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#1 Feb 19 2011 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
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So my friend and I are trying out different combos to play PVE in beta right now. He is set on his soul combo but I am trying to find the right mix under the rogue calling to compliment him.

Right now he is going Champion/Paragon/Riftblade

I went with a Bladedancer/Ranger/Bard to get some heals as well as DPS.

Any thoughts on ohter combos I should look at that would make us a deadly duo for PVE?

Thanks!
#2 Feb 20 2011 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Nightblade is a very good choice for both great damage and great survival/mobility in PvE. Nightblades can use many attacks from 20 meters, just like bards, so these two roles fit together pretty well. But there are also several hardhitting melee attacks for Nightblades so the normal course of action is weaken them with combopoint-generating 20-meter-attacks and moving into melee combat while you do so. Stealth allows for various powerful openers, most from up to 20 meters away.
I like the medium- to meleerange style of Nightblades and when I once respecced into Ranger I also found that Nightblade damageoutput is significantly better, dunno why that is. I used all the ranged attacks a range can do plus wolf pet but still it was awfully long until an enemy went down.
Nightblades also feature powerful weapon enchantments (fire-based) and a pretty powerful crowd control that lets you put an enemy out of action for up to 45 seconds. This is real fun since you will often meet enemies that are too close to each other.
The bard is a good fit for Nightblades because of his early-on buffs, with only 6 points you have a damage-motif (spell and attack power bonus), a survival-anthem and a survival-fanfare (endurance and armor, respectively). Also his life-based ranged finisher comes in handy if your fire-based Nightblade ranged finisher for some reason seems inadequate, e. g. wenn your enemy is highly fire resistant. He will also make you pretty wanted in groups.
The third soul is up to you, really. I went ranger for the tank pet only, I put no points in that class yet. It's nice to have a little meat shield even if it doesn't last long but it's added DPS as well as protection so... fine. Just don't count on it in PvP.
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#3 Feb 21 2011 at 8:03 AM Rating: Default
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Coltion of video guides here..

helps on some topics.

http://riftworld.dk/rift-guides/
#4 Feb 21 2011 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
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i found that a nightblade bladedancer assassin does quite well with a 33/23/10 set up like so

http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1MViM.xVdV00MoM.qhzRG0gRso.0VMc

mind you this is the full build but the idea is there
#5 Feb 21 2011 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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In my opinion, since you're playing with a buddy, and don't sound to hard pressed to min/max your dps as a Rogue; I would go try out a more solid Bard build. I was playing mine as, Bard->Nightblade->Ranger with this build at level 21. Keep in mind that a Bard is not a full out healer, just a support class; so they can still do moderate to good dps.
#6 Feb 21 2011 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Everyone not familiar needs to keep a few things in mind. At level 13 you can quest, usually an hour or two to get all your remaining souls/classes. Also at 13 you should be able to afford a second role( otherwise known as offspec). You can switch at will only need to be out of combat. Lastly resetting your role(respec) is not that expensive. So you can try out all the different combos you want. In my opinion take an offensive dps role or a pet class at first get to 13 then try all the combos till you find one you like.
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