Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7:10 PM |  
If you're like me, you hate drinking. I refuse to do it in raids and I'm constantly running out in the world and fighting things with 3% HP so that a random scrub rogue with a name like Darkshasta or Mugger can come along and one-shot me with a 200 damage Assassinate.

So to combat this I have been using what might be the ultimate solo PvE spec: 32 BD / 18 Sin / 16 RS this build relies primarily on Rift Scavenger and Combat Culmination which restore your energy and health if you have combo points left on the target when it dies. Combine this with the massive CP generation from having mobs attack you as a BD, and you can tear through packs of mobs that would leave any other spec dead, and come out with 100% HP.

Macro

cast Reprisal
cast Precision Strike
cast Puncture
cast Quick Strike
cast Disengage
cast Keen Strike
cast Flash of Steel
cast Blade Tempo
cast Double Coup
cast Poison Malice

Press repeatedly for victory. Keep False Blade and Dauntless Strike up, but make sure to have combo points on the mobs as they die for health/energy boosts.

It's sick for closing Rifts solo, farming, doing dailies or whatever. I don't recommend it if you expect PvP though. You'll get trashed by anyone except champ or beast warriors (and maybe bad assassins). Props to Archaego for originally coming up with the idea.

I'd also recommend this spec for anyone thinking of leveling a rogue. The key idea is to get 3/3 Rift Scavenger in RS, then put the rest of your points in Bladedancer up to 32, then build up Assassin or RS as you wish.

Leave your water in the bank. You won't need it.
Posted by Dunsparrow

3 comments:

Estra said...

Elites are a bear, unless you are geared.

July 3, 2011 at 2:16 AM  
Dunsparrow said...

It's true, you'll struggle to kill tough elites in this spec. It shines against packs of non-elite mobs.

July 3, 2011 at 5:06 AM  
Aalwein said...

I like it. This is very similar to the solo build/guide I developed. I went 3 more into Assassin (instead of Riftstalker) to get the enhanced stealth abilities. Makes it great for walking right past enemies you don't need and straight to quest objectives.

http://www.diebythearrow.com/the-soloing-rogue-melee/

July 8, 2011 at 8:34 AM