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    1. Preset Name: The Quintessential Harbinger
    2. Brief Description: The ultimate DPS choice for Mages. Performs best, or close to it, of all DPS choices (Mage or others) any situation; no matter if solo/leveling, open world, dungeon/raid or PVP. (exceptions: pure ranged or pure AOE fights)
    3. Group Role: DPS (mild support)
    4. Souls:
      1. Soul 1: 61 Harbinger
      2. Soul 2: 8 Chloromancer
      3. Soul 3: 7 Elementalist
    5. Key Abilities: The top 3 more important abilities that keep this build going.
      1. Ability 1: Eldritch Armor
      2. Ability 2: Piercing Beam
      3. Ability 3: Charged Blade
    6. Difficulty: easy (to learn, hard to master)
    7. Basics: for leveling / while gearing up: Spellpower > Crit Power >> Spell Crit; in epics: Crit Power > Spell Power > Spell Crit; as melee keep a solid amount of Endurance / Armor / Resist All
    8. How to Play: Don't panic, a Mage works just fine in melee. Slash away, keep up Piercing Beam plus Charged Blade and use your Eldritch Armor procs immediately. The basic gameplay is very straight forward, and once you master it you can focus on perfecting your many utilities and cooldown use.
    9. Tips:
      1. Tip 1: If you drop low on health, stay cool and use one of the many defensive cooldowns you have.
      2. Tip 2: If you drop out of melee, either charge back in with Blade Rush or use Phantom Blades from range.
      3. Tip 3: Livegiving Veil heals both yourself and nearby allies. But turn if off if you have a dedicated healing Chloromancer in your group.
    10. Minimum Level: 1
    11. Build Guide: The Quintessential Harbinger
    12. Hot Bar Layout:
      1. Storm Slash
      2. Storm's Fury
      3. Piercing Beam
      4. Vile Spores
      5. Lucent Slash
      6. Blade Rush
      7. Blazing Light
      8. Withering Vine
      9. Charged Blade
      10. Lightning Blade
      11. Eldritch Armor
      12. Livegiving Veil
    13. Build Specifics: full soultree
      1. Level 1: Eldritch Knowledge
      2. Level 2: Eldritch Knowledge
      3. Level 3: Natural Awareness, Natural Awareness
      4. Level 4: Eldritch Knowledge
      5. Level 5: Eldritch Knowledge
      6. Level 6: Natural Awareness, Natural Awareness
      7. Level 7: Natural Awareness
      8. Level 8: Nature's Corrosion
      9. Level 9: Nature's Corrosion, Nature's Corrosion
      10. Level 10: Eldritch Knowledge
      11. Level 11: Blazing Light
      12. Level 12: Natural Swiftness, Natural Swiftness
      13. Level 13: Nimble Blade
      14. Level 14: Nimble Blade
      15. Level 15: Piercing Beam, Intensity
      16. Level 16: Intensity
      17. Level 17: Intensity
      18. Level 18: Nimble Blade, Razor's Edge
      19. Level 19: Razor's Edge
      20. Level 20: Disabling Shock
      21. Level 21: Nimble Blade, Nimble Blade
      22. Level 22: Eldritch Power
      23. Level 23: Eldritch Power
      24. Level 24: Living Charge, Living Charge
      25. Level 25: Improved Blade Rush
      26. Level 26: Improved Blade Rush
      27. Level 27: Biting Cold, Biting Cold
      28. Level 28: Conditioned Response
      29. Level 29: Planar Retreat
      30. Level 30: Combat Mastery, Combat Mastery
      31. Level 31: Furious Assault
      32. Level 32: Furious Assault
      33. Level 33: Combat Mastery, Biting Cold
      34. Level 34: Combat Mastery
      35. Level 35: Combat Mastery
      36. Level 36: Blademark, Biting Cold
      37. Level 37: Jagged Blades
      38. Level 38: Jagged Blades
      39. Level 39: Magnetic Blade, Biting Cold
      40. Level 40: Magnetic Blade
      41. Level 41: Reaper's Blade
      42. Level 42: Magnetic Blade, Ice Shield
      43. Level 43: Lightning Riposte
      44. Level 44: Lightning Riposte
      45. Level 45: Magnetic Blade, Elemental Link
      46. Level 46: Magnetic Blade
      47. Level 47: Light Nova
      48. Level 48: Insult to Injury
      49. Level 49: Insult to Injury
      50. Level 50: Desperate Response, Desperate Response
      51. Level 51: Desperate Response,
      52. Level 52: Leaf on the Wind
      53. Level 53: Leaf on the Wind
      54. Level 54: Leaf on the Wind
      55. Level 55: Leaf on the Wind
      56. Level 56: Leaf on the Wind
      57. Level 57: Healing Reflex
      58. Level 58: Healing Reflex
      59. Level 59: Healing Reflex
      60. Level 60: Phase Step
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    Correction:

    Quote Originally Posted by lgw View Post
    • Level 27: Improved Blade Rush, Biting Cold
    • Level 28: Conditioned Response
    • Level 29: Combat Mastery
    • Level 30: Combat Mastery, Biting Cold
    • Level 31: Furious Assault
    • Level 32: Furious Assault
    • Level 33: Combat Mastery, Biting Cold
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    Update above.
    And Trion, do yourself a bloody favour and allow macros, dynamic hotbars and more than tarded 1-to-0 hotbar layouts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgw View Post
    Update above.
    And Trion, do yourself a bloody favour and allow macros, dynamic hotbars and more than tarded 1-to-0 hotbar layouts...
    That'll be the day... dynamic hotbars won't happen because the only hotbar that you can be sure will be present is the first one (and even then...)

    I have a feeling the macro system would need a much bigger overhaul before it could be used in something like this...

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