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  1. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Aedfrith View Post
    What level are you?
    What sort of solo - PVP or landscape?
    Single-target or AOE?
    Do you want to do lots of damage quickly or be slow but safe?

    For me during generic landscape fights, especially if under-geared, 1H+shield plus CA/GW bleed spread works nicely to thin mobs out while going through the SL/DB chain on the mob I'm fighting.
    And revealing mark is so much better for your health than telling.
    105 - Two Handed - Red Line - Preparing for solo content in Mordor

    Was wondering about the most efficient combos (Highest dps)
    Last edited by ValdrX; Jan 31 2019 at 07:32 AM.

  2. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by ValdrX View Post
    105 - Two Handed - Red Line - Preparing for solo content in Mordor

    Was wondering about the most efficient combos (Highest dps)
    In Mordor, particularly Talath Urui, fast DPS is secondary to staying alive. In TU, mobs do fire damage so watch your tactical mit. You also have to make sure you get light gear ASAP.
    105s: Aedfrith (HN), Aldnoth (CP), Brai (RK), Hrolfdan (MN), Aeldfryd (WD), Morriarty (CH), Aednoth (LM), Mishhar (BR), Hraldan (GR), Rummbold (BG). Tinies - Rumbelina (MN), Aenghus (CP)
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  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValdrX View Post
    105 - Two Handed - Red Line - Preparing for solo content in Mordor

    Was wondering about the most efficient combos (Highest dps)
    In general Captain does pretty low DPS and is one of the slowest killers among classes, but you can at least do as much as you're able to boost up your DPS and rotation is particularly important for that with Captain. First make sure you have good legacies for your legendary weapon. Some of these are subjective to how you want to play, but for boosting DPS at least make sure you have Battle-readied damage buff, and Melee Critical Skills Damage. For maximum DPS and survivability you want to make sure you keep all of your self buffs up as much as you can, those being Battle-readied state, Battle-hardened, and Blade of Elendil light damage. You may know this already if you're at 105, but just in case

    -Battle-readied: Battle shout, Shadow's Lament, and Time of need (if you decide to trait it) all put you in a Battle-readied state. Pressing Attack and Devastating Blow remove your Battle-readied state.

    -Battle-hardened: Devastating Blow and Pressing attack put you in a Battle-hardened state. Blade of Elendil removes your Battle hardened state.

    -Blade of Elendil: Blade of Elendil gives you an extra light damage buff. Nothing removes this buff except its duration ending.

    So because some skills put up buffs, and others take them away, you don't just want to fire them off as soon as you can use them. You want to use them at the right time to keep all your buffs up at once. Naturally there's some variation depending on what is needed for fights but here's what a basic rotation might look like.

    -Battle shout
    -Sure Strike (lowers the cooldown of Battle shout while in a Battle-readied state)
    -Devastating Blow or Pressing attack (depending on if single target or AOE is needed)
    -Shadow's Lament
    -Cutting attack
    -Grave wound (will apply an AOE DoT in red if hitting a target already hit with cutting attack)
    -Blade of Elendil*** - You want to use Blade of Elendil right before Battle shout or Shadow's Lament are coming off cooldown, but not immediately as the skill is available. From there use Devastating Blow or Pressing attack, THEN back to battle shout or Shadow's Lament and at that point you should have all three buffs up at once and if you keep an eye on when buffs are expiring, and be sure to use your skills in the correct order corresponding to that, you should be able to maximize your DPS.

    Give it some practice and you will get the hang of it, it's not too bad. Hopefully after his work on other classes Vastin will get around to Captains and one of the things he will do is give us a bit of a DPS boost. It would be greatly appreciated in solo play, and while in group play we don't need to be doing as much as the top DPS, I think we should at least be able to do 50-60% of what they are doing. The parses I'm seeing floating around don't seem to indicate that's happening most of the time though, so we'll see when they get to us.

  4. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeneth View Post
    In general Captain does pretty low DPS and is one of the slowest killers among classes, but you can at least do as much as you're able to boost up your DPS and rotation is particularly important for that with Captain. First make sure you have good legacies for your legendary weapon. Some of these are subjective to how you want to play, but for boosting DPS at least make sure you have Battle-readied damage buff, and Melee Critical Skills Damage. For maximum DPS and survivability you want to make sure you keep all of your self buffs up as much as you can, those being Battle-readied state, Battle-hardened, and Blade of Elendil light damage. You may know this already if you're at 105, but just in case

    -Battle-readied: Battle shout, Shadow's Lament, and Time of need (if you decide to trait it) all put you in a Battle-readied state. Pressing Attack and Devastating Blow remove your Battle-readied state.

    -Battle-hardened: Devastating Blow and Pressing attack put you in a Battle-hardened state. Blade of Elendil removes your Battle hardened state.

    -Blade of Elendil: Blade of Elendil gives you an extra light damage buff. Nothing removes this buff except its duration ending.

    So because some skills put up buffs, and others take them away, you don't just want to fire them off as soon as you can use them. You want to use them at the right time to keep all your buffs up at once. Naturally there's some variation depending on what is needed for fights but here's what a basic rotation might look like.

    -Battle shout
    -Sure Strike (lowers the cooldown of Battle shout while in a Battle-readied state)
    -Devastating Blow or Pressing attack (depending on if single target or AOE is needed)
    -Shadow's Lament
    -Cutting attack
    -Grave wound (will apply an AOE DoT in red if hitting a target already hit with cutting attack)
    -Blade of Elendil*** - You want to use Blade of Elendil right before Battle shout or Shadow's Lament are coming off cooldown, but not immediately as the skill is available. From there use Devastating Blow or Pressing attack, THEN back to battle shout or Shadow's Lament and at that point you should have all three buffs up at once and if you keep an eye on when buffs are expiring, and be sure to use your skills in the correct order corresponding to that, you should be able to maximize your DPS.

    Give it some practice and you will get the hang of it, it's not too bad. Hopefully after his work on other classes Vastin will get around to Captains and one of the things he will do is give us a bit of a DPS boost. It would be greatly appreciated in solo play, and while in group play we don't need to be doing as much as the top DPS, I think we should at least be able to do 50-60% of what they are doing. The parses I'm seeing floating around don't seem to indicate that's happening most of the time though, so we'll see when they get to us.
    Amazing! Just what I was looking for

  5. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Issack View Post
    2 - Use revealing mark on the dps target. If your dps is good enough on red line as you claim, you should be able to get enough healing from it to survive. I don't recommend going yellow line for quests as it makes it 10 times slower.
    3 - Abuse Fighting Withdrawal. Don't care about the stun removal, for 30 seconds you get + 60% parry which means taking almost no dmg on melee encounters, which are the vast majority.
    Thank you SO much for this advice! It has helped me tremendously.
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