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    Default Bard - Do weapons help spell damage?

    I am new to the Bard and am wondering about choice of weapons and their stats. I know that you must have a ranged weapon (bow/gun) equipped to be able to cast Cadence, etc., but does your choice of weapons make any difference to damage inflicted? What stats should I be boosting when I select my armour and weapons when I choose to heal and when I dps?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Podgiebear View Post
    I am new to the Bard and am wondering about choice of weapons and their stats. I know that you must have a ranged weapon (bow/gun) equipped to be able to cast Cadence, etc., but does your choice of weapons make any difference to damage inflicted? What stats should I be boosting when I select my armour and weapons when I choose to heal and when I dps?

    Thanks.
    Yes it does, since rogues love dex. Since bards heal when they dps. Basically a rogue dps build.

    I think the difference for rogues (I'm not a tank) is when you focus on tanking builds ie endurance.

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    2 things:
    If you hover your mouse over the stats on your character page, you will see 2 that are different colors and say: this is important for your calling.

    For rogues its dex and attack power.
    second thing, this is the guides forum, the rogue discussion forum is this way:http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...ue-discussion/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgraine View Post
    2 things:
    If you hover your mouse over the stats on your character page, you will see 2 that are different colors and say: this is important for your calling.

    For rogues its dex and attack power.
    second thing, this is the guides forum, the rogue discussion forum is this way:http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...ue-discussion/

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    Thanks, sorry didn't realise guides and builds were in 2 different places, thought I was just posting in Rogues forum.

    Also thought that as a "Spell Caster" the Bard might be different to other Rogues.

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    Bard uses the same stats as any other Rogue build, with a heavy focus on Attack Power (and thus Dex) for both damage and healing. Your ranged weapon DPS does affect your damage also. Bard abilities are not categorized as spells, even though they can be silenced.
    Last edited by TheGrinnz; 06-18-2013 at 08:16 AM.

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    Default Might wanna check before you run off at the mouth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgraine View Post
    2 things:
    If you hover your mouse over the stats on your character page, you will see 2 that are different colors and say: this is important for your calling.

    For rogues its dex and attack power.
    second thing, this is the guides forum, the rogue discussion forum is this way:http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...ue-discussion/

    Luck and Life

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    This is NOT the guide forum. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imgrunk View Post
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    This is NOT the guide forum. Thanks for your input.
    This thread was originally in the guide forum. The moderators moved it. Thanks for your input.

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