+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Assassin/RS vs NB/RS ... Stealth question.

  1. #1
    Soulwalker
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7

    Default Assassin/RS vs NB/RS ... Stealth question.

    I am new to the game, bought it pre-release but only played 1 month, back now and have a question about stealth in PVP.

    I am currently level 38 with my Assassin (32) / Riftblade (18) / Sab (0) and enjoying it very much both in PVE and PVP. If I get to open from stealth I usually win most fights (I understand that this will get harder and harder as I gain more levels) and I think that is why I am so curious about NB / RS combo. From what I can tell this tree (NB) don't get the option to have a stealth that lasts until cancelled?

    My question is: How is this combo played in Warfronts if I can't sneak around whenever and for however long I want to. Is it more like playing a DPS Warrior?

  2. #2
    Plane Walker TheKomissar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    469

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Clownhead View Post
    I am new to the game, bought it pre-release but only played 1 month, back now and have a question about stealth in PVP.

    I am currently level 38 with my Assassin (32) / Riftblade (18) / Sab (0) and enjoying it very much both in PVE and PVP. If I get to open from stealth I usually win most fights (I understand that this will get harder and harder as I gain more levels) and I think that is why I am so curious about NB / RS combo. From what I can tell this tree (NB) don't get the option to have a stealth that lasts until cancelled?

    My question is: How is this combo played in Warfronts if I can't sneak around whenever and for however long I want to. Is it more like playing a DPS Warrior?
    Yeah, that's a good way to think of it. It's a DPS warrior with more defensive cooldowns, more offensive cooldowns, more raw dps, and the ability to actually run away if the fight goes sour. So pretty much nothing like a dps warrior except it fights in melee range.

  3. #3
    Champion
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    577

    Default

    Your envy is showing.

  4. #4
    Ascendant Am0n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,717

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheKomissar View Post
    Yeah, that's a good way to think of it. It's a DPS warrior with more defensive cooldowns, more offensive cooldowns, more raw dps, and the ability to actually run away if the fight goes sour. So pretty much nothing like a dps warrior except it fights in melee range.
    5 *looks like 7.62* rounds isn't going to stop much o.O
    Upgrade to an M14.

    Still 7.62, but you can mow down quite a few more from a fairly decent range. Still wouldn't seem like the weapon of choice for a Warrior and more the designated Marksman though.
    Last edited by Am0n; 02-12-2012 at 09:49 AM.
    "You lost me at Balance"

  5. #5
    Ascendant Zaros's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7,411

    Default

    NB/RS has a more watered-down version of stealth, but it's more effective in a group fight. It can tank more damage, deal more damage, AoE and self heal.
    ~Quiescent

  6. #6
    Rift Disciple
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    East Coast of USA
    Posts
    159

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Clownhead View Post
    I am new to the game, bought it pre-release but only played 1 month, back now and have a question about stealth in PVP.

    I am currently level 38 with my Assassin (32) / Riftblade (18) / Sab (0) and enjoying it very much both in PVE and PVP. If I get to open from stealth I usually win most fights (I understand that this will get harder and harder as I gain more levels) and I think that is why I am so curious about NB / RS combo. From what I can tell this tree (NB) don't get the option to have a stealth that lasts until cancelled?

    My question is: How is this combo played in Warfronts if I can't sneak around whenever and for however long I want to. Is it more like playing a DPS Warrior?


    I went the exact same route you did before switching over to an NB / RS / SAB role. Basically your macros are going to be set up the same way just with slightly different talents. For me the Twilight****** abilites replaced my Slip Away and for stealth trust me, you will learn to live without the perma stealth. Instead of going perma stealth and finding your target you will need to wait until they are in sight then go stealth. At least this is what I do.

    The big advantage with the NB build is the raw output of damage it puts out, and its fast burst damage. For me after my opener (2 points) I start my melee and I am at 5 points in about 3 seconds if not sooner for my finisher. Furthermore it is for the most part sustainable damage.

    You mention that if you get to open from stealth first you can usually win. Imagine that same fight with, lets say 25 - 40% better affectiveness. I am so glad I read many a post from other Rogues recommending the NB / RS build.

    Enjoy the body count once you build it.

    -G

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts