Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 4:25 AM |  
With the changes to souls still in flux and more probably still to come, a few specs are beginning to emerge.

25 Sin / 21 BD / 20 Rift
This is one getting a lot of attention and it is definitely going to be one of the strongest contenders for top DPS. The talents are changing with the patch, but these are where the points will go.

This spec is strong because it takes advantage of the buffs to Stalker Phase in RS to rotate teleports and keep 25% additional damage and 15% additional crit active 100% of the time. The spec is a mess and the teleports don't fit well in any rotation, but you can't argue with results. Unfortunately, this is probably the top melee spec.

Deep Marksman
51 MM / 15 Rng
Variant 38 MM / 28 Rng
Marksman is getting a whole lot of love. With the new Silver Tip Munitions (15% extra damage), and less reliance on burst cooldowns, this spec is going to provide some extremely competitive ranged damage.

Also check out the new 4-pc synergy crystal (HK crystal has the same bonus as 2-pc)

38 NB / 18 RS / 10 Inf
Variant: 44 NB / 22 RS / 0 Inf
For PvP, I'm working on some variant of NB and RS. It may or may not be what you see above, and it will likely take some warfronts to sift out what works and what doesn't. I don't think the 4th port is necessary in PvP like it is in raids.

This spec will have incredible mobility and damage output, plus the reflective shield in RS. I expect it to shred a lot of things.

More to come as D-Day approaches.
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Igorok said...

Nice, im curious!
Already in to the blinkblade, ofc using blink all the time on the encounter will be a bit of a challenge to not mess up the rotations.

And maybe some more top melee dps spec's will be found out.

Btw any info/date on the D-Day (1.5patch)?

September 21, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Dunsparrow said...

They haven't begun testing the new 10-man instance yet, so at least another 1-2 weeks I should think.

September 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Mags said...

I will retire before I port my ass all over the place. I'm hoping we can find a few specs of both types, (melee & range) that actually make sense to play. Marks or ranger, i dont care. Sab, sin, BD, NB, I dont care either, but porting around like a tard just isn't for me.

September 21, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Dunsparrow said...

@Mags I couldn't have said it better. :]

September 22, 2011 at 3:09 AM  
tteen6789 said...

Im sorry but these specs are wrong. I'm on your server if you would like to get to know the TOP dps specs send me a tell. Samadeiz. I guarantee they will outparse ALL of those specs.

September 26, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Zyplex said...

Would you be able to let us know your macros and steps for the Nightstalker pvp spec featured in your Podcast preview video. That would be very appreciated as I am wanting to try this spec. Thanks for keeping us up to date :)

September 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Reaper said...

I don;t understand why you hate the Bladestalker spec (not blinkblade, as I made a spec like this months ago and called it Bladestalker). It's never been tops, but has been viable for a while if you know how to use it, especially on certain fights. Not only is it the most fun spec to play, but it utilizes melee weapons that rogues were meant to use, not stupid bombs and charges. Thanks to Trion for Improving this spec and making it better than it already was! And thanks to Dunsparrow for his great blog.

September 30, 2011 at 9:24 AM