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    Default Mad Elementalist PvP guide by National (Video)

    Hey, there. Since obviously PvP is dominated by Dominators and Chlorolocks also with some Necrolocks, occasional Pyromancers, I never lose interest in whatever else I can make up.

    This time I am going to represent a spec based on Elementalist tree.

    The build: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0z...h0z.xx0V0qq.xd
    The video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64ySJwg_Wfw

    (I might get a better graphic version soon)

    WHY TO PLAY IT

    - You don't believe in Elementalist
    - You want to experiment / find something new / take a break from Dominator
    - You want a challenge!
    - You want to pop your cooldowns and nuke!
    - You want to fool your enemy that you are a poor Elementalist but you have the power!

    WHEN TO PLAY IT

    - It is all about single target damage = Codex or Whitefall when it comes to warfronts
    - World PvP
    - Duels

    HOW TO PLAY IT

    Single target with low heals / average survivability:
    - Exposure
    - If you have safe range / you have feared your target: Lightning Strike > Crystalline Missiles > Icy Carapace
    - Depending on target's HP either put your DoTs and repeat the earlier / repeat the earlier

    Single target with average or good heals / good survivabilty:\
    - Exposure
    - Always DoT first and use your Fear before you are going to cast Lightning Strike / Crystalline Missles + Icy Carapace
    - Do not overspam Crystalline Missiles, keep your target snared and at safe range. DoTs are always good (best vs melee, vs casters the more Crystalline the better), have your cooldowns ready

    Multiple target:
    - Burning Ground
    - Devouring Shadows

    COOLDOWNS

    Lightning Strike - best to save for Opportunity, try casting only if you have feared, have safe range
    Icy Gale - to knockback close melee
    Intensify Elements - to be honest, whenever you feel like it, of course, best used when heavy nuke is needed, trouble on 1v1
    Sacrifice Life: Damage - best to use combined with Intensify Elements or during Crystalline Missiles spam
    Mortality - you have a lot of "friends" nearby
    Shadow Life - when you have Bloom and the shield on cooldown.
    Radiant Spores - it is a matter of luck. Once I got 2k heal from Lightning Strike, another time you just get absolutely no procs.

    WHAT NOT TO USE

    Elemental Forces. Why? Use Entropic Veil.
    Void Bolt. Why? Use Crystalline Missiles.
    Encase. Why? Wither does not break on damage / Fear is way better to start off.

    CONCLUSION

    - Possess potentially amazing burst
    - Has good survivability
    - Has the most awesome pet Greater Earth Elemental even though it's useless
    - Is something fresh in the air
    - Lacks AoE damage
    - A lot cooldown dependant

    Thank you for reading, comments and suggestions are welcome.
    Last edited by Murrdoc; 07-15-2011 at 11:40 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by abisha View Post
    why do all this noob PvP got all this Icon's on screen?
    it only block vision, it servers nothing.

    like i care if i hit for 500, or 1000, so long they objective is reached, that is kill your enemy.

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    Where is the video exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dranzen View Post
    Where is the video exactly?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkca4WE5xRU should be with better graphics
    Quote Originally Posted by abisha View Post
    why do all this noob PvP got all this Icon's on screen?
    it only block vision, it servers nothing.

    like i care if i hit for 500, or 1000, so long they objective is reached, that is kill your enemy.

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    The more I play it, the more I like it. Crystalline Missiles is awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by abisha View Post
    why do all this noob PvP got all this Icon's on screen?
    it only block vision, it servers nothing.

    like i care if i hit for 500, or 1000, so long they objective is reached, that is kill your enemy.

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    I like the dispelling part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 percent grey View Post
    I like the dispelling part of it.
    what do you mean?
    Quote Originally Posted by abisha View Post
    why do all this noob PvP got all this Icon's on screen?
    it only block vision, it servers nothing.

    like i care if i hit for 500, or 1000, so long they objective is reached, that is kill your enemy.

