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    To Help those of you that want it,

    UPDATE I was lowering my recovery speed to see if I could still squeeze in 3 CA's with less recovery. I dropped my recovery down to .29 and was still able to easily squeeze in 3 ca's and 2 spells. So I would say the magic number a dirge wants to have for recovery speed is about 70%.

    AA spec: Everquest 2 AA Calculator

    God Power: Rallos zek for fist of devistation on encounters. with this god power if used right with an RO you can get your VC's around 300k to 600k depending on how many adds there are.

    Important stats for maximizing damage when you cast your RO:

    You want to make sure that you have 100% casting speed and 70% recovery speed. Let's think about the reason for this a minute. You have 12 seconds as a dirge to do as much damage as you can. Your Base Recovery is .5. This leaves you the ability to maybe squeeze off 2 CA's and 1 spell in between an auto if you are lucky considering you are using 4 second delays. Now let's say you have 100% Casting Speed and at least 70% Recovery Speed. Now you have just placed your base Casting Speed and Recovery Speed at .25. This allows you to squeeze off 3 CA's in between your autos and 2 spells. (REMEMBER NEVER LOCK UP YOUR AUTO CASTING A CA OR SPELL!) You have reforge option to get 100% Casting and Recovery speed. Remember to factor in raid buffs other players give you, and Temp buffs that some of your gear may have to reach 100% in these two catagories. When reforging, make sure to keep your MA around 600%, and never let your dps mod or haste drop below 200%. With that being said, you can reforge those stats, and MA over 600%. Also reforge Haste before dps mod, because you get bonus crit (if you specced your aa's correct) from your dps mod. Moving along.....

    AoE auto attack, make sure you have every yellow slot and red slot you can with AoE auto attack adorns. AoE auto goes towards your recorded damage when casting your RO and it also procs the VC hits. you want to get this as high as possible without messing with your primary stats.

    Maximizing your damage while your RO is running:

    Only your primay autoattack(from your main hand weapon and offhand), first hit of your CA's and spells go towards RO damage, so Flurry, MA after Primary, or Dots do not count as your RO is recording.

    Make Group Macros for your RO and your VC, so your group members know when you are casting them.

    1. Make sure you have the mob fully debuffed. (If you don't know what your debuffs are, you should delete your class now.)

    2. Cadence of Destruction: Cast before your RO. Remember how this temp works. It increases your potency as it ticks down. So you want to cast this early and wait until it has about 16 seconds on it left before you hit your RO. This will give you the maximum potency that the temp offers as you hit your CA's and Spells. Also your Candence of Destruction and your RO's reuse timer should be the same and there for should always be used together. Yes, dance will bring the group more dps with the 20% increase to everyone but I am a selfish dirge =)

    3. Work out temps with other people in group when casting your RO. For example a brawler can hit Combat Mastery as you hit your RO. Why? Because every hit that I do hits for maximum damage. With him doing this, you can get big VC's EM. Also talk to the Shaman in group to let them know that you would like a RoA when you hit your RO. This will allow your bigger hits to possibly be up quicker with the reuse so you can get two hits in instead of one, and help with casting speed and recovery if your gear does not allow you to reforge this into 100%.

    4. Make sure you have all of your masterstike abilities (Sinister Strike). This is your biggest attack on a dirge.

    5. You want to be careful when timing your ROs. Remember you want to get the maximum damage that you can get in in those 12 seconds. I like to hit mine on encounters when possible, becuase there are more mobs to hit, therefore you will do more damage in that 12 seconds. Let's give the Tagrin fight as an example in PoW. You should hit your RO right before the swarm adds spawn.

    6. This is to give you guys a rough idea of what your casting order should be around. You dont' have to stick to this to perfection, but anyways here you go.

    Single Target MOB - Debuff, Cadence of Destruction (Remember waste some time to get it around 16 seconds), use Shroud and Scream of Death Combo, Lanet's, and hit Wail of the Banshee to waste some time before your RO (Make sure you keep your attacks up you are going to use during your RO), hit Rhythmic Overture,(if you have 100% casting speed and Recovery) you can use the following casting order: autoattack, Daro's, Bump, Misfortune's Kiss, autoattack, Sinister Strike, Luda's, Evasive Maneuvers, autoattaack, Darksong, Thuri's, Round Bash, autoattack, Rhythym Blade, Tarven's, Howl of Death, autoattack, then Daro's again to finish it off. You might get that one last hit in if you are lucky with the 12 seconds. If you have time left, hit w/e you have up.

    MOB Encounters - similar to single target but will not hit Banshee to waste time on the cadence keep that spell up. Use autoattack, Sinister Strike, Wail of the Banshee, autoattack, Jarol's, Evasive Maneuvers, autoattack, Luda's, Daro's, autoattack, Bump, Misfortune's Kiss, Darksong, autoattack, and your RO will be close to over, so hit w/e you can get in.

    7. Getting extra attacks in there never hurts also that cast fast. Example Fireseeds. fast casting spell that hits hard. Get these if you have the ability to farm the seeds and have someone craft them, it never hurts.

    IMPORTANCE OF GOOD VC'S TO THE RAID!

    I will explain why this is so important. Think of yourself as a one man dps army. In essence we give we give a lot of dps to the group if done correct. Let's say I have a 150k VC for 10 seconds. You have 6 players in group, and between those 6 players, they are going to get in 12 to 22 attacks on average every hit doing 150k. So that means each person will be doing 1,800,000 to 3,300,000 in those 10 seconds for a combined overall damage of 10,800,000 to 19,800,000 in 10 SECONDS! Now that should give you have a better understanding of how much damage your VC's can bring to the raid.

    I made this to help out the dirges who want help. Those of you that think I'm wrong it doesn't really matter. I posted a couple of my parses where I did my RO on single target raid mobs to give other dirges an idea of VC's for a end game raid geared dirge. My gear is amazing so don't think that you are going to bust out super high VC's if you have average gear, but if you understand what I have said here it should help you increase your VC's.
    Last edited by Vasu; 10-19-2012 at 05:16 PM.

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    hai darumon
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    Default Re: Increasing your Dirge's VC Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by Vasu View Post
    debuff mobs, temps, RO, press damage buttons, VC, press more buttons
    Summarized that for you.

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    Default Re: Increasing your Dirge's VC Damage

    Awesome post!

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    Default Re: Increasing your Dirge's VC Damage

    Also have to agree with this post, I always believed the fact that only your first MH/OH auto attack counts, and all procs such as ma, flurry, and spell procs do not count in Bringing up VC damage. But many a times I was told other wise. So I am real glade some one wrote it out.

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    Default Re: Increasing your Dirge's VC Damage

    Also have to agree with this post, I always believed the fact that only your first MH/OH auto attack counts, and all procs such as ma, flurry, and spell procs do not count in Bringing up VC damage. But many a times I was told other wise. So I am real glade some one wrote it out.

    Also wanted to add this post Needs a bit updating since level cap is 95 with the new prestige spell out.

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    Default Re: Increasing your Dirge's VC Damage

    is this thread posted before Prestige revamp?

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