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    Default Tinkering around with the Paladin Soul

    The Build: http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#8k88g/9kGGiGF8Gl4/4

    The Goal: Create a good mitigation tank with good damage, that is interesting to play. The basic idea is to take mitigation/healing talent's in the Paladin tree, then armor boosts and damage boosts from Warlord, getting Defensive Posture (making your builders heal you as well) and A Quick Death, one of the best skills in the game (IMHO). I took VK as the third soul for the Void buff, getting some magic DR, but this is probably not well thought out and could use some work.


    The Buffs:
    Shield of the Chosen
    Shield of the Hero
    Recovery Posture
    Void

    The Macros:

    ST Spam:

    #show Pacifying Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast A Quick Death (enemy below 30% health)
    cast Light's Hammer (60 second CD, stun)
    cast Light's Vengence (8 second CD, after block)
    cast Retaliation (6 second CD, after block)
    cast Pacifying Strike

    AE Spam:

    #show Sweeping Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Light's Domination
    cast Light's Reprisal
    cast Light's Decree
    cast Sweepign Strike

    The Finishers:

    Light's Benediction - ST, damage with some debuff (use before RB)
    Righteous Blow - ST, pure damage
    Reverent Protection - Use during high damage periods

    The Utility Skills:

    Shield Charge - Charge, damage, 2 second root. Good for initiating.
    Light's Rapture - Damage Reduction, instant self heal, raid heal over time.
    Aegis of the Light - Damage Reduction, instant raid heal.
    Face Slam - Interrupt. Use this often!
    Touch of Life - Basically Lay on Hands with a low CD.
    Light's Protection - Boosts incoming heals, 1 min CD.
    Shield Defense - straight Damage Reduction, does NOT stack with Aegis of the Light.
    Agressive Block - maintain 100% uptime, increases block (allowing more Retaliation and Light's Vengance)
    Light's Balm/Light's Blessing - self or targeted heals.
    Sergant's Order - good for pulling, or snagging ranged mobs when LoS isn't an option.

    The Taunts:

    Judgment - AOE
    Shield Throw - ST


    I think that covers just about everything. C&C are highly encouraged as this is my first attempt at creating a build. I love the idea of the Paladin soul, it has tons of utility and seems like the most reactive tank tree to play. If anyone can point me towards a similar build done much better than mine, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Default Bro get on his level

    Bro he is level 55 and 19% to 56 get on his level.

    Bump for bumping

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    Take light's vengeance out of the macro. It has an 8 sec CD, but 15 sec duration, you'll clip it every time with that setup, and you might as well not use it at that point.

    You could have grabbed backhand, removed light's vengence altogether...

    Light's Decree is your hardest hitting ST builder (as well as AOE).

    Reverent Protection is useless.

    Remove stuns from macros, they're situational.

    ToL is on the same CD as Life's Rapture.

    You need something at the bottom of your AoE spam macro, otherwise you'll be spamming it and nothing will happen while Light's Decree and Sweeping Strike are on CD.

    Tha damage on Paladin is pretty low, you can boost it by adding the 25% dmg buff, but you have to gimp your mitigation for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodbourne View Post
    Take light's vengeance out of the macro. It has an 8 sec CD, but 15 sec duration, you'll clip it every time with that setup, and you might as well not use it at that point.

    You could have grabbed backhand, removed light's vengence altogether...

    Light's Decree is your hardest hitting ST builder (as well as AOE).

    Reverent Protection is useless.

    Remove stuns from macros, they're situational.

    ToL is on the same CD as Life's Rapture.

    You need something at the bottom of your AoE spam macro, otherwise you'll be spamming it and nothing will happen while Light's Decree and Sweeping Strike are on CD.

    Tha damage on Paladin is pretty low, you can boost it by adding the 25% dmg buff, but you have to gimp your mitigation for that.
    Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to make a build for running a lower level friend while mentored down, and making a tank spec just to get in to instances more quickly. Would you say that the damage buff is better than the mitigation? Or would I be better off just going with RoughRaptors VK build? He seems to have tanking down to a science anyway. The only problem I have with tanking is that my AOE taunts seems to be on a long CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortodelamore View Post
    Bro he is level 55 and 19% to 56 get on his level.

    Bump for bumping
    Thank you Syn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breuwar View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to make a build for running a lower level friend while mentored down, and making a tank spec just to get in to instances more quickly. Would you say that the damage buff is better than the mitigation? Or would I be better off just going with RoughRaptors VK build? He seems to have tanking down to a science anyway. The only problem I have with tanking is that my AOE taunts seems to be on a long CD.
    Dungeons, I would reccommend 61vk/15pl or 58 reaver/18pl. Both have strong AOE. VK is a lil squishier, but with Pulls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodbourne View Post
    Dungeons, I would reccommend 61vk/15pl or 58 reaver/18pl. Both have strong AOE. VK is a lil squishier, but with Pulls.
    Thanks for the tips. I will most likely end up going 58 Reaver/15 Pally, I love the idea of being a warlocky-tank.
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