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Raiding Plans in HoT.

After the intentional shake-up which was the posting of the Raid Requirements on the Guild Site and Forums, now is the time for LEET to reveal our raid plans for the expansion.


Being Inclusive

Raiding with LEET is about being inclusive. We plan to include as many people as we can into our guild raids.

An ideal vision would be that if we had 300 people in the guild, we would have 30 raid groups, so everyone could enjoy the benefits that come with raiding (Read: Legendary™ Armor).



However, this in itself is quite a tall task, as the effort required to properly plan and organize these raids would be immense.



I would thus reveal a raiding system that we plan to introduce to the guild once raids arrive.

It is a relatively unsophisticated system which aims to disseminate raiding information and boss strategies using a ‘learning and teaching’ technique.

Hopefully, this system would enable a large number of people to properly learn and attempt raid bosses, with less pressure and workload being put on a few individuals.



The chart below (made using MsPaint, /stares at Cin) would help depict this system:


LEET Raid Plan



For this example, we would be using the fictional character, Sam.
Sam would be going to both the [Learning Raids] and [Teaching Raids].



During [Learning Raid] Days, Sam would be joining the Learning Raid to attempt new bosses and formulate strategies on how to defeat those bosses.

Do note that during [Learning Raids], Sam and his raid would most likely be spending hours dying repeatedly to new bosses in order to figure out boss mechanics and create a strategy that (hopefully) helps defeat the new encounter.



On the days where Sam does not need to attend [Learning Raids], Sam would help to organize [Teaching Raids].

During [Teaching Raid] Days, Sam would lead other raid groups to pass on the knowledge and strategies he accumulated from the Learning Raids to the people in the [Teaching Raid].

This should help the raid groups down bosses efficiently and thus attain their Legendary™ Gear.

Ideally, there would be multiple [Teaching Raids] spread throughout multiple time zones to accommodate the global nature of our guild.

So for example, if Sam is usually active during Oceanic after-work hours, he could be asked to do his [Teaching Raid] during Oceanic peak hours.



Through the usage of this ‘Learn and Teach’ system, we hope to be able to help all interested members participate and enjoy raids in HoT.

However, for the enjoyment of all fellow members in the raid and guild, we do hope that people try to be sufficiently prepared for raids, to ensure high success rates and thus rewards (Phat Lewt™) for everyone.

This was the intention of the previously published Raid Requirements, which was also in response to what the Developers recommend in the post below.

Also, do note that we have already lowered our requirements below what was recommended by ArenaNet.


 Link to Post on Guild Forums


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by Akai


Recommended Raiding Requirements for HoT.


Stipulated below are the recommended requirements for raiding in HoT.

Please do note that these are in NO way hard requirements that determine your entry into the raid group, but are recommended based on what we currently know about the encounter.

Expression of Interest
– Expression of Interest through an In-Game Mail to Azoqu would be Compulsory.
– Mail Details should contain Main Class and Sub-Class that you are Proficient at and willing to play, as well as Personal Fractal Reward Level.
– Those who do not express their interest are assumed to be NOT interested in raids and given no priority in raid slots whatsoever.

Gear Requirements
– 1 Set of DPS Armor is Necessary (Minimum Exotic, Sinister or Berserker. Assassins allowed for some Classes).
– Ascended DPS Weapons are Necessary (Top Priority).
– Ascended DPS Accessories are Necessary.
– Expected to be Working Towards a Full Set of Ascended Gear.
– Proper runes and sigils are required (Be able to explain your choice).
– No other prefixes are allowed to be considered as DPS Gear unless specifically permitted (Talk to Azoqu or Akai)
– Alternate Gear Set Highly Recommended (Talk to Azoqu or Akai).

Knowledge Requirements
– Read Guide or Watch Videos on Bosses (Links Below)
– Demonstrate Knowledge of Class Skill Rotations (Contact Azoqu or Akai).
– Demonstrate Generic Knowledge of Dungeons and Fractals.
– Level 50 Personal Reward Level in Fractals is a very huge plus.
– Being Active in Dungeons and Fractals is also a huge plus.

