Rank the classes from most overpowered to most underpowered! Mesmer oh my!

#1TestaALTPosted 9/21/2012 2:08:36 PM
Game's been out a month, let's do this.

For me, the game has 3 distinct tiers:

Overpowered Tier: Guardian, Warrior, Thief
Average Tier: Elementalist, Ranger
Underpowered Tier: Mesmer, Necro, Engineer

Anyone agree? Here are the justifications:

Guardian: very high DPS (burning and GS), great support, good control (heavy armor)
Warrior: high/very high DPS, decent support (shouts and flags), decent control (heavy armor)
Thief: very high DPS, little support, decent control (leather armor)
Elementalist: high DPS, good support, decent control (light armor)
Ranger: mid/high DPS, decent support, decent control with pets (leather armor)
Mesmer: low to very low DPS, good support, decent-ish control (light armor)
Necro: decent DPS, low/decent support, decent control with pets (light armor)
Engineer: very low DPS, fantastic support, good control (leather armor)

Did anyone find this predictable when hearing about the game? Because there is "no trinity" and everyone's DPS, it would make sense that heavy armor classes would be the most overpowered - because they deal comparable damage, but take less damage. But GW2 seems to have really dropped the ball: light armor classes deal much less damage and also take a lot more damage. They also have worse support and are much more difficult to play correctly.

Rank them yourself! Let's see if we're all on the same page.
#2NCPwnPosted 9/21/2012 2:10:36 PM
Mesmers , bad....? surely you jest.
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#3DefiladePosted 9/21/2012 2:15:52 PM
Mesmers are pretty good. They certainly aren't on the bottom.

Most people even say mesmers are S tier, but eh. I'd wait a little bit longer before making such declarations, but they a very solid pvp class.
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#4InfernalDragon5Posted 9/21/2012 2:19:38 PM
You copied my topic bro.

Anyways, mesmers are top tier, thief is middle tier, and ele is low tier.
#5awwwSNAPPosted 9/21/2012 2:20:21 PM
I've seen GS mesmers absolutely wrecking face in pvp, 2v1 or 3v1 they can at least hang because so much clones/misdirection.

Necro pets are way weak but condition damage seems to be pretty good - they can dump 3 or 4 in aoes at a time, and their condition-eating is good for supporting allies too. So not necessarily UP, just requiring some finesse
#6steker16Posted 9/21/2012 2:22:21 PM
rate the classes by order in which they kill me(that means its OP)
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#7horheristoPosted 9/21/2012 2:44:55 PM
Well you got the Guardian right, not sure about the rest.
#8DraginvryPosted 9/21/2012 2:56:44 PM
TestaALT posted...

Overpowered Tier: Guardian, Warrior, Thief
Average Tier: Elementalist, Ranger
Underpowered Tier: Mesmer, Necro, Engineer


You should have separated your list into PvP and PvE. Because some of your "underpowered" professions wreck PvP when they are played properly.
#9DraconisRexPosted 9/21/2012 3:10:22 PM
TestaALT posted...
Game's been out a month, let's do this.

For me, the game has 3 distinct tiers:

Overpowered Tier: Guardian, Warrior, Thief
Average Tier: Elementalist, Ranger
Underpowered Tier: Mesmer, Necro, Engineer



Honestly, it really depends on playstyle and build.


I find they're all equal in that when played well, I can do anything with-in a few levels and match up with anyone one-on-one. And when they're played badly, they're all equally worthless.
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#10Crimson_SpiderPosted 9/21/2012 3:11:52 PM
I always say this in every topic like this that shows up:


Top:
Mesmer
Guardian
Warrior

Not as top:
Thief
Ranger
Engineer

Needs slight improvement:
Elementalist

Needs to be fixed and more improvement:
Necromancer



I say "not as top" because a good thief can still beat a good mesmer, a good ranger can beat a good guardian, a good engineer can beat a good warrior, so on and so fourth. You can't just pick the "OP class" and pwn everyone because player skill has such a huge impact on sPVP. You're never guaranteed a victory, even when a guardian is fighting a necromancer.
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