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    Default Genesis Pylon "use" ability - PLEASE make this a Dom/AM ability

    Soooo... I'm probably going to be hitting R8 here shortly, and I'm kinda sad about it. I already have the R8 staff in my bag ready to go, but I'm going to lose one of my favorite abilities when I replace my Genesis Pylon with the R8 staff.

    Basically, the "use" ability on the Pylon is, well, insanely good. It's off GCD for 1, which obviously is at a premium in the mage class. The knockback on it is gigantic, and you get a potential 8 second root as well. It's really become a staple in my pvp rotations, and there's a TON of synergy to be had with Dom as well. Beginning of Black Garden? Warrior running ahead of the pack toward you? Knock him back with your pylon into the group, and hit him with a TI as he lands in the middle. Or shackle him first, then do the above.

    These are the kind of things that make pvp MORE dynamic and interesting, and it gives players more room to get better. Simply put Trion, if you're comfortable with this being on a Staff, why can't this be somewhere in the Dom or PVP tree as well?

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    umm...dont switch staffs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominith View Post
    umm...dont switch staffs ?
    150+ spellpower difference. It's a great ability.... but...
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    You can swap weapons while in combat. Switch them when you need to punt your opponent. Use macros or simply add them to your hotbar to make it easier. Your only trade-off is having to use two key-presses instead of one, and monitoring the 45sec CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timewarp View Post
    You can swap weapons while in combat. Switch them when you need to punt your opponent. Use macros or simply add them to your hotbar to make it easier. Your only trade-off is having to use two key-presses instead of one, and monitoring the 45sec CD.
    #show Genesis Pylon
    suppressmacrofailures
    equip Genesis Pylon
    use Genesis Pylon
    equip <p8 mage staff>

    That would get the job done with a few quick button presses, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trippindicular View Post
    #show Genesis Pylon
    suppressmacrofailures
    equip Genesis Pylon
    use Genesis Pylon
    equip <p8 mage staff>

    That would get the job done with a few quick button presses, no?
    Yah, I never knew you could swap gear off gcd mid combat, will definitely try that out, thanks.

    The other part of my thread still stands... I think having an off gcd knockback/root should be in a mage tree, somewhere. It really helps balance out all the range closers that melee seem to constantly have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trippindicular View Post
    #show Genesis Pylon
    suppressmacrofailures
    equip Genesis Pylon
    use Genesis Pylon
    equip <p8 mage staff>

    That would get the job done with a few quick button presses, no?
    I am such an idiot for not having done this yet.

    Minor note: you will need an empty inventory spot if you are using a p8 1-hand + HK totem combo instead of p8 staff.
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    still, that one of the best pvp skill is on a _PVE_ staff... that one gets because the pvp armor set is making pve content risible...
    somebody in charge of itemization at trion should check in into some detox clinic imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizo View Post
    still, that one of the best pvp skill is on a _PVE_ staff... that one gets because the pvp armor set is making pve content risible...
    somebody in charge of itemization at trion should check in into some detox clinic imho.
    My point exactly. If it's not so OP that they can slap it on a staff, why can't I spec into it?

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    Agreed, I wanted that staff bad but it never dropped for me. I also found it funny that such a PvP oriented ability would be on a raid oriented weapon. WTB PvP only use/procs on PvP 8 weaps.
    Last edited by Stimuz; 08-24-2011 at 11:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trippindicular View Post
    #show Genesis Pylon
    suppressmacrofailures
    equip Genesis Pylon
    use Genesis Pylon
    equip <p8 mage staff>

    That would get the job done with a few quick button presses, no?
    Does not work.

    "Cannot use item without equipping it"

    What does work:

    equip Genesis Pylon
    wait 0.4
    use Genesis Pylon
    wait 0.3
    equip <p8 mage staff>
    wave

    Your client has to confirm the equip action to have taken place before the use action can be made. Change the wait numbers around your ping and frame rate; the better you ping and frame rate the less time you need to wait. You don't need to "suppress macro failures" because there are no failures in the macro.
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