All Guild Wars 2 Classes, Ranked
Guild Wars 2 offers many options to play, from your character’s race to the class / profession you choose. There are nine classes to choose from when you first start a character, and they all offer their own stats, abilities, and perks. The good thing is that none of them are really that bad and they’re all good choices.
However, as is the case with any game full of these options, there are some that are simply better to play. Whether it’s to be more fun or to offer some ability that puts it over the edge, certain classes are better options.
For this reason, we’ve ranked each class in Guild Wars 2, from worst to best, and have them here for you.
Now the Warrior class is one of the most popular classes in the game because it is an easy class to start with. It offers solid damage and with the different subclasses you can increase that even further.
However, this is just a boring option. It’s a little too thin and tries to do too much. It’s a very general option and a jack of all trades style, but it makes it a bit bland for us.
8. Coming back
On paper, the Ghosts are an interesting class to play. They have very powerful AOE attacks that can take out a ton of enemies at once, while supporting their teammates at the same time. It is a powerful class that can completely dominate a battle.
But they are difficult to play due to their reliance on resource management. If you can do this well, then you’re good to go, but if you can’t, and it’s very difficult to do, you’re going to end up being pretty useless in some of the bigger and more difficult battles.
The Thief class is designed to be highly mobile and deal damage in pushes, jumping around the edges and jumping backwards before they are noticed. They have many abilities that can deal good damage and when used strategically can be an absolute pain on the enemy’s side.
But they don’t do well when they are alone and need a group to be really effective. If it’s just them, the stealth aspect is really denied. They need teammates to distract and hold the enemy’s attention so they can move and attack when they can.
6. Tidy up
Playing as a Ranger gives you the chance to charm animal friends in the game and bring animals with you into battle. That alone gives them an advantage over some other classes for us, as well as their abilities which can deal good damage.
However, just like the thief, they are not very good when alone. Your pets can hold the enemy’s attention for a short period of time so you can step back and pepper enemy forces, but once the animal is wiped out you are on your own and an easy target. Nonetheless, the Ranger is still fun to play.
Mesmers can do a lot for their teammates in battle. They are able to reduce their cooldowns, teleport teammates to safety, and make their entire team a nightmare to target.
They are also quite tricky to play because playing solo requires good learning. But they’re highly sought after in groups and can do tons of damage. Despite the learning curve, this is a very powerful class to play.
It’s always cool to be able to magically control the dead for your own gain. If you use the Reaper subclass for the Reaper, you will be able to destroy enemies and keep your base stats up to date.
They are an absolute force in PvE play, in groups or solo. However, their PvP play is a bit lacking and is more in the middle. Their DPS is not something that is instantaneous and needs time to develop, and they can be a class more grindier. But when used correctly, they’re pretty much unstoppable.
These tanks are monsters on the battlefield. They can stand in the middle of the battle, take the damage, and distribute a lot on their own. They can even unlock abilities that will heal their allies to keep them alive as well.
They need healers to be the best, but that’s such a small caveat that it really doesn’t matter. They can do it solo and in a group, but they really shine when playing with others.
Elementalist is arguably the best ranged class to play as any player. It can deal great damage from afar, while healing their allies and keeping their stats up to date. Their AOE attacks can level the enemy, and their buffs can completely change a battle.
The downside is if an enemy survives their brutal attacks and the Elementalist is left open to attack, but the chances of that happening are so low.
Engineer ranks first on our list for the simple reason that he can become just about any type of role you want and can fill them all well. It’s not like the warrior trying to do too much; the engineer gives you the opportunity to choose a path and invest in it.
There really is no scenario in which the engineer cannot thrive; PvP, PvE, World vs World, they are all great for the engineer and any type of player can have fun with them.