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    Hello everyone

    This post has 2 main objectives:
    1. Help new players and give them some knowledge about the 5 class in rift.
    2. Help Rift's Community and class balance get better.

    The link in the bottom of the post is a little comparison i made in a couple of subjects: Raids, PVP and solo gameplay, Tanks and Useful abilities. This is based on the great guides good people are posting on the different class forums (and a bit on my knowledge of the game :P).

    Most of this, especially the Raids part, are based on competitive specs and optimal raid setup.

    My knowledge about tanks, mages and especially primalists is low. Thats where i need your help! Would really love to get a feedback on stuff i missed or if i wrote something wrong.

    I hope this would help Rift get better (gives a new perspective when you see it all in one place) and hope you guys will find it useful and help me fill it up and keep it uptaded.

    Cheers!

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
    Last edited by Nindrin; 11-06-2015 at 05:04 AM.

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    You misspelled Rogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebucent View Post
    You misspelled Rogue.
    First thing I noticed too

    Also have a 22 min CD for rogues.
    Last edited by Lethaemis; 10-31-2015 at 04:09 PM.
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    3rd page: No real point in having a with/without Zerker anymore, also you should add SinBD. BD is also considered a cleave spec.

    4th page: Riftstalker has 1 (Very melee) AoE pull.
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    Stuff off the top of my head:

    Cabalist has a CC immunity like inquisitor (howling death?)
    Vulcanist has a CC break like pyromancer's (teleport forward)
    Preserver has a CC break like pyromancer's (teleport forward)
    Typhoon has a CC break involving leaping backwards

    Primalist generally doesn't have very much choice in the way of souls seeing as there are only six right now.
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    Mage

    Useful:
    10 SC Ride the Wind cc Break/ Move Speed
    21 Harb Planar Retreat cc Break/ Port
    36 Necro Loyal Minion Immunity
    6 Chon Flowing Sands Snare Break/ Move Speed

    PVP:
    Necro
    Warlock

    Arbdom
    Arbchon
    Domchon (purgechon)

    DPS:

    Cleave:
    Harbinger
    Necro
    Stormalist
    Warlock

    Tank CDs:
    Mana Aegis
    North Wind
    Shield Surge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artewig View Post
    3rd page: No real point in having a with/without Zerker anymore, also you should add SinBD. BD is also considered a cleave spec.

    .
    Also 61nb before zerker fix was several k ahead of assasin.

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    titan can spec into level 62 mastery Sheperd's Care for a ST reflect on a 30 sec cooldown.

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    Thanks for the feedback so far. Updated but seems i cant switch attached files to new ones... Any ideas how i can post it and keep it updated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolio View Post
    Stuff off the top of my head:

    Cabalist has a CC immunity like inquisitor (howling death?)
    As far as i know, Caba ability doesnt immune against all CC. Thats why i left it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phs View Post
    Mage

    Arbdom
    Arbchon
    Domchon (purgechon)
    Didnt get what this refers too.
    Last edited by Nindrin; 10-31-2015 at 11:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nindrin View Post
    Thanks for the feedback so far. Updated but seems i cant switch attached files to new ones... Any ideas how i can post it and keep it updated?
    Post a link to a Google Doc. Then you can just update the document.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nindrin View Post
    Didnt get what this refers too.
    hybrids for pvp

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    Updated to a Google sheet.

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    Any feedback on dps specs that currently pulls ahead?
    For example - i have heard Champion parses the highest aoe dps but Cabalist scales better with more targets. No idea if its true.

    Any feedback on pvp specs that can "carry"?
    I know you cant really carry a bad team, but there are probably some specs that impact the match more than others.


    Need feedback on solo specs that run smoother than others on 2 aspects:
    1. For players that are questing from 60 to 65 and dont have much gear.
    2. For players with 1k hit or so, who wanna solo chrons for saga quests (like HM RoF).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nindrin View Post
    Any feedback on dps specs that currently pulls ahead?
    For example - i have heard Champion parses the highest aoe dps but Cabalist scales better with more targets. No idea if its true.

    Any feedback on pvp specs that can "carry"?
    I know you cant really carry a bad team, but there are probably some specs that impact the match more than others.
    Champion > Stormcaller > Cabalist >= Saboteur > Dominator > Riftblade AOE = BD AOE

    Cabalist will scale better with many small adds with low HP. Dominator scales very well in some situation with mass betrayal.

    I don't know how much BD can pull, but Riftblade can deal a solid 260k on AOE dummies. This is harder to do in an actual fight because everything needs to be relatively stacked and immobile for proper forking.

    As for PvP specs that can carry, good healing can make a big impact, often more than good DPS. A well played Liberator, Purifier, Sentinel or Chloromancer can often make up for the failings of DPS.

    An excellent defiler can counter focus DPS. A good dominator (even with the squirrel nerf) can shut down a healer or two. Assassins can have a huge impact on Domination maps (hold the flag) like Codex.

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    Solo specs for 1k hit players:

    Clerics:
    Inquisitor with 8 defiler

    Mages:
    54 Harb (for the veil)
    61 Harb (if you don't need as much self healing)
    Chloroharb (if you're really undergeared and really need self healing)

    Warrior
    61 Riftblade 11 Reaver 4 Warlord (lots of self healing from recovery posture)
    61 Riftblade 11 Warlord 4 Reaver (you're neigh invincible in any solo situation, especially if you use a tanking trinket
    61 Reaver 11 Warlord 4 Champion (ranged, weaker now)
    Reaver/Paladin
    Warlord/Champion (currently not really favored, because it doesn't lead up to a raid viable spec and the DPS isn't good)

    Rogues are gross.
    Last edited by DarkDaemon; 11-07-2015 at 10:23 AM.

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    Updated top rated aoe specs and added some abilities.

    Any comments on top rated ST (melee\ ranged) and cleave specs?
    Any comments on how Primalist specs compare to the other classes?

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