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    Shadowlander
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    Default Tank builds?

    Could someone direct me to a good tank build for rogue that's up to date-ish please?

    Been looking and not seeing one.

    Thanks

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    You want a default tank spec for low gear dungeon? A raid mt one? There are several, let's find out which one to get your first.

    Rogue tank goes from max resillience over aoe heal support, aoe dmg or brutal st dmg as hybrids.

    When in doubt, 61 rs 8 nightblade and 7 tactican is a silly strong dungeon tank.
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    Solo and raid. I'm 70 atm and have only ever played with a pig by my side. I'm tired of shooting things and wanna stab. Tried the NB build but find I am very squishy.

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    This is one of the most straight forward RS variants.

    https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#...BiGB4/wn0|XsPw
    Legendary: Empyrean Bolt (reduces cooldowns) | Planar Rejuvenation | Shadow Blitz | Shadow Shift | Hellfire Blades

    You can channel Planar Variation on yourself for very strong selfhealing

    Buffs: Curative Engine | Guardian Phase | Planebound Resilience

    pros:
    In general a Rs is very mobile with good passive threat and stong personal cd's
    this build is able to tank the hardest hitting bosses while doing great aoe dmg (at pretty much all the content)
    good range aoe aggro with hfb-torrent
    cons:
    may needs external heals

    Keep up the Plane Shift boni which get applied by RS Teleports aswell as the Power of the Planes finisher (1pt is enough).
    spam your default builder a couple times to gain Coal Escance (more dmg with every of the 20 stacks)

    Your damage comes from toggling constant Deviation + Hellfire Blades + Necrotic Torrent

    ->Maybe doing a default rs guide one day. atm it should be enough to know that rogue has alot of teleport abilities of which every of them will buff alot of good stuff onto you for a couple seconds (like reduced dmg taken, passive aoe dmg and selfheals) after using it. Also you have alot of good defensive cd's but slightly weaker passive resist.
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    Thank you very much! Any helpful macros for this?


    Yeah definitely feelin this build, had been trying to work one out myself but this... yes
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    would need to start translating them .. whatever .


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    #Show Phantom Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Phantom Blow
    cast Empyrean Bolt
    cast Planar Strike

    pv

    #show Planar Variation
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast @self Planar Variation

    ports

    buff refresh

    #Show Shadow Blitz
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Shadow Blitz
    cast Shadow Assault
    cast Power of the Planes


    You will not do a typical 5 builder 1 finisher rotation like dd specs. Your 3 Finisher Guarded Steel, Power of the Planes and Wrath of the Planes all don't require more than 1 point to apply theyr buff.

    Rather focus on building up stacks of Soul Coalescense with your builders and burn Necrotic torrent with Hellfire Blades.
    Soul Coalescence increase your dmg passive and can be consumed to reduce taken dmg.

    Rift disturbance does great aoe aggro but is quite expensive to spam.
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    This just got me past the Maze of Steel quest...

    Again, my thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    would need to start translating them .. whatever .


    st

    #Show Phantom Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Phantom Blow
    cast Empyrean Bolt
    cast Planar Strike

    pv

    #show Planar Variation
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast @self Planar Variation

    ports

    buff refresh

    #Show Shadow Blitz
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Shadow Blitz
    cast Shadow Assault
    cast Power of the Planes


    You will not do a typical 5 builder 1 finisher rotation like dd specs. Your 3 Finisher Guarded Steel, Power of the Planes and Wrath of the Planes all don't require more than 1 point to apply theyr buff.

    Rather focus on building up stacks of Soul Coalescense with your builders and burn Necrotic torrent with Hellfire Blades.
    Soul Coalescence increase your dmg passive and can be consumed to reduce taken dmg.

    Rift disturbance does great aoe aggro but is quite expensive to spam.

    I'm still stuck on Maze of Steel quest, i'm lvl 69 and i have been using the build mentioned by Shas but no luck.. it takes forever to damage, but the healing wise is alright, its just my fingers break cause of the lack of damage...


    Thanks for the build.
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    Look for the Nightsab guide in the guides section, remove a few points from the Sab tree and use tactician as an offsoul instead of ranger.

    Since you're 69 go without the satchel charge legendary and instead of call razorbeast chose curative engine instead.

    Be sure to comment out satchel charge from the macro until you're 70 and have the legendary.

    It's a great solo build and has lots of staying power.
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    First boss is passed but the second is the issue. I used 54NB/18Sab/4Tact and this is the macro i'm using:
    #show Detonate
    cast Hellfire Blades
    cast Living Flame
    cast Touch of Darkness
    cast Detonate
    cast Dusk to Dawn
    cast Death from the Shadows
    cast Scourge of Darkness
    cast Scatter Sticky Bomb
    cast Fragmentation Sticky Bomb
    cast Flame Blitz
    cast Flame Thrust
    cast Dusk Strike
    cast Twilight Force
    cast Fiery Spike
    cast Fading Light
    cast Break Free

    Edit: I finally passed this quest using the above macro and build. It was all about staying out of the line of sight....

    Thank you all.
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