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    Default <3.0> 61 Tempest 15 Reaver Guide

    With the addition of Power Variation and Dire Corruption, 61 Tempest has both powerful ST and more than respectable AOE DPS. Tempest is rather bursty, and your DPS will go up and down in waves.

    15 Reaver is currently generally considered to be superior to 15 Riftblade. Soul Sickness generally hits a lot harder than Flamespear, and Dire Corruption is an incredibly powerful 30 second AOE DoT which results in a DPS gain.

    This set of macros and rotation attempts to use every hard hitting ability we have, while remaining smooth and conserving enough power for wavelength spam. It uses what's essentially Seatin's macros, but incorporate Reaver abilities and Power Variation. However, your DoTs will not be up while Wavelength is going.

    Point Allocation:

    61 Tempest (full)

    15 Reaver
    5/5 Entropic Embrace (10% non-physical)
    5/5 Shadow Strength (10% strength)
    5/5 Plagued Grip (10% attack power and weapon damage)

    0 Paragon

    Masteries:

    Level 61:Resonating Strikes - Reduces ability cost during wavelength and adds a tiny bit of survivability, essentially replacing Affinity and Surging Energy from the Riftblade tree.

    Level 62: Soul Regeneration - Increases incoming healing by 3%. Not important, as all four masteries are tank oriented. If you're soloing, Physiology Proficiency may be superior.

    Level 63: Energy Reserves - Further reduces power stress. However, if you're not having any trouble with power management, Gladiator Combat Training is pretty viable as well.

    Level 64: Precision Strikes - Although Ethereal Strikes may seem better, we have four DoTs, and Precision Strikes also helps maintain them during the Wavelength rotation

    Level 65: Power Manipulation OR Power Variation - If you use Energy Reserves, go with power manipulation. If you're using Gladiator Combat Training, I highly recommend Power Variation instead. It is the hardest hitting AOE ability in the game (and is much stronger than lighting torrent), and it lets you recover a bit of power before spamming Wavelength. If you use both Power Manipulation AND Gladiator Combat Training, you will be power starved before using Wavelength.

    Macros:

    Macro 1: Cascade

    #show Electricity Cascade
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Electricity Cascade
    cast Dual Pulse
    cast Dire Corruption
    cast Delayed Pulse
    cast Shock Pulse
    cast Break Free

    Macro 2: Torrent

    #show Lightning Torrent
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Skyfall
    cast Lightning Torrent
    cast Break Free

    Macro 3: Arc

    #show Arc
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Arc
    cast Charged Pulse
    cast Double Pulse
    cast Soul Sickness
    cast Electricity Blast
    cast Break Free

    (4) Wavelength Macro:

    #show Wavelength
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Double Pulse
    cast Wavelength
    cast Charged Pulse
    cast Skyfall
    cast Lightning Torrent
    cast Break Free

    Interrupt Macro:

    #show Distracting Pulse
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast @focus Distracting Pulse
    cast Distracting Pulse
    cast Thunderous Leap

    If you're using Power Variation, it may be beneficial to set up a macro for emergency healing.
    Keep in mind Power Manipulation will result in higher ST DPS, although the difference is pretty small.

    #show Power Variation
    cast @self Power Variation

    Rotation:

    As always, face away from mobs and channel Storm Torrent to build up 3 attack points, precision strikes and power oscillation before a pull.

    Always begin with Delayed Pulse if you can. It doesn't generate threat and will essentially be a free hit. If you're at 2 attack points, it has the added benefit of making sure you start with 3. Cast Focus Fire slightly before Electricity Cascade

    Begin with macro 1 (Cascade):
    (1) Electricity Cascade
    (1) Dual Pulse
    (1) Dire Corruption

    And then macro 3 (Arc):
    (3) Arc
    (3) Charged Pulse
    (3) Double Pulse
    (3) Soul Sickness
    (3) Electricity Blast

    And then macro 2 (Lightning Torrent):
    (2) Skyfall
    (2) Lightning Torrent

    Power Variation
    Shock Pulse (slight energy loss, don't cast if you don't have an energy buff on you)

    By now, Arc is no longer on cooldown, and so we move to the Wavelength rotation:

    (3) Arc
    (4) Wavelength

    Repeat 3 times:
    (4) Charged Pulse
    (4) Double Pulse

    (3) Arc (This is now a DPS gain with 61 tempest, and very slight power gain)

    Repeat 5-6 times:
    (4) Charged Pulse
    (4) Double Pulse

    You now have no power at all, so use macro 2 (Lightning Torrent):

