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Flourish Shot - Use at all times or no?

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Flourish Shot - Use at all times or no?

Halandriel's Avatar

07.08.2012 , 10:57 AM | #1
Hey guys,

Level 50 sharpshooter Gunslinger here... This question mostly applies to a raiding setup.
I was reading up on rotation/priority and I wondered what you guys' thoughts are on Flourish Shot.

Some use it as an opener, some seem to use it on CD (or when the 45s ticker is up). For instance, the guide on Noxxic places it first on the priority list.

I rarely use it in a flashpoint/ops setup since the damage output is minimal and I rely on others for the debuff. Should I be using this skill more often?

Edit: sorry for wrongfully posting this in the 'smuggler' forum, rather than the gunslinger forum. Could've sworn I clicked Gunslinger

PariahMessiah's Avatar

07.08.2012 , 11:50 AM | #2
If your ops has a gaurdian/gunnery commando and they're on the same boss as you, only use it as an opener (instant 20% armor debuff vs theirs they have to build up). Beyond that no (unless armor debuff falls off the boss). It no longer stacks and it does less damage than your basic shot.

Halandriel's Avatar

07.08.2012 , 12:35 PM | #3
Thanks Pariah, I thought as much... Though I didn't know about the build up.

RickAdams's Avatar

07.09.2012 , 11:20 AM | #4
I only use this if I have to move into position or run around and my other instant abilties are on CD. As was stated above it doesn't stack with any other armor debuffs and the only reason why I even bother in these situations is that are debuff is instantly 20% and is insurance in case somebody else's debuff falls off.

jedip_enguin's Avatar

07.11.2012 , 09:12 AM | #5
I use it on elites when I'm soloing, other than that it doesn't see much use outside of Boss openers.
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Gassygunslinger's Avatar

07.11.2012 , 04:44 PM | #6
Remember, it also nixes healing. Very useful in PvP.
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