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    Default Bardstalker, would apreciate any feed back

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    I plan on being on a pvp server. I wanted survivabiltiy plus to add a bleed and root skillset. Again any feedback would be great,



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    Seems to me that Bard is an afterthought. Might be better off with something like Bladedancer, Get some strikeback in there instead?
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    It looks like a decent tank. I would drop one point in shadow mastery and grab shadow assault for an additional port. That build should provide very good survivablity but I am not sure it will have all that much dps. The main problem I see is you have to much to do in a fight.

    You have to get your armor buff up thats one finisher, you need your shield thats another finisher, cadence to heal yourself, and then blast charges with a detonate finisher to do some damage, of course your armor buff has already dropped and so on.

    Still, if you can come up with a good skill rotation that could be a fun spec.

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    Why would you talent Cadence :S

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    If you want Bard at all you want it to 12 to get the hot motif. Combining cadence and the hot along with the riftstalker self heal bonus is very nice. This also gives you a run buff option and a couple points to enhance anthems further.

    I also look very hard at 5 point talents to see if full points into them is worth the price. Enhanced armor buffs from Bard could allow 3 or so points in the riftstalker armor talent. Worth thinking about I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyveth View Post
    It looks like a decent tank. I would drop one point in shadow mastery and grab shadow assault for an additional port. That build should provide very good survivablity but I am not sure it will have all that much dps. The main problem I see is you have to much to do in a fight.

    You have to get your armor buff up thats one finisher, you need your shield thats another finisher, cadence to heal yourself, and then blast charges with a detonate finisher to do some damage, of course your armor buff has already dropped and so on.

    Still, if you can come up with a good skill rotation that could be a fun spec.
    Cool, thankyou for input.
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    was working on a similar type of build but did it completely differently. I'll be playing more of a team support role in PvP, so went mostly bard, then spent some points in riftstalker for the added survivability, and marksman for attacks and speed. Still playing around with it but;

    http://rift-planner.com/#?archetype=...19,3_&lang=eng

    you obviously will be playing yours differently, but I would maybe try to move some points around to pick up motif of regen

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoolishLobster View Post
    Why would you talent Cadence :S


    Honestly was the last remaining point. Figuired couldnt hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guinness View Post
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    I plan on being on a pvp server. I wanted survivabiltiy plus to add a bleed and root skillset. Again any feedback would be great,



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    Ahhh, reading the title: i thought people with surround sound had created a group.
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    Revised. Took some points out of Sab, to put into Bard per recomendation for the HoT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamanous View Post
    If you want Bard at all you want it to 12 to get the hot motif. Combining cadence and the hot along with the riftstalker self heal bonus is very nice. This also gives you a run buff option and a couple points to enhance anthems further.

    I also look very hard at 5 point talents to see if full points into them is worth the price. Enhanced armor buffs from Bard could allow 3 or so points in the riftstalker armor talent. Worth thinking about I guess.
    I would agree with this. The extra 3 points spent in bard for the hot song might cut dps a bit, but it's worth it for the regen, and when combined with the Rift heal and bard song heal that would be some nice surviability. I specced for that on my Sin/Bard and really liked how the surviability stacked with the bard attack/hot song. I also specced high enough for the ac buff and that was pretty nice as well, but I'm not sure how high you want to spec in bard; it would probably come down to what you'd lose over what you'd gain overall. Given the 4 specs we have it wouldn't be too hard to test both and see what you liked better

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinness View Post
    http://rift-planner.com/#?archetype=...20,5_&lang=eng



    Revised. Took some points out of Sab, to put into Bard per recomendation for the HoT
    OK saw the new build, I would seriously think about taking a point out of Talented performer and picking up Anthem of Glory, for the extra 105 ac then flipping Stage Presence to Street Performer. I tested both and Street Performer for some reason seemed to give me more bang for my buck at lower points in Bard (it think at rank 2 you end up with around 130ish ac) then the extra end or extra speed you'd get the other way around. The Fanfares are better the more you spec in bard, but I think you might want to test both since you're speccing so low in it. Plus, as a bard, you're already faster than most people anyways and at SP 5 you're still way slower than the lvl 20 horse.
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