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    Telaran
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    Default Easy(effective) Druid

    The build: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#l8p0/DkGBiBhlkl8/n8q

    Self Buffs:
    Vengeance of the Winterstorm
    Armor of Devotion
    Fury of the Fae
    Subtlety
    Aid of the Forest
    (Though Step if you feel you want it)

    Pet Stuff:
    Single Target: Spirit of Asphodel + Satyr Destroyer
    AOE/2+target cleave: Spirit of Upheaval + Fae Dispersion + Greater Faerie Seer

    Druid is extremely easy to play and pulls off really good dps under 2 conditions a. the encounter is melee friendly and b. there isn't a lot of frequent target swapping

    Spam Macro:
    #show Resounding Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Resounding Blow
    cast Combined Effort
    cast Essence Strike
    cast Massive Blow
    cast Fervent Strike
    cast Trickster's Bolt
    petattack

    This macro will keep Eruption of Life on your target so long as you do not miss more than 1 GCD on a either Resounding Blow or Combined Effort

    the only other macro is the Refresh Macro:
    #show Essence Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Essence Strike
    cast Fervent Strike

    which you use to realign cooldowns(handled next) and to reapply Eruption of Life if you disconnected for too long.

    Buttons you need on your bar Spam Macro, Eruption of Life, Crushing Force, Refresh Macro, Fae mimicry and Wild Strike for aoe the rest are gap closers/utility.(I highly recommend having Resounding blow, combined effort, Essence strike and masssive blow somewhere on a 2nd bar to monitor their cooldowns)

    The key to playing druid is lining up your cooldowns(on a dummy they will align perfectly with no need for intervention but in a raid compensation will be needed) the 4 major cooldowns are Resounding Blow(Causes next ability to deal 50% more damage(cooldown is reduced by 1.5 sec for each Eurption of life charge consumed) Combined Effort(Cause targets hit during it 15sec buff to take 20% additional damage for 5 seconds) and Essence Strike(Refreshes Eruption of Life) and finally Fae Mimicry(next 4 abilities do life damage equal to their initial damage (2x damage for 4 casts))

    The initial casts will go as follows Crushing Force -> Eruption of Life -> Fae Mimicry => Resounding Blow(Spam Macro) -> Combined Effort(Spam Macro) - Essence Strike(Spam Macro) - Massive Blow(Spam Macro) -> 3x Fervent Strike(Spam Macro) ->Resounding Blow(Spam Macro)( cd resets while Combined effort is on 8.5 seconds) -> Crushing Force(the first RB+Crushing Force will clip the dot that's unavoidable) -> 3xFervent Strike(Spam Macro) -> Essence Strike(Spam Macro) and now Resounding Blow and Combined Effort are both off cooldown allowing the spam to start again.

    The idea is to have Resounding Blow boost Combined Efforts Damage every time it can(15sec) and the 2nd resounding blow will boost Crushing Force(When combined effort is on roughly 7.5 sec cd)

    The key thing is too maintain the above pattern for 30 seconds(for fae mimicry to reset) allowing another Fae Mimicry -> Resounding Blow => Combined Effort combo(you will often not use fae mimicry as soon as it is off cooldown as you normal wait 1-3 seconds for the Resounding Blow Combined Effort combo

    Recap: Make sure the fight starts with Euption of Life + Crushing Force
    Fae mimicry whenever both Resounding Blow and Combined Effort are off cooldown
    Crushing Force After every 2nd resounding blow
    and Refresh macro if the timings are off and you need to fill GCDs to get a combo off

    Side note: While the Satyr Destroyer does more ST damage the the Seer certain fights causes pets to die(Flood the halls in Archive of Flesh) so using the Seer on stay command in a safe spot will yield higher dps(a dead pet does no damage)

    This is my first guide so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    I read in another thread Vex does more damage than Crushing Force, unless you have the synergy crystal. I have yet to try this out. I think Trickster's Bolt requires you face the target, so you could even put Vex after that in your spam macro for the off-chance your target is behind you. I also read the tank does the best aoe damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guidinglite View Post
    I read in another thread Vex does more damage than Crushing Force, unless you have the synergy crystal. I have yet to try this out. I think Trickster's Bolt requires you face the target, so you could even put Vex after that in your spam macro for the off-chance your target is behind you. I also read the tank does the best aoe damage.
    The Seer's AoE is higher with Fae Dispersion and Spirit of Upheaval active. Vex does more base damage but as you pointed out the synergy crystal will push Crushing Force over the top.

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    Default resounding blow?

    where is resounding blow at? I don't see it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coilen View Post
    where is resounding blow at? I don't see it anywhere.
    First ability in the Spam macro

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