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    Default Ranged AoE in Storm Legion

    Well, it seems likely that having a ranged AoE build is going to be pretty important for raiding in Storm Legion.

    However Tactician just feels kind of dirty to me and I can not see me every coming to terms with Saboteur. Both are just not the kind of thing that appeals to me, bombs and flame throwers may be nice for some but they are just not what I play MMO's for.

    It would be nice if TRION could make either Ranger or Marksmen viable AoE specs as I just can not see myself playing anything else.
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    I feel the same way about the weapons. This game seems to be heading towards sci-fi rather than fantasy. All that's needed now is flying gun ships and we are done. Guns and flame throwers just do not fit for me. Even the graphics on some bows are metal. I still have my Greenscale Epic bow in the bank because it was the best design weapon I have seen in this game, I just cannot bring myself to get rid of it.

    However having said that, Marksman AoE is pretty darn good.
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    61 Marksman can still pump out really good AOE with Chain Destruction and Sentry Battery. Sentry Battery takes a little practice on positioning, but once you get it down, most of the time you can compete with Sabateurs AOE damage. The big thing you have to worry about is draining your energy. For the most part I recommend going Sentry Battery > Chain Destruction > Sentry battery > Chain Destruction and so on. Now, if you have the luxery of Living Energy or Anthem of Fervor go Sentry Battery > Sentry Battery > Chain Destruction > Sentry Battery > Sentry Battery > Chain Destruction and so on.

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    I doubt the devs will up the aoe on rangers and marksman, because that would mean their single target needs to be lowered, otherwise the aoe specialist souls will not be viable anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Temo View Post
    I doubt the devs will up the aoe on rangers and marksman, because that would mean their single target needs to be lowered, otherwise the aoe specialist souls will not be viable anymore.
    Well I was only looking for one or the other to change ....

    As to whether tactician is really an AoE specialist soul with all that utility, and even sab with adhesive bomb etc is as much utility as AoE. I kind of think they would be viable anyway.

    Hoping, not expecting, that sentry battery gets to be a little less energy hungry and rain of arrows goes to 8 or more targets. Just close the gap a little.
    There are eight species of Bear (Ursidae): Arctos, Americanus, Thibetanus, Maritimus, Helarctos, Melonleuca, Ornatus, Malayanus, Ursinus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millie View Post
    Well I was only looking for one or the other to change ....

    As to whether tactician is really an AoE specialist soul with all that utility, and even sab with adhesive bomb etc is as much utility as AoE. I kind of think they would be viable anyway.

    Hoping, not expecting, that sentry battery gets to be a little less energy hungry and rain of arrows goes to 8 or more targets. Just close the gap a little.
    And go back to the point where everyone just carries MM/Rng as the spec for best ranged ST and on par AoE damage? Please no. The whole point was to have different specs for different fights. MM/Rng AoE is already on the verge of making Sab and Tact completely and utterly pointless (well, at least sab, slowdowns don't work on anything on any boss encounter 99% of the time. Tac gets a raidwide boost CD).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandarb View Post
    And go back to the point where everyone just carries MM/Rng as the spec for best ranged ST and on par AoE damage? Please no. The whole point was to have different specs for different fights. MM/Rng AoE is already on the verge of making Sab and Tact completely and utterly pointless (well, at least sab, slowdowns don't work on anything on any boss encounter 99% of the time. Tac gets a raidwide boost CD).
    ..... yes please. Sab nasty, Tactician dirty.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MurkyJuris View Post
    61 Marksman can still pump out really good AOE with Chain Destruction and Sentry Battery. Sentry Battery takes a little practice on positioning, but once you get it down, most of the time you can compete with Sabateurs AOE damage. The big thing you have to worry about is draining your energy. For the most part I recommend going Sentry Battery > Chain Destruction > Sentry battery > Chain Destruction and so on. Now, if you have the luxery of Living Energy or Anthem of Fervor go Sentry Battery > Sentry Battery > Chain Destruction > Sentry Battery > Sentry Battery > Chain Destruction and so on.
    first one is wrong! do sentry sentry chain even if ya dont have clover or fervor....
    What ya do is pop the first sentry then the second and at 45% depending on lag cut sentry short and pop a chain....with clover its even easier might pull of a third sentry if yer really good with timing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by millie View Post
    ..... yes please. Sab nasty, Tactician dirty.....
    You don't like it too bad, the purpose is to not make any soul useless.

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    If you like the traditional MMO setting without bombs and flamethrowers then you should be fine with having poor aoe. Rogues have never traditionally had good aoe abilities.
    I rite a gooded guide for rouges.

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    been doing lightning fury and fan out on MM and while it's not top compared to other roles, as a MM I can't complain on where I land on the parse via AOE. Besides, I kick arse in single target, comparatively speaking.
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