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    Default Saboteur help. :O

    Have a couple questions about the lovely Sab. The last few betas I never looked twice at the Sab. Always thought it was terrible, not being able to do any damage until the 6th GCD...turning me off from the soul. However, the last day of this past beta, I gave it a try. Much to my surprise, I loved it. Not only did it destroy faces, but I thought it was a lot of fun. I just love the mechanics. Anyway!

    I didn't get to test out some of these things and now, I'm quite curious.
    1) Do poisons/NB enchants work with bombs? I'd like to pick up both Sin and NB for their talents(did Ranger/Rift this past Beta) and was hoping that those enchants would work.
    2) Leads me to my next question. I've heard that not having a ranged soul will cause you to not switch to auto-attacking with a bow when at range. If so, is it more beneficial to have MM or Ranger than the talents of NB or Sin?
    3) If MM or Ranger is picked, do their 'ranged' talents work with bombs? (Increased range, increased damage, the procs of MM, etc)

    Also, was thinking of running this build, assuming the answers of above drastically change what I've been thinking. http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...0xkoMz.0VMcx0b

    Feel free to pick it apart. And this is for PvP, btw. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renley View Post
    Have a couple questions about the lovely Sab. The last few betas I never looked twice at the Sab. Always thought it was terrible, not being able to do any damage until the 6th GCD...turning me off from the soul. However, the last day of this past beta, I gave it a try. Much to my surprise, I loved it. Not only did it destroy faces, but I thought it was a lot of fun. I just love the mechanics. Anyway!

    I didn't get to test out some of these things and now, I'm quite curious.
    1) Do poisons/NB enchants work with bombs? I'd like to pick up both Sin and NB for their talents(did Ranger/Rift this past Beta) and was hoping that those enchants would work.
    2) Leads me to my next question. I've heard that not having a ranged soul will cause you to not switch to auto-attacking with a bow when at range. If so, is it more beneficial to have MM or Ranger than the talents of NB or Sin?
    3) If MM or Ranger is picked, do their 'ranged' talents work with bombs? (Increased range, increased damage, the procs of MM, etc)

    Also, was thinking of running this build, assuming the answers of above drastically change what I've been thinking. http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...0xkoMz.0VMcx0b

    Feel free to pick it apart. And this is for PvP, btw. Thanks in advance.

    1. Yes the 15% damage boost from Nightblade's Blazing fury and Assassin's Poison Potency both apply to Sab's charges. In order to get both though you're going to run short on points that you can spec into the Sab tree. Poison Potency requires 18 points deep into the Sin tree.

    2. Auto attack happens so little as a Sab when you're spamming charges, this is a non issue imo.... I'm not positive if a ranged class is required, this should be easy to test out.

    3. No, ranged talents don't affect bombs in either distance or damage output. They'll still work with finishers/snares/roots for MM/Ranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alucardr View Post
    1. Yes the 15% damage boost from Nightblade's Blazing fury and Assassin's Poison Potency both apply to Sab's charges. In order to get both though you're going to run short on points that you can spec into the Sab tree. Poison Potency requires 18 points deep into the Sin tree.

    2. Auto attack happens so little as a Sab when you're spamming charges, this is a non issue imo.... I'm not positive if a ranged class is required, this should be easy to test out.

    3. No, ranged talents don't affect bombs in either distance or damage output. They'll still work with finishers/snares/roots for MM/Ranger.
    1) Oh, sorry! I meant the actual enchant(Hellfire Blades, Virulent Poison, etc). I doubt they do work, but I just want to double check.
    2+3) If that's the case, I see no reason to spec into MM or Ranger for PvP. I think Sab paired with NB+Sin will be ridiculous when it comes to burst.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Have you seen this video yet from youtube?

    Two-Button Sabo
    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...utton-Saboteur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehlonya View Post
    Have you seen this video yet from youtube?

    Two-Button Sabo
    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...utton-Saboteur
    That's like the worst way to play a Sab

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    Yes it might be the worst way to do it, but wow!!!! is it effective using two buttons only.

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    Hah, yeah, I had seen this. But I prefer this video. Short, sweet, and shows the best parts. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUzkUW36dLw

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