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Darkness Assassin DPS


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LtbRaider
02.19.2013 , 07:42 PM | #1
What would you consider the best build for dps(in PvP) as a Darkness Assassin? 31/0/10, 23/1/17, or....? I'm more used to madness, but I want to try out darkness, but still want to be a dps not full on tank.
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RendValor
02.19.2013 , 07:52 PM | #2
Darkness is a tanking tree, not a DPS tree.
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LtbRaider
02.19.2013 , 08:41 PM | #3
yeah but even now not knowing the best spec I can pull anywhere from 400-600 dps every game easy. And I know of a couple who have quit that do wayyyy better than that. I understand that its a tanking spec, but it certainly can pull nice dps as well.
Dossables- Marauder lvl 50
Christian'bale- Assassin lvl 50
Kills- Sentinel lvl 35
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Wrthlessnoob
02.19.2013 , 08:47 PM | #4
Sup server-mate, I personally usually run 23/1/17 in full dps gear. I would experiment more myself but the expansion is not far off and things will be different with the new level cap.
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LtbRaider
02.19.2013 , 08:52 PM | #5
yeah I've been doing that and 31/2/8
Dossables- Marauder lvl 50
Christian'bale- Assassin lvl 50
Kills- Sentinel lvl 35
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ComputerSaidNo
02.20.2013 , 08:19 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by LtbRaider View Post
What would you consider the best build for dps(in PvP) as a Darkness Assassin? 31/0/10, 23/1/17, or....? I'm more used to madness, but I want to try out darkness, but still want to be a dps not full on tank.
23/1/17. You can still pull decent numbers DPSing as 31/0/10 but since the nerf a few patches ago I would go with the hybrid.
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PeteyLo
02.21.2013 , 11:02 AM | #7
Start of with full darkness then eventually mess around with all the other hybrids.
(27/0/14 is my favorite.)
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LtbRaider
02.22.2013 , 09:54 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by PeteyLo View Post
Start of with full darkness then eventually mess around with all the other hybrids.
(27/0/14 is my favorite.)
Yeah I actually like full darkness, since wither is just soooo good. Harnessed Darkness proc is great too. I've been pulling 500 dps games with over 150K protection as well.

The thing for me about the hybrid build, is that unless death field crits(which with my gear and without recklessness) only crits about 25% of the time, when it does NOT crit it hits nearly the same as wither, on top of that it hits only 3 targets. Now if I DO crit, I will admit it hits like a truck, and out damages a full 5 wither even if you only get 2 people in your death field. Also wither grants a charge toward harnessed darkness which is greatly helpful with force management(not having to rely only on shock) and makes you get it quicker.
Dossables- Marauder lvl 50
Christian'bale- Assassin lvl 50
Kills- Sentinel lvl 35
Hakuna Matata It means no worries.

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Velnora
06.10.2013 , 03:16 AM | #9
Anyone have any videos or guides on how to do a full darkness assassin?

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Guiken
06.11.2013 , 11:44 AM | #10
I run 37 points into darkness, full DPS gear with a shield gen. 600k damage/300k protection, 20+medals, topping the damage charts etc. games are not at all uncommon. I might do a video at sometime but I generally dislike doing so as they typically are seen as epeen waving.

essentially you just swap your guard as needed, taunts when they're off cd, keep throwing out wither/discharge into crowds, shock/thrash/maul as you get procs then 3stack HD lightning. Rinse/repeate/use cool downs as they're available/situationally useful.

I tried the hybrid for a while with deathfield but I've personally found the hand of darkness+conspirator's cloak+wither to be much more useful as a general rule. Especially now with no instant whirwind.
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