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    Plane Touched
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    Trying to find an optimal bard build that includes 51 bard. So far I have come up with 5 NB/ 10 MM, and 8 NB/ 7 MM. The latter seems to be hitting slightly harder with candence, but obviously lower on coda of resto. I also notice that cadence only procs Increased Fire Power if the first tic crits, and even then it seems a little buggy.

    Anyone able to tell me what the best hps for 51 bard would be for the other souls?

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    Plane Touched Harby's Avatar
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    8 NB , 7 Ranger I think.

    Ranger provides 5% crit, 4% dmg, 46 (if not mistaken) AP.

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    Believe it depends on the gear as 5 points into Riftstalker for 15% more attack power eventually overtakes Ranger's flat 42 attack power and 5% crit. This is assuming an equal tier melee and ranged weapon as well as Cadence's damage will be calculated from your ranged weapon's DPS slot with Ranger or Marksman.

    Personally I go with Riftstalker though simply for the blink.
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    It depends on how you want to play your bard, and what extra things you want along with it.

    8NB/7RNG is the normal

    15 Riftstalker is good

    Some fights need 15BD/0Sab -

    It's what you feel comfortable playing but the NB/Ranger is the most that people go for.

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    Rift Disciple Shikamari's Avatar
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    My ranged weapon is way better than my melee weapons so 10MM/5RS are working nicely to get a beefy AP bonus. My cadence is only a little lower than it was using 10NB/5RS with attacks based on my mainhand dps. I'm in full durnes w/ HK belt and a relic bow if it makes a difference.

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