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    Default Riftstalker pointless in pvp?

    So today i read the update and noticed that we can't capture flags while under the effects of defer death or any other immunity abilities. Does this mean that the times i chose to pvp as 51 riftstalker (my pve tank spec) are now pointless since i can't go up and just cap the bridge in port scion anymore?

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    Yep. This role has absolutely no usage or utility in Warfronts.

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    hit rank 6 and get Theft of Thought and do a fake Void knight build!

    Serious note unless you are flag running it is semi pointless. But stones always need to be ran in Port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybaster View Post
    Yep. This role has absolutely no usage or utility in Warfronts.
    Can't tell if srs.

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    Have you tried tanking?

    Pink bar and using 2 weapons = people will want to kill you.
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    While using a Riftstalker spec was awesome for capturing, there is still some use ... though a pure tanking spec isn't all that great, imo.

    A Riftstalker/Bladedancer (or BD as primary) hybrid is awesome for running shards in Port and Whitefall if that's how you want to play.

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    OMFG! I SPY A HETHROIN!

    ./WAVE SPAM!!!

    Riftstalker has it uses man but not as a pure pvp build. They just nuked defer death capturing so there's no point making it a pure tank build. Mix it in with NB or sin or BD as the main souls and its a blasty blast.

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    I play a Bard in Warfronts, the longer I'm alive, the more support I'm able to give my team, and Riftstalker enables me to do that. So I wouldn't say the Riftstalker is pointless in PvP.

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    Phase shifting actually still works (doesn't drop the stone, tested it myself), unless shadow shift isn't considered plane shifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaniWes View Post
    Phase shifting actually still works (doesn't drop the stone, tested it myself), unless shadow shift isn't considered plane shifting.
    Phase Shift is the 20 point ability in the Root of the Archmage Soul Tree.

    Phase Shift No cost
    Channeled Cooldown: 300 Second(s)-10 Charge
    Channels arcane energies around the Mage, removing all curable debuffs and rendering them immune to damaging and curable debuff effects for up to 10 seconds. Consumes Charge while channeled.
    Last edited by Stevoli; 05-27-2011 at 12:33 PM.

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    Plane shift

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    What about in non-warfronts - say world PVP and duels? Do they fare well there? I always got the impression in actual PVP, not PVP objectives, they did fairly well.

    I know that whenever I duel other melees I tear them to pieces. Haven't really dueled any clerics but I feel like clerics would most definitely kill me. Not so much mages though.

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    lots of defense, no damage.

    Riftstalker tank setups are basically just a nuisance :P one thats countered by anyone with any sort of purge.

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