Attitude and Interaction with Fellow Raiders
– Try to actively seek out Officers and Fellow Raiders for Fractals and Dungeons (Opportunity to Demonstrate Skill/Knowledge/Dedication).
– Be willing to learn, improve and constantly correct mistakes.
– Be visible. However being visible is not about constantly yelling in TS or chatting up the Raid Leaders, it is more about showing consistency in performance.

Voice Communication Software
– All Raiders MUST have TeamSpeak Installed, No TS = No Raid.
– The ability to listen in TS is crucial.
– Having a Microphone is optional, however it is recommended.
– Speaking is also optional.


Important Links to Videos and Guides
Raid Videos
Class and Gear Guides

Related Forum Post

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by Akai



[Akai] Akai’s GW2 Guide Compilation

BUILDS UPDATED for the 6th November HoT Expansion Patch.

Most of these builds are by Guild Death and Taxes [DnT] members,

I did NOT create any of these builds and I take no credit for any of them.



[Note]: Guide is not fully complete, more updates have been planned for the future.




Akai’s GW2 Guide Compilation

Here is a list of PvE guides (mainly by Death and Taxes guild members) that both new and experienced players may find useful.

#1) Class and Build Guides

#2) Dungeon and Fractal Guides

#3) Quick Gearing Guide

#4) Other Resources






#1) Class and Build Guides (PvE/Dungeon/Fractals)

These guides go into the gear and traits that you could use to optimise the DPS for your class, mainly in Dungeons and Fractals. Some of them also include DPS rotations to help get the most out of your setup.


These guides are meant to shed some insight into the trait and gear synergy, as well as the “inner workings” of each class.

Guides are merely educational tools, hoping to help people understand their classes better and improve the way they play (whichever way they choose to do so). Many people use these as a form of inspiration into helping themselves create their own unique build that suits their play style.

There are many ways to play GW2 and these guides only highlight a fraction of them. They are NOT meant to force people into playing specific builds or wearing specific gear. Please feel free to play the way you are comfortable with.

TL;DR – Use these guides as a suggestion. No need to let them dictate the way you play. Feel free to experiment with different builds that suit your play style.

Warrior_tango_icon_20px Warrior

This is not my video, credit goes to [DnT] Nike.

Guardian_tango_icon_20px Guardian

This is not my video, credit goes to [DnT] Obal.

Revenant_tango_icon_20px Revenant

Multiple Builds


These are not my videos, credit goes to [DnT] Obal and Brazil.

Thief_tango_icon_20px Thief

Alternative Direct Damage

These are not my videos, credit goes to [DnT] Nike and Brazil.

Ranger_tango_icon_20px Ranger

Condition Ranger

Direct Damage

Pet Guide

These are not my videos, credit goes to [DnT] Pernix.

Engineer_tango_icon_20px Engineer

This is not my video, credit goes to [DnT] Nike.

Elementalist_tango_icon_20px Elementalist


These are not my videos, all credits goes to [DnT] DeKeyz.

Mesmer_tango_icon_20px Mesmer

This is not my video, credit goes to [DnT] Nike.

Necromancer_tango_icon_20px Necromancer

Direct Damage

Alternative Direct Damage

Condition and Hybrid



These are not my videos, credit goes to [DnT] Dekeyz and Brazil.



Warrior_tango_icon_20pxRevenant_tango_icon_20px Thief_tango_icon_20px Ranger_tango_icon_20px Necromancer_tango_icon_20px Mesmer_tango_icon_20px Guardian_tango_icon_20px Engineer_tango_icon_20px Elementalist_tango_icon_20pxAll Classes Playlist, by Guild Death and Taxes



Basic PvE DPS Rotation Guides, by DnT Nike (Easy to do)

<<< IMPORTANT: OUTDATED, please refer to individual build videos above for rotation. >>>

Necromancer_tango_icon_20px Episode 1 – Necro

Ranger_tango_icon_20px Episode 2 – Ranger

Mesmer_tango_icon_20px Episode 3 – Mesmer

Guardian_tango_icon_20px Episode 4 – Guardian

Engineer_tango_icon_20px Episode 5 – Engineer

Thief_tango_icon_20px Episode 6 – Thief

Warrior_tango_icon_20px Episode 7 – Warrior

Elementalist_tango_icon_20px Episode 8 – Elementalist






#2) Dungeon and Fractal Guides

Guides in this section mainly explains how to go about doing dungeons and fractals. Most of them would go into much detail explaining the mechanics that are specific to each encounter.



20px-Fractal_Relic Fractals of the Mists:

Ele POV:

Various Classes:




Full Playlists:

20px-Ascalonian_Tear Ascalon Catacombs:

20px-Seal_of_Beetletun Caudecus’s Manor:

20px-Deadly_Bloom Twilight Arbor:

20px-Flame_Legion_Charr_Carving Citadel of Flame:

20px-Manifesto_of_the_Moletariate Sorrow’s Embrace:

20px-Knowledge_Crystal Crucible of Eternity:

20px-Symbol_of_Koda Honour of The Waves:

20px-Shard_of_Zhaitan The Ruined City of Arah:



Warrior_tango_icon_20px Thief_tango_icon_20px Ranger_tango_icon_20px Necromancer_tango_icon_20px Mesmer_tango_icon_20px Guardian_tango_icon_20px Engineer_tango_icon_20px Elementalist_tango_icon_20px What to do in Speed Runs? (Class by Class)







#3) Quick Gearing Guide (Work in Progress):

This section is dedicated to helping people figure out the fastest way to gear up their character in exotic/ascended gear at the lowest possible cost.

Exotic Armor (6 Main Pieces):

Price: Dungeon Tokens (Citadel of Flame/CoE/Arah for Berserker).

Method of Acquisition: Bought from dungeon armor vendors in Lion’s Arch (East).

Exotic Weapon:

Price: Dungeon Tokens (Citadel of Flame/CoE/Arah for Berserker).

Method of Acquisition: Bought from dungeon armor vendors in Lion’s Arch (East).

Ascended Amulet:

Price: [20 Laurels + 250 WvW Tokens] OR [30 Laurels].

Method of Acquisition: Bought from WvW vendor near spawn point in WvW.

Ascended Rings:

Price: [10 Pristine Fractal Relics]. TRY NOT TO USE LAURELS.

Method of Acquisition: Obtained from fractal dailies. Bought from vendor inside FotM.

Ascended Accessories:

Price: [12 Guild Commendations + 5g] OR [40 Laurels + 50 Ectos]. Guild commendations are obtained by participating in weekly guild missions. TRY NOT TO USE LAURELS.

Method of Acquisition: Bought from Guild commendation Vendor in Lion’s Arch (South).

Ascended Backpiece:

Price: [1350 Fractal Relics] + 500 additional Fractal Relics to upgrade.

Method of Acquisition: Obtained by running FotM. Bought from vendor inside FotM.

Exotic Amulet/Rings/Accessories:

Price: About 2-5g each

Method of Acquisition: Ask a friendly Jewelcrafter near you, usually 2-5g each.

Exotic Backpiece:

Price: ~2g

Method of Acquisition: Guild Vendor in Lion’s Arch (South)

Ascended Armor and Weapons

Crafted through 500 Crafting, Drops from Fractals, Tequatl, Triple Trouble and PvP Reward Chests. Do remember that Ascended Armor and Weapon Prefixes can now be swapped through the Mystic Forge.



Ascended Armor and Weapon Crafting Guides, by Dulfy








#4) Other Resources:

Official Wiki:

Dulfy, GW2 News/Timers/Guides:

Metabattle, popular build compilation:






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by Akai

(If you find any mistakes,  feel free to contact ‘Akai Mai’ via in-game mail)