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    Default Least painful spec for ranking up in PvP (currently R2)

    So I barded my ***** off and got to rank 2 back in patch 1.2 days when I quit. I'm back now and I want to PvP again with anything but a bard. I can't stomach that anymore.

    Is there any spec that can stay alive long enough to be useful prior to me getting some higher level valor gear?

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    So far I'm trying this Nightman 2.0 build and I'm actually getting kills :P
    I just wish I was better at the surviving part. Need valor. DoT damage is enough to kill me heh.

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    Going from r1 to r2 is like 40k, man. You're not going to like what you see once you hit r5 and up. Oh, and you can pretty much Bard, spam purge with guardian phase up, or die. A Bard/RS spec is probably the most enjoyable and helpful out of those.

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    Marksman. Let's be honest, no one Bards in warfronts.

    I rolled a Rogue to stab stuff, not play music.
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    51 marksman 15 assasin 0 rift stalker (or 0 infiltrator)

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    When time allows I'll be looking at the issue with the class guys.

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    51 Sin, find a comfy spot, stealth.... afk

    As painless as it gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaros View Post
    Marksman. Let's be honest, no one Bards in warfronts.

    I rolled a Rogue to stab stuff, not play music.
    I Bard in warfronts.
    Free music! It's legal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyle View Post
    51 Sin, find a comfy spot, stealth.... afk

    As painless as it gets.
    Do you get favor when inactive? Back in the early days of the game you needed to spam buttons to get favor. The G15 keyboard macros helped with all that bard music crap.

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    Back in the day it was 51mm and then assist a warrior and spam purge. It's still probably effective. I'd choose a mage instead though.. warriors aren't OP anymore.

    I'd probably say MM... don't think as a rank 2 you'd have the survivability to play a melee spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
    So I barded my ***** off and got to rank 2 back in patch 1.2 days when I quit. I'm back now and I want to PvP again with anything but a bard. I can't stomach that anymore.

    Is there any spec that can stay alive long enough to be useful prior to me getting some higher level valor gear?
    Shame you dont like bard really. A blinkbard is really fun, effective and hard to kill, what with 2 cc's, interrupts, teleports and defensive CDs, and you can make a difference.

    otherwise, MM is probably your best bet, not so much for dmg, but eradicate spam...it really does help.
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    51 MM / 15 Inf or Sin is bloody annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
    So I barded my ***** off and got to rank 2 back in patch 1.2 days when I quit. I'm back now and I want to PvP again with anything but a bard. I can't stomach that anymore.

    Is there any spec that can stay alive long enough to be useful prior to me getting some higher level valor gear?
    Valor is standardized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
    Do you get favor when inactive? Back in the early days of the game you needed to spam buttons to get favor. The G15 keyboard macros helped with all that bard music crap.
    You actually get more favor if you afk next to the boss in scion.
    Last edited by Zyzyx; 12-03-2011 at 03:02 PM.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daglar View Post
    When time allows I'll be looking at the issue with the class guys.

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    Nb/rs is how I plan on doing it.

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    44 MM for eradicate spam, 22 Riftstalker for more armor, health, resistances, shields and deflect, 0 point Inf for break free.

    You can keep up your shields 100% of the time, have access to numerous CC breaks, multiple interupts, and can stack a lot of direct "less damage taken" mitigation. Spread healing debuffs, Eradicate the enemy's buffs, and just make a general nuisance of yourself. Use your teleports intelligently (use them as escapes, not offensively).

    You won't be bursting anybody down with anything less than R6 weapons, so you might as well not do a damage spec.

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