|My trusty turret build|
By the time I got to the far end of Gendarran Fields and, having done the first few hearts in Harathi, I knew I needed a change. Fighting Veterans became a 50/50 proposition, I just wasn't putting out enough damage and was losing the battle of attrition. I lost skill challenges for Pete's sake! I tried upgrading my armour and trinkets but that did almost nothing. I wanted to persist with the build because I had heard such good things about it but it was putting me off playing the character. That's bad.
Part of the problem is that, because Guild Wars 2 is still a relatively new game, when people talk about builds they almost exclusive refer to level 80 implicitly. Also, unless stated otherwise, it's usually safe to assume that anyone posting about a build is using it in PvP! As a result, when people rave about a build, it can be hard to tell what level they are playing it at and whether it will work well at lower levels.
With this in mind I decided it was time to hit up my personal story for some easy exp to power through from 38 to 40. This let me unlock the aforementioned Master traits and access some new gear but with this new found determination came a desire to try a new build. Something that wasn't turrents, grenades or a flamethrower.
I really wanted to try those pistols again.