|WARNING! This is a rant! It may contain many bad words, hurtful comments, or rage inducing sentences. READ AT YOUR OWN COST!|
Some people say "Don't rate my build before you test it!" Shut up. This explains why I and most of the community won't test your shitty build.
Math is what dominates a build. I don't need to test a build to realize that Mending + Healing Breeze = 10 health regen. You can easily compute how the build works. Let's take Shock Axe for example. It has DW + High damage + KD. All of those are good things, so that equals good. Still, Mending + Frenzy + Healing Hands =/= equal good. It equals shit. This works most of the time, as I realize that Build X > Build Y. That's a math equation! And it's true! See, math works.
Time is of the essence. Not really, but it's good to say. Why should I waste my time on your build that may or may not be good? During the time I test your build, I could easily have done something like eat lunch, talk to my kids about drugs, or make love. All of those are better than your shitty build (except the kids part). I can easily determine the effectiveness of a build by doing a few things:
Comparing comes from other builds. I may compare how another build works to one being Tested. If a build is not as good as the other one, then WELL, WELL, WELL. However, I can compare certain skill synergies. Let's take Shock Axe and Disrupting Axe. Both have Eviscerate -> Executioner's Strike chain, Bull's Strike, and Frenzy -> Rush combo. Shock Axe is a godly build. All of those have good synergy together. Thus, you realize that most of Disrupting Axe is good. Hence why it has a "Great" rating.
Most people do/should know that skills like Mending suck. This common knowledge allows us to see a build that has Mending and instantly determine its horribility factor. Same goes for some skills like Life Transfer or Spirit's Strength. Also, common knowledge applies failed build concepts. I can't count how many Dagger Ranger builds have come through the Wiki. Only one has come close to even the "Other" category. If we see a Dagger Ranger, we instantly know it sucks.
Testing is unnecessary. Anything works on Guild Wars, it's just a factor of how well. So please, if you say "STFU, you didn't even test my build!" then leave the community.