Guild Wars 2 Elementalist professions

The closest thing that Guild Wars 2 has to a mage class, the elementalist profession relies on an affinity with the four elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The elementalist can attune herself to one specific element, giving access to unique powers and abilities. Interestingly, the elementalist can change her attunement in the midst of combat, which suggests that this will be one of the most flexible professions.
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It sometimes seems like we’ve been waiting decades for the release of Guild Wars 2, so much so that I’ve been trying not to get too excited about it because I can’t sustain that level of excitement for that long. With the potential release date now firmly within our lifetimes, I’ve allowing myself a teensy treat, and have taken a look at the available Guild Wars 2 classes.

Classes in Guild Wars 2 are actually referred to as “professions”, which is quite confusing for those of us more used to playing World of Warcraft, but which makes sense within the context of the game. There will be eight professions available, each of which brings with it unique abilities, mechanics and playstyles. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

The closest thing that Guild Wars 2 has to a mage class, the elementalist profession relies on an affinity with the four elements: Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The elementalist can attune herself to one specific element, giving access to unique powers and abilities. Interestingly, the elementalist can change her attunement in the midst of combat, which suggests that this will be one of the most flexible professions.

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