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    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...0db.E0dVooMR0b

    This is my build, a bit different, but works very well for soling/questing. Stuff dies pretty quick and I rarely have any downtime.

    I would like to see some pure raid or group dps builds involving ***/nb.
    Last edited by Artemisis; 03-10-2011 at 09:59 PM.

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    You can simply bypass the avoidance-based half of the tree with no issues...

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    play a BD/RS soul when questing..it is by far the easiest of all to lvl and never have down-time. its just ridiculous. but the PVP aspects dont compare to Sin...got ganked today while questing as BD. came back as Sin and repaid the favor...

    im constantly switching back and forth of my souls for situations...love all the combos.

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    Blade Dancer Pure PvE DPS Build

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1M...soohbz.0VMcx0b

    Does well over 500 dps in experts with AP and CC gear. Certain bosses require more dodging of melee abilities so you lose dps, but a boss with even one add and appropriately timed abilities you can hit 700+ dps. Also you want to open with Dark Malady from range then Flash of Steel in. That's and instant 4 combo points. Next you want to Blade Tempo, Keen Strike, and dump your points.

    You run Hellfire Blades and Lethal Poison for solo. You end up with a max crit rating in excess of 30% at lvl 50. This spec works well for solo PvE, but you lose some of the more survival based abilities that work well in PvP. You won't live very long if you don't use your CDs correctly. Remember that Flash of Steel roots in place and works well for snaring a flag carrier or someone that is gimping away.

    Overall I would say that this spec plays very well and on par with Sin if you are doing it right. For bosses that spawn adds this spec tops Sin easily. If you haven't given it a whirl for experts I would suggest trying it out. You of course need a ranged spec as well.

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    My questing build:
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M....i0dVuoRRGdz.M

    Expose Weakness
    Open with Paralyzing (4 sec stun)
    Dauntless Strike (+ crit finisher)
    Puncture (bleed)
    False Blade (+ dodge finisher (+ parry talented))

    Spam this macro and watch the combo points fly:

    cast Disengage
    cast Reprisal
    cast Precision Strike
    cast Quick Strike
    cast Keen Strike

    Deadly Strike at 5 cb's.

    I use Lethal and Leeching poisons.

    I hardly have any downtime.
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    i dont use my stuns, unless i get in trouble...i want the mobs to try and hit me for pts generation...


    open with

    flash of steel
    keen strike macro
    false blade
    dauntless (now that i have them going, i will only refresh each one every other mob for 100%uptime)
    at this point ill either notice my health and hit deadly strike or finish the last 20% with Keen strike macro and collect my big heal.

    rinse repeat...if you stun, your not dodging and gaining points...seems counter productive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid741 View Post
    open with

    flash of steel
    keen strike macro
    false blade
    dauntless (now that i have them going, i will only refresh each one every other mob for 100%uptime)
    at this point ill either notice my health and hit deadly strike or finish the last 20% with Keen strike macro and collect my big heal.
    When you write "keen strike macro" do you mean ...
    cast Reprisal
    cast Precision Strike
    cast Quick Strike
    cast Keen Strike

    ... as mentioned above? Are you certain that causes Quick Strike to hit? Wouldn't Precision strike just hit over and over?

    Also, you mentioned building up combo points for your "big heal" at the end. Are you talking about the Riftstalker ability or am I missing something?

    If you're not watching this thread, maybe someone else can clarify this for me.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veracity View Post
    When you write "keen strike macro" do you mean ...
    cast Reprisal
    cast Precision Strike
    cast Quick Strike
    cast Keen Strike

    ... as mentioned above? Are you certain that causes Quick Strike to hit? Wouldn't Precision strike just hit over and over?

    Also, you mentioned building up combo points for your "big heal" at the end. Are you talking about the Riftstalker ability or am I missing something?

    If you're not watching this thread, maybe someone else can clarify this for me.
    Thanks
    I prefer the following Macro:

    /cast Precision Strike
    /cast Quick Strike
    /cast Keen Strike

    This ensures that all hit in their turn.

    I don't like macroing Reprisal or Disengage, as those are situational skills. Hotkey them and use them when they come up for best effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veracity View Post
    When you write "keen strike macro" do you mean ...
    cast Reprisal
    cast Precision Strike
    cast Quick Strike
    cast Keen Strike

    ... as mentioned above? Are you certain that causes Quick Strike to hit? Wouldn't Precision strike just hit over and over?

    Also, you mentioned building up combo points for your "big heal" at the end. Are you talking about the Riftstalker ability or am I missing something?

    If you're not watching this thread, maybe someone else can clarify this for me.
    Thanks
    Precision Strike has a 10 second cooldown. Quick will activate after a Keen whenever Precision is on CD.

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    BD is only really strong when you're getting attacked, unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyka View Post
    BD is only really strong when you're getting attacked, unfortunately.
    Which is why it's an awesome PvP spec
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satiar View Post
    Which is why it's an awesome PvP spec

    Hardly. You can't parry or fireballs et all and you're too heavily penalized by all your attacks being physical with crappy damage modifiers so you can't even toe to toe with a champion. Bladedancer is something best left for solo farming and speccing into for trash AoE purposes when Dancing Steel is off cooldown. I tried my hardest to make it work, but the damage output is too abysmally 9 times out of 10. Granted you can't be kited, but you can't kill jack either. People will have to realize at some point if you want to get the most out of your PvP experience (If you're aiming to be competitive that is), you're going to have to go Nightblade, bard, or sabo.

    Keep in mind I speak purely from a level 50 perspective as everything else is somewhat irrelevant.
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    pro tip:

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1MTiV

    not filling it out bc if the QQrs see it they will cry nerf even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satiar View Post
    I prefer the following Macro:

    /cast Precision Strike
    /cast Quick Strike
    /cast Keen Strike

    This ensures that all hit in their turn.

    I don't like macroing Reprisal or Disengage, as those are situational skills. Hotkey them and use them when they come up for best effect.
    I macro'ed Reprisal into this type of macro but not Disengage. If you put Reprisal at the top, it'll fire off every time it's active and you can just keep hitting the macro to immediately roll into the next Precision/Quick/Keen

    I save Disengage, though, as I like to pick when I drop the stun.

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    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0M...oRRMdz.0VMcx0b
    using this as an experiment build

    1vs1
    i just debuff him , flash of steel , malicious strike , puncture , normaly 5 combo points , finisher , always put malicious between your combos

    against melee , put dodge on .
    Pop Dancing steel if u have many on you + dodge and watch them die lol

    pve imo its the best dps specc also

    i tried assa , sab
    im staying BD for pve and pvp
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