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#1 May 08 2011 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, i played the beta, got burnt out on wow heroic raiding..so i moved on to RIFT and i am going to make my first character soon and i was wondering the best leveling build/setup AND RACE i should go, i want to be the bad guys (hordie) Plus it'd help if anyone has any good realm suggestions, ide like a PvP realm. Thanks :)
#2 May 08 2011 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
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Race doesn't matter in the slightest, pick what you'd like to look at for hundreds of gameplay hours

As for build, I leveled my warrior 1-50 as a Riftblade. Unfortunately the day after I dinged 50, Riftblades got nerfed and now require a very specific spec at 50 to do what I was doing for all that time. I'd say you have two "real" choices when it comes to leveling as a warrior:

A: Be a pet class and rock Beastmaster for easy XPs
B: Hate being a pet class and do something else. Paragon has decent survivability with all its built-in parry talents though you're not going to win any dps contests. Champion does more damage but is less sturdy at low levels. Riftblade CAN still work, though your ability to solo elites is pretty much non-existent until very high levels
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#3 May 12 2011 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Tank builds are alright for leveling, it's slow since you lack DPS, but there is a lot of self healing in the Paladin build later on, and the Reaver has good self-healing abilities, and the Warlord has good damage mitigation. Void Knight really is better against casters, but really it all depends on you. I eventually leveled as a Paragon/Paladin/Champion but for awhile it was slow and I didn't do a lot of damage overall.
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#4 May 12 2011 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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The best bet when leveling a warrior solo is to sacrifice some DPS for survivability. The following is a great starter build:

http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0chAL.xxo0o.Vzq

It's just 12 points in Pally and 12 in Reaver so you can do this any level past 18. After this all your points go into Riftblade till you're 47. You'll end up with a great soloing build for level 50: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0chAL.txozo.Vzqb.EGo0zsMGtdz

Single Target Point Builder
#show Searing Stirke
suppressmacrofailures
cast aggressive block
cast rift strike
cast soul sickness
cast windspear
cast stonespear
cast retaliation
cast frost strike
cast searing strike
cast flame spear
cast shield throw

AoE Point Builder
#show sweeping strike
cast plague bringer
cast soul sickness
cast sweeping strike
cast aggressive block
cast judgement
cast concussion
cast thunder strike
cast necrotic wounds
cast retaliation

Single Target Finisher
#show fiery burst
cast retaliation
cast fiery burst

AoE Finisher
#show storm burst
cast storm burst
cast earth burst
cast fiery burst

Fork You
#show stonespear
cast fork
cast stonespear
cast windspear
cast flamespear
#5 May 13 2011 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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got to say i love this build DaseinNJ
I stopped playing my warrior weeks ago cause i couldnt find a build i liked.... i've been playing solid since i read about this one here.
#6 May 15 2011 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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oh and this is also a good pvp build as your lvling... at least around the 30s its been pretty nice
#7 May 15 2011 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Paragon was easy for leveling. I went with a paragon, champion, paaldin build. Paladin just for the 100% heal every 10 min.
#8 May 17 2011 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
daseinnj nice post. to those trying it some macros wont work.

from what i've learned about makeing macros so far for those who dont use them that much.

1. only one instant attack with no cooldown in the macro if you do two it will never go to second. also put this at the end of macro or it wont triger effects after it unless conditions for first aint met. example your spamable abilite is melee and you are at ranged only ranged ablities will fire. so if you dont want things to fire unless your at range put them after your spamable ablitie.

2. make sure they are spelled right one or two macros in dase's macros miss spelled you can find them easly game will tell you cant find ability "name you put into macro".

thats about it all in all i love your build useing it atm for soloing and pvp. doing crazy damage and kills at lvl 37.
#9 May 18 2011 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi Punkspider, would you be able to update the Macro ?

I cant seem to make it work and have tried removing 1 ability at a time ....
#10 May 18 2011 at 4:26 PM Rating: Good
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DralnuKhadgar wrote:
Hi Punkspider, would you be able to update the Macro ?

I cant seem to make it work and have tried removing 1 ability at a time ....


Which macro are you having problems with?