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    the crystalline missiles get a chance of buff dispelling if you spec into Abrasion (elementalist tree, 3rd tier). Its passive, you cast the missiles anyway. thats the beauty of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 percent grey View Post
    the crystalline missiles get a chance of buff dispelling if you spec into Abrasion (elementalist tree, 3rd tier). Its passive, you cast the missiles anyway. thats the beauty of it.
    oh yeah, of course, that's really nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by abisha View Post
    why do all this noob PvP got all this Icon's on screen?
    it only block vision, it servers nothing.

    like i care if i hit for 500, or 1000, so long they objective is reached, that is kill your enemy.

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    If I was to make an elementalist pvp spec my first attempt would be this.

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0z...xoApz.thz0M.xx

    You gain charge 40% faster (Ele armor + Magical Affinity)

    Which allows for more uptime on Buiding Storm.
    You have 2 high damage nukes (AB and LS)
    Ele Armor gives extra armor boost as well (504) and 15% damage.
    You have a Break Free ability on a 1min Cooldown.

    Haven't tried this in game but I think I would do something like.

    Crystalline Missiles x 3 activate BS Icy Carapace>Crystalline missiles> LS> AB>Toggle BS off.
    All the extra charge can be used to regain mana, or do extra damage through Elemental Forces.

    I have chosen the warlock tree as Opportunity + LS or AB can be powerful however it's not always reliable so a better option might be to move 5 points to Stormcaller and put the other 5 in AM for detaunt, a 2nd break free, and 15% damage.


    Edit: actually if I was to go ele/sc/am I would do 44/18/4 for the extra damage from 3x eletrified + Ice Shear.along with an additional knockback for melee.
    Last edited by Argizeos; 07-16-2011 at 12:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argizeos View Post
    If I was to make an elementalist pvp spec my first attempt would be this.

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0z...xoApz.thz0M.xx

    You gain charge 40% faster (Ele armor + Magical Affinity)

    Which allows for more uptime on Buiding Storm.
    You have 2 high damage nukes (AB and LS)
    Ele Armor gives extra armor boost as well (504) and 15% damage.
    You have a Break Free ability on a 1min Cooldown.

    Haven't tried this in game but I think I would do something like.

    Crystalline Missiles x 3 activate BS Icy Carapace>Crystalline missiles> LS> AB>Toggle BS off.
    All the extra charge can be used to regain mana, or do extra damage through Elemental Forces.

    I have chosen the warlock tree as Opportunity + LS or AB can be powerful however it's not always reliable so a better option might be to move 5 points to Stormcaller and put the other 5 in AM for detaunt, a 2nd break free, and 15% damage.


    Edit: actually if I was to go ele/sc/am I would do 44/18/4 for the extra damage from 3x eletrified + Ice Shear.along with an additional knockback for melee.
    well it might be good if you have backup and a healer. as soloing you'd die from mobs if you pull accidently. needs more survival especially for world pvp
    Quote Originally Posted by abisha View Post
    why do all this noob PvP got all this Icon's on screen?
    it only block vision, it servers nothing.

    like i care if i hit for 500, or 1000, so long they objective is reached, that is kill your enemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murrdoc View Post
    well it might be good if you have backup and a healer. as soloing you'd die from mobs if you pull accidently. needs more survival especially for world pvp
    Yes, it does.

    Just tried it in a warfront and I got creamed every time the melee went on snare DR. Which was almost instantly. Would've been great for dps if the 4 healing clerics we had were busy doing something other than healing themselves.
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    Looks nice, Im just abit anti vs the clips u start charge for enemies that grind mobs and such. Any class/soul can do that

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    There's your burst build mages. Now it's time to me to quote Arnold Scwarzenegger: Stop whining!


    You need to look for shortcomings in yourself before you look for them in others. Otherwise, you're just a fat bluff and your word means nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belterra View Post
    There's your burst build mages. Now it's time to me to quote Arnold Scwarzenegger: Stop whining!
    Really? MM and Para make that look like DoTs. In reality that's not too bursty at all and Missilies scale so horribly.

    You would probably be better off speccing Imp VB and toggling EF with Lightning Strike to Proc Carapace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazybojangles View Post
    Really? MM and Para make that look like DoTs. In reality that's not too bursty at all and Missilies scale so horribly.

    You would probably be better off speccing Imp VB and toggling EF with Lightning Strike to Proc Carapace.
    Okay. Make a video of a better burst build for mages or stop talking. Don't ask me to make one, this is good enough for me.


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