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    So after hitting 40 last night I spent most using a Rng/SIN/NiteBlade build which did fine, until i tried this new build at 40 , and i must say I am enjoying it. i seem to kill things just as fast if not faster.

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...VMcbuxoRo.V0xM
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    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...bue.V0xMb.VV0V

    One thing i notice is misses. so the blade dancer brings extra Hit and Dex and damage of auto attacks. the hellfire weapon buff on the NB is a flat damage, not a dot like the sins posion, so its hard to see it working, on the sin i could see the dots stacking, but they are small. anyway..

    comments, suggestions.

    I am still trying to test it, but it seems to do well.

    this is what got me to 40. http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M....0AM0x0b.V0x0b
    i still like it, does good damage.
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    Does Blade Finesse work with ranged autoattacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XodoK View Post
    Does Blade Finesse work with ranged autoattacks?
    I dont know ? im still looking over damage logs, its hard to tell.

    if anyone else has this info please post it would be good to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XodoK View Post
    Does Blade Finesse work with ranged autoattacks?
    Does it matter? Autoattacks are such a small portion of our damage, particularly for ranged rogues since you aren't autoattacking while moving outside of the 15 seconds from Hit and Run.

    A waste of 5 points IMO.

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    I'm not sure you're really getting as much out of the points beyond the first 5 in Bladedancer as you could by putting them elsewhere.
    Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. You ever think of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absalon View Post
    Does it matter? Autoattacks are such a small portion of our damage, particularly for ranged rogues since you aren't autoattacking while moving outside of the 15 seconds from Hit and Run.

    A waste of 5 points IMO.
    yes, i totally understand. just wondering why im still killing same mobs at same rate, ?

    im just trying different souls. i like the MM but , i played with that, and i seem to get eaten up alive ? im not sure why. so i just stuck with ranger, assissin and niteblade which seem to do pretty good. the posions on the sin seem to help, and they have some other nice damage buffs.
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    It's a good build, but if you're on a pvp server, i realy recommend resetting your souls, because your not able to get the diffuse skill anymore, which is a PvP lifesaver..

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    i like your first build, Widgett.. similar to what I'm working towards (currently lvl 31), few comments/questions

    1) Have you compared trick shot v rain of arrows?

    2) Improved quick shot - im starting to question the value of these 3 points, since each quick shot is relatively small dmg, the bleed is only 30% of dmg, it takes 6 seconds to realize that dmg, and the bleed doesnt stack. So say quick shot hits for 100, 3 talent points gives you +5 dmg/sec. Fairly lackluster...

    3) Blood rage - did you skip this b/c boar dps is so low in the first place, 15% of a small amount isn't worth investing in?

    4) Blade finesse - i saw a guildie make mention of this, he said he never gets an auto-attack off, but looking at my own combat logs my auto-attack goes off consistently. I mostly use instants while questing, but that should be irrelevant. Again, I need to parse my combat logs to see how much %/total auto attack damage is, to see if its worth putting points into. This talent should have good synergy with Doubleshot, unless that talent proc is considered a special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diemos01 View Post
    i like your first build, Widgett.. similar to what I'm working towards (currently lvl 31), few comments/questions

    1) Have you compared trick shot v rain of arrows?

    2) Improved quick shot - im starting to question the value of these 3 points, since each quick shot is relatively small dmg, the bleed is only 30% of dmg, it takes 6 seconds to realize that dmg, and the bleed doesnt stack. So say quick shot hits for 100, 3 talent points gives you +5 dmg/sec. Fairly lackluster...

    3) Blood rage - did you skip this b/c boar dps is so low in the first place, 15% of a small amount isn't worth investing in?

    4) Blade finesse - i saw a guildie make mention of this, he said he never gets an auto-attack off, but looking at my own combat logs my auto-attack goes off consistently. I mostly use instants while questing, but that should be irrelevant. Again, I need to parse my combat logs to see how much %/total auto attack damage is, to see if its worth putting points into. This talent should have good synergy with Doubleshot, unless that talent proc is considered a special?
    Well trick i use for combo pt building. Rain is nice aoe , sounds like a machinegun lol it can affect a ton.. TON of mobs and u can die really fast if 4 of them decide to beat on you.. dont use in a rift (no one heals) but its nice to clear out trash in dungeon runs. i prefer trick for the combo building .. and spamming head shot. 2+ 3 pts. i tend to build up my first head for 3 or more then just spam it , using the bard im thinking that using cadiance will be a nice boost.

    but i still have some playing to do when i get home..

    nice comments.. lots to think about..

    thats what i love about this game, so many souls, so many ways to play.. all can work. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigett View Post
    Well trick i use for combo pt building. Rain is nice aoe , sounds like a machinegun lol it can affect a ton.. TON of mobs and u can die really fast if 4 of them decide to beat on you.. dont use in a rift (no one heals) but its nice to clear out trash in dungeon runs. i prefer trick for the combo building .. and spamming head shot. 2+ 3 pts. i tend to build up my first head for 3 or more then just spam it , using the bard im thinking that using cadiance will be a nice boost.

    but i still have some playing to do when i get home..

    nice comments.. lots to think about..

    thats what i love about this game, so many souls, so many ways to play.. all can work. lol
    On the contrary I can solo rifts and get to the elite mob boss just because of trick shot and rain of arrows. You can down 3-4 mobs insanley fast the aoe dmg of rain is godly just carry potions just incase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinth View Post
    On the contrary I can solo rifts and get to the elite mob boss just because of trick shot and rain of arrows. You can down 3-4 mobs insanley fast the aoe dmg of rain is godly just carry potions just incase.
    Hmm, well the big ones, where ur pushing 12fps cause theres a large invasion or lots of mobs. as long as they are around your level, toss elites in and, u must be just wearing uber undies. cause my rain of arrows wont drop elites that fast..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigett View Post
    Hmm, well the big ones, where ur pushing 12fps cause theres a large invasion or lots of mobs. as long as they are around your level, toss elites in and, u must be just wearing uber undies. cause my rain of arrows wont drop elites that fast..
    Im not talking about major invasions. I can solo minor invasions they are normal mobs till u get to the bonus boss stage he is elite. and my fps is always 60+

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