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Forum: Dirge 02-08-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 169
Posted By Unwise
<p>Between KoS and EoF both using the same...

<p>Between KoS and EoF both using the same spellls, people have had over a year to get all of their master 1 spells. I would say that anyone that cares will have pretty much full master T7 spells....
Forum: Dirge 12-10-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Unwise
<p>I have never seen a class that killed...

<p>I have never seen a class that killed significantly more solo mobs per hour than a properly specced dirge. Even most summoners don't outclass us on that. Some friends and I use to race each other...
Forum: Dirge 12-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 139
Posted By Unwise
<p>I am specced for STA (shield and double...

<p>I am specced for STA (shield and double attack) and AGI (parry and poison) with a bit of STR (parry). In EoF I maxed out Luck, Lifetaps and am working down the debuff line. I am a bit obsessed...
Forum: Dirge 09-06-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 62
Posted By Unwise
<p>In my experience, my 90DR 1 hander +50% DA...

<p>In my experience, my 90DR 1 hander +50% DA does the same DPS as 2 x 62DR DW weapons.</p><p>This seems to work out for me both in theory and in practice.</p><p>In answer to a previous question, I...
Forum: Dirge 09-05-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 154
Posted By Unwise
<p>We have 4 dirges in our guild and as far as I...

<p>We have 4 dirges in our guild and as far as I know all 4 of us are Str/Sta. We are overly hung up on Bladedance I think. I for one want the STA line for soloing purposes, I can just do so much...
Forum: Dirge 09-05-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 62
Posted By Unwise
<p>With that build, I would definetly stay DW...

<p>With that build, I would definetly stay DW whenever possible. I have 50% DA when using a 1hander and even then up until recently consistently used DW weapons. </p><p>The only reason I am using a...
Forum: Dirge 09-04-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Unwise
<p>Not from what I have seen, it is just damage...

<p>Not from what I have seen, it is just damage that it absorbs. The DoT from the bugs in Poet's Palace still drains my power even though they cannot hurt my HP at all.</p>
Forum: Dirge 08-17-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 44
Posted By Unwise
<p>Maybe I am cynical, but really all they have...

<p>Maybe I am cynical, but really all they have said there is that the damage will be higher. Anyone else picturing a 20% increase to the existing Death's Barrier proc? It would still only be useful...
Forum: Dirge 08-17-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 52
Posted By Unwise
<p>That post from the trouby boards is very...

<p>That post from the trouby boards is very interesting. Has anyone got a got some similar parses for dirges? If so, a link would be nice, as I don't want to derail this thread too much.</p><p>I...
Forum: Dirge 08-13-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Unwise
<p>A long time ago, around when EoF came out,...

<p>A long time ago, around when EoF came out, Devs said they were looking into racial abilities to make them useful. This dropped off the radar but there was recently another comment about it when...
Forum: Dirge 08-13-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Unwise
<p>Thanks for putting that together.</p><p>What...

<p>Thanks for putting that together.</p><p>What is the love affair that almost every peice of armor in the game has with STA? It is odd that only 2 of our peices increase INT but literally every...
Forum: Dirge 08-13-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 123
Posted By Unwise
<cite>ZeroRavesOn...

<cite>ZeroRavesOn wrote:</cite><blockquote>"<b><i>Jared "Lockeye" Sweatt:</i></b> Also in this update are changes to the fighter buffs, a project continued from GU 37 in an attempt to give fighters...
Forum: Dirge 08-13-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 123
Posted By Unwise
<cite>firza wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>What bard...

<cite>firza wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>What bard do you play?</p><p>1: how many minutes per fight do you actually debuff? How much dps do you loose because of it? I loose 0 dps while...
Forum: Dirge 08-09-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 123
Posted By Unwise
<p>For the most part I agree with Mumblyfish, but...

<p>For the most part I agree with Mumblyfish, but am less optomistic and a little more selfish.</p><p>This will be either the best or worst thing to happen to bards since LU13.</p><p>Regardless of...
Forum: Dirge 07-30-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 79
Posted By Unwise
<p>If SOEs goal is to make each line attractive...

<p>If SOEs goal is to make each line attractive and a valid choice, then I hate to say it but a nerf to LotD could well be justified. </p><p>At 25% it is an amazing ability and the other AA lines...
Forum: Troubador 07-26-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 122
Posted By Unwise
<p>From a dirge's perspective:</p><p>We can be...

