There is other way, if you have a side button or middle button that you never use it in RIFT. you can bind it to Cadence. Just put Cadence in the hot key and bind it with secondary key using mouse button. BAM, you have Cadence bind to your mouse button. I used this solution for my Sab rogue by binding one of my mouse button to Detonate and it work well. You can try that
Ok thanks for the tips. I need to change A and D key to see how that works. I just find it hard to "face" the warrior or rogue that keeps circling me. I tried to jump backward (walking backward is so slow especially when I am snared) but a lot of times they still end up being "behind me".
I do realize that once the channel goes off, it still works even if the attacker is behind me.
When I bard in warfront, which is rare since I'm pr8, I use Bard/Rift/Ranger. I have 8pts in ranger in the build for 6% dmg reduction (equal to 150valor which was great prior to pr6 and the gear change). Still good since as a bard you are pretty much standing on the front line strumming cadence. Having ranger is also good for when your 3-5pt target takes off running(Headshot), building up combo pts while heading into 20m range, and the AP buff is nice.
I have never once brought out the pet. Something else to manage and who the hell wants to re-summon the crappy wolf every 20 seconds.
You have to decide what you are doing in a warfront. If you are healing/buffing, go right at it and focus on that. If you are trying to do dmg, don't have bard in the spec at all.
Last edited by Ruwyn; 09-21-2011 at 01:16 PM.
Personally I have:
#show Power Cord
cast Power Cord
So if you're standing still you get Cadence, if you're running around you cast Power Cord
I use A/F for left/right strafing. No need for forward or backward bindings (toggle auto-run to move forward or press both mouse buttons for short moves...and you never need to go backward really).
D for cadence/power chord macro, S for Coda debuff, SHIFT+S for 2nd Coda debuff (my shift button is on my mouse). QWERT for my motifs. 3 Rift Prison, SHIFT + 3 for single target Verse stun, SHIFT + E for AOE Verse stun.
Works quite well!
Last edited by wfsaxton; 09-21-2011 at 10:04 PM.
Corky - P8 Mage
Kim - P5 Rogue
Billy - P4 Cleric
Server: Seastone, Guild: Hot Shots
I quited Rift, the lack of end game pvp+Gear based game+AoE zerg fest on many WF just kill the way i like pvp. (am p7,5)
Small Skirmishes all over the place
Currently am playing SC2 and Team Fotress 2, if you like skill based balanced games, try then out, btw Team Fotress 2 is now FREE!
#show Verse of Vitality
cast Verse of Vitality
cast Coda of Restoration
cast Motif of Regeneration
#show Power Chord
cast Power Chord
I dont understand which you use Power Cord after Cadence :O