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HOTR - Sorc - Inferno (Maelstrom) or Lightning backbar?

WhoSlappedThePie
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Hi guys,

What in your opinion is the better setup; Main bar lightning staff, infused, back bar lightning staff nirnhorned or lightning staff front bar and inferno staff (maelstrom, infused?) back bar? I don't have nirnhorn maelstrom staff only infused...

I used to use 2x lightning staves last patch and had good results, wondering if I can change it now to use the Maelstrom staff?

Thanks!
"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

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Magblade Darkelf
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  • Deyoz
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    I would use a inferno backbar if your group have a good concussion uptime and you doesn't use netch. Nirn increased your AoE Damage (like Liquid Lightning) / Infused increased your Light and Heavy Attacks soo its difficult to say what is better. I would prefer infused.

    Lightning backbar if you do something solo or in a foursome group (dungeons).
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    Yeah that's interesting, I think I'll use the maelstrom infused inferno on the back bar in trials. Also, I use a glyph of flame on the infused front bar; would that have to change? It'll become costly swapping kuta glyphs every time...
    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

    Current Toons (Max CP):
    Magsorc Breton
    Magblade Darkelf
    Stam DK Redguard
    Healer Templar High Elf
    Tank DK Argonian
    Stamblade Redguard

    Completed: vHoF | vMoL | vSO | vSO HM | vAA | vAA HM | vHR | vHR HM | vMA | vDSA
  • Deyoz
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    Inferno backbar ist perfect for trials, so go for it.

    Also, I use a glyph of flame on the infused front bar; would that have to change?

    I can't say you what is better. I would say shock ist slightly better but I really do not know :confused:

    Edited by Deyoz on September 6, 2017 11:52AM
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  • Deyoz
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    Other question: did you run vSO last week? I could swear I was with you in a group :joy:
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    Haha yes I've been running it every night :) I do remember you actually ha! Last night we completed vSO hard mode. Got my 3 TFS jewelry gold, finally...
    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

    Current Toons (Max CP):
    Magsorc Breton
    Magblade Darkelf
    Stam DK Redguard
    Healer Templar High Elf
    Tank DK Argonian
    Stamblade Redguard

    Completed: vHoF | vMoL | vSO | vSO HM | vAA | vAA HM | vHR | vHR HM | vMA | vDSA
  • Deyoz
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    Gratz hehe
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    xD
    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

    Current Toons (Max CP):
    Magsorc Breton
    Magblade Darkelf
    Stam DK Redguard
    Healer Templar High Elf
    Tank DK Argonian
    Stamblade Redguard

    Completed: vHoF | vMoL | vSO | vSO HM | vAA | vAA HM | vHR | vHR HM | vMA | vDSA
  • Deyoz
    Deyoz
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    But back again to the question: do u play with a pet? Because without a pet I've got 2,5k DPS more with inferno
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    Oh I just use the volatile familiar yeah but I can switch as I don't use necro. I'm 5x juli 4x moondancer 2x ilambris.

    I just like having the pet on :D
    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

    Current Toons (Max CP):
    Magsorc Breton
    Magblade Darkelf
    Stam DK Redguard
    Healer Templar High Elf
    Tank DK Argonian
    Stamblade Redguard

    Completed: vHoF | vMoL | vSO | vSO HM | vAA | vAA HM | vHR | vHR HM | vMA | vDSA
  • Deyoz
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    Oh I just use the volatile familiar yeah but I can switch as I don't use necro. I'm 5x juli 4x moondancer 2x ilambris.

    I just like having the pet on :D

    ok ok ok :D Did u ever played with aether? I'm interessted of a 4x IA 5x Juli and 2 Ilambris setup but I haven't a infused IA staff :cry:
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    Nah, aether or moondancer works the same really. Little difference in the 1st passive but other than that very similar. Both very strong.

    Only reason I have moondancer is because i have infused & sharpened staves :D lucky
    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

    Current Toons (Max CP):
    Magsorc Breton
    Magblade Darkelf
    Stam DK Redguard
    Healer Templar High Elf
    Tank DK Argonian
    Stamblade Redguard

    Completed: vHoF | vMoL | vSO | vSO HM | vAA | vAA HM | vHR | vHR HM | vMA | vDSA
  • Horowonnoe
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    This patch i personally use 2x lightning and a pet. This is because we have so many stamina in group it is my job as a sorc to provide them with offbalance.

    Also use shock enchant on yor infused front bar shock staff.
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  • WhoSlappedThePie
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    Horowonnoe wrote: »
    This patch i personally use 2x lightning and a pet. This is because we have so many stamina in group it is my job as a sorc to provide them with offbalance.

    Also use shock enchant on yor infused front bar shock staff.

    I use 2x lightning staff at the moment; one with a flame glyph to proc the Ilambris set. Doing some testing and working with a pr0 tester, he suggested that this is the way to go for 2x lightning staff.

    However, if there is already enough off balance in the group the best in slot would be 1x lightning (moondancer or whatever to complete the 4x set) and 1x inferno maelstrom infused...

    Why do you think differently? Thanks
    "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

