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, while I"ve noticed that my rifle damage was indeed higher, I find that the skills are not really suited for dmg, but a bit more control-ish. Rifle doesn't have buy guild wars 2 gold
the barrage type dmg as with pistols, and survivability is also pretty low. While, I found that a pistol and a shield works wonders for me, since the 2nd and 3rd skill is enough dmg, and the 4th shield skill is really nice if you get mobbed. Then if there are a lot of mobs, gw2 gold
I just switch to my grenades.