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    Default PvE Melee - what spec to go for?

    Ok, so I admit being lurking on these forums for too long, looking for a decent melee spec for ages and I just don't know what the heck I should go for. Can anyone shed me some light and recommend a good melee spec for 1.5 or 1.6, with the following considerations:

    -No blinks. I just don't want to die in an encounter because a blink teleported me somewhere I didn't want to.
    -I haven't got a HK crystal, so I assume 51 BD is out of the question.
    -Gearwise, I have 4 T3 pieces and Deathbringer Shoulders/Chest. I have the Savage Beastcarver from Murd as MH and a crappy 41.7 dps T1 raid bow, so I assume melee > ranged specs for me.
    -I have all the melee T1 raid crystals.
    -I want to maximize ST damage, AoE isn't as a big of a consideration.

    The spec that's worked for me best so far has been the 24BD/27ASS/15MM spec, forgot it's name but it's something that I think Hoko discussed briefly somewhere.. It's got a gap closer, good combo generation and a very simple rotation that allows me to focus on movement or boss mechanics rather than doing the actual rotation. Here's the link for it: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...cxodV00M.x0x0V
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    Quote Originally Posted by desverger View Post
    Ok, so I admit being lurking on these forums for too long, looking for a decent melee spec for ages and I just don't know what the heck I should go for. Can anyone shed me some light and recommend a good melee spec for 1.5 or 1.6, with the following considerations:

    -No blinks. I just don't want to die in an encounter because a blink teleported me somewhere I didn't want to.
    -I haven't got a HK crystal, so I assume 51 BD is out of the question.
    -Gearwise, I have 4 T3 pieces and Deathbringer Shoulders/Chest. I have the Savage Beastcarver from Murd as MH and a crappy 41.7 dps T1 raid bow, so I assume melee > ranged specs for me.
    -I have all the melee T1 raid crystals.
    -I want to maximize ST damage, AoE isn't as a big of a consideration.

    The spec that's worked for me best so far has been the 24BD/27ASS/15MM spec, forgot it's name but it's something that I think Hoko discussed briefly somewhere.. It's got a gap closer, good combo generation and a very simple rotation that allows me to focus on movement or boss mechanics rather than doing the actual rotation. Here's the link for it: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...cxodV00M.x0x0V
    Tried nightblade? If you're using 4 pieces of T1 raid gear, you can use the raid T1 crystal which is decent.

    Issue is 0 gap closers.
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    at ur gear lvl the one you posted will be the highest non blink spec currently out, 49 nb may surpass it come 1.6 but it's not 1.6 yet so stick with the assdancer from my sig.

    but at ur gear lvl, u'll get another 300-400dps by going to the sin blink spec... just saying :P
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    Well, thanks for confirming my thoughts at least. I might go and try a blink spec properly next time we're at Murd, just for ****s and giggles.

    Previously, I could pull about 2k on Murd, which is bad at my gear level.

    Come 1.6, I'm gonna give the 49 NB a go, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desverger View Post
    The spec that's worked for me best so far has been the 24BD/27ASS/15MM spec, forgot it's name but it's something that I think Hoko discussed briefly somewhere.. It's got a gap closer, good combo generation and a very simple rotation that allows me to focus on movement or boss mechanics rather than doing the actual rotation. Here's the link for it: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...cxodV00M.x0x0V
    For 51bd you need to stack ap plus have a decent offhand. With just a mainhand something assassin or nightblade is prob best.
    Last edited by Mayi; 11-06-2011 at 06:03 AM.
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