ArenaNet reveals Elementalist class for Guild Wars 2

An elementalist casts meteor shower on a foe.

The first class for ArenaNet’s upcoming MMORPG Guild Wars 2 has finally be revealed. The Elementalist class will be making its return from the original Guild Wars into the sequel.

The Elementalist will be upgraded for Guild Wars 2, as they will have the ability to use all four elements (Fire, Air, Water, Earth) instead of having to pick and choose between one or two.

"Rather than swap weapons to adjust to new situations, the multi-faceted Elementalist quickly adapts to new threats by attuning to different elements as needed," reads the page for the class on the Guild Wars 2 website. "When the Elementalist attunes to any of the four elements, she receives intrinsic bonuses that continually empower her."

The class will also have four different types of spells. Glyphs will act as buffing spells, signets will have ongoing bonuses but can be activated for a large one-time spell, conjure spells will summon items and weapons for characters to use, and area spells will act as magical abilities that will affect a wide area.

Screenshots and videos of the Elementalist class are featured on the class’ page for the Guild Wars 2 site. Below you can find one of the embedded videos, which shows the Elementalist casting a Meteor Shower spell on two unfortunate foes.



[Guild Wars 2]



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