I can’t really play hardcore like I used to, so I figure may as well give an end all be all guide to maybe make dps interesting again for people that are either bored of having no competition within their lock groups, or for people that want to be the best dps in clan, server, and/or the whole game.
This is for people willing to pay 100% full attention to one toon (dual log can ruin you if you’re not very good at it) and is extremely click intensive.
If you think this stuff isn’t as good as what you already do, or you think you are using some ultra setup that's actually better than this, you’re wrong. But that's okay. It just means you can progress, improve as a player. It means you still have stuff you can do other than camp all day.
There are going to be things in here that can help even casual players improve their clans raid knowledge.
Surface Gear: Surface gear is what I call gear that you have on basically at all times.
ARMOR: Full Doch Gul and a Bloodthorn Helm. Str > Dex.
WEAPON: Creidhne's Dagger of Ashes > Earth > Winter > Voidsworn Dagger of A > E > W > Shadowsworn Dagger of A > E > W > Void Gelebron Blade > Darksworn Dagger > Shadow Gelebron Blade > Edl Dagger
The new Dino Daggers are exceptional and fix the nagging bug/mechanic that plagues Gelebron Blades. While the Gelebron skill is decent and situationally usable at bosses with low elemental resists, it stops your auto attacks while the skills animation goes off, making it lose dps in most other situations. The new Daggers skills are truly instant cast, which makes them gain dps in every situation!
NECKLACE: Ankou's Necklace of Assassins > Godly > Ankou's Necklace of Brawlers > Imperial > Godly Necklace of Brawlers > Royal Necklace of Shadows > Imperial Necklace of Brawlers > Runic Valor > Majestic Necklace of Shadows > Royal Brawlers > Majestic Brawlers
CHARM/MISCELLANEOUS: Godly Bloodleaf Charm of Ferocity > Imperial > Royal > Sunfire charms
The new Dino amulets are also best in slot here, with the dagger ability ones slightly beating out the h2h ability ones because of the attack/damage boost from the dagger ability and the direct damage to quickstrike.
BRACELETS: Illusions of the Apostate > Knowledge of the Apostate > Godly Ingenuity > Imperial Ingenuity > Royal Ingenuity > Guilt of the Banished > Godly Proteus Dex Str Atk > Majestic Ingenuity > Imperial Proteus Dex Str Atk
Apostates are the new best bracelets in the game at the moment, coming in at a clean 300 damage along with 200 beneficial stats (100 if you get Knowledge instead of Illusions). They are also the only camp-able braces in the game, as they spawn off of an extremely rare (Used to be 1/5k, now potentially 1/10k) mob spawn in Alchemical Quarters. The only downside is no attack bonuses on them, but with all the gear available nowadays you can make up for it in other locations.
RINGS: Godly Divine Ring > Godly Bloodthorn Band of Ferocity > Godly Bloodthorn Band of Subtlety > Imperial Bloodthorn Band of Ferocity > Imperial Bloodthorn Band of Subtlety >
*STILL IN PROGRESS*
PET: Ice Dragon is the strongest, because bosses higher up in importance are weak to it (205/210). Fire on 185/195, poison in Carrow and on Hrung, Magic if you just like the look, it’s not bad anywhere
BATTLEMOUNT: Before I say which, I hate battle mounts. Everyone is always sitting on one now, so it makes everything impossible to see, it has the same 3 animations for everything, and the mount whistle setback is stupid. Anyways you want highest tier Wolf unless you can have a crush lure for everything, then use Horse. Or just wait till otm releases some sort of Dragon Hatchling Mount that needs 6 way too rare chest only Mount Eggs and blows all the others out of the water like they did with pets.
In Doch Gul with all godly surface gear, you want 6k hp minimum for Gelebron in full DG, it’s enough to live the first 2 aoes if you resto spam unless he gets a high roll/you are runed. Every third aoe Gelebron does is a just a lame 1k chaos aoe unless youre runed, so use that time to resto spam yourself up to full so you can live the next aoe.
For the rest of your points in DG set, go full str, or at least 75% str 25%dex. If you dont have full dg, dont go full str. Shadowstrike is the strongest Rogue dps skill on Gelebron, and if you do not have dg your attack is likely pretty low, so 0 dex means lower accuracy. The less high tier gear/dg you have, the more dex you need.
In order of most dps gained as of right now, it goes
1. Quickstrike - you cast it a ton and it doesn’t mess with any auto attacks
2. Rend - Unlapped, rend is number 2 at the moment. If you know a lot of ppl use 50 rend, don’t bother unless its your 6th skill. When Otm fixed Server Lag across servers, rend changed from 3 ticks to 8, making it usable in endgame builds. I don’t know if the change to it was intended or not, if it was’nt, I hope they leave it because otherwise rend sucks.
