I'm trying to find the optimal soloing spec for tactician, with a high survivability and decent damage, mostly for rifts, invasions, low level content etc. I cannot afford to go full damage even after having 58 tact since huge masses of elite invasion mobs in dendrome/ashora are still way too painful and healers in zone events are also unreliable. Given that my base build is 58 tact 8 rs, where should the rest of the 10 points go?
I'm deciding between 3 specs currently:
58 tact 18 rs 0 mm: Highest HP/def/resist, and with restorative bolt, it's easy to preload 5 stacks of planar boost. However, extra combo points generated by expanded torrents do not count as a fifth point, so the stacks will eventually drop off unless you use another bolt after getting 5 points. I also prefer this because I don't have to cast fanfare of vigor...
58 tact 13 rs 5 bard: Bard for some extra healing from gift and more passive damage, while keeping most of the rs benefits.
58 tact 8 rs 10 bard: Significantly more healing, but loses a lot of EHP. Street performer might be useful as it's not uncommon for me to find myself in a <30% HP state, when I pull too many mobs and struggle to survive.
Besides those 3, there's also another 2 specs that I'm unsure about:
58 tact 8 rs 10 mm: I believe it's a more popular spec due to its (minimal) similarity to tactman, but I'm not sure if the survivability it gives up is worth it.
58 tact 13 rs 5 nb: I thought of this while looking at the 10 mm spec. It seems that it gives about the same damage as 10 mm but has better survivability. Although perhaps I'm understanding the additive and multiplicative buffs wrongly. I assume that the 10% AP from 5 nb is just as good as the 10% AP from increased fire power.
Thanks for reading, any comments are welcome.