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    Hey,

    I'd like some insight from people who have some experience playing inquisitor as a rdps build. I started off with a build from a thread posted on the offical forums called - Inquisitor Raiding Builds - saw the build, tweaked it a bit and am already posting higher dps then what he's called the best dps build.

    That either means he's a moron, or I'm missing something. I'm used to testing/tweaking builds as a rogue, and it is the cleric forums who traditionally aren't dps so can't blame him too much if it is an improvement.

    What are other people playing? My first attempt at tweaking a build having never played the class being an improvement makes me think clerics who've been working at it should have come up with a way better build by now.

    I'd link the build I used but I'm at work and can't access the builder.

    Basicly it's 44 inquis - 10 sent - 10 cab, the basics of his build but improving BoD/BoJ (5 pointable ability to make it insta cast in the tree) instead of taking the crap he suggested in his thread, like vex healing.

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    im using this one: RIFT Soul Builder

    if you cant view it either, its 42 inq + 10cab + 14 justi (up to righteous mandate) and i really like it

    the difference to your build is the sentinel stuff, i.e. 5% SP and 20% critbonus, but you get some nice healing in return. im using it over a pure dps build (like the one you mentioned, which is a vanilla rdps build) because i like the versatility (having a raid heal that crits for ~1.3k which you can use up to 4 times directly after one another really takes load of the MS healers)

    however - to each their own, and the spec you mentioned is as good as its gonna get and there really isnt anything in the inq tree that you would have to choose from. with 44 points you can get everything but:

    - harsh discipline - why use it? theres no time in the BOJ/BOD rotation
    - letargy & bewilder - CC crap, useless
    - circle of oblivion - does horrible dps. souldrain and tyranny are like 3 times the dps of CoO

    this leaves you with 4 points to be spend on either
    - vex heal
    or
    - reduced power costs

    and since chugging a mana potion every now and then is part of the deal, id go for 2 vex and 2 power costs, because... well.. why not. having a constant hot on you is kinda nice and the reduced power cost doesnt increase dps or anything

    //edited to add: dont normally need mana potions tho. i tend to use them in fights where i dont want to lose dps from regening power via aggressive renewal or sigil of power, but its not necessary

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    I like the inquistor RDPS. I like it so much I basically have two specs. One for PVE dmg (Inquis/Cab/sent). I have one similar to mo's i use for pvp (and occasionaly for pve for 'support heals') with inquis/just/temp (0). I usually run 5 in temp (rank 4) but lately took out the 5 temp points and tbh haven't noticed a huge loss in survivability (some loss though).

    Amount of passive heals with 11-14 justicar can be quite impressive. the amout of survivability with 22-23 justicar (for pvp) is also remarkable.

    I think a pure 51 in cabalist might be more consistent aoe dps but I prefer inquisitor for both pvp and pve as it doesn't require full 51 build and is more flexible. I think inquistor is better single target dps (though i haven't really tested that out fully). If i really want to bash heads in pve i'd swap to melee dps anyways (seems to be 200-300 more dps than my rdps spec on dummy anyways).

    People writing guides on the official forums are idiots for the most part. Only read what fluxion posts imo.

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    I'm actually interested in what kind of numbers you are putting up. I was never able to get an RDPS build to consistently get over 50% of my MDPS build. Even in fights where I had to LOS all the time and pull the pet with and such.

    They ever fix Castigation? Last I used it the DPS increase was zero. It's nice for solo since you don't get interrupted as much but it seems like wasted points for a DPS build. The new Internal Cooldown for BoD procs means it's always up.

    I'll throw a /agree in there with Enoa that the official cleric forums are full of tards.

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    I hate melee dps, so when i was asked to dps in raid i used inq/cab. i was getting blown away by a few clerics in druid/sham specs. If you want the best single target i would suggest speccing into those. You can find macro's on the interwebs for druid spec.

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcaus View Post
    I'm actually interested in what kind of numbers you are putting up.
    I'm hitting 670 with the above build, with really bad gear. Mix of pvp/T2s because my cleric is an alt. I'm at ~950 sp and ~400 crit.

    A raid geared Inquis should be able to get a lot higher.

    I was looking through the parser and realized the weakness of the build is the BoD/BoJ spam phase. It's terrible dps. The build is sorta shit too, optimized for a dummy with lots that can go wrong in a game situation... 1.5 seconds is too long of a cast in a movement fight. Vex and the other dot are great, everything else about the build is terrible.

    I have some ideas for improvements:

    Inquis/Cab/Warden

    I don't know if there's enough to build a good rotation skipping BoD and only cast BoJ from the dot that procs it to be insta cast. Rely on insta casts and channels. Lower inquis, min 15 cab and 5 warden. High Inquis is good for death and life damage, but won't syergize outside cab/inquis/sent so specing lower might be good.

    Inquis/Cab/Druid
    Inquis and Cab, with the 31 pet. Add bombard into the rotation with the same concept as above. Usually a pet that's ~200 dps is more dps then you can gain from 31 points anywhere else.

    or some variations like that ... these are only concepts at this point, but I want to test them. When I went on test the 50 buffer wasn't up. I'm cheap and like using test because it's free respecs rather then using my own character. Like I said it's an alt too and I'm still saving for my 5th role/50 mount. Plus test gives a good benchmark because raid buffed everyone has the same gear, so when one person posts X dps, and it's higher then another's X dps... it means it's a better build.

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    I have found shaman/inq is great for when you can melee the whole time and if meleeing is going to become a hassle to maintain DPS inq/cab is a good trade off for full ranged DPS. Did 632 dps on a dummy (wish they would die?) with shaman/inq and my gear is ass. No t1 or t2, still have blue weapons/secondary/chest and the other gear is just rank 1 pvp gear with a couple rank 2 pieces. Would love to see what some proper gear could do (also adorned gear would be nice).

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    dont hate the pvp gear. the concept sucks ass big time, but alas the pvp items are the best items you can have in terms of dps (outside of raid loot)... rank 4+ that is. which takes 1+ month to grind out

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    Default Re: Inquisitor RDPS Build

    Oh yeah I realize the PvP gear is just as good raw performance wise as good raid loot. I actually really dig the way they have done it though making things like +valor/focus/toughness etc crucial stats to aid gameplay in respective realms of it but at the same time given nearly equal raw performance of your toon from either source you choose. MMO's are just time investments.

    I'll have to get some more ZW's going. Even in my spec that is more heavy shaman with some inq points I feel like the inq is pretty major. I used to have justicar from leveling up but felt like once I dropped any remnant of justicar and added Inq my DPS got a nifty boost. Buffs and spells provided by Inq. Think in some T1 zones I had 600 - 650 zw's on good runs. Fumbled runs left me around 500 - 600. Just got enough focus to do T2's though last night so I'll have to see how those go. My range spec though so far I choose 51 inq, but even though I am not using it in raids yet, I could try to show what sorta results I'm getting if I get some solid results from full ranged fights.

    ps. I die a lot :/

    edit: the 600+ dps dummy parses were using ST spells. If I use AoE's I can steady out at about 1 - 1.1k ^.^ was at 1,050 after 2:30.

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