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    Telaran
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    I am toying around with the idea of a "dps bard" (if this has been discussed i apologize). Before I post the build I am toying with I need someone more experienced than I to answer this question... Is VoJ absolutely needed?

    The basis of my build is; A bard is pretty much only there for buffs. If the bard can apply all the motifs then he is doing his job.

    With this idea I am thinking about only putting points into bard which improve the buffs, the rest can go into a dps tree.

    I got it down to 33 point into bard. With this you have the exact same support heal capabilities of 51 bard, minus VoV (which heals way too little for a 1 min cooldown imo). You also have all the fanfares, minus Int/Wis (which clerics and mages can apply to raid).

    Missing out on VoJ is the only big downside to not having 51 bard. I know this guy is important in "burst damage" situations, but if the bard himself is contributing considerable dps then this could be accounted for.

    Here is the build I am toying with (http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1M...E0x0V0V00M.V0z), I went ranged cause I am more comfortable shooting from far away. There is no reason this build cannot be a melee build. I am honestly not sure how to maximize dps with only 33 points to work with.

    I would appreciated feedback from the rogue community. If there is something to this idea i am open how to use the extra 33 points. If it is not viable in a raiding situation I understand completely and will go on with my 51 build.

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    yes voj is absolutely 100% needed

    If you want to dps go 51bard 15 ranger and apply piercing shot and do 1000-1500 dps. While keeping up motifs.

    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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    Telaran
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    Thanks for the quick reply.

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