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#1 Mar 14 2011 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I am currently experimenting with builds and found this one to be really interesting, focused on crits and crit dmg.
Using Hellfire Blades and Lethal Poison (for 5% crit for the whole party/raid, and gains +30% dmg from nightblade too) enhancements.

http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1MiMN.iIxM0qgRss.0VMcx0b.V

Tell me what you think!
#2 Mar 15 2011 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
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I don't have experience with Nightblade, but it seems to me like taking Murderous Intent from the Assassin tree (increasing Physical damage by 4%) would not work with most of your nightblade abilities (except for Primal Strike). Also, if you're going to go that far up into the Assassin tree, I recommend you take Silent Footsteps. It's incredibly useful for stealth. However, if you prefer the crit damage bonus it's up to you.

That being said, I think if you're going Nightblade you should really go for all 51 points for that final ability... it looks absolutely absurd (though again I have no experience with it).

edit: I would probably try something like this if I were to try Nightblade (which I might now, the aoe capabilities seem very nice): [riftstc]0MiMN.iItRGqgRss.0VMc.V[/riftstc]

Edited, Mar 15th 2011 11:01am by Vataro
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#3 Mar 15 2011 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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I still think 20% crit dmg bonus + 10% dmg, would be better than taking all the pvp/no dmg talents for the 51 point AOE in nightblade, keep criticism coming :)
#4 Mar 15 2011 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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A reasonable argument. In that case, I have one final suggestion that again trades some combat efficiency for general usefulness. Take the 5 points out of the ranger soul (losing 5% crit, yes, but...) and put them in the assassin soul. What this would give you is 2 points in Silent Footsteps, giving you increased stealth capabilities (including no movement speed penalty), Blinding Powder (a very useful ranged disorient for both PvE and PvP), Improved Stealth (the best of the group - gives Stealth an infinite duration), and Puncture (a 2 combo point generating ability that ignores armor and is a bleed, which can be useful; though if you prefer you can use the point to take Twilight Force or Flame Thrust in the Nightblade tree).

This would also allow you to get rid of ranger completely and take something like Riftstalker for your 3rd soul, which has an incredibly useful 0 point ability (a blink).

[riftstc]0MiMp.iIxM0qgRss.0VMft0b0z[/riftstc]

If you'd rather just have the 5% crit though, then I see nothing wrong with your build (again, having no experience with Nightblade) :P.



Edited, Mar 15th 2011 2:08pm by Vataro
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#5 Mar 20 2011 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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You've got the right idea going nightblade for pve spec. I would take the points out of enkindle and pick up fire and death attunement. The passive 3% damage and 10% fire and death damage is better than the AoE dot. You're going to be spamming weapon flare on AoE pulls and that dot won't stack, so I wouldn't get it.
#6 Mar 25 2011 at 5:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I play 51 point NB and the 51 point talent is very much worth it. Aside from that i dont know if you are aware but not sure if poisons are considered a enchant or not. If so then great just not possitive. Also have you considered 5 points into sab for the 15% dex, sure its not straight 5% crit but it is some crit until you get high amounts of dex but its also ap and dodge.

Im currently running http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0MiMT.iItRGqgRss.0VMc.V
and for the most part its been rocking some serious aoe dmg.
#7 Mar 25 2011 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Pretty sure they are considering they're restricted by the "you can only have 2 active" rule in conjunction with the NB ones.

PvP-wise as well, I'd rather have adhesive bomb than the rift blink. The 15 yard rift blink gets caught up on terrain elevation differences a lot ever since they fixed the "falling through the world constantly" problem.

Edited, Mar 25th 2011 1:41pm by SwiftAusterity
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