*Release* Rift Warrior Discussion

Shoal07 wrote:

Anyone have a good warrior build out for a permanent partner to a cleric? I imagine the main role is hold aggro and DPS. Survivability isn't that important considering a healer will follow the war around. Focus on the first 1-10 and 10-20 levels of the builds, as there are plenty of endgame builds but starting out is the tricky part.

For example, is there a high DPS 2-hander or DW build that has a few taunts (preferably an AOE taunt eventually).

Champion/Reaver/Riftstalker. Champ is the 2h class.

Paladin is good for sword and board tanking. I like Reaver in almost all my builds as well as Riftblade.

SpyNavy wrote:
Shoal07 wrote:

Anyone have a good warrior build out for a permanent partner to a cleric? I imagine the main role is hold aggro and DPS. Survivability isn't that important considering a healer will follow the war around. Focus on the first 1-10 and 10-20 levels of the builds, as there are plenty of endgame builds but starting out is the tricky part.

For example, is there a high DPS 2-hander or DW build that has a few taunts (preferably an AOE taunt eventually).

Champion/Reaver/Riftstalker. Champ is the 2h class.

Paladin is good for sword and board tanking. I like Reaver in almost all my builds as well as Riftblade.

What's the draw to reaver? I haven't seen much use in it. I've been running Champ and Warlord for the warlord's passive abilities.

Shoal07 wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:
Shoal07 wrote:

Anyone have a good warrior build out for a permanent partner to a cleric? I imagine the main role is hold aggro and DPS. Survivability isn't that important considering a healer will follow the war around. Focus on the first 1-10 and 10-20 levels of the builds, as there are plenty of endgame builds but starting out is the tricky part.

For example, is there a high DPS 2-hander or DW build that has a few taunts (preferably an AOE taunt eventually).

Champion/Reaver/Riftstalker. Champ is the 2h class.

Paladin is good for sword and board tanking. I like Reaver in almost all my builds as well as Riftblade.

What's the draw to reaver? I haven't seen much use in it. I've been running Champ and Warlord for the warlord's passive abilities.

Reaver has some nice DoTs and an ability to convert portion of that DOT back to healing.

Has anyone tried out a Void Knight in PVP? Im picturing it as an insane player who hunts down anything with a mana bar. Im just playing with builds on paper but there's some scary possibilities in there. Like absorbing chunks of magic damage cast at them and turning it into fat stat bonuses and heavy unleashed attacks. Eating their mana with every sword swing. Nomming their buffs to fuel further violence.

Has anyone tried it out to see how it works in practice?

In practice, mages and clerics go to the main rift forums with much crying and gnashing of teeth re. Void knights.

Hope that helps.

So it works! Much fun to be had destroying mana bars. Excellent. Continuing on course then.

Very nice warrior ranged or melee dps spec: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0c...

single target ap generator macro:

suppressmacrofailures
cast Path of the Hurricane
cast Path of the Raptor
cast Windspear
cast Stonespear
cast Frost Strike
cast Searing Strike
cast Path of the Wind
cast Flamespear

single target ap user:

suppressmacrofailures
cast Strike like iron
cast Shifting Blades
cast Earth Burst
cast Fiery Burst

aoe ap generator macro:

suppressmacrofailures
cast Path of the Hurricane
cast Thunder Strike

aoe ap user:

suppressmacrofailures
cast Strike Like Iron
cast Earth Burst
cast Storm Burst
cast Fiery Burst