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    Touch of Darkness

    Instant

    Ebon Terror, Dark Malady, Smother
    and Death from the Shadows deal an additional 1126 Death damage,
    but their range is reduced to 5m.
    Requires 44 points in Nightblade
    Requires level 59

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    Touch of Darkness: Function has been changed (no longer a toggled ability). For the next 6s, weapon ability attacks deal additional Death damage, drain 5 Energy or 5 Power or 3% of the enemy’s maximum mana. 1 min cooldown.

    as of now the ability on my hotbar key reads that it will ONLY deal 644 (RIDICULOUSLY LOW) death damage and drain 5 energy or power or 3% of the enemy maximum mana (/WHOOPYFRIGGENDOO?!?) with a cooldown of 1 minute (INSANELY LONG)





    I just have to ask WHY?
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    Mine says:

    For the next 6s weapon ability attacks deal an additional 1193 death damage and drain 5 energy or 5 power or 3% of the enemy's maximum mana.

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    This was a buff. The old version of Touch of Darkness was completely useless. The new one is very handy in both PvE and PvP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistica View Post
    Mine says:

    For the next 6s weapon ability attacks deal an additional 1193 death damage and drain 5 energy or 5 power or 3% of the enemy's maximum mana.
    With what build, if I my ask?

    I have 4 NB builds

    Spec 1: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#wkGlaGFaFl4/Ah0/T8
    Spec 2: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#wkGlaGFaFl4/Ah0/t8
    Spec 3: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#wkGlaGFaFl4/yhU/z8w
    Spec 4: is a 61NB 10RS 5Tact

    and no matter what I do I can't get Touch Of Darkness above 950 Death Damage

    What am I missing then?

    I've tried them all on the dummies in TB and I swear since this change to Touch of Darkness I've lost somewhere in the range of 1500-1800 DpS in my rotations.

    and just to add I think the one minute is still ridiculously long
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    <edit> ...ridiculously long for it being only a 6 second cast
    Last edited by Stahker; 08-14-2013 at 08:04 PM.
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    this is in the wrong forum and should be moved to rogue discussion..

    but i think they are trying to make it like the new empowered brew that gives 30 power to combat starvation once per min.

    1k dmg isn't great but 30 power .. well.. if you are low and VoJ aint up and neither is ebon terror it is something you can use..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stahker View Post
    With what build, if I my ask?

    I have 4 NB builds

    Spec 1: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#wkGlaGFaFl4/Ah0/T8
    Spec 2: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#wkGlaGFaFl4/Ah0/t8
    Spec 3: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#wkGlaGFaFl4/yhU/z8w
    Spec 4: is a 61NB 10RS 5Tact

    and no matter what I do I can't get Touch Of Darkness above 950 Death Damage

    What am I missing then?

    I've tried them all on the dummies in TB and I swear since this change to Touch of Darkness I've lost somewhere in the range of 1500-1800 DpS in my rotations.

    and just to add I think the one minute is still ridiculously long
    44 nb / 32 sin / 0mm

    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#w...p8w/ynG0H48g/A

    edit: now it says 1226 damage.
    Last edited by Ballistica; 08-14-2013 at 10:34 PM.

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    ToD is very good. Used poorly it is minimally 10k free damage every minute. If you're parsing lower than what you used to... well you've got other more serious issues as there were pretty sweeping buffs that went into place today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodor View Post
    this is in the wrong forum and should be moved to rogue discussion..

    but i think they are trying to make it like the new empowered brew that gives 30 power to combat starvation once per min.

    1k dmg isn't great but 30 power .. well.. if you are low and VoJ aint up and neither is ebon terror it is something you can use..
    Yeah I noticed after I submitted I tagged the wrong forum, I flagged myself hopefully it can be moved by a moderator, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistica View Post
    44 nb / 32 sin / 0mm

    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#w...p8w/ynG0H48g/A

    edit: now it says 1226 damage.
    Interesting "halfbreed" looks fun gonna have to try it out, any pointers on macro rotation? If you don't mind you don't need to post it on the thread you could just PM me if you prefer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggz View Post
    ToD is very good. Used poorly it is minimally 10k free damage every minute. If you're parsing lower than what you used to... well you've got other more serious issues as there were pretty sweeping buffs that went into place today.
    Im thinking maybe i'm screwing up my macro rotations somehow. Ive been trying to use http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...dps-guide.html (Gery's macro's suggestions). Maybe something was changed/updated that I missed.
    Last edited by Stahker; 08-14-2013 at 11:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stahker View Post
    Interesting "halfbreed" looks fun gonna have to try it out, any pointers on macro rotation? If you don't mind you don't need to post it on the thread you could just PM me if you prefer.
    It's a very nice hybrid and before the patch it was one of the most rounded-out rogue builds. I assume it's still valid, maybe with Touch of Darkness added into the rotation: http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...-sin-spec.html.

    One would think someone with 4 Nightblade builds is familiar with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anda View Post
    It's a very nice hybrid and before the patch it was one of the most rounded-out rogue builds. I assume it's still valid, maybe with Touch of Darkness added into the rotation: http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...-sin-spec.html.

    One would think someone with 4 Nightblade builds is familiar with this one.
    Yep, it is Mayi's build. Works very nice on pretty much anything. The positional thing is a pain but it seems easy to play and makes dealing with mechanics a bit easier. The AOE is nice, too. I really should add 61NB but I've run out of roles.

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