Punkspider actually didn't write those huge macro skyscrapers up there, but we can probably fix whatever problem you're having with yours
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#11 May 18 2011 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
yes atm game just went down i will rewrite the macros when it coems back up i have to look at what all is on what cool downs ect. i'm not lvl 50 so will have to look at the higher lvl abilites also then i'll coppy paste ones that should work. eh dureing down time i'll try to make them work will try in game after it's back up

This one i connected flamespear instead of flame spearand the show comand to strike instead of stirke, it wont save spelled wrong. I also moved retaliation further up on the priority list. Also I addednecrotic wounds for another ranged pull or just to be lazy and kill mobs at ranged if they are casters.Then I added in blood fever. It's no cool down like necrotic wounds so wounds will only fire if mob is at ranged and blood when it's in melee. I like blood for the 5% cants to miss on melee attacks.Personaly I take out the suppressmacrofailures but I dont mind the little read spam on my screen. Like I said it will tell you miss spelled stuff in chat box. Also if doing rifts you can take out shield throw since it's a taunt unless your acting as tank for the rift. I will test this one in game when it's back up I thought there was something else wrong with it.just looking at it that is only one that looks like it needs fixed. One more thing if you dont have the ability like lower lvls take the comand out of this macro or it will spam your chat window when you hit the macro. Like right now I'm only lvl 38 so i dont have windspear or riftstrike so I took them out of my macro in game.

Single Target Point Builder
#show Searing Strike
suppressmacrofailures
cast retaliation
cast aggressive block
cast rift strike
cast soul sickness
cast windspear
cast stonespear
cast frost strike
cast searing strike
cast flamespear
cast Blood Fever
cast necrotic wounds
cast shield throw

ok now for aoe point builder.
I moved retaliation infront of necrotic wounds or it would never go off due to necro being no cool down. I took out concussion since it shares cool down with judgement so not needed. I also added in blood fever infront of wounds for the same reson i did it on single target macro. I also moved aggressive block up cause your gonna be soloing and need the block bonus. I also took thunder strike off since your useing reaver no cooldown abilities.

AoE Point Builder
#show sweeping strike
cast aggressive block
cast plague bringer
cast soul sickness
cast sweeping strike
cast judgement
cast retaliation
cast blood fever
cast necrotic wounds
Well i hope this helps some peeps out if you have questions on macros feel free to pm or aks here if I dont know I'll try to look up for you. I just started working on macros my self after seeing the great posts above me where these macros came from I just wanted to help set the macros straight.


Edited, May 18th 2011 7:55pm by punkspider
#12 May 18 2011 at 9:10 PM Rating: Good
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Hmm.. these macros seem to be kind of all over the place.

Couple points, and they may just be personal taste but I'd like to bring them up anyway:

1: Windspear and Stonespear really shouldn't be kept on cooldown like this. Those two abilities have very specific functions, I really prefer to keep them available for when those functions are required. You may even decide to use them for point building, but I don't think they should be part of any macro like this that you're intending to spam; just push the extra buttons if you want to use them

2: Shield Throw and Judgment are both taunts. Putting these in a spam macro is almost never a good idea, once again because they have a very specific purpose.

3: Off-GCD reactives should be at the beginning of the macro to ensure they're kept on cooldown.

Here are the macros I used while leveling as a Riftblade/Reaver/Paladin

Melee
#show Searing Strike
suppressmacrofailures
cast Retaliation
cast Aggressive Block
cast Rift Strike
cast Frost Strike
cast Searing Strike
cast Flamespear

Do keep in mind that the cooldown to Flamespear was added the day after I dinged 50 so my macro didn't have to account for it.. it's really not important in the melee macro anyway

DoTs
#show Necrotic Wounds
suppressmacrofailures
cast Soul Sickness
cast Necrotic Wounds
cast Blood Fever NO!, bad me
I had a separate keybind for casting Plague Bringer which I hit in AoE situations before the DoT macro

AoE Finisher
#show Earth Burst
suppressmacrofailures
cast Storm Burst
cast Earth Burst

Separate keybind for Fiery Burst which was my default finisher at the time (either one followed by the melee macro or the Flamespear bind)

Like I said, it may just be personal preference, but I prefer to keep some control over what's going on. I'll absolutely use macros but only for those situations where it literally doesn't matter which of the things in the macro fires as long as one of them does. If an ability has a specific function (like Windspear and Stonespear) I won't macro them into anything that's being spammed.

Edited, May 19th 2011 11:25am by Callinon
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#13 May 19 2011 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
Very nice macros. I agree with the use macros for controlling what you want to do. I was just wanting the others to work havent played around with breaking them down like you posted yet. Been little busy lvling figured i'd break them down later. these macros I only use soloing so dont need much control unless doing elites.

I have to say i love this build with warfronts take anyone down 1vs1 at least i was in the lvl 30s bracket. almost 40 so will see how it goes then.

callinon what build you use if you dont mind me asking. Atm I'm working to the one linked up above by daseinnj
#14 May 19 2011 at 7:12 AM Rating: Good
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punkspider wrote:
Very nice macros. I agree with the use macros for controlling what you want to do. I was just wanting the others to work havent played around with breaking them down like you posted yet. Been little busy lvling figured i'd break them down later. these macros I only use soloing so dont need much control unless doing elites.

