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plutokitty:

OMG :) Bella let me melee DPS again and I broke 3k!!! (Granted, I was bad and did not go after pods and only helped with nearby adds.) I actually flubbed my rotation quite badly towards the end, so I feel like if I hadn’t I might’ve been higher.  Of course then I ate it to final resort because I didn’t know where to go as a melee dps (the tank “Safe spot” is dangerous for a DPS because it hurts you and you don’t have enough life to live unlike the tank).
Tonight’s raid was 100% Lumie and 100% full of terrible, terrible puns.  
Also I got pretty tanky PVP builds from Nut and Bella - can’t wait to try them out. I was going to try it out in the one SH I got in tonight, but we were like 4 tanky people so I swapped to ranged/corrupt/mani DPS. 
Changes since the last time I melee’ed - swapped to a crit power sword (from my pen tanking one) with a blue signet of fury; messed with the rotation to better align with some of the things in Katarina1’s guide (though I wasn’t ready to go full on with that) so it was builder x 6, do or die + reckless, tear ‘em up, steel echo, dancing blade.

I found a Taiver!
The “safe spot” is still good for dps, you  just have to remember to use a leech potion and keep whacking the big guy and everything will be ok. (you can even use your Curio just to be safer)
Do you have a CIB? It’s really really good as an extra damage boost as mdps. You just need to equip Shelter and use it every other rotation to proc CIB for the crit pow % boost. Seeing Shelter is an aoe heal and you’re usually close to the tanks as a mdps, CIB will always proc.
Master House is way better that DoD in longer fights like the raid: 2 x 20% > 1 x 25%
And remember. the Whip is your friend! (Crack + Whiplash + Binding)

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Oh thank you thank you for these tips!!!  I do have CIB (and equilibrium) I just really want to get my rotation down to instinct so I can work in new stuff like doing a Shelter into it.  I’m a very slow learner and while I’m first learning I get flustered/confused badly so I try to take it one element at a time. So sad.  Like conceptually I was like “what if I popped this curio barrier and stood in the tank safe spot” and instead of doing either, one time I just ran into the filth and died, the other time I got confused, ran the wrong way, and died to final resort. LOL
I think I should be able to swap Master’s House for DoD easily though :D. Even my brain can handle that! Sweet.
I should really carry the whip!  I just always carry Death from Above as a safety net, but honestly I should not need to (I saw Theyself’s guide forbids it - lol).

My DPS was sooo terrible for a tank. I know Amat was wearing tons more health than me and still pulled more damage.
Sighhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am just fail all around with DPS in general.

plutokitty:

dolorix:

plutokitty:

OMG :) Bella let me melee DPS again and I broke 3k!!! (Granted, I was bad and did not go after pods and only helped with nearby adds.) I actually flubbed my rotation quite badly towards the end, so I feel like if I hadn’t I might’ve been higher.  Of course then I ate it to final resort because I didn’t know where to go as a melee dps (the tank “Safe spot” is dangerous for a DPS because it hurts you and you don’t have enough life to live unlike the tank).

Tonight’s raid was 100% Lumie and 100% full of terrible, terrible puns.  

Also I got pretty tanky PVP builds from Nut and Bella - can’t wait to try them out. I was going to try it out in the one SH I got in tonight, but we were like 4 tanky people so I swapped to ranged/corrupt/mani DPS. 

Changes since the last time I melee’ed - swapped to a crit power sword (from my pen tanking one) with a blue signet of fury; messed with the rotation to better align with some of the things in Katarina1’s guide (though I wasn’t ready to go full on with that) so it was builder x 6, do or die + reckless, tear ‘em up, steel echo, dancing blade.

I found a Taiver!

The “safe spot” is still good for dps, you  just have to remember to use a leech potion and keep whacking the big guy and everything will be ok. (you can even use your Curio just to be safer)

Do you have a CIB? It’s really really good as an extra damage boost as mdps. You just need to equip Shelter and use it every other rotation to proc CIB for the crit pow % boost. Seeing Shelter is an aoe heal and you’re usually close to the tanks as a mdps, CIB will always proc.

Master House is way better that DoD in longer fights like the raid: 2 x 20% > 1 x 25%

And remember. the Whip is your friend! (Crack + Whiplash + Binding)

OMG IT’S A LOLAS!!! :D :D :D hiiii

Oh thank you thank you for these tips!!!  I do have CIB (and equilibrium) I just really want to get my rotation down to instinct so I can work in new stuff like doing a Shelter into it.  I’m a very slow learner and while I’m first learning I get flustered/confused badly so I try to take it one element at a time. So sad.  Like conceptually I was like “what if I popped this curio barrier and stood in the tank safe spot” and instead of doing either, one time I just ran into the filth and died, the other time I got confused, ran the wrong way, and died to final resort. LOL

I think I should be able to swap Master’s House for DoD easily though :D. Even my brain can handle that! Sweet.

I should really carry the whip!  I just always carry Death from Above as a safety net, but honestly I should not need to (I saw Theyself’s guide forbids it - lol).

My DPS was sooo terrible for a tank. I know Amat was wearing tons more health than me and still pulled more damage.

Sighhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am just fail all around with DPS in general.

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Anonymous said: Damage mitigation as in focusing on not getting hit to begin with rather than running in and blocking the opponent's sword with your face. Using warriors to block choke points and keep enemies from surrounding the party, mage spells and rogue traps to lock down and control the battlefield, timing warrior attacks to interrupt and knock down enemies, etc

marian-vael:

Ohhhhh… Hmmm. It sounds interesting, certainly more realistic. Hopefully it works out. So now I’m kinda “not sure if want.” Thank you so much for all the info though!

I guess it’s good for people who want to sit around planning the battle field, but I honestly don’t know if this is for me and how much it’ll slow my game progression because I don’t find the tactical focused fighting.

Who knows though. Maybe I’ll play the game and find it to be the best thing ever. I’m not sure it’s what I want.

because sometimes I really just like being able to hit things and not think. Sometimes I just want to run in guns blazing and KILL ALL THE THINGS

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plutokitty:

So I’ve linked this post to a couple of you directly but putting it here too for anyone who wants.  Katarina1 posted a bunch of end game DPS builds, but not just that, posted their gear set up, augments, AND rotations for them.  Whether you’re new or endgame trying to up your numbers I think it’s a post worth looking at. They’re still fixing/tweaking the guide a bit, but it’s already a great resource, and clued me in a bit on why I’m not seeing the numbers I want to see yet.

If you’re totally new and easily overwhelmed, skip to the Pistol/Shotgun build, as it’s a pretty easy rotation and common among DPS in the raids and NMs.  I used a very similar setup for an alt and was able to pull super respectable numbers. 

Also, I love looking across the builds and finding commonalities.  Like, I’m getting to the point where I get most ele force builds and can use them pretty interchangeably, but less traditional, non-ele-force ones like blood/ele make me keymash in confusion a bit (slowly getting them more though).

I’d LOVE to get to use AR/Ele for DPS again. I was not able to make that pull over 1.5-2k DPS ever, so I’m definitely going to try that example build there.  Although Hammer/Fist is also going on my “to try” list.

Also really need to replace Eth’s with EffectsUI. So lazy though.

Ugh I badly need to update my add-ons to, and finally install act. X.x

But yes this is the post.

Hrgh.

Someone posted build info for DPS, and I’m super excited.

I def want Persis to be a Blood/Ele user, and alt healer, and I finally know how to stat her weapons, or have some guidance at least.

Also I’m going to check out what alt options for DPS I can do with Vael. Yesss.

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