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June 20, 2012 - 1:54pm -- Xerin
Guild Wars 2 Build

The Luna Atra skill tool for Guild Wars 2 remains one of, if not the most popular, out of all those online.  As a product, not only is regularly kept up to date but it's also incredibly slick and is probably one of the most attractive skill tools to use (can a skill tool be attractive?). 

Despite all this, you cannot 'build' a character, you can only choose traits and skills.  In contrast, Luna Atra's newly launched Guild Wars 2 Codex tries to address that in some minor ways, allowing users to share and rate builds, but still fails to really create an accurate numerical picture of what your character is when all items are considered. 

Guild Wars 2 Build is the first fan made skill tool (as far as I'm aware) that allows you to not only pick your weapons and skills but also traits, sigils, amulet, jewel and runes. After you've done this, it then provides you with the exact attributes your character will have in structured PvP.  

Firstly, it isn't quite perfect. Some traits that provide attribute bonuses don't yet factor and you can't choose varying runes (only a complete set).  However, even in its infancy the tool shows great potential and I've already sunk countless hours into it theorycrafting. 

The guys behind it deserve a lot of credit for what they've done, although I suspect it won't be long until Luna Atra jump on the band wagon and replicate their work.  

So why not head on over and get lost in some theorycraft and show your support!

(p.s. that's my Engineer build; be gentle!)


Rin Aki's picture
Submitted by Rin Aki on

As soon as I saw that screenshot I thought, that has to be Xerin's build :D.

It's a great tool, which is keeping me occupied while I cannot play the real thing :).

Order of the Ono & Semper Dius

DrunknGod's picture
Submitted by DrunknGod on

Yeah I've been using the GW2build site here lately.  I'm glad there's a variety of sites to pick from too.  They seem to keep raising the bar on each other which is good for all of us.

Entombed's picture
Submitted by Entombed (not verified) on

Seems like a great tool, I love how the feature that allows us to see the exact stats of our character. I think some of the sigils and runes could be laid out a little nicer, but overall its a great tool.


Lewis B's picture
Submitted by Lewis B on

Yeah definitely, it needs some tightening up in places but I think it'll get there. 

Kalran's picture
Submitted by Kalran on

Love that site, nice to see it get some love...

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Submitted by ArcherAvatar on


10 - IV

30 - III  V  XII

20 - VI  VII

10 - I


Pistol/shield - Healing turret - Bomb kit - Elixir R - Elixir S - Supply Crate

I really loved the extra defense/resiliency and damage avoidance provided by this.  Combined with the correct offensive amulet/equipment it does some solid work.