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    Default Melee pet build

    I like to experiment with my rogue as much as the next guy, One thing whats been bothering me for a while is lack of a melee/pet build

    I've tried countless ones just wondered if anyone else has tried anything with any success?

    I cant fully delve deeper into it at the moment due to not having access to my PC and using the wives laptop!

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    Tried multiple times, pet won't be strong enough to hold aggro (or might be even underleveled due to not enough points) and won't contribute enough DPS due to lack of talents. If you want a pet and to be effective, go full ranger.

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    Range dps is for girls and girly men. I'm neither.

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    Maybe the old hokonoso spec would still work
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    No idea what that spec is, I just remember playing a bunny thumper spec on GW1 and how fun it was at times.
    Last edited by Grumpypants; 09-24-2013 at 10:21 AM.

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    The Hoko spec (tm) was a hybrid spec that combined ranger assassin and bladedancer and basically took advantage of specific things within them (especially deadly dance). I think this was his last build: Hoko

    Try this build: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree.j...ik/y9h9kx24Y/t

    use the raptor pet
    buffs: Lethal Poison, Virulent Poison, Feral Instincts
    open with Expose Weakness -> Jagged Strike
    keep Head Shot buff up every 60 seconds (note you have to move back 3m to use it)
    keep Impale and Puncture up
    build with Backstab/Savage Strike, finish with Final Blow
    use Rain of Arrows for aoe

    If you want a third bleed, then take 2 points out of Steady Hand and place it into Fast and Furious, which will give you an instant cast Splinter Shot. I doubt Shadow Fire will be a dps increase in this spec though
    Last edited by Fiskerton; 09-24-2013 at 10:55 AM.
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    If you want a melee pet build play Druid or Beastmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiskerton View Post
    Maybe the old hokonoso spec would still work
    It no longer works, true hybrid specs are dead, you lose too much utility with stuff moving up the trees too much... Though the Hoko spec is dead, the button is still going strong!
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    Marksman, Ranger, Nightblade, Blink'Blade, Asstalker, Assdancer, and finally The Hoko Spec™
    Hoko, teaching noobs the way of rogue pve until 12/20/11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrinnz View Post
    If you want a melee pet build play Druid or Beastmaster.
    Play Druid, more damage and better pet.
    Leondria 60 P6x Mage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpypants View Post
    Range dps is for girls and girly men. I'm neither.
    If you don't want to play ranged, then Rift is probably not the game for you. The same goes for anyone that doesn't want to play melee-- in order to be effective, you need to do both.

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    I don't do pve content as it's dull IMHO. So don't need to play a range spec at all.
    I just wondered if anyone had a viable/fun melee spec with rogue.

    Not interested in cleric as I have a level 51 cleric and it's boring as hell.

    I've got 7 roles on this rogue and just wanted something a bit different to play once in a while.
    Last edited by Grumpypants; 09-24-2013 at 05:26 PM.

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