My wee heart is a bit broken by the name. They are so close to being dubbed Dragonslayers, which is the name of my local gaming club that I used to be President of. :P

JacquotteFox
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JacquotteFox

confectionally Dragons are my only real pet peeve in video games and the fantasy genre.   Please say this was a mix-up and this was supposed to be rogue.

Zer0K
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Zer0K

So. Are there new kewl abilities for this spec? Any reasons to do it other than visual bling?

confectionally
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confectionally

Pretty underwhelming for me.  “Dragonhunter” is a silly name and I was under the impression that specializations are supposed to be a related but somewhat different sub-class from their main, while this feels completely different from the Guardian’s whole holy theme which I really like.  It sounds more like a rejected idea for a Ranger subclass.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

I can get into this. I like playing tank classes and I like the abilities that they’re doing with the elite spec.