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Thread: Shield's 2H PVP 38/28 Parablade Guide.

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    Default Shield's 2H PVP 38/28 Parablade Guide.

    Shield's 2H PVP 38/28 Parablade Guide 1.5 by Shield/Go Whitefall - MOIRE

    Hi fellow warriors.
    Here is the spec I use while premading with guildies. This is not the best PVP spec around but I like this spec coz I like big numbers on my screen while keeping my distance from crowd. It still IS a smasher in melee.

    This is the best ranged ST/AE spec I've found. The only penalty of this spec is no LWs. So you wouldn't wanna chase a R8 healer with it unless you have other warriors around or rogues spamming Fan Out. You can tear down an entire raid from range.

    The main strategy of this spec is to target a healer asap. Start with SLI at 3 APs and spam ranged macro till 3 APs. Than Rift Surge the healer and start to spam Melee Builder (Will auto-charge by Thread of Trees). Healer will go down in 3-4 GCDs IF he/she has healing debuff on. In this while you will be tearing the rest of the group by PotH, Thunder Strike, Earth Burst and Storm Burst AEs.

    Goodies - Perfect ranged ST/AE damage. Perfect melee ST damage. Nice CCs and CC breakers. Perfect avoidance against rogues. No power starving while keeping Storm Blade up.

    Baddies - No LW. No fear.

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1c...0sM.xucbzsMRzc

    Spec Notes

    The 0 point tree is at your choice. You can either get Break Free (Vindicator), Battlefield Distraction -5% hit debuff (Warlord) or Void 5% magic resist (Void Knight)

    On the Paragon tree, you can play with numbers. I prefer Grace of the Five Rings (9% parry) to avoid Rogue spams while I'm ranging. With Duality of Mind, Elemental Deflection and Grace of the Five Rings you have a sweet 20% parry while range attacking which works awesome when you face a MM 1v1.

    Buffs:

    Way of the Mountain
    Storm Blade
    Focus of Body
    Avatar of Water/Avatar of Wind (Depending how many casters/melees the opposite team has.)

    Loadequips:

    Equip your 2H and type /savequip 1
    Equip your 1Hs and type /savequip 2

    (Numbers are at your choice)


    Macros

    Melee Builder
    #show Rising Waterfall
    loadequip 1
    cast Rising Waterfall
    cast Frost Strike
    cast Thunder Strike (Replace with Searing Strike for ST preference)
    cast Turn the Blade
    cast Thread the Trees
    cast Stonespear
    cast Flamespear

    ST Finisher
    #show Strike Like Iron
    cast Strike Like Iron
    cast Fiery Burst

    AE Finisher
    #show Strike Like Iron
    cast Strike Like Iron
    cast Earth Burst
    cast Storm Burst

    Ranged Builder
    loadequip 2
    cast Path of the Raptor
    cast Path of the Hurricane
    cast Path of the Wind
    cast Stonespear
    cast Flamespear

    Interrupt/Break Free
    cast Flinching Strike
    cast Break Free

    Abilities On Bars

    Melee Builder, Ranged Builder, ST Finisher, AE Finisher, Int/Break Free, Rift Surge, Riftwalk, Stone Shield

    Enjoy.
    Last edited by Shield Happens; 10-06-2011 at 06:22 PM.

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    Looks interesting, will have to try this out tonight. Looking at the spec though, im kinda leery about no lingering wounds. I hate having to rely on my fellow guardians to supply crucial debuffs like that. We will see how it goes and if halfway decent players are queing up.

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    Some results.

    - 10 Duels R8 warrior vs R7 Rogue (MM), standing at range Parablade won all duels ending up with 30%+ hp.

    - 10 Duels R8 warrior vs R8 warrior (Ragestorm), standing at melee range Parablade won 8 of duels ending up with ~20% hp. No need to mention ranged tries.

    - 10 Duels R8 warrior vs R8 mage (A non heal spec), standing at range Parablade won 9 of duels ending up almost dead. (Yes mage was in rage!)

    Numbers on dummy:

    Melee: R8 gear/2H with T1 head and hands and 149 valor machine: 1.2K

    Ranged: R8 gear with T1 head and hands, Soulfury (44 HK) + Noxious Maul (37 GSB) and 149 valor machine: 1K

    Max hits:

    PotH 2.2K, PotR 2.3K, RW 2.7K, Thunder Strike 1.9K, Storm Burst 1.4K, Earth Burst 1.5K, Storm Blade (DoT) 245

    You get nice numbers also with Static shock and Burning Blood boosted by SLI but couldn't test them clearly yet.

    Regards.

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    Tested and confirmed 30+ duels with 3 different equal valor R8 rogues (MM/Sin) Parablade wins 100% (Yes 100%) of fights ending up ~30% hp left.

    All duels with MMs been made from range. You just simply do better damage than MMs from range.

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    After I finished leveling my cleric and rogue, it's time for the warrior! My aim is to level him through PvP as I intend to make him my PvP warhorse ;)

    Currently he is 31, is this spec viable at that level as well and how can it be "scaled down" with the fewer points? Is the playstyle roughly the same or the missing skills/points are the linchpins of the build?

    Thanks!

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    MM is a walk over.

    How does this compare against an NB/RB rogue without purge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Healz View Post
    MM is a walk over.

    How does this compare against an NB/RB rogue without purge?
    This. ^^^^^

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    Also, if you have 2 good 1-handers, why not stay as DW instead of doing a weapon swap?

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    this build was posted PRIOR to the 1.5 patch - proceed with caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemecis View Post
    this build was posted PRIOR to the 1.5 patch - proceed with caution.
    D'oh. I missed the post date.

    Moving on.

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    This build is still very effective ... you're wrong to move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unky View Post
    This build is still very effective ... you're wrong to move on.
    Every SnB warrior will crap all over you. Every rogue, MM or not will crap all over you, every melee rogue will crap all over you, and you cant scratch healers..

    Sounds like its still viable to me.
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