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    Default Quick Paragon Guide

    So this guide has all the information on how to use Level 60 Paragon all in one place.
    Though warning mistakes could be present.



    Best Spec:
    61 Paragon, 10 Warlord, 5 Tempest

    Alternative Spec:
    61 Paragon, 10 Warlord, 5 Champion (F2P)

    Buffs:
    Turn the Blade
    Way of the Wind
    Way of the River
    Enhanced Conductivity
    Recovery Posture
    Focus of Body


    Standard Rotation:
    Rising Waterfall, Final Blessing or Open the Stream are Follow Up abilities and will award 2 Attack Points.
    Follow Up abilities can only be used once an Attack Point generating ability is used.
    Using Combat Focus will allow a Follow Up ability to be used.

    You should be using a Attack Point generating ability then a Follow Up attack to quickly build 3 Attack Points.
    Then consuming those 3 Attack Points with either Finsher Shifting Blades or Reaping Harvest.

    Keep Open the Stream active on the target refreshing when it expires.
    While keeping Setting Moon active on yourself.

    Though you shouldn’t refresh Open the Stream while Alacrity is active.
    Also when Shifting Blades is active don’t use Open the Stream, until all stacks are consumed.


    Keep Tranquility, Death Touch, Shifting Blades Combat Focus on cooldown

    When Shifting Blades is active use Tranquility to consume one of the stacks.
    Use Combat Focus right after Shifting Blades then use Reaping Harvest.

    Though when Shifting Blades is active don’t use Furry as it eat all the stacks wasting the damage buff it provides on one ability instead of 3 different abilities.

    While Alacrity is active using Rising Waterfall, Final Blessing or Reaping Harvest will consume 2 stacks of Shifting Blades.

    Keep Alacrity on cooldown, time with raid cooldowns if possible.

    For disconnects use Grasping the Horizon and continue with your normal rotation.
    If Grasping the Horizon is on cooldown use Furry instead.

    For aoe toggle on Sweeping Blades.
    Though you should only be using Sweeping Blades when facing 4 enemies and just continue with your normal rotation. Less than 4 it's better to not use Sweeping Blades and to single target dps each one at a time.


    Starting Blocks:
    Without Raid Cooldown:
    Grasping the Horizon > Setting Moon > Open the Stream > Shifting Blades > Combat Focus
    Alacrity > Reaping Harvest > Tranquility > Rising Waterfall > Reaping Harvest
    Setting Moon > Rising Waterfall > Reaping Harvest
    Death Touch > Rising Waterfall > Reaping Harvest

    With Raid Cooldown:
    Grasping the Horizon > Setting Moon > Open the Stream > Reaping Harvest
    Death Touch > Rising Waterfall > Shifting Blades > Combat Focus
    Alacrity > Reaping Harvest > Tranquility > Rising Waterfall > Reaping Harvest
    Setting Moon > Rising Waterfall > Reaping Harvest
    Setting Moon > Rising Waterfall > Reaping Harvest


    Macros:
    #show Tranquility
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast [notactive] Turn the Blade
    cast Tranquility
    cast Final Blessing
    cast Rising Waterfall
    cast Setting Moon
    cast Shock Pulse

    #show Death Touch
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast [notactive] Turn the Blade
    cast Death Touch
    cast Final Blessing
    cast Rising Waterfall
    cast Setting Moon
    cast Shock Pulse

    #show Open the Stream
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Open the Stream
    cast Setting Moon

    #show Reaping Harvest
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Reaping Harvest
    cast Skyfall


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    The posts below could be out of date, so please avoid them.
    Last edited by Burninalways; 03-04-2018 at 04:04 AM.
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    allow me to suggest a different rotation block :

    SM > RW > RH

    SM > OtS > SB
    Tranq > RW > (Alacrity) RH
    SM > RW > RH
    DT > RW > RH
    (CF) > RH
    RW > RH

    SM > OtS > SB
    Tranq > RW > RH
    SM > RW > RH
    DT > RW > RH
    SM > RW > RH

    SM > RW > RH
    SM > OtS > SB
    Tranq > RW > RH
    SM > RW > RH
    DT > RW > RH
    (CF) > RH
    RW > RH

    SM > OtS > SB (going into Alacrity again).

    it might give better results for people with higher than average lag, by not relying on getting off 2 ogcd skills in 1 sec.

    i've been personally been using this since past few months, it seems rock solid. however, if you've compared both, do let us know which one pulls ahead.

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    You're guide is still out of date (still using SL rotation) and took zero of the suggestions in either the old guide thread or the advies needed [sic] thread.

    I'll say it again. You want at least 2 stacks of Unleashed before going into your first Alacrity. Using 2 ogcds in the Alacrity block is not only a bad idea, it is a dps loss seeing as this isn't a "PvP guide" and you aren't trying to burst somebody down. Physiology Proficiency is being used for a reason. You are only doing yourself and others a disservice by not reading through/referencing this old guide because of all the good Paragon information throughout it.

    Your build is correct, however I'd use something other than Energy Reserves as Para has no energy issues. Rotation should look something like the following.

    On pull (opener) you either TtT > RW > RH or (GtH) SM > RW > RH

    Code:
    Block 1:
    SM > OtS > SB
    Tranq > RW > (Ala)RH
    DT > RW > RH
    SM > RW > RH
    (CF)RH > RW > RH
    Code:
    Block 2:
    SM > OtS > SB
    Tranq > RW > RH
    FL* > RW > RH       *2 tics of Flurry
    DT > RW > RH
    SM > RW > RH
    Code:
    Block 3:
    SM > OtS > SB
    Tranq > RW > RH
    SM > RW > RH
    DT > RW > RH
    (CF)RH > RW > RH
    Code:
    How to play:
    #1. Opener
    #2. Block 1-3
    #3. Block 2
    #4. Repeat #2-#3 forever
    When all is said and done, you should be playing Reaver over Paragon. There is literally no reason not to at the moment with how strong/versatile Reaver currently is.
    Last edited by Sedvick; 07-07-2015 at 12:00 PM.

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    why 2 ticks of flurry? we arent going 8 tempest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbahmi View Post
    why 2 ticks of flurry? we arent going 8 tempest.
    Still better than SM and extends a 14s block just enough to not have to delay anything later.
    Last edited by Sedvick; 07-07-2015 at 12:33 PM.

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    Default Paragon vs Reaver

    This is probably a dumb and irrelevant to the thread question. Does 61 reaver do more dps than 61 paragon in a fight that is mostly melee friendly (like Jino or Yrlwalach)?
    Last edited by Macaeulie; 07-11-2015 at 09:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macaeulie View Post
    This is probably a dumb and irrelevant to the thread question. Does 61 reaver do more dps than 61 paragon in a fight that is mostly melee friendly (like Jino or Yrlwalach)?
    Yes, as of current iteration.
    Paragon is better for rapid target switches and/or immune/not-immune phases (unless the immunity allows you to preload from Reaver).

    Paragon also scales well with anything that nets you a damage % boost (Johann, Sicaron, Grugonim) cause of SB, and if everything is timed right with CDs and those burst phases, should pull ahead of Reaver.
    Last edited by Solaxys; 07-11-2015 at 09:34 PM.

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