<p>From a dirge's perspective:</p><p>We can be very good soloers, we excel when attempting to kill a large amount of encounters within a given period. Our tanking is decent, regens are good and...
Forum: Dirge 07-25-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 103
Posted By Unwise
As well as the issues with Lending Shield...

As well as the issues with Lending Shield mentioned above, like most buffs, the recast timer only starts once the buff expires. This means that it is not usable every 45seconds, but rather every 65...
Forum: Dirge 07-11-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 233
Posted By Unwise
<p>When doing balancing, SOE has said a few times...

<p>When doing balancing, SOE has said a few times that they look at the overall game figures about how much DPS classes across the servers are doing and whether they fall where they should.</p><p>I...
Forum: Dirge 07-10-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By Unwise
<p>If you are soloing a fair bit, as far as KoS...

<p>If you are soloing a fair bit, as far as KoS lines go, I would choose STA definetly. It really only becomes very good once you get alot of points into it so you can use a 1hander without losing...
Forum: Dirge 07-10-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Unwise
<p>Apart from people not really having the space...

<p>Apart from people not really having the space for 2 buffers in a group, I suspect that 2-boxed bards would have abysmal DPS. I for one have to work very hard at keeping my DPS up, and certainly...
Forum: Dirge 07-06-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 638
Posted By Unwise
Anjin wrote <blockquote><p>Firstly, to say that...

Anjin wrote <blockquote><p>Firstly, to say that bards do not crit enough is just plain stupid.  We have plenty of +crit % gear available to us and also our own buffs.  We should be striving to...
Forum: Dirge 07-05-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 233
Posted By Unwise
<cite>Life777form wrote:</cite><blockquote>About...

<cite>Life777form wrote:</cite><blockquote>About what lvl does the dropoff start?  My troubs doing ok at 40 but then i have all masters cuase there so cheap.</blockquote><p> For me, and I believe...
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 638
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>Bad example...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>Bad example ...<snip> So they are way closer together already....
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Unwise
<p>Even being nerfed by 23% I imagine this would...

<p>Even being nerfed by 23% I imagine this would still be a very popular ability on PvP servers. It really was incredible vs DOTs and smaller DDs. Would likely be peeved if I was on a PvP server...
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Unwise
<p>Just to clarify, non-trollish princesses in...

<p>Just to clarify, non-trollish princesses in gold bikinis....</p><p>My mind went to a bad bad place....<img src="/smilies/1cfd6e2a9a2c0cf8e74b49b35e2e46c7.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 85
Posted By Unwise
<p>If your poor, just get a set of the hand...

<p>If your poor, just get a set of the hand crafted stuff made and replace it with treasued and legendary stuff as you go along. If your fairly well off, get a full set of Cobalt armor at level 52 or...
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 120
Posted By Unwise
<p>Regarding CoB procs, I find that many fights...

<p>Regarding CoB procs, I find that many fights last around 30 seconds in a low DPS group or 15 seconds in a DPS heavy group. This often means that CoB is up over 50% of the time I am in combat, it...
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 96
Posted By Unwise
<p>So are you still focussing on being a MT...

<p>So are you still focussing on being a MT dirge? I take it this means you raid a fair bit, or were you just using that term to mean a defensive build?</p><p>STR line is nearly essential for some...
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By Unwise
<p>I'm away from the game at the moment, can...

<p>I'm away from the game at the moment, can someone please tell me what Poison Concoction can proc on? Is it just melee attacks or do ranged and spells work too?</p><p>How have people found the agi...
Forum: Dirge 07-03-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 638
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote:...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>It's the same thing really cause a larger min-max spread with the same DR - will yeild a higher high end....
Forum: Dirge 06-28-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 638
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote> Dirk of...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote> Dirk of Negativity: 1.9 delay 19-98 damage (1:5 spread) 60.5 rating Thirneg's Thorn: 2 delay 33-99 damage (1:3 spread) 65.8 rating </blockquote><p> How I would...
Forum: Dirge 06-28-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 638
Posted By Unwise
<p>Just to clarify a common misconcetion, not...

<p>Just to clarify a common misconcetion, not that it is necessarily in this thread, just that I have seen it alot in game...</p><p>Neither the max damage of the weapon, nor the delay, make a weapon...
Forum: Dirge 06-28-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 233
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>I love these...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>I love these topics. There's one about every two weeks. And I have my own thoughts on parsing. Everyone wants to be the front man, the rockstar, the lead...
Forum: Dirge 06-26-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 638
Posted By Unwise
Just occured to me, this means we will be...

