Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is almost here. And fans are getting pretty excited about the future of the game. Along with new story content, the expansion will add new gameplay elements as well. There’s also a new set of mechanics for the Mesmer, but players also get a bonus with the popular Necromancer. This class already sees a ton of both PvE and PvP use, and that’s going to explode when the expansion comes out. So here’s what to expect from the new class in End of Dragons, The Harbinger.
Specializations, also known as trait lines, is a profession mechanic that allows players to focus their damage and defensive mechanics around certain skills and gameplay styles. Players will still pick from the three core traits from a mix of different choices, but this is a much different class compared to the other choices in the game.
The newest of the two being announced for End of Dragons is a new Elite Spec for the Necromancer. Necromancers in Guild Wars 2 are some of the best for players looking to use inflicted debuffs and summoning as core mechanics. There are already a few different Specializations in the game for this class that add to those playstyles. The new Necromancer Elite Specialization is called Harbinger’s Shroud.
The preview video released by ArenaNet introduces the Harbinger as a ranged fighter that focuses on applying debuffs and DPS with a pistol. The spellcaster variants of the class in other Elite Specs make this a big departure. The core gameplay works very similarly though. Applying Conditions to your avatar and converting them to life and Boons will help you stay in the fight.
ArenaNet is hosting an Elite Specialization beta event for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons from August 17 to 21. During that time, you can get into the game and test out the two new Specializations in the game.