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    Default 2.5 - 51 tempest easy mode

    All credit goes to the original authors and kudos to them for the work they put in to come up with a viable hybrid. No doubt many others are using something very similar but I failed to locate any detailed posts/guides.

    For those that miss the easy play of the recently departed Tempagon spec and are confounded by 61 Tempest, like myself, this is an easy mode Tempest that plays very similarly to the original 42Tem/34Para. For me, it parses at least as well as the 28 Para variant while being fully effective to 35m and also provides Focused Fire, the 5% ranged crit buff to the raid. Due to the high innate crit of this spec it THRIVES on Crit Power. You can also do a single target rez to 40m (lol @ Long Range Training affecting rez).

    http://www.rifthead.com/stc/zzgGklA0guchkIrh0zvVxxc0Mvx

    I only took 2 of 3 in Flowing Strikes from Paragon but I had no problems keeping the buff up 100% of the time over an 8+ minute parse and that allowed me to put 5/5 in Titan's Strength from Champion. There were a few times when the Flowing Strikes buff did get down to 3-4 seconds so I doubt you could maintain it 100% at only 1 of 3. For additional utility you can drop 1 point from Titan's Strength in Champion to take Fleet of Foot (runspeed boost) from Paragon but it will be a slight DPS loss. You can also drop Storm Shield (oGCD self absorb shield) to put another point into Ionized Discharge to increase AoE dmg by 2%, cause AoE attacks to hit 1 additional target and increase single target DPS by a miniscule amount due to Electricity Blast also gaining a 2% increase. Energy is not a problem even with all the oGCD abilities due to Charged Pulse and the full channel Lightning Torrent.


    Buffs:

    Way of the River
    Focus of Body (overwritten in raids)
    Soldier's Bearing
    Enhanced Conductivity
    Empower
    Electromagnetic Shield (or Close Training)


    Macros:

    macro 1
    #show dual pulse
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast dual pulse
    cast delayed pulse
    cast shock pulse
    cast focused fire

    macro 2
    #show arc
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast double pulse
    cast arc
    cast Charged Pulse
    cast electricity blast

    macro 3
    #show Lightning Torrent
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Skyfall
    cast Lightning Torrent
    cast storm shield

    If you have any combo points at the start of the fight, hit macro 3 to clear them.

    Hit macro 3 to channel lightning torrent then proceed into the rotation.

    Rotation:
    3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3
    With ability queue set to short feel free to hammer the buttons to fire off all the oGCD abilities.

    Abbreviations:
    LT - Lightning torrent
    SF - Skyfall
    DuP - Dual Pulse
    DeP - Delayed Pulse
    SP - Shock Pulse
    FF - Focused Fire (off Global Cooldown)
    DoP - Double Pulse (off Global Cooldown)
    CP - Charged Pulse
    EB - Electricity Blast
    SS - Storm Shield (off Global Cooldown)


    Step by step of abilities used:
    After opening with a full channel LT (lightning torrent) the sequence becomes:

    SF (3 point) > SS (oGCD) > DuP > FF (oGCD) > DeP > Arc > CP > DoP (oGCD) > EB > SF (2 point) > LT (full channel) > SF (3 point) > DuP > SP > Arc > CP > DoP (oGCD) > EB > SF (2 point) > LT (full channel)


    For fights where you absolutely can NOT do any AoE dmg, remove Electricity Blast from macro 2 and replace it with Shock Pulse. It is included in the macro to make all the cooldown abilities line up properly. Note that doing so will be a slight DPS loss as Electricity Blast does more damage and the Arc proc that was getting used by Skyfall the second time through the rotation will instead be consumed by Shock Pulse.

    If you are annoyed by the 2 pt Skyfall you can:
    a) remove Electricity Blast from macro 2 and replace it with Shock Pulse and adjust the rotation to be 3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 or
    b) manually cast Shock Pulse after completing macro 2 so that your rotation is 3, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, SP, 3, 3, 3
    but either will be a slight DPS loss as you are delaying the re-use of Arc by an extra GCD.

    By putting Delayed Pulse into macro 1 it allows it to benefit from the Arc effect due to it not actually hitting the target until 5 seconds after it is cast, hence the name "delayed". Unfortunately, it is on a 30 sec cooldown so the effect from Arc will land 1/2 the time on DeP and the rest of the time the Arc will be on the 2 pt SF. If you aren't lazy like myself, you can remove Focused Fire from macro 1 and use it manually to better sync up with other raid damage buffs.

