In the previous weekend, I finally also got to peek inside the matrix that is GW2. Many of my colleagues have published or will publish various aspects of the beta. But as a mesmer fan, I thought I would focus on one particular aspect by asking: What has changed for the mesmer between the two CBTs?
The most obvious changes probably are the skill changes. So let’s review them!
In the last Press CBT, the one-handed main-hand sword had three skills: Mind Slash, Leap and Illusionary Leap. In this CBT, Illusionary Leap got replaced with Blurred Frenzy which is a skill that strikes foes several times dealing out more damage than the standard 1-slot skill would while distorting the space around the mesmer and allowing him/her to evade attacks. Leap also got reworked. The skill now optionally allows the caster to switch his location with that of his or her clone a short while after Leap was cast. In essence, Leap and Illusionary Leap got merged into one skill.Read more & comment >>