I have to say i love this build with warfronts take anyone down 1vs1 at least i was in the lvl 30s bracket. almost 40 so will see how it goes then.

callinon what build you use if you dont mind me asking. Atm I'm working to the one linked up above by daseinnj


http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1cALh.Vuoxz.EMotds0Gtz.xx0zo

That's the build I used while leveling. You basically never die, kill reasonably fast, and can solo elites one at a time (as long as they aren't riftblades). You use a sword and shield setup with this and go hardcore on dex and crit. You get enough strength to have a decent block rating without having to try and AP does jack for Riftblades anyway
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#15 May 19 2011 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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I like the looks of this a lot, but I have a couple questions. I am just asking for now as my Warrior is only Lvl 24, but I am stoked about this build idea so I just want to get as much info as I can.

First the macro below works? I would think Blood Fever doesn't trigger as I don't see a cooldown on Necrotic Wounds, but maybe I am misreading it. That would be awesome if it works as I now push 3 keys for that.

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DoTs
#show Necrotic Wounds
suppressmacrofailures
cast Soul Sickness
cast Necrotic Wounds
cast Blood Fever


Why a point in Rift Surge because it doesn't look like you use it?

Assuming a mostly solo build/PVE/PVP where you will get hit:

Why trade points in Imbued Armor vs Ethereal Bond, is the power cost discount that valuable?

And lastly no Sheild of the Hero for block and hit passive vs. Martial shield?

Again, I really like the look of this so I am just asking to get a feel for it.
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#16 May 19 2011 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
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DrymChaser wrote:
I like the looks of this a lot, but I have a couple questions. I am just asking for now as my Warrior is only Lvl 24, but I am stoked about this build idea so I just want to get as much info as I can.

First the macro below works? I would think Blood Fever doesn't trigger as I don't see a cooldown on Necrotic Wounds, but maybe I am misreading it. That would be awesome if it works as I now push 3 keys for that.


No it doesn't, Blood Fever shouldn't be in there. This is what happens when you try to rewrite macros from memory Smiley: cool

Blood Fever IS worth using though, especially on anything that's going to live for a while.

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Why a point in Rift Surge because it doesn't look like you use it?


It's s PvP choice mostly. I did a lot of PvP while leveling and Rift Surge was AMAZING before they nerfed it.

It also has some marginal use on caster mobs (especially when they link unexpectedly) to frontload some damage on them without having to use a bunch of GCDs to do it. I would not take Rift Surge at 50 for a PvE build.

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Why trade points in Imbued Armor vs Ethereal Bond, is the power cost discount that valuable?


In AoE situations you tend to have to recast Soul Sickness and Necrotic Plague a lot because they have fairly short durations. At the times you're doing that, you're probably also pretty low on power because you've been fighting.

Basically I found that reducing the cost of those two abilities was more valuable to me than a tiny amount of incoming damage reduction, especially since this build wants you to be using a shield anyway.

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And lastly no Sheild of the Hero for block and hit passive vs. Martial shield?


Well remember that it's a leveling build. You don't need extra hit while leveling so Shield of the Hero and Graceful Under Pressure aren't useful. And while leveling the best way to stay alive is to make the other guy die faster, which is what Martial Shield does (and since you can only have one Shield buff at a time, there's no point in taking them both)
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#17 May 19 2011 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Well remember that it's a leveling build. You don't need extra hit while leveling so Shield of the Hero and Graceful Under Pressure aren't useful. And while leveling the best way to stay alive is to make the other guy die faster, which is what Martial Shield does (and since you can only have one Shield buff at a time, there's no point in taking them both)


Isn't martial shield passive so not considered a buff. At work right now so cant check but I dont remember haveing to buff for it. I picked up SOTH just for the 5% block soloing and 5% hit in warfronts since never know what lvl the person is gonna be figured it would help. I also didnt know if spell hit wich i'm guessing some of the reaver abilites fall under have a higher miss chance or if they all fall on melee table. I havent looked up how hit works in this game yet so dont know if there is two diff tables or not.
#18 May 19 2011 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
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All the "Shield" things that Paladin gets are buffs, it's just what their mutually-exclusive buffs are called (like Riftblade's Blades or Reaver's Crests)

I believe Martial Shield also gives you the same 5% block that Shield of the Hero does, though I'm not looking at it right now, and I never had a need for +hit while leveling, even in pvp. If you join a warfront at the low end of a bracket (level 21 in the 20-29 bracket for instance) the game will give you a buff that essentially makes your stats behave as though you were at the high end of the bracket (you'd be effectively level 27 in the previous example which is plenty close enough to hit whatever you want).

