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[Guide] The Watchmen and Combat PvE basics

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[Guide] The Watchmen and Combat PvE basics

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BlznSmri
12.06.2012 , 04:06 PM | #91
Bumpity bump bump.

They need to change something about sentinels so I can write about it...
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HemiHilliard
12.06.2012 , 04:22 PM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by BlznSmri View Post
Bumpity bump bump.

They need to change something about sentinels so I can write about it...
In a good way tho lol

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Navcire
12.07.2012 , 10:58 PM | #93
The 30% crit mentioned for Watchmen. Is that pre or post buffs?

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BlznSmri
12.08.2012 , 04:42 PM | #94
Quote: Originally Posted by Navcire View Post
The 30% crit mentioned for Watchmen. Is that pre or post buffs?
Pre buffs.
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thasensei
12.12.2012 , 12:38 PM | #95
First of all, awesome information in this thread, thank you very much!

How does Focus spec stack up in single-target damage since the 1.4 changes? I imagine you lose utility, but I'm curious how it compares with regards to DPS.

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BlznSmri
12.12.2012 , 12:57 PM | #96
Just about everything I've seen is that in single target fights it does upwards of 100 dps less than Watchmen and Combat. In AoE fights like Writhing Horror, if you're on add duty, it will do just a bit better than Watchmen and Combat, but otherwise, I wouldn't even bother.

Lolsmashing is (in my opinion) for PvP and don't flow too well for PvE.
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Shadowseve
12.13.2012 , 02:29 AM | #97
I've been looking for a guide like this awesome man thanks.

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BlznSmri
12.13.2012 , 09:08 AM | #98
Off topic, but I feel REALLY dirty when Dispatch crits with the Precision Slash buff up... 6k crit without stim/ inspiration.

Also, going on in the Marauder version of this thread is a breakdown of Precision Slash rotations for Combat spec used by people that do way more DPS than me (admittedly, my Sentinel is alt status right now).

Both player's PS rotations are fairly similar and break down as such.

1. Blade Rush > Pause 1 GCD > Precision Slash > Master Strike > Blade Storm.
2. Blade Rush > GCD > Precision Slash > Blade Rush > Blade Rush > Blade Rush > (4th BR if in Zen) > Blade Storm.

This guarantees that Blade Storm will always crit (hitting for close to 4k as opposed to 5-6k ith current gear) while giving Blade Rush and its forced Ataru Form procs a 100% armor penetration.

Another thing is in my suggestion of using Cauterize just before a PS cycle there's a major chance that Combat Trance buff will fall off and not have a chance to get reapplied before you're able to use Blade Storm, losing the crit buff (This might have been pointed out already in this thread, if not then in my Marauder one). This mostly applies to Master Strike + Blade Storm cycles.

I personally still prefer to do a PS cycle of;
BR > PS > Blade Storm > BRx2-3
but I haven't played around with the other cycles just yet.


Food for thought really.
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DrGun
12.13.2012 , 10:15 PM | #99
Sticky! Love this, keep it coming!

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Moedin
12.15.2012 , 09:20 AM | #100
Focus PvE Build

I am only lvl 40 right now. Wanted to give it a go with Focus, what you think? I need something with leveling livability because I find single targets a bore and groups get me good. Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I like what Focus has to offer, wasn't sure if I should skip out on Force Exhaustion till later and go with the 3% Accuracy early... trying to figure my self out.

Also, did stat priority change for 1.6? I'm also trying to get my gear in order (been outta the game since Feb )

+1 for sticky!