Guild Wars 2: The End of the Dragons Expansion
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons adds the Harbinger Elite specialization, which grants necromancers the power of alchemy and a new main hand pistol.
The second new Elite specialization of the Guild Wars 2: The End of the Dragons expansion has been confirmed to be an Alchemist Necromancer, the Harbinger. This new class grants the Necromancer the use of elixirs, which will undoubtedly allow the Harbinger to deal powerful condition damage.
With Guild Wars 2: The End of the Dragons, all nine of the game’s classes will receive an all-new Elite Specialization that promises to fundamentally change the way the class is played. ArenaNet has chosen to reveal these new elite specializations in bundles of three as successive betas roll out over the next several months, allowing players to experience them in the live version of the game via special locations for the demo characters. The Mesmer’s Virtuoso was first featured in a End of the dragons watch the live stream first and now the Necromancer’s Messenger has been revealed.
Guild Wars 2: The End of the DragonsThe elite Harbinger specialization transforms the Necromancer into an alchemist who uses elixirs to fuel his abilities. In the reveal trailer, the Necromancer is seen giving himself advantages, engaging in melee combat in Harbinger Shroud, and stunning an enemy with his new weapon, a main hand pistol. It is also mentioned that these elixirs deal damage to the Necromancer, which could result in some sort of vampiric effect to increase damage, like the one seen in the original game. With the Reaper more focused on potency damage and the Scourge’s ability to support party members, the use of corrosive bullets by the Harbinger elite specialization seems to emphasize condition damage.
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons’ Harbinger Gives Necromancer Mobility
Although the addition of mounts to Guild Wars 2 has dramatically improved the mobility of the game in the open world, necromancers have always felt sluggish in combat due to a lack of speed boost and gap reduction. All along Guild Wars 2 lifespan, many players felt that the Necromancer was undernourished at various stages for long periods of time, with one of the most notable shortcomings being the class’s inability to fill in the gaps. In Harbinger’s reveal trailer, the Necromancer uses several abilities to leap long distances towards an enemy, which could be a major improvement, especially in PvP and World vs World modes.
It has been a difficult time for many Guild Wars 2 fans regarding the state of the game, but the excitement within the community as these elite new specializations are revealed has been palpable. And players won’t have to wait long to try them out with the upcoming elite Virtuoso, Harbinger, and Guardian specializations that will be playable in the expansion’s first open beta starting August 17. Until now, necromancers were known as a class capable of withstanding quite a bit of damage and simply outliving their enemies. But with Guild Wars 2: The End of the Dragons ” An elite Harbinger specialization, it seems the time has come for a more fragile and very offensive Necromancer.
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