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    Default Lessers in Greater Essense slots

    Is this now the norm for optimal dps? Are most running Lesser Essences instead of Greaters due to lackluster Greater Essence options?

    Currently I am using the lame level 43 SP/crit Greaters and think that I would be better off with 48 Lessers in those slots.

    Suggestions appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelwind1 View Post
    Is this now the norm for optimal dps? Are most running Lesser Essences instead of Greaters due to lackluster Greater Essence options?

    Currently I am using the lame level 43 SP/crit Greaters and think that I would be better off with 48 Lessers in those slots.

    Suggestions appreciated.
    Healers are the only ones with decent Greaters for the most part. For tanks and DPS you're usually better off with 6x Lessers.
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    I picked up that new Greater in Fortune Shore, but its only meh. Before that I was running 6 lessers.

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    I use the +End and heal-on-block greaters for my tank. Cleric uses 2 greaters also. I have yet to see one I'd even CONSIDER using for my mage. If I ran pugs or had sh***y tanks I'd consider using one of the ones that lower aggro. Thankfully, I have no need of it.

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    The Necrotic Rage greater essence is worthwhile for DPS casters. It has 50%+ uptime at 60 spell power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethix View Post
    The Necrotic Rage greater essence is worthwhile for DPS casters. It has 50%+ uptime at 60 spell power.
    But that is only available to guardians, there is no equivalent for defiants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethix View Post
    The Necrotic Rage greater essence is worthwhile for DPS casters. It has 50%+ uptime at 60 spell power.
    Yea and ironically the aguably best dps greaters in game is blue and is only accessible by guardians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vayra View Post
    But that is only available to guardians, there is no equivalent for defiants.


    Which is aweawesome. When def vs guard are both in bis guard will pull more sp
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    As a 50 rogue I got 5x http://rift.zam.com/en/item/9494EEE8...-Prey#Comments to go with my 50 purple one from the RoS event. Will eventually change them to better ones as I am able but it was super easy way to gear up once i got 50.

    Thinking of getting a CVB but dont know how well they work for Sabs.
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    Apparently from reading in another thread CVB only proc off detonate for Sabs so ill stick to what I got.
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    I personally run 5 lessers and the 42 crit proc greater. I will eventually upgrade to the 50 crit one from the expert fire rift next time it drops. (I lost the roll last time >.<)
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    Generally, defensive/healing greater essences are good, but offensive ones are bad. They typically give 2x the offensive boost that a lesser essence gives, but with less than 50% uptime, sometimes significantly less.
    I'm so BORED

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