EDIT: 3/2/11 THIS WAS A BETA 7 BUILD FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF SOLOING TOUGH/ELITE MOBS OR CROWDED 3-4 MOB PULL AREAS. THERE ARE MANY FASTER BUILDS FOR EASY CONTENT. READ FURTHER POSTS FOR MORE CLARITY. THANKS!
That was the build I was playing with on my 30 rogue this last beta. It's kinda insane. I use cadence 2 times to build 5 combo points which is nice to reduce combo point builder spam. It also heals like crazy. Then I pop my armor or absorb shields from Riftstalker. On Normal mobs they can barely hurt you through building combo points on cadence heals. Plus the nightblade boost to non physical damage and combo points building buff makes cadence hit a lot harder.
If just killing an easy mob use your NB Blazing strike finisher for max DPS.Or refresh your armor or absorb shields as necessary.
You can solo elite mobs your own level no prob. You can take out a group of 5-6 non elites and end full health. Rift Scavenger heals for a ton after anymob you kill if you build some combo points with cadence right before it dies. You can tank elite rift mobs while healing everyone around you.
Oh and you can stealth and CC though crowded areas if you dont feel like fighting your way through. Stealth slam them with lost hope and you walk right in front of them till the next mob which you can lost hope again becuase there is no cooldown and the mob you CCed before is now out of range.
You can teleport from mob to mob. You have one that attacks them and one that just teleports you behind them and even works on freindly mobs which is fun to move fast to NPC's. You also get a 15% non combat speed buff from bard.
Very good solo and rift closing build. If you need to tank a tough mob go guardian phase. If you are solo or just DPSing go stalker phase. One of my favorites out of many I tried. After 30 I would most likely throw more points in Bard and Rift. You could drop NB for Bladedancer to get the 0 point dodge emergency boost and 5% dodge to be even more tanky on elites but I found it overkill and preferred the extra damage to cadence for most solo things.
Edited, Feb 21st 2011 8:10pm by Shojindo
Edited, Mar 2nd 2011 12:59pm by Shojindo