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Discharge - when to use it as deception?

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Discharge - when to use it as deception?

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jigxlt
12.27.2011 , 01:05 PM | #1
My basic rotation is maul until low enery then spam the basic attack. Im only lvl 18, but im noy sure whether to use discharge. I need to know bc on the 2nd tier of the talent tree i have to put points into buffing discharge or buffing jolt. Any imput?

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LordHartigan
12.27.2011 , 01:11 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by jigxlt View Post
My basic rotation is maul until low enery then spam the basic attack. Im only lvl 18, but im noy sure whether to use discharge. I need to know bc on the 2nd tier of the talent tree i have to put points into buffing discharge or buffing jolt. Any imput?
I am same level deception and I use discharge all the time. Right now you should just have Dark Charge and Lightning Charge. The Dark Charge Discharge is aoe and reduces enemies accuracy in area of effect for 18 seconds. Lightning Charge discharge is dot damge to one enemy. For now do not be afraid of using discharge when available as it is one of your more damaging abilities. Just have the appropriate charge (Lightning/Dark) depending on what you're doing at the time.

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jigxlt
12.27.2011 , 01:59 PM | #3
But is it worth it ? Is the energy cost worth it when i could be spamming maul?

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punman
12.27.2011 , 02:24 PM | #4
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But is it worth it ? Is the energy cost worth it when i could be spamming maul?
Don't spam Maul without an EW proc.
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Jumpboots
12.27.2011 , 02:35 PM | #5
yes it's worth it if you are a deception assassin. as you go up the tree you can spec for discharge which makes it quite powerful.
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jigxlt
12.27.2011 , 02:36 PM | #6
Shoot. Imdoinitwrong. I need to read some rotation guides ><

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punman
12.27.2011 , 02:38 PM | #7
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Shoot. Imdoinitwrong. I need to read some rotation guides ><
Yay, enlightenment!
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LordHartigan
12.27.2011 , 02:47 PM | #8
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But is it worth it ? Is the energy cost worth it when i could be spamming maul?
I would say discharge when you can, maul when you can't. If you come across a good rotation guide or advice, please post.

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Marfoir
12.27.2011 , 03:44 PM | #9
Dark Discharge is great for AoE situations
Lightning Discharge is good for fighting stronger enemies what will live for a while

vs small groups of normal or weak enemies, you can probably skip Discharge...until...

At 20 you can pick up Surging Charge. Always use Surging Discharge when it's available.
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Makhbet
12.27.2011 , 05:14 PM | #10
Once you get Surging Charge you should use Discharge every time it's available. I'm level 39 atm and Surging Discharge with 5 stacks of Static Charge deals the most dmg for me, and when less than 5 stacks only Maul with Duplicity proc does comparable dmg. Once I get Voltaic Slash in a few quests I'll see how does it compare, and how boosted Shock compares.
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