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What’s the latest info on Lightning Sorc?

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What’s the latest info on Lightning Sorc?

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TrixxieTriss
11.10.2019 , 09:45 PM | #1
Thinking of getting mine off the shelf to lvl up next and I’m wondering what the new meta has for them.

What utilities should I be looking for for max dps and survivability?

What’s the deal with the new Volt rush and the best way to use it?

What set bonus and tactical?

And Amps, what should I be looking for?

Lastly, what stats considering the stats pool is much less?

I need to state this will be for regs as my ping is too high to play a Sorc in ranked.

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jedcjedcjedc
11.10.2019 , 09:55 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Thinking of getting mine off the shelf to lvl up next and I’m wondering what the new meta has for them.

1 What utilities should I be looking for for max dps and survivability?

2 What’s the deal with the new Volt rush and the best way to use it?

3 What set bonus and tactical?

4 And Amps, what should I be looking for?

5 Lastly, what stats considering the stats pool is much less?

I need to state this will be for regs as my ping is too high to play a Sorc in ranked.
1. i dont know them off the top of my head, im not on atm.
2. there is none, it's actual trash. Like, three charges less than a single lightning strike costing 3 gcd's trash
3. Gathering Storm with Stormwatch
4. Force Sensitivity
5. It's pretty easy to get the 1.3 alacrity on sorc and pump up crit.
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TrixxieTriss
11.10.2019 , 10:33 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by jedcjedcjedc View Post
1. i dont know them off the top of my head, im not on atm.
2. there is none, it's actual trash. Like, three charges less than a single lightning strike trash costing 3 gcd's trash
3. Gathering Storm with Stormwatch
4. Force Sensitivity
5. It's pretty easy to get the 1.3 alacrity on sorc and pump up crit.
So should I even bother having Volt rush on my task bar?

We still ignoring accuracy too?

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Whaitwhutwalrus
11.10.2019 , 11:35 PM | #4
Lightning sorc is in a very good place at the moment pretty much one of the fotms. Gathering storm seems to be the best set bonus for dps. The 4 set gives 20 % more force damage while polarity shift is up and after using force speed, the 6 set gives a increased 10 second duration on polarity shift after using force speed. For tactical s its between stormwatch and elemental convection. storm watch is the best for single target where as elemental connection is better for cleave. (with elemental convection it makes volt rush an aoe and it procs your chain lightning (a second insta cast))
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Ayushman
11.11.2019 , 05:26 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
What utilities should I be looking for for max dps and survivability?

What’s the deal with the new Volt rush and the best way to use it?

What set bonus and tactical?

And Amps, what should I be looking for?

Lastly, what stats considering the stats pool is much less?.
1. Same as before ie 5.10 or close. Really.
2. Volt rush is garbage... keep it somewhere you wont need it.
3. Stormwatch tactical + Gathering storm set bonus for ling sorc. Its new op in making for good players.
4. Anything that says it increases force dmg.
5. No accuracy still. after achieving alacrity (A), pump rest in critical. really.

(A) I am waiting for my betters to calculate a break point that I can achieve myself without help of others.
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TrixxieTriss
11.11.2019 , 07:31 PM | #6
Thanks heaps guys. It certainly seems that the set bonus is needed because my Sorc is spec’d correctly on stats, but I do no where near the damage I see other lightning Sorcs do.

I will continue to try and build it up. But it’s been hard the last few days because I’m only getting healing set bonus drops or generic set bonuses.

I can’t fully express how F’ING pissed off I am at the healing set bonus drops. I would have a 5 piece lightning set by now if it dropped for the right spec. Must have done 20 flash points

So far I’ve only got one lightning piece and I had to buy that at the vendor.

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11.11.2019 , 07:40 PM | #7
That set bonus sounds like one of the juicier ones!

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merovejec
11.12.2019 , 12:26 AM | #8
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That set bonus sounds like one of the juicier ones!
Its indeed very nice!
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Ayushman
11.12.2019 , 09:14 PM | #9
One more tactical Eyrin's Haste is quite good too.
I'd say switching between Stormwatch and Eyrin's haste is prolly a good idea. Depending on match type that is.
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jedcjedcjedc
11.12.2019 , 10:22 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Ayushman View Post
One more tactical Eyrin's Haste is quite good too.
I'd say switching between Stormwatch and Eyrin's haste is prolly a good idea. Depending on match type that is.
pretty sure stormwatch beats out eyrins haste
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