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    Default @ level 21 - thoughts on build

    At level 21 (PVE Melee) I looking at building my 2nd role like this:

    13BD/10NB/4SIN

    Main thinking was using Deadly Strike as the Finisher (Via rotation), thus allowing a nice lead off with Assassinate on the next mob when stealthed or a the next 3 attackes with the damage buff.

    I was wondering if I'm way out in left field (i.e Shoudl have spent the points better other ways) or am I heading in the general direction of most BD/NB/SIN builds?

    Appreciate the insight, helps me learn to play better. Trust me I know I'm new... it shows. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hord View Post
    At level 21 (PVE Melee) I looking at building my 2nd role like this:

    13BD/10NB/4SIN

    Main thinking was using Deadly Strike as the Finisher (Via rotation), thus allowing a nice lead off with Assassinate on the next mob when stealthed or a the next 3 attackes with the damage buff.

    I was wondering if I'm way out in left field (i.e Shoudl have spent the points better other ways) or am I heading in the general direction of most BD/NB/SIN builds?

    Appreciate the insight, helps me learn to play better. Trust me I know I'm new... it shows. LOL

    Thanks,
    Horde
    at this lvl prob better off with a bd/rs split tbh, get the thing that returns hp from rs and the defensvie stuff from bd and you will destroy mobs.

    i personally lvl'd as sab or ranger but im sure the melee builds work well too :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hord View Post
    At level 21 (PVE Melee) I looking at building my 2nd role like this:

    13BD/10NB/4SIN

    Main thinking was using Deadly Strike as the Finisher (Via rotation), thus allowing a nice lead off with Assassinate on the next mob when stealthed or a the next 3 attackes with the damage buff.

    I was wondering if I'm way out in left field (i.e Shoudl have spent the points better other ways) or am I heading in the general direction of most BD/NB/SIN builds?

    Appreciate the insight, helps me learn to play better. Trust me I know I'm new... it shows. LOL

    Thanks,
    Horde
    Spot on. Always finish with Deadly Strike for the 105% damage buff. You will often finish off the mob with the next Keen / Quick Strike, leaving 1 charge of 105% damage for your next Assassinate.

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    Can't really help you with the build you're going for but if you get bored with it I would recommend the RS/SIN/NB build here: http://www.riftjunkies.com/forums/sh...ker-Nightblade

    I played around with a few different builds and that's the one that ended up working the best for me while leveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefai View Post
    Spot on. Always finish with Deadly Strike for the 105% damage buff. You will often finish off the mob with the next Keen / Quick Strike, leaving 1 charge of 105% damage for your next Assassinate.
    Forgot to mention, and missed the edit timer, but I'd go 5 in Combat Expertise over 2 in Strike Back and 2 in Blade and fury.

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    I have putzed around looking at the RS build. I have to test it out, but i was thinking about this latest one more. I do recognize that it's more quick boom then lasting longer. it's all about finding the balance.

    @ Daiy -Appreciate the build write up also. Looks interesting, like I stated about it is one of the other routes I am looking at.

    @ Nefai - Question... I thought it would be better to get the reactional attack + the damage bonus to attack skills would lead to more DPS (average) over the extra +4% to hit? I know I have no math to back any of that up but it seem to me for the amount of points being spent, that having it that way gave me a lot more than just 5 in one. I can be wrong, just the way it looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hord View Post
    @ Nefai - Question... I thought it would be better to get the reactional attack + the damage bonus to attack skills would lead to more DPS (average) over the extra +4% to hit? I know I have no math to back any of that up but it seem to me for the amount of points being spent, that having it that way gave me a lot more than just 5 in one. I can be wrong, just the way it looked.
    That's why I tried to qualify with "I'd go with" versus, "It would be better to"

    I definitely have no numbers, I just never bothered going partially into the dodge talents. Either Quick Reflexes, Strike Back and Retaliate or Blade Finesse and Combat Expertise.

    As far as 2 in Combat Expertise versus 2 in Blade and Fury, 10% damage on Keen Strike, but only after a Quick Strike or Precision Strike seemed like a waste for solo leveling, where I'd rarely get a followup Keen Strike since everything dies so fast. In dungeons it would be a lot better.

    You'll eventually open with a 3 CP Assassinate (guaranteed crit, usually 105% increased damage) then a 2 CP Puncture, finish with Deadly Strike, then a Keen Strike and a Precision Strike... and they are usually dead by then. Sometimes you get a second Keen Strike off after that Precision Strike, but not often.

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    Default lv 21 build

    0AS/13BD/14RS Is what I'd spec at 21. I'm currently using the Cuisinart spec found HERE. I'm 39 right now and can take 4-5 mobs at a time EASILY...

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    @Nefai - Ok I can see the points about about the +damage to keen strike. I might take those 2 out and move them over. Best of both... who knows.

    @Plague - I do like the RS spec, I might run 2 different roles to see which I like better. Sad part is I'd love to mix some of 4 different specs LOL.

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