Warriors and Rogues never need focus (the caster version of hit). Even though you're doing some magicy-type stuff, you're still using the normal melee hit table and it will scale accordingly with your level difference against the target and your +hit stuff.
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#19 May 19 2011 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
Martial ShieldEach successful block has a 25% chance of increasing Attack Points by 1.

Requires: 10 Points Spent in Paladin

No activation no cost so its passive from what I see. I was reading some from this post

http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?164169-Tank-Build-Mitigation-2.0/page11

A tanking thread but post 109 he makes it look like they do stack. The 5% block chance i think your talking about is the one higher in tree gives block and armor instead of hit.thats a buffed one like the blade buffs.

Shield of the Chosen
10 Energy
Instant
Cooldown: 10.00 Seconds
Empowers a shield with virtuous strength, increasing block by 5%, and armor by 505. Does not stack with other Shield buffs. Lasts 1 hour.


Thanks for talking about the warfronts bonuses i've never even payed attion to buffs or stats once I get in there it's normaly non stop killing.And thanks for clearing up the hit tables some. Like I said I'm new to game so still learning alot.
#20 May 24 2011 at 10:52 PM Rating: Good
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
Good info


Thanks all for this good info. I am having a real good time with this build. ^^

Edited, May 25th 2011 12:53am by DrymChaser
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#21 Jun 29 2011 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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is this still current? been using a 2h build at 21 but i seem to die alot in stonefield if i get more then one mob
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#22 Jul 01 2011 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
marcos dont work for me ....
#23 Jan 17 2012 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
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Great build. Only a couple things i didnt like so i changed it and i encourage others to do same. your build is great but theres no need for 1 pts in Defender for 1% damage reduction, instead put the pt in Rift Storm which is very useful. specially added into aoe atks. also take the pt out of Enhanced Burst. yes it increases elemental damage by 10% for 2 seconds per stack. even at the best its 10% damage for 6 seconds... instead put that pt into Improved Rift walk which lowers the time by 20 second and adds a extra 50% base damage. Lastly take out 2 pts from Planar Attunementand put into Grace Under Pressure for more accuracy.

I also took away all 5 pts in Imbued Armor and put it into Power In The Blood. Imbued Armor is 3% damage reduction for 5 pts thats not much for the pts.. Instead Power In The Blood is 20% damage reduction when health is below 30% which helps greatly and makes up over 6x the reduction then Imbued Armor gives in the end. Also take out Light's Hammer which atks stuns for 3 sec and gives more agro. which u wont really need since its cooldown is 1 min... but instead put the pt into Improved Fork which lets u hit 1 extra. so it lets Fork hit 3 now instead of 2.

Heres the build just altered to my taste a bit
http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0chAL.xxo0c.Euoz.EGozzsMGdoR

Tank Build -(Incase you want to try. doesnt have the taunts a normal tank build does but has a few. so just a warning)
http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0chAL.xxo0c.Euoz.EGozzsMGdoR


The macros still work so no need to alter them. except if the the aoe and other macros dont have the suppressmacrofailures. so if the macro gives u a error then put it in the macro. u can try under the #show part but if that still doesnt fix then put it first in the macro.

EDIT: i found 1 mistake in the macro that idk if no one seen. Rift Strike is 38 pts. ur only 36 so take that out. Also Rift Strike doesnt help dps really just a waste of pts. Also once you get 14 pts in reaver add Concussion to the aoe macro for more power.

BONUS: With my setup at lv 50 youll also get 2 buffs called Avatar Of Wind And Avatar Of Water. I recommend using Avatar Of Water since it decreases all incoming damage by 10%.


Edited, Jan 18th 2012 1:54pm by ModLink
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#24 Jan 18 2012 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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i use paragon riftblade beastmaster as range dps with pet for soloing here is the basic idea of the build. i didnt put any melee macros up becouse i just wanted to explain the range dps i had going.
http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1cuAL.VexozG0z.Vuoxzuoo.vModz0b

the range macro i use is

cast path of raptor
cast flamespear
cast path of wind

then i use path of the tempest as my finisher

the main abilities youll need for this to work like i use it are,

beastmaster: primal recovery, protective companion
rift blade: flame spear, elemental caress, and stonespear
paragon: path of the wind, path of the raptor, and path of the tempest.

i keep primal recovery up to heal my pet,
you could even put it in the top of the macro
i use elemental caress (passive) to help my pet keep threat

i like this build because it is one of the only ways to get range dps with a warrior
it is not the best dps but works real well as a solo build for lvling
i had trouble with other builds being to squishy or having low dps
this is an alternative to the one above which might be better
but with this you can play a ranger like warrior which is why i love rift

hope this helps give some more ideas of possible solo specs.
good luck


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