3 Double Attack - the most consistent skill, it takes 1.5 seconds to cast and never misses with a 15s cooldown, guarantees a gain of 60% of one auto attack every cast (One auto hasted is 1.1s)
4. Sneaky Attack - The highest dps gain per single cast, but with such a slow recast time it is just decent dps overall
5. Shadowstrike - Feast or Famine skill, if it hits youre golden, if it doesn’t youre screwed. Number 1 on Gelebron, Hrung, and in Carrow
6. Poison Weapon - Extremely consistent skill if you stay alive, the more attack you have the stronger it is. Number 2 on Hrung and in Carrow.
7. Assassinate - does like 100-200 more damage than sneaky, you can only use it 1-3 times a boss, and it misses. It sucks ass. To put it into perspective, 3 hit lvl 50 assassinates with swapped mord assassinate brace will lose 1 and a half autos, so about 1200 damage on any given boss in exchange for an average of 3-3.5k damage, net gain of 1800-2300 in each cast, so 5400-6900 damage. Quickstrike does the entirety of Assassinates maximum dps output in 5 casts. And you cast it 90 times.
Swapping gear brings your dps output to another level, it’s one of the things that separates the good players from the best players.
A godly Gele Sneaky ring adds 2700 bonus damage to Sneaky attack, thats equal to about 1200 Str worth of damage. On top of the untouchable direct damage, they also give you skillpoints. Now you might be thinking “The skills I use are already 45/45 or 50/50”. That may be true, but with swaps you can add an entire extra level 50 skill for free (Or even 2 if youre swappy enough, though the time it takes up to swap the extra swaps needed for Assassinate 7th skill over the 12 minutes or so before it is able to be cast usually loses more dps than Ass gains.) That means you add an entire skills worth of dps to your total dps output. Which can be an absolutely massive gain. A non full dg player that 6 skill swaps can beat a full dg player that does not.
Basically just lower the skillpoints added in each skill so that you only hit 50 points in it if you swap. It makes casual playing harder but you get used to it. Enough swaps and youll be able to swap another lvl 50 skill for free. This means you need lots of hotbar slots to optimise it. Watch my Killing Mord With a Cruel Knife Youtube video to get a glimpse of what it was like for me in early stages of learning. You need to swap the stuff on, use the skill, swap back to surface gear, and repeat for every skill you have swaps for until the boss is dead.
Quickstrike: Mordris Brace and Gelebron ring, swap on before every cast, swap off after. As of right now my Qs does up to 6800 damage and can crit for over 3k on Proteus.
Shadowstrike: Osan Shadowstrike Amulet or Ridge Shadowstrike Ring (Or both if you want 7 skills/need the points for 6). 15 points and 230 dex and 800 cunning, it makes your ss 300-450 damage stronger per swap than a normal 50 ss
Rend: Mord or Aggy ring, Aggy Brace too if you need the points, but you won’t for 6 swap. Rend has no str or direct damage ring, so this one is easy
Poison Weapon: Swap on your highest Pw ring along with your osan ammy, the huge dex and cun make your pw a hell of a lot stronger, or if you have ingen just swap the osan ammy on.
Double Attack: Swap 100 Cold Ring on and an Ice gelebron blade or Mord spear every cast at 205/210 edl, Fire at 185/195, Poison spear and Poison one in Carrow/At Hrung. For 6 Swap you can use an alchem ring to reach 6 skills, but as you upgrade gear remove it as soon as possible, you won’t need it forever
Sneaky attack: Gelebron Sneak Ring and Swap a Gele Blade on.
Assassinate: It sucks ass but if you really want it you’ll need to have a Qs/Assassinate Spider Charm and Assass Mord brace, put on a Gele Blade or Mord Spear
Now, regarding Double Attack and Sneaky attack, there are ways to apply the 30% cooldown reductions you get from Necro braces to their casts without having them on full time, making them up to 30% stronger across the board (30% more casts is equal to 30% more damage), but I do not support it. I believe its a bug and therefore won’t abuse it. If you know how to do it good for you, if you don’t know how, don’t ask me, I wont tell you.
Rogues are still the best dps in the game, Rangers don’t come close in pure damage. The bosses rangers can win at are Proteus and Gelebron, two bosses where Rogues are off of the boss 20% of the time, and a good swaprogue can still get those kills.
Well, now you know some of what it takes to maximise your dps on bosses, good luck going for it.
Edit: Typo, thanks bum
Last edited by Toothpick on Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:52 am, edited 4 times in total.
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