Don’t expect Guild Wars 2 to change its combat to mimic the traditional holy trinity setup that most MMOs have, but do expect that Heart of Thorns will be utilizing GW2’s combat system to greater potential.
That’s the message from Colin Johanson, Johanson told Reddit that ArenaNet is happy with how Guild Wars 2’s combat works and reinforced the design decision to allow players to have access to all three parts of the trinity in a single character.
“The point I really wanted to make in the live stream was the issue with the combat system in PvE isn’t the combat system,” Johanson wrote. “It’s that the mobs and encounters we have provided so far very rarely allow/encourage you to make use of the combat system as intended. There are some exceptions, but one of our goals with HoT is to help allow more room for players to experience the full range of the combat system in PvE.”