Just occured to me, this means we will be proccing CoB 33% less. Which basically means a 33% decrease in its damage. That makes little Kytar cry!
Forum: Dirge 06-26-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<p>Thanks for the info Cynic, that sounds like a...

<p>Thanks for the info Cynic, that sounds like a very messed up ability. Do you get the impression the work experience kid got to code that one?</p><p>On the plus side, it now stealths us in combat,...
Forum: Dirge 06-26-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<p>Test notes from Saturday 23rd June: ...

<p>Test notes from Saturday 23rd June: ACHIEVEMENTS     Bard     * Agility 5 - Vanishing Act - Fixed stealth to function while in-combat</p><p>=======================</p><p>Anyone on Test-PvP want...
Forum: Dirge 06-26-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 79
Posted By Unwise
I put all stat points into Int. I view stats in...

I put all stat points into Int. I view stats in this order of importance: Str > Int > Agi > Sta > Wis. Int is the hardest of the important ones to raise naturally. Most gear has lots of str and agi...
Forum: Dirge 06-26-2007, 04:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>After thinking...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>After thinking about it more, I can't help but wonder, aside from the intercept move, how much would a MT(only) dirge get from the stamina line?  The DA would only...
Forum: Dirge 06-26-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 233
Posted By Unwise
<p>Thanks for the opinions all. It looks like we...

<p>Thanks for the opinions all. It looks like we are on a linear power curve in DPS as we become more powerful, whereas many classes are making exponential leaps. I am not concerned about our raid...
Forum: Dirge 06-24-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 106
Posted By Unwise
<p>Hi Rizzle,</p><p>Regarding the debuffs, in...

<p>Hi Rizzle,</p><p>Regarding the debuffs, in most situations, healers can easily keep the tank alive so what really matters is how quickly it dies and how ready you are for the next pull when it...
Forum: Dirge 06-24-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 233
Posted By Unwise
<p>I just wanted to share some of my observations...

<p>I just wanted to share some of my observations on DPSing with a Dirge both in a casual and hardcore raiding environment. It's a bit long as it is a cut-paste job.</p><p>In the past, in the...
Forum: Dirge 06-24-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<p>As far as aiding in a groups DPS, I'm not sure...

<p>As far as aiding in a groups DPS, I'm not sure STA is the strongest choice. Assuming you have enough points for all this...</p><p>INT gives: +17 DPS, +21 skills and +50% HOs</p><p>WIS gives: 10%...
Forum: Dirge 06-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>So they got rid...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>So they got rid of the bonus to DA with shields?  I thought that was a nice touch.</blockquote><p> Agreed, I thought that made it more interesting. Looks like it...
Forum: Dirge 06-18-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<cite>thecynic315 wrote:</cite><blockquote>They...

<cite>thecynic315 wrote:</cite><blockquote>They just changed the STA line on test so now with a shield you can max double attack at 54%!!!!!!1111one and Fortismio lost all shield requirments and is...
Forum: Dirge 06-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Unwise
<p>/hug Rushka <img...

<p>/hug Rushka <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Just throwing my hat into the ring for Brigs > Assassin > Dirge for soloing.</p><p>There is an...
Forum: Dirge 06-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 50
Posted By Unwise
This news makes me feel funny in the pants. I...

This news makes me feel funny in the pants. I think I am a little over excited. The spells looks to be roughtly similar to Clara's in debuff quantities at the same level. If there is a tier 7...
Forum: Dirge 06-18-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote><cite>Unwise...

[email protected] wrote: <blockquote><cite>Unwise wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Just for the record, I love the changes, we made out like bandits. I think they are all nice, but not particularly game...
Forum: Dirge 06-18-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<p>Thanks for your effort there, much...

<p>Thanks for your effort there, much appreciated.</p><p>Just looking at autoattack for the moment. </p><p>The Wis line gave a great deal more criticals (around 3 times as many) and a good deal more...
Forum: Dirge 06-17-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<p>Thanks for the info.</p><p>Can we please get a...

<p>Thanks for the info.</p><p>Can we please get a screenshot of Lending Shield? </p><p>I just really want to know what the recast is on it, can you remember? That will be what makes or breaks the...
Forum: Dirge 06-14-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 250
Posted By Unwise
<p>For my own benefit I am just writing up a list...

<p>For my own benefit I am just writing up a list of advantages this gives us per line:</p><p>Strength:</p><ul><li> Extra 4% to avoidance skills (~ 1.5 parry?) </li></ul><p>Agility:</p><ul><li> Up to...
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