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    Default New to raiding with defiler

    I just recently started raiding on my defiler and don't really know what all my spells do or how the benefit me. Any help or advise is much appreciated. Current AA spec EQ2U - Alternate Advancements for Conmonn

    Also looking for a UI mod that will show me how much protection is left on my wards when casted. Running profit UI

    Any help is welcome

    Thanks

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    Default Re: New to raiding with defiler

    Drums UI Spell timer, or Dragowolf (sp?) are good for tracking spells.

    Honestly, take 15 minutes and examine every spell and learn it. We could sit here all day explaining shit, but you won't understand until you actually read what every single spell you have does. If you have any questions AFTER doing that, feel free to ask.


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    Default Re: New to raiding with defiler

    I'm honestly curious how one can get to the raiding area and not know how their class works.

    Never played a Defiler but just from looking at your aas and threads in this section I know you need to change stuff. Like in the Shaman tree, pull 2 points from haste in the STR (?) tree and put them in Tribal Rage, and move the points from Aura of Purity to Spiritual Leadership. Pretty sure Canny in the Defiler tree is awesome too.

    It's basically what Davito said, just read around your spells and aas, and then read some stuff here first. Game isn't too confusing tbh.

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    Default Re: New to raiding with defiler

    AA: change your prestige out of the craptastically useless Phantasmal barrier and into Soultemper. It's the highest parsing part of Wraithwall. Get rid of spiritfire on the heroic line, it's crap even when soloing. Potency is your #1 stat as defiler, you should have max heroic points into it.

    For the Shaman and Defiler trees, just look up a few top end defilers and assign your points according to those, they're mostly exactly the same. The only major spec alternatives are on the Heroic and Prestige trees to go more offensive, but you have a defensive setup and should keep it until you learn how to play.

    There is absolutely no reason to skip Cannibalize on the Defiler tree or our offensive stance on shadows, there are simply not enough useful AAs on those trees to get other things.
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    Default Re: New to raiding with defiler

    Hope it's ok to jump into this thread as it looks like I'm having to raid occasionally on my alt defiler due to Summer slack.

    I was wondering with the ability to switch AA profiles on the fly now, will people be switching from a melee spec to a spell cast spec dependant of the fight?

    I've been mainly melee specced but tonight in POW (first time on that toon) it occurred to me I'd be better using the spell stance, and needed an appropriate AA set up.

    Am I on the right lines or being horribly noobish?

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    Default Re: New to raiding with defiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Firecracker View Post
    Hope it's ok to jump into this thread as it looks like I'm having to raid occasionally on my alt defiler due to Summer slack.

    I was wondering with the ability to switch AA profiles on the fly now, will people be switching from a melee spec to a spell cast spec dependant of the fight?

    I've been mainly melee specced but tonight in POW (first time on that toon) it occurred to me I'd be better using the spell stance, and needed an appropriate AA set up.

    Am I on the right lines or being horribly noobish?
    The majority of a defiler's DPS comes from spells, so having a "melee spec" is not a very good idea in the first place.

    That being said, a proper offensive spec will have both - our melee and spell buffing AAs. The only thing that you miss out on spellwise is the INT line on the Shaman tree, but that is only really worth it if you're soloing and can afford to drop RoA.

    What you want to be switching between is Offensive spec and Defensive spec. Not melee and spell.
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    Default Re: New to raiding with defiler

    Quote Originally Posted by arieste View Post
    The majority of a defiler's DPS comes from spells, so having a "melee spec" is not a very good idea in the first place.

    That being said, a proper offensive spec will have both - our melee and spell buffing AAs. The only thing that you miss out on spellwise is the INT line on the Shaman tree, but that is only really worth it if you're soloing and can afford to drop RoA.

    What you want to be switching between is Offensive spec and Defensive spec. Not melee and spell.
    Ok, thanks for the fast reply I will take another look.

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