I am creating a GSM which will be focusing mainly on AOEing ELITE stuff and soloing bosses of course. I was thinking and testing different builds and came to a conclusion that besides in PVP, GSM should outclass GLAD in PVE. It has more defence due to AD, therefore allowing you to mob more, it has same AOE as glad beside Lightning Recall, which lets be honest sometimes does more harm than good. My question regarding builds are.... and I would appreciated if it could be answer point by point. 1 - Aggression: there was a rumour that aggression would scale off strength and unless you have some in your build, it really isnt worth putting points in it. Is it true? could it be worth for full con ? 2 - 1h mastery: would this be worth maximing for AOE? it is contiguous striking power, could it really be worth maxing for AOE? or it wouldn't make a lot of difference 3 - Berserk: Could this be worth maxing later on at higher levels due to its striking power? would this increase AOE attack or only basic attacks? 4 - Balance Up: This is a tricky one, I will be having AD up for the AOE, but would I need the balance up for gathering the mobs ? This is the least important one 5 - Gale Smash vs Storm Edge: Which one is better? I know Gale Smash has a less MP cost and higher damage, but it is 25 seconds CD, While Storm Edge is 15 seconds however it has a higher cost and about 400 less damage. They are both 9 points to max. I am not planning on maxing them, but which one would be worth picking over the other? I see a lot of Glads using Storm edge for PVP. 6 - Stone skin: If it were to max Berserk I would have to leave stone skin at 10 points instead of 15 so that I could max Berserk. I would lose around 140 defence. Would 140 defence be more beneficial than 165 striking power? 7 - Glad vs GSM: This is also a tricky one. Glad is more focused on PVP, and even though it is what I would go for.... the GSM is able to AOE perfectly at Elite, specially with a party. Now I plan on having my other friend with me so I won't have a big party, meaning that I need a class that can hold aggro and do big damage. I guess my question is: Glad and GSM has possibly the same damage output. Which one would be more beneficial for the following scenarios: PVE AOE, PVP, BOSS? PS: consider that the max level is getting increased to 105, so i could max stone skin to 15 + have Berserk at max points. Thank you.