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    Quote Originally Posted by Crabbok View Post
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    Why not 2% Block Chance? Wouldn't that increase our overall block chance and our minimum block chance?

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    Default Re: Bruiser Ultimate Noob Guide

    Hey Crabbok, do you still rate blasting higher than crit bonus on weapons now that blasting doesn't crit?

    Also, may want to change the blue for bruiser specific adorns to light blue instead of dark blue.

    Personally, I went with the abil reuse red adorns for forearms and legs instead of AE auto since 24s of 100% AE auto is available upon demand with a reasonably short reuse (that's made shorter with the adorns) and abil reuse is much harder to come by than spell reuse is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harowen View Post
    Hey Crabbok, do you still rate blasting higher than crit bonus on weapons now that blasting doesn't crit?

    Also, may want to change the blue for bruiser specific adorns to light blue instead of dark blue.

    Personally, I went with the abil reuse red adorns for forearms and legs instead of AE auto since 24s of 100% AE auto is available upon demand with a reasonably short reuse (that's made shorter with the adorns) and abil reuse is much harder to come by than spell reuse is.
    Rune of Blasting is good on main hand, but I wouldn't use it on anything else. I have it on my main hand, but will probably be switching to crit bonus as I get more T3 dps gear to min/max more.

    Reuse is a good choice and all, but due to the sheer number of AE encounters, AE attack has won me over, and I'm even considering dropping the flurry on my shoulders to make it 15% AE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teyjattt View Post
    Why not 2% Block Chance? Wouldn't that increase our overall block chance and our minimum block chance?
    Yes it would, but by a very very small margin. Consider that there is a mark of manaar weapon with over 20% block chance, and it's legendary. I'm not interested in any block chance unless it's 10 or more. And considering hit rates kinda suck, and our many advantages to staying in Defensive Stance more often now, c/p/s is a great skill to get.

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    Default Re: Bruiser Ultimate Noob Guide

    From what I've seen, I'd have a hard time justifying taking AE auto attack over reuse or flurry. The only real AE encounters I know of are the first and second floor in Palace (although you could make an argument for Labs trash).

    I know there are a lot of heroic encounters that are AE heavy, I'm just wondering if there are more AE raid (boss) encounters that we haven't come across yet that would make me want the AE auto over reuse or flurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinB View Post
    From what I've seen, I'd have a hard time justifying taking AE auto attack over reuse or flurry. The only real AE encounters I know of are the first and second floor in Palace (although you could make an argument for Labs trash).
    Labs -

    1st Named - AE
    2nd Named - Solo, but usually always comes with an add, so partial AE.
    Sara Greenheart - Solo if you burn fast enough, but if not spawns adds.
    Hakrat - Spawns book adds, partial AE.
    Xilaxis - Solo. Hardmode you get waves of multiple adds, so definetley AE.
    Wansu - Solo.



    Palace -

    1st Named - AoE Waves, then named after.
    2nd Named - AoE Waves then named after.
    Twins - AoE for sure. Hardmode has extra waves of adds.
    Maalus - Mostly solo, there is some AoE with a wave of adds at start and hardmode has an x2 that spawns.
    Sages - Oddly enough, this 3 mob encounter is NOT AoE.
    Theer - Solo unless you are doing 4-Rune Theer, then you need AoE damage.

    Tox -
    All of it is AoE, until you have only Tox left.

    from my point of view,MOST fights have an AoE DPS component.

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    Default Re: Bruiser Ultimate Noob Guide

    It seems a lot of those fights you only really have the "AE" component for the duration that Crane Flock is up.

    On all the Toxxulia mobs, the heroics are always dead within the duration of Craneflock for example. The exception being on Vuulan where the two mages spawn, but those die so fast I that I barely get to hit them more than once or twice anyways.

    I know in labs you can usually pull most of the trash at once to make it a "pseudo AE" zone, but in my mind that is still trash. I wouldn't really consider Sara or Harakrat as AE fights either because the adds spawn far enough away from the name you wouldn't get to hit them anyway. We haven't tried hardmore Xilaxis yet, so that may be a consideration.

    I wasn't aware that hard twins had an extra AE part as well.

    I definitely get that a lot of the fights have an AE component to them. What I am more concerned with is if those AE components are significant enough to justifying getting the AE auto adorns over something like reuse speed or flurry. From my point of view most fights seem like they are single target with a small amount actually having some significant AE component.

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    Default Re: Bruiser Ultimate Noob Guide

    AustinB I don't know if you intended it, but you are bringing up a good point. That point is that all of us have to tailor our gear and AA choices based on our own playstyle and our own raids.

    Maybe your guild kills the first few encounters in Tox's lair fast, and Crane Flock isn't up for you by the 2nd fight, so in that case maybe the extar AE attack suits you better. Maybe your guild pulls trash mobs 1 at a time, or maybe your guild pulls the books from hakrat the seer directly on top of him... Either way, you have to judge for yourself. As much as I try to be versatile, keep in mind that my opinions and my input is from my own point of view and that may alter from guild to guild, form raid to raid.

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    Shrug Off Adorn - Feet

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    1."MT Dirge and Alt Bruiser who OTs as needed" guy.
    2. Tanked most instances now, even Rescue, and quite a bit of TSO Raid content.
    3. Guild is working steadily through SF content. <C L A W> on Najena

    Long Story Short (too late)
    What exactly does the Shrug Off Adorn provide - %5 Uncontested riposte for me or the person I am protecting?

    I share Seals between two characters, and spending even 5 wrong is a high cost to me.Normally I wouldn't even ask this.

    Love the work you've done here!
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    Default Re: Bruiser Ultimate Noob Guide

    5% to the person you are protecting, regardless if your out of range of shrug off.

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    Default Re: Bruiser Ultimate Noob Guide

    Can Bruisers just DPS in raids or does that not fly? Cause I thought they were DPS or Tank not just a tank class.

    My guess was prob not but, figure I would ask.

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