Can anyone verify how this skill actually works? The description is making it sound like it just reduces the damage the enemy takes. This would make some sense, considering it's a type of skill that puts your enemy to sleep. Basically, the damage reduction on the enemy would make it a double-edged sword type skill.
However, if it reduces the damage that you take by 50%, then what exactly is the duration on that reduction? Does it last the full 10 seconds your enemy is asleep? Does it last longer? There isn't a duration listed for the 50% reduction, so I have to ask.
It reduces the damage YOU, the caster, takes by 50%, lasts 10 seconds, the sleep lasts 10 seconds, the sleep is AoE, the 50% reduction of damage does not apply to anybody else but yourself.
As of right meow, dunno after 9/25, but right meow it does not activate unless the wave hits a mob/enemy.
LOD, land of darkness is no good. no point in having it when other skills are more viable.
Your main DPS is dots, not melee, so stack int. Don't stack agi, our gear doesn't have agi, don't try to force agi and lose 300-500 spellpower because you want to crit 3% more of the time.
Melee DPS is only viable because we're forced into it, the only strong hitter is tempest, but that's a 52 second CD with vigor and 32 seconds with guardian
Diem Wind is not reliable, but only skill available, dont bother stacking strength, stack int instead, only thing it's good for is stacking stigmata for increased damage for your tempest, but you need 5/5 cause it's your only spammable skill for dps and the 100% chance for stigmata is pretty helpful for tempest. 5 stacks = tempest 125% rather than 100% unless you go into stigmata mastery, but why would you waste 3 points for 5% crit on NORMAL hits? (and rumor has it increases dmg for the raid by some percentage, dunno how much of that is real, but meh)
I've tested the damage between 5/5 Illusion blade and 5/5 Diem Wind, Diem wind is better dps.
Contingency is a must 5/5 have because it shreds 5% armor and does 25% dot from your melee dps.
Curse reinforce is a FLAT addition, not scaling, so it's not 15% of Crucio's 28% and 14%, it's 15% added towards the 28% and 14%, so it's actually, 43%, and 29% for Crucio
Raw tilt and blindness are interchangeable, as well as, both being able to be on multiple targets.
They both cannot be used on the same target at the same time, one or the other.
Rotation is (least for me anyways, been doing pretty good dps so far)
Raw tilt -> Crucio -> Furnunculus -> Contigency (16-18 second CD with vigor, 14 second CD with guardian) -> Crucio -> Diem Windx3 -> Curcio -> Diem windx2 -> Tempest -> then repeat from beginning, skip tempest because it's going to be on cooldown, refresh dots every 4-5 casts of Crucio as it does have a 4-5 second CD or count 5 seconds after Contingency is off CD, and the longer Furnunculus lasts the more damage, but dont let it fall off cause that's loss of dps. Oh and use awake darkness when guardian is popped for maximum CD usage and damage output, or burn it in the beginning and wait 8 minutes for it to come back up(rather than the 5 minutes with guardian), or pop it and crit 10 times to get that 10% defense for your raid.
uhhhh Evanesco only reflects solid damage, not damage over time, dont bother getting it cause 10% of nothing is nothing because, it's hitting your tank obviously, so loss of dps there.
If any questions, comments, concerns or want to debate/discuss, I will be more than happy to do so, atm this is just what i've figured out.
My build atm: http://www.ro2base.c...310655.22310655
Edited by Mehaperson, 24 September 2013 - 06:21 AM.