Thanks. Been away from Rift for a long time so was clueless.
Will be making good use of this.
I'd like to know how well these builds perform comparatively.
Any information on the top DPS spec(s) w/4pc T1 crystal/HK 2pc, as well as the top builds once you hit HK 4pc would be greatly appreciated.
I just hit 4pc Raid1 set bonus, and have so far tried out the 51mm/14rng/1rs and 32sin/20rift/14mm builds.
With the respective synergy crystals, it seems like sin is slightly higher in single target DPS, while the MM spec provides massively better AoE and utility.
As for melee, in T1 gear Blink-Blade with the BD crystal is better than Bloodstalker. They do almost the exact same DPS ST in T1 gear, but Blink Blade has more survivability, infinite gap closers and the highest AoE of any melee spec we have.
Last edited by Enaki; 01-13-2012 at 07:29 PM.
Telarans on class balance: Rock is overpowered. Paper is fine. - Scissors
Is there a thread or info on the MM/NB spec that you speak about? (macros, build, etc.)
Ohh...another question. Would this spec still be "about equal" if you factor in the Greater Essense PREDATORY SOULSTONE (Shadow Fire grants +100 AP) and you plug in some Lesser with static stats on it?
I prefer the mm/nb over mm/sin because it has more than a 20m range and it swaps targets easier(by not relying on expose weakness) . Also I think it does a little more aoe dps.
I have 7 separate source machines. Yes that means I have one with predatory source stone in it and a separate one with BiS lessers.
1 - BiS AP lesser Essences
2 - BiS AP lessers with predatory sourcestone
3 - bard source machine
4 - tank source machine
5 - Full water resistance source machine
6 - Crit source machine - soon to be replaced with fire resistance I think.
7 - PvP source machine with close to 250 valor on it
#1 Don't see the point in having Emp Shot at the end of the finishers. You can double tap for it but if you triple tap you screwed yourself. Also, with the 2-3sec lag we've been having in Wolfbane lately I prefer to spam the finisher until I see it going off but that will probably also shoot an Emp shot with that macro. But this is personal pref.
#2 Because of the Buff duration/CD of SF, its better to put Lightning Fury before Shadow Fire on the spam macro. If they are both up, you have time to use LF and start its CD + refresh SF w/o SF dropping. Or like you said "Don't be lazy and do it manually!"
That said; this is the most accurate, most complete guide I've seen in this forums. Why is it not a sticky?