    (2) Skyfall
    (2) Lightning Torrent

    And then macro 1 (Cascade):

    (1) Electricity Cascade
    (1) Dual Pulse
    (1) Dire Corruption

    Followed by macro 3 (Arc):

    (3) Arc
    (3) Charged Pulse
    (3) Double Pulse
    (3) Soul Sickness
    (3) Electricity Blast

    And then macro 2 (Lightning Torrent):
    (2) Skyfall
    (2) Lightning Torrent

    Continue with the cycle (essentially Seatin's). Use Power Variation after Lightning Torrent, followed by the Wavelength rotation. Power Variation should just come off cooldown after a macro 2 rotation. Maintain Focus Fire, using it whenever it's not on cooldown. Although this is overall energy starved if you maintain for ~2 minutes, you'll be fine in a raid or dungeon environment. By the time wavelength comes off cooldown again, you will have had some kind of disconnects, or your enemy will be dead.

    If your power is starved, your enemy not dead, and wavelength is off cooldown, use the non-wavelength rotations (1)(1)(1) - (3)(3)(3)(3)(3) - (2)(2) for one cycle. This is a power gain, and will allow you to probably do the wavelength rotation.

    AOE Rotation:

    Your AOE DPS will never match a dedicated AOE soul like Saboteur, but it will still be fairly respectable with the addition of Power Variation and Dire Corruption. Always cast Dire Corruption on the enemy with most HP.

    Begin with Chain Pulse, followed by Dire Corruption, followed by Disorienting Blast (or Offensive Blast if you're not facing trash), followed by Offensive Blast. Then use Chain Pulse.

    Continue with Power Variation, and then Storm Torrent IF you're not in danger of pulling additional mobs. then use Chain Pulse.

    Then use three Offensive Blasts, followed by a Chain Pulse. Repeat this.

    Storm Torrent is now off cooldown. Use it, followed by a Chain Pulse

    Tips:

    - Your interrupt is very versatile, and many groups will expect you to make use of it. On multiple bosses (such as Cosmologist Mann), set one to your focus (/focus Heart of Izbithu), and use the interrupt macro. Wavelength DOES NOT put Distracting Pulse off cooldown.

    - Your stun is also very useful. Use it to help tanks with trash mobs. Remember that Wavelength resets it!

    - These rotations are not 100% recommended for PvP. They will work and deal decent damage, but your burst potential isn't high.

    - Save your Wavelength for high ST stages in NMRs and Power Variation for high AOE.

    - Save the Wavelength and Power Variation rotations if you know there's a burn phase.

    - Use Feign Death and Light Refraction if you're going to wipe. Make sure you're off to the side. If you accidently pull, use Feign Death. This is an exceptionally useful ability, and I find most Tempests under use it.

    - Use Storm Shield before a pull. Don't bother with Jolt unless you have nothing else to cast. It's a huge power drain. Storm Shield is much lighter on power.

    - On single world mobs, use Delayed Pulse, Arc, Storm Shield, Jolt, Focus Fire, and finally the rest of macro 3. Time your Charged Pulse so it hits slightly after Delayed Pulse. Laugh as the mob explodes. If it's not dead, laugh anyways, because it's rooted. Use macro 1, but with Distracting Pulse instead of Dire Corruption.

    - Press your keys 0.5 seconds before they come off cooldown. Input lag greatly affects DPS.

    - Strength Weapon runes are far superior to attack power ones.

    - Stat priority is Attack Power > Crit Power > Physical Crit

    - The best Expert level trinkets come from Empyrean Core's final boss. Alternately, Icy Heart of the Chosen One from Glacial Maw is also not terrible.

    - Both Warmaster and Slayer's Crystals are fine for Tempest. As most of our damage is from builders, Slayer's is preferable (but the DPS difference is negligible.

    With basic savant runed (no dream orbs) expert/world gear (6658 attack power, 4794 physical crit and 919 crit power), I can manage around 41k sustained DPS on a expert boss dummy (62). Expect around 38-30k on expert bosses with that level of gear, or higher if your group has actual support running.

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    This guide already has most of the info you need to know throughout, so why make another when you are going to be suggesting a sub-optimal rotation along with a ton of other misinformation? I don't even know where to start. 12-13 gcds before you go into your 1st WL? Really?

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    LOL.
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    Thank you for the Guide.

    The thing here is, i got the macros i need, in other i dont find them, just Block 1 2 3 but it looks like you have to press all skills solo... ?

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