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Hoko's Ultimate Hybrid Spec


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spellegren
12.30.2011 , 12:16 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by sw_dragon View Post
Thanks for the advice, but just one question. In your priorities.. how does lightning storm proc if you haven't invested a skill point in it?
Look at "Wrath" in the Madness tree. That's what procs for insta-cast Chain Lightning, with a 20% damage bonus to boot.

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sw_dragon
12.30.2011 , 12:33 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by spellegren View Post
Look at "Wrath" in the Madness tree. That's what procs for insta-cast Chain Lightning, with a 20% damage bonus to boot.
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Force Lighting until Wrath proc (short cast when it does, dont wait for this to finish for max dps), then cast Crushing Darkness if up, if not then Chain Lightning, if you get 2 procs in a row you have 1 free gcd before Chain Lightning is off cooldown again, now is a good time to use Affliction or Lightning Strike depending on timer of Affliction, but always Crushing Darkness -> Chain Lightning -> Force Lightning if both are in cooldown, and if Lightning Storm procs, instantly Chain Lightning before starting rotation over.
Mate no offense but reading that makes me think he is saying to squeeze an extra chain lightning into his rotation if storm procs, has nothing to do with wrath

maybe he means wrath and im totally confused

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frmorrison
12.30.2011 , 12:59 AM | #23
Nice hybrid build. The only thing I would change is the 5 yard range talent and 4% damage to two attacks in the lightning tree and change to the 9% cheaper force talent.

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#20...zMMkZcMcRs0z.1

You will have force issues when healing a flashpoint or group without the 9%.

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spellegren
12.30.2011 , 06:53 AM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by frmorrison View Post
Nice hybrid build. The only thing I would change is the 5 yard range talent and 4% damage to two attacks in the lightning tree and change to the 9% cheaper force talent.

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#20...zMMkZcMcRs0z.1

You will have force issues when healing a flashpoint or group without the 9%.
I agree with this, but I would also take the points out of Exsanguinate and keep Convection maxed, like so: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#20...c0MkZcMcRs0z.1

The extra damage from Convection is there every time you cast Chain Lightning, where as the benefits of Exsanguinate only apply if Affliction is able to run it's full course. As this build is not really DoT specced the only real point in casting Affliction is to proc Lightning Barrage, which only has a 50% chance on crit. So you are essentially using 2 talents points to add two crit chances that *might* (if the target is not already dead or Purged) have a 50/50 chance of procing a double speed Force Lightning. It's way too situational for my skill point money.

Of course different players and playstyles will value the talent differently, but to each their own.

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spellegren
12.30.2011 , 06:54 AM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by sw_dragon View Post
Mate no offense but reading that makes me think he is saying to squeeze an extra chain lightning into his rotation if storm procs, has nothing to do with wrath

maybe he means wrath and im totally confused
I'm really not sure what he meant then, as there is no way to fit Lightning Storm into this build. The way I read it, he thought that the only way to get an insta-cast Chain Lightning was from Lightning Storm, maybe he can clarify.

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Mentack
12.30.2011 , 10:52 AM | #26
I'm going to be trying a 5/13/23 build for PVE. I might switch 2 points from Dark mending to pick up Lingering Nightmares, as I don't really think I'll need to do much direct healing.

5/13/23 build:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#201GZfcM0dZcMfRsMkM.1

3/13/25 build:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#201hZfcM0dZcMfRsMkr.1

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spellegren
12.30.2011 , 11:11 AM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Mentack View Post
I'm going to be trying a 5/13/23 build for PVE. I might switch 2 points from Dark mending to pick up Lingering Nightmares, as I don't really think I'll need to do much direct healing.

5/13/23 build:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#201GZfcM0dZcMfRsMkM.1

3/13/25 build:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#201hZfcM0dZcMfRsMkr.1
I really feel like if you are going above 16/18 in Madness you really might as well go to 28 to fill out Creeping Death. It's a nice bit of "Surge" for all of your dots.

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Cythis
12.30.2011 , 04:22 PM | #28
Very close to the best build. +1
Cythis ~

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NewportBox
12.30.2011 , 06:51 PM | #29
It's good to see you here in SWTOR, Hoko! Your builds and rotations (Especially the Hoko Button™ lol) were great over in Rift, I look forward to seeing more here.

NewportBox

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Twiitty
12.30.2011 , 07:36 PM | #30
nice template. Hoko is back ! thanks man