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    Default Compilation of Mage DPS builds for discussion

    These are tried and true builds that have been proven many times.

    #1 Stormcaller/Elementalist
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1z...Azz.V0ttMxssbo

    Pros
    -Amazing aoe DPS
    -Highly competitive single target DPS with the correct rotation
    Cons
    -Single target rotation is easy to mess up and hard to recover.
    -Must maintain 3 stacks of Electrify and Ice Shear up at all times or DPS will suffer heavily.

    #2 Pyromancer/Elementalist
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1z...Azz.echcuuczxo

    Pros
    -Simple rotation
    -Highly competitive single target DPS with an easy rotation.
    Cons
    -AOE dps is not as amazing as other specs
    -Single target dps suffers heavily from lack of an Archon's Burning Purpose.
    -Being crowd controlled or targeted by a boss mechanic during your Heatwave/Intensify will substantially decrease dps.
    -Stationary

    #3 Warlock/Necromancer (with a focus on Defile)
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1z...dkzM.ecRhkqqxk

    Pros
    -Mobile
    -Fantastic survivability
    -Highly competitve single target dps
    -More aoe dps than Pyro/Ele but doesn't come close to SC/Ele
    Cons
    -Your pet is melee and a core part of your dps.
    -Not as much burst damage as other specs.
    -Highly reliant on Verse of Joy to maximize dps.


    These specs are primarily theory crafting.

    #4 Stormcaller/Archon
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1z...o.EGttrtssdR.h

    Pros
    -Insane AOE dps. Spikes to around 30,000-35,000 dps for the duration of your aoe spells when used with Building Storm.
    Cons
    -Slightly lacking in single target dps but maybe its just because I haven't found the correct rotation yet.

    #5 Pyromancer/Necromancer
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1z...kzs.echcuuczxo

    Pros
    -Great burst damage.
    Cons
    -Heavily focused around Empty the Crypts as a core part of your dps.
    -Stationary.
    -Simple rotation.


    These are the only specs I can think of at the moment and I'm looking for your opinions as to which specs are best for Hammerknell bosses. Also, any other ideas that you have.
    So far, my guild has downed Murdantix, Soulrender Zilas, Vladmal Prime and Matron Zamira. We've been working hard on our next targets of Sicaron, Molinar and Grugonim.

    My deductions are
    Murdantix: #3
    Zilas: #2 unless you're on crystal duty then #1
    Vladmal Prime: #3
    Matron: #4 or #1
    Sicaron: #3
    Molinar: #2

    Another spec I theory crafted
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0z...c0cuuczto.V0Io
    thoughts?
    Last edited by ChinesePanda; 08-14-2011 at 11:03 PM.

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