As a profession that deals a lot of damage and is a Soldier class (i.e. uses Heavy armor), the Warrior is one of the most popular classes in Guild Wars 2. Its high damage and heavy armor make it a very popular choice amongst a variety of players.
In this guide to the GW2 Warrior, you will discover a list of this class’s abilities along with an overview of gameplay, mechanics, and the strengths and weaknesses of this class.
GW2 Warrior Guide Table of Contents
GW2 Warrior Stats Guide
Warrior Greatsword Skills List
Warrior Hammer Skills List
Warrior Longbow Skills List
Warrior Rifle Skills List
Warrior Axe Skills List
Warrior Mace Skills List
Warrior Sword Skills List
Warrior Offhand Skills List (Warhorn and Shield)
Warrior Harpoon Skills List
Warrior Spear Skills List
The skills guide above covers the variety of skills available to the Warrior in Guild Wars 2. Below, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Warrior class as well as the mechanics and ability-types underlying the class.
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Warrior Profession
As you can see from the impressive list above, the Warrior is able to use a variety of weapons. It can use two-handers, dual-wield 1-handed weapons, use two types of ranged weapons, and even throw on a shield for defensive purposes or a warhorn for buffing.
The Warrior’s weapon ranges give it the ability to handle a variety of situations. Typically in other MMOs a class like the Warrior has the fatal flaw of being weak in large scale PvP due to the lack of ranged abilities, but the Warrior is quite capable with the Rifle and Bow. PvP Warriors using the Bow are actually quite popular.
In addition to being able to use a wide variety of weaponry, the Warrior’s damage-dealing capacity is quite high in relation to other classes. The Warrior also brings things to the group via banners. Banners give the Warrior effective group buffs (if you choose to use your utility slots on them). When you add this to the fact that the Warrior wears heavy armor, you find that the Warrior is a very strong all-around class for both PvE and PvP.
The only weakness of the Warrior would be that compared to other classes, its healing skills are a bit lack luster. It can heal itself but is unable to heal group members. With that said, I think this small weakness is something players are more than willing to overlook for a high-damage, high armor class.
Warrior Mechanics Guide
The Warrior has a few skill types and mechanics that are unique to its class, which we will cover below:
- Adrenaline – Adrenaline is the resource pool of the Warrior. It builds up quite slowly and has 3 total levels. You can use Adrenaline to perform “burst” abilities, a powerful skill that spends Adrenaline. Adrenaline can also passively increase your damage and other stats through the use of passives. Most of your skills generate Adrenaline; only 1 skill per weapon spends Adrenaline.
- Banners – One aspect of the Warrior is that they are able to use banners which can be used to buff themselves and the group. You can drop a banner down which affects all allies within the area.
- Physical - Physical skills are utility skills unique to the Warrior. These skills allow the Warrior to move the enemy as you attack them.
The Warrior is able to do solid burst damage through its Burst skills, provide sold group buffs through banners, and control opponents through its physical skills.