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My Build for referance.
Firstly I beleive that Shield Fortress is a MUST for any knight build. It's a unique skill no one else has. Right now it's not used alot. There's no real need in normal but it does help alot in HARD PvE. Xenospider and Driller are the nasty ones with AoE damage though generally everything in PvE has a massive AoE. Decreasing raid damage is extremmely useful. Though you do not need it to get by. Everyone with good gear, sanct/deluge rotations and a couple spinels can get thru. Though wasting spinels sucks.
There is also the social stigma of a dps knight. So not having the iconic class skill is aganist you imo.
Aura armor: NO. If you are dps do not take this. Waste of points, you will cause too much threat in dps gear with it on. You don't need the buffs during a raid. Natural armor reduction is fine since we have shields. For PvP it's good. But stay away if you want to dps, you need the points elsewhere.
Shield Boomerang: You have this maxed and some in mastery in your dps linked build. Those points are better spent elsewhere. Shield Boom is slower animation than Bash, is only 2% damage better and only gives Aura when you proc mastery off a finisher (Cannon/Conce/Aura Stike.) For PvP is might be fun but in PvE it slows down your rotation. Avoid it except for pulling/tagging or throwing when you need to run aoud of the AoE.
Shield Cannon: We had a major dicussion over this in the knight/warrior AP thread. Shield Cannon IS a dps increase over AS. It's a small amount at base but once you start critting alot it pulls ahead untill you have a major amount of haste to edge AS over. The animation continues even if you are out of range so you can run in, use it and run right back out and all 3 hits will connect. For pure DPS I beleive it's a must. For a hybrid you can skip it if you wish.
Battle tatics and stat setup: This is the big thing for a DPS Knight. This is what let's us keep up and potentially beat some of the pure dps classes.
You need crit, alot of it. We don't have a ton of agi on our gear by default, so if you want this build to work you are going to need to sac some STR for int/agi.
Colo accessorys are required for this build. They should be the either the first things you get or get your sword first (ignore sheild for now) and then accessorys. You want the int/agi version.
With CoA comming out you can pick up acc from there, the stats will be a tad lower but int/agi ones are aviable in the raid.
Cards: Once you have the HP to live thru raids, trade out all your STC for Poisona. Garbong is a str based alternative but not as good imo. Soloman la Christ if you want blue cards.
CoA card set is Mini & Mongi green/blue + Band of Culvert green/blue. Bonus 4 card set = 18 int/agi 26 vit.
Title: best you got
Runes: All 7 slots MUST be Agi. You need all you can get.
Food: screw fin -_-tail or the sausage.
Stats: Personal choice. I'm running 41str/31agi/24int with no leftover points. Trading str for agi/int is recommended.
250int = 100% extra crit damage. Meaning you crit for 3x more damage. This is generally the a good rounded number to aim for int. Untill you get Card sets.
Pot buffs: Master agi buff/boost pots are the best to use at lower values imo. Once you get full CoA set with the 5% crit chance bonus you should be at like 33-35% crit chance ina raid with class buffs. At that point switch over to int buff/boost pots.
Wall of text but I covered all the major things I beleve. If you go back to the warrior/knight AP thread I have pics posted of my dps via the thread meter. We can stand toe to toe with the other classes in a tank and spank situation. I'm nearly positive I can beat a Ranger if we are both fully geared. I'm 2 peices of colo and a couple sword enchances away from being able to test this with my guilds ranger who is gear maxed already.
We are one of 3 classes (warrior/monk other) that benfit from all class stat buffs. Dragonlogy for extra int, out own str buff, agi and mark for more crit. You really can't go wrong no matter who's in the raid with you.
Just note if you want to do the best dps you need to fully commit to it. Hybriding can be useful but you'll be behind everyone else in damage. Personal choice there.
Edited by SonicTMP, 25 June 2013 - 10:43 AM.