    For AoE damage the sequence is just Electricity Blast, Offensive Blast to 3 combo points then Chain Pulse. Refreshing Electricity Blast as it wears off. AoE will hit up to 6 targets.

    It also has a 35m interrupt (Distracting Pulse) on an 8 sec cooldown, a single target knockback with Thunderous Kick and a 5 target AoE knockback (Evasive Redirection) on a 1 min cd. Keep Shock Pulse on its own button as a recovery tool when the rotation gets disrupted by mechanics and/or you've lost your place in the rotation. Just spam shock pulse / macro 3 (for Skyfall finisher) until you see either Arc or Lightning Torrent come off cooldown then resume rotation with whichever is available.

    Again, all credit to the original authors and any feedback is welcome.

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    what about the melee parts in the spec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peachesncrm View Post
    what about the melee parts in the spec?
    There are no melee parts, this is 100% range. Fully functional out to 35m, unlike the original Tempagon which had serious issues beyond 20m.

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    Have you compared this spec with 51 Tempest/17 Para/8 RB and 58 Tempest/ 17 Para? Flamespear hits harder than SP, so you could keep up both FS and EB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axarion View Post
    Have you compared this spec with 51 Tempest/17 Para/8 RB and 58 Tempest/ 17 Para? Flamespear hits harder than SP, so you could keep up both FS and EB.
    I'm using 51Temp/17Para/8RB; and I am parsing way over 61 temp, the Warlord hybrid temp, and this one.

    I can post rotation on request ;)
    Last edited by 2hands; 11-25-2013 at 05:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hands View Post
    I'm using 51Temp/17Para/8RB; and I am parsing way over 61 temp, the Warlord hybrid temp, and this one.

    I can post rotation on request ;)
    I am requesting the rotation ;). thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anelxax View Post
    I am requesting the rotation ;). thanks.
    LT > IB
    FF > DuP > DeP (SP when on CD) > Arc
    CP >DP > FS > EB > SF

    Repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hands View Post
    LT > IB
    FF > DuP > DeP (SP when on CD) > Arc
    CP >DP > FS > EB > SF

    Repeat.
    thanks.

    and is the RB part correct?
    http://www.rifthead.com/stc/zzgGplA0guchkIrh0zvVxLcvVh

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    Quote Originally Posted by anelxax View Post
    thanks.

    and is the RB part correct?
    http://www.rifthead.com/stc/zzgGplA0guchkIrh0zvVxLcvVh
    yeah but your paragon part isn't
    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#38hqQ/VkkkEgGa8w/28g
    try that one; Sorry OP hijacking thread lulz

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hands View Post
    yeah but your paragon part isn't
    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#38hqQ/VkkkEgGa8w/28g
    try that one; Sorry OP hijacking thread lulz
    TY.

    well, the better builds we find and share the better for the whole community

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hands View Post
    yeah but your paragon part isn't
    http://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#38hqQ/VkkkEgGa8w/28g
    try that one; Sorry OP hijacking thread lulz
    lol you guys werent suppose to post this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertari View Post
    lol you guys werent suppose to post this!
    idk if we did smth wrong but, 2hands your build is better.
    I got it down to 3 macros and skyfall as 4th button.

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    The 8RB variant is very nice, sustained dps seems around 1k higher than 61 tempest and much easier on energy since no wavelength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anelxax View Post
    idk if we did smth wrong but, 2hands your build is better.
    I got it down to 3 macros and skyfall as 4th button.
    any chance you can post the macros for a noob? I can't seem to work in Flamespear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14981168 View Post
    any chance you can post the macros for a noob? I can't seem to work in Flamespear.
    1
    #show Lightning Torrent
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Lightning Torrent
    cast Icy Burst

    2
    #show dual pulse
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Focused Fire
    cast dual pulse
    cast delayed pulse
    cast Shock Pulse

    3
    #show arc
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast double pulse
    cast arc
    cast Charged Pulse
    cast Flamespear
    cast Electricity Blast

    so pretty much 1>2>3>Skyfall
    Last edited by anelxax; 11-25-2013 at 01:43 PM.

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