Today Arena Net has announced the eighth and final class, ahem excuse me, profession for their upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2.  Dubbed the Mesmer, this particular profession will be easily recognized by anyone who's played Guild Wars, since the Mesmer was one of the original playable professions in the first game.  




The new Mesmer however is a killer combination of controller and damage dealer with some amazingly cool abilities in their toolkit: 

  • Illusions: the mesmer is the master of illusion on the battlefield, tricking its foes and sowing confusion among its enemies. Whether using casted lookalike Clones, or the impressively strong Phantasms, the mesmer can trick, deceive and decimate the enemy through the use of their illusions.
  • Shattering: Not only can the mesmer create illusions, but it can take them away. By using the mesmer’s various shatter skills, the mesmer can destroy their own illusions resulting in various attacks and support effects.
  • Mantras: As a skill with two phases, the Mantra ability demonstrates its power with the ability to be charged before battle. With the Mantra charged, the mesmer gains an instant casting skill that they can used to deliver immediate damage while charging other spells.

Now that we've seen the full compliment of playable professions in the game, I'm fairly vibrating with anticipation for this game.  The only problem will be choosing which profession to play first.  



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GW2 is going to be so slick. I was incredibly impressed with what we saw of it at SDCC, and everything Ive seen since has only looked better and better.

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