Guild Wars 2: Mesmer changes, the friendship contest, and the real identity of the Herald of Balthazar

    
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If you missed Guild Wars 2’s Twitch stream this afternoon, and you probably did because it’s Friday and ain’t nobody got time to watch a few hours of Twitch in the middle of a work day, then you’re going to want to get caught up, as the devs outlined some of the new stuff coming over the next month. Lore-friends got an earful too, as it was confirmed that Devona – of classic Guild Wars fame – was confirmed to be the Herald of Balthazar in Path of Fire. Dun dun dunnn!

The community is still buzzing over the incoming alacrity (it’s getting a hefty nerf) and Mesmer meta changes too (phantasms and shatter skills are getting a revamp), in addition to the alliance system and WvW shakeup we covered yesterday.

Finally, ArenaNet is kicking off a new contest, this one for those folks who have a great Guild Wars 2-related story about friendship. Anyone who uses the hashtag with such a post will be entered in a sweepstakes, the prizes for which include merchandise, custom portraits, and a PAX West 2018 studio invite.

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Bryan Turner

Anything that helps finish off Mirror Comp will only make the game healthier, all they need to do now is buff Power so that Power Great Sword ( or Axe/Axe) Warrior, Power Revenant Herald, and Power Great Sword Necromancer Reaper move from viable to optimal.

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Rees Racer

I main a Mesmer, and I mess about with it constantly. Certainly these changes are significant, but “passive” play was always lower on the list for my style of play. Regardless…the adjustment will be significant and may be, as the dev’s admit. “jarring”.

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Tobasco da Gama

Most really dedicated Mesmers have been asking for a change like this for years. I almost can’t believe it’s actually happening.

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Darthbawl

Nooo, the spoilers in the 1st paragraph! Oh the humanity! Spoiler alert folks! :P

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TomTurtle

My main profession is getting some big changes. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the changes as it’d be nice to make active use of shatter skills. <3