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    Default 1.5 PVE Assassin Build

    I'll start by saying this spec doesn't need a name. It is simply: The PVE Assassin Build.

    The spec: 1.5 PVE Assassin Build-pve-assassin.jpg


    The Macro:

    #show Savage Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Poison Malice
    cast Expose Weakness
    cast Backstab
    cast Puncture
    cast Savage Strike
    cast Swift Shot

    The Finishers:

    Rapid Fire Shot > Impale/Final Blow: Use Rapid Fire Shot on CD, otherwise use Impale/Final Blow. Using the rotation properly, Rapid Fire Shot should just be coming off CD every 3rd time around, which is perfect.

    The AoE: (admittedly not as good as some other specs but at least stuff isn't half dead by the time you actually detonate your charges)

    2-4 mobs = Fan Out w/ Electrified Munitions + Lethal or Virulent Poison
    5 or more mobs = Weapon Flare w/ Lethal Poison + Virulent Poison

    The Key:

    On single target, toggle Electrified Munitions w/ Lethal Poison when using Rapid Fire Shot for roughly 6% more dps.

    Toggle macros:

    #show Electrified Munitions
    cancelbuff Lethal Poison
    cast Electrified Munitions

    and

    #show Lethal Poison
    cancelbuff Electrified Munitions
    cast Lethal Poison


    In my gear this beat every other spec I've tested on PTS. Not by much, but it beat them.

    The beautiful thing is, unlike every other spec that now leaves little room for improvement with fervor and a tablet, this spec is a tad starved, which means the buffs will actually help.

    There is wiggle room for variations in this build. You could swap points from a couple places to get Advanced Flanking, for instance. I didn't feel the need with the crit I have on PTS. I may feel differently on live.
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    the 10% buff on the energy should help a bit.

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    36Asn/20rs/10mm parses better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Draegan View Post
    36Asn/20rs/10mm parses better.
    Tried that and it does parse well doing single target on a dummy. But Fan Out w/out Munitions is bunk AoE. Same with Rift Disturbance and Shadow Blitz. May as well just keep doing single target.

    Not very many encounters that have no raid AoE requirements.

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    I wouldn't rely on anything but Trickshot for AOE damage now.


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