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    Default Bards can't DPS eh?

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1M...0oM.iczq0Vszqz

    played something similiar at 42, only difference being 8 levels worth of points (split evenly between ranger and nightblade while levelling up from 42-50 would be the smartest choice)

    was making cats look silly

    your welcome

    almost unstoppable in pvp, necro the only competitor

    begin the QQ and/or nerdrage!

    edited 2 points out of extended grief and put them into deafening music, was running dungeons with this build, this updated version would be dps only
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    strange no replies lol

    im guessing a solid build warrants others to let silence speak for them

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    Why would you want to spread your soul points across the DPS abilities of three souls?

    You do know that energy is only 100, and most of the abilities you won't even get to use?

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    Default Hmm

    Looks kinda interesting for sure, you play it from start? Which order you pick up the skills? Any pointers of how to maximize its potential, ie how do you use it properly?

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    And your average single target DPS at 42 was?

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    And if I remember correctly, a pet with only 14 points invested in Ranger will result in a level 30 boar.

    That will do nothing at level 50 and will probably be three shot by mobs and players

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    Umm I played a Bard/nightblade/ranger from 1-34.

    Not to be a **** but yourbuild is a bit broken.. there are points wasted in many of places.
    But it is pretty close to what i had.

    Really after 34 your pet wont lvl with you it gets capped unless you get the "greaters". At that point i dropped ranger and took another soul... cant remember what it was.

    But this build was pretty good in pvp. I prefer bard/sab for group pvp tho


    Interesting tho... does Coup De Grace work with Coda of Dmg? I always wondered what works with Coup... does it work with any finisher that has diffrent dmg/ability per combo point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinasdf View Post
    Why would you want to spread your soul points across the DPS abilities of three souls?

    You do know that energy is only 100, and most of the abilities you won't even get to use?
    lol speechless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupa_J View Post
    Interesting tho... does Coup De Grace work with Coda of Dmg? I always wondered what works with Coup... does it work with any finisher that has diffrent dmg/ability per combo point?
    yep ;) and non-physical attacks from Unstable State

    are obviously songs, and the ranged melee from nightblade (fiery spike etc)

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    Probably one of the worst specs i have ever seen.

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    oh and btw the points spent in ranger was to get it to exactly 14 for Shadow Fire, to stack with all the other attack bonuses in this build

    and Predatory Instincts stacks with motifs since its a solid-state buff

    and obviously points spent for Bestial Fury are self explainitory

    the pet is just a bonus
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    One thing puzzles me about bard 1 vs 1.

    What's stopping a sab/bard from just using verse of captivation set 5 charges then detonate repeat n rinse?
    Mezz,boom,mezz,boom,mezz,boom dead.

    On your build:
    I can understand a petless ranger (because some ranger stuff is good even without pets)
    But why put points into pet related stuff when you wont have a pet?
    The greater pets are the only ones that lvl to 50.
    Last edited by Beans; 02-22-2011 at 03:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    One thing puzzles me about bard 1 vs 1.

    What's stopping a sab/bard from just using verse of captivation set 5 charges then detonate repeat n rinse?
    Mezz,boom,mezz,boom,mezz,boom dead.

    On your build:
    I can understand a petless ranger (because some ranger stuff is good even without pets)
    But why put points into pet related stuff when you wont have a pet?
    The greater pets are the only ones that lvl to 50.
    never even thought about that

    are you sure placing the charges doesnt break verse?

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    oh and btw i would have the pet out, silly if i didnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azyriel View Post
    never even thought about that

    are you sure placing the charges doesnt break verse?
    It doesnt on mobs.

    In the very last hour of beta I was soloing lvl 38 mobs that way.

    I was lvl 35 and it went really fast.

    I was trying it as a zero sab too just for yucks.


    I havent tested in pvp.. but it did work on mobs the charges did NOT break the mezz.
    I may try it in my lvl ing build too I dont know yet. (realize Verse is way high up so its towards the end of the lvling process)



    Obviously dont use charges with a bleed or dot etc. and you have to becarefull not to break your own mezz with autoattacks swinging. I solved that by quickly turning around so the mezz mob wasnt in my 180 facing arc.

    I had to mezz spin around (to not break it) then charge x 5 then boom repeat n rinse I killed mob after mob like that.

    Sh... dont tell no one.
    Last edited by Beans; 02-22-2011 at 03:21 PM.

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