In Guild Wars 2, the Elementalist profession is the stereotypical mage class. There fewer spells to use than in some other MMORPG’s, but the damage they deal is still the same. Elementalists are devastating in ranged combat. [A full list of Guild Wars 2 Professions]
Elementalist have harnessed Tyria’s natural forces. Their powers of destruction are drawn from an affinity with the four elements that make up the world. They conjure air, fire, earth, or water to assault their enemies. (Elementalist wear light armor.)
Elementalists are more like Damage than they are like Control in Guild Wars 2. They have a very strong aptitude for damage with skills and abilities. Their magic is powerful and different weapons allow for different status effect spells. Some weapons focus more on slowing or confusing enemies than they do on damage. Elementalists can either be used for massive damage, or for good Support in a group with their status modifiers.
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