View Full Version : Haste line of buffs

03-29-2005, 03:14 AM
<DIV>  Hey fellow Troubador's,</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> I never use our haste line of buffs, am I missing the boat? We have so many choices and only 5 con slots! I go with Minstrel's, Niv's and then round it out with a mix depending on the group. I know it only works for <STRONG><EM>melee</EM></STRONG> attacks and it seems there is always something else we need more. I value my fellow troubador's opinions, so let me know it just doesnt seem worth the con slots for that 11%, maybe if we cast , and used spells 11% faster, but arent most of us spamming our special attacks anyway?</DIV>

03-29-2005, 11:17 AM
Our 11% haste is absolutely not worth the 2 concentration.  You'll see more benefit from using those 2 concentration slots for str/agi buffs a debuff or a dot. <div></div>

03-29-2005, 05:08 PM
 Yeah I figured, maybe for 1 slot, but even then how often are we just "meleeing", I dont think it does anything when you are using special attacks <p>Message Edited by DankShasta on <span class=date_text>03-29-2005</span> <span class=time_text>04:09 AM</span>

03-30-2005, 07:09 AM
<P>The only haste that I have seen personally that has done a major difference is Merciless Melody (Level 14 haste).  It is our only haste that I have seen that increases in haste as you increase from App 1 to something higher.  Mine went from 14% at adept one to 28% at Master 1.  It helps greatly defeating many foes and helpping with many melee based groups. </P> <P>This is the only spell I would consider worth 2 concentration slots, all the others just increase in Agi or blocking skills, which really doesnt help too much (but some yes). </P> <P>Just my 2 cp =)</P> <P>~Bink the Halfling Troubador~</P>

03-30-2005, 04:25 PM
<DIV>I use haste every time I group, unless there is a Dirge in the group, since our haste's don't stack.</DIV>

03-31-2005, 03:21 PM
<P>Hardly ever use it, unless my melee heavy group has run out of power and can no longer use specials. Even then I would have to drop 1-2 things to get it, and it probably is a bit risky losing defence or stats/health if the encounter took away their power. In the last few weeks I've actually used Quiron's more often in small groups, either to build up hate in a tankless group or heal in a healerless group :smileytongue:</P> <P> </P>

03-31-2005, 05:10 PM
I tend to use my level 42 Haste (Invigorating Opus) more than I ever did the previous ones. At adept I it adds around 18% haste, but more importantly adds another 4 defence. When in the Main tank group during raids, it really does help a lot. Sad really, that the haste element of the haste song is the least important <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> <div></div>

03-31-2005, 08:16 PM
The problem with haste is it seems to have no impact on skill based damage... And that makes up the largest portion of all damage done... So even an 18% increase to attack speed is only going to net a couple percentage increase in damage done. <div></div>