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    Chips' Mini Encyclopedia 4 Necros

    Here is my mini encyclopedia on necromancers for Guild Wars 2. It covers all the traits and skills available, last updated as of Mar. 27, 2013. The total run time is around 2 hours and has been divided into 12 parts.

    Many necros have problems in:

    -selecting traits
    -choosing utility skills
    -picking weapons
    -WvW examples

    It is my hope that this mini encyclopedia can help my fellow necros. It breaks down each necromancer traits and skills into objective discussions. I focus on the purposes that each trait or skill serve, and how they can work in specific builds and situations.

    This encyclopedia will not instantly make the viewer into an elite necromancer player. There is a lot of practice and experience involved. However after watching this, a player should be much more comfortable and confident with the build that they take into battle. They should know what they want, and know what traits, weapons and skills to take to help that achieve their objective.

    In the future I might further expand this encyclopedia to talk about specific topics and discuss updates. So feel free to comment and feedback.

    Part 1 (Passive traits, Spite and Curses)
    [media=youtube]BrAjJ1N6hxs[/media]

    Part 2 (Curses, Death Magic, Blood Magic)
    [media=youtube]ZnUdhRIIU4M[/media]

    Part 3 (Blood Magic, Soul Reaping, Elite Skills, Healing Skills)
    [media=youtube]6H-obRDGX40[/media]

    Part 4 (Healing Skills, Death Shroud Skills, Corruption, Spectral, Signets, Minions)
    [media=youtube]PDa0ix1GRUA[/media]

    Part 5 (Minions, Wells, Underwater Combat Skills)
    [media=youtube]w9nE72JRX50[/media]

    Part 6 (Underwater Combat Skills, Staff, Dagger Mainhand, Warhorn)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWEttb-n6x0

    Part 7 (Dagger Offhand, Focus, Axe, Scepter, Death Shroud Spec-ing)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCILqBucjSs

    Part 8 (Death Shroud demonstration, General WvW tips)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xok5WRaIJaU

    Part 9 (WvW Examples)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVf29eIy2yk

    Part 10 (WvW Outmanned Battle Tactics)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpIx1rgib98

    Part 11 (Equipment Selection)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lG1tr04jAo

    Part 12 (WvW Winning While Outmanned)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4nLM8Va_qg
    Last edited by CHIPS; 05-04-2013 at 19:45.

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    I don't really watch video at work, so I can't comment too much, but from a usability perspective...would it be possible to get descriptions of what each video covers? Like staff skills, or Death Magic Traits. And I don't know about anyone else, but the first thing I check on a video is how long it is, so times would be nice.

    This sounds like a huge project, major thanks for taking this on and getting it done! I look forward to watching at least some of it when I get home.

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    Wow, I think this should be on the front page, once each video is described.
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    Only watched the first one so far, but I can dig it.

    I can't believe you don't like free jagged horrors though. I can't fit them in to my build, but I think they do an incredible job at preventing damage. Even if they die in one hit, that's 2000 damage (making it up, I have no idea how much health they have) that you didn't take every 30 seconds. I cried a little when I reorganized my traits the last time and got rid of that.

    Every single class I have is a borderline or full glass cannon though, and yours is like 95% tank, so I can understand. I went in to necro promising myself to make a tanky character and I just couldn't do it; it's not in my genetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeDVD View Post
    I don't really watch video at work, so I can't comment too much, but from a usability perspective...would it be possible to get descriptions of what each video covers? Like staff skills, or Death Magic Traits. And I don't know about anyone else, but the first thing I check on a video is how long it is, so times would be nice.

    This sounds like a huge project, major thanks for taking this on and getting it done! I look forward to watching at least some of it when I get home.
    Good idea. Descriptions added. ^^

    I also added a part 9 for WvW examples.
    Last edited by CHIPS; 29-03-2013 at 07:53.

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    Added a part 10 for uphill battles; losts that you suffer that aren't your fault.

    Please feel free to give me feedbacks. ^^

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