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    Hi all,

    So I'm using Smoldering Flamesource as one of my greater essences due to it proccing off of all weapon enchant procs. When I first equipped it, it went off all the time. Now, not so much. So I was wondering if there is a better one out there. My first theories are the +50AP proc or the lvl 48? waning shadestone. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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    If you're level 50, go get the Necrotic Semblance greater essence from the quest in Thalin Tor, Stillmoor.

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    Necrotic Semblance is Guardian only btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noburu View Post
    Necrotic Semblance is Guardian only btw.
    No Defiant alternative..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petgroup View Post
    No Defiant alternative..................
    Hardly fair is it
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    Well, it doesn't proc enough to be up more than 50% of the time, and AP doesn't really do a ton, so...
    Last edited by Calo; 05-22-2011 at 12:55 AM.

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    I always use lessers found that I benefit more from them, than the randomness procs of the greaters

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    Are there any good greater essences for rogues? I'm thinking that have having 6 lessers that boost crit and dex (or AP and dex) would better serve me than minimal AP procs or life drains.

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    vampiric blood is 10-15dps and mortuous shadeshard is 25dps with a relic and 2 +12 whetstones, otherwise use the lessers.
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    I find that the flamesource and stormsource greater procs are up 100% of the time in fights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasorine View Post
    I find that the flamesource and stormsource greater procs are up 100% of the time in fights.
    Yeah but how much dps are you gaining from these? Isn't it better to have those filled with static stat increases that are boosting you 100% of the time?

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    can't say for sure, not got a full compliment of top level purple lessers yet so my current lessers give:

    22 crit and 9 attack power each.

    so if filled my greater slots I'd get 44 crit and 18 AP.

    My greaters give:

    51 crit and 25 AP at the moment.

    With the changes from 1.2 I could get 93 crit or 46 AP from the creater slots.

    not sure what that equates to dps wise.

    And as I say, in my dps spec these are up 99% of the time, only times there not is right at the start of battle.
    Last edited by Dasorine; 05-23-2011 at 05:34 AM.

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    For a ranged spec: Crystallized Vampire Blood is ~10 dps, Waning Shadesource is ~5 dps. I would assume the Gibbinous Shadesource would work out to be ~7dps. They are unaffected by stats in anyway. They cannot critical strike at all.
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    That said, if I could get 6 of my level 50 purple lessers to fill all slots with they'd be better than the 2 different greaters, but 2 of the same type of greaters would still give a better raise for a single stat.

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    Torched and Scorched Flamesource (critical strike) do work together. They will put up their individual buffs at the same time and your critical strike will raise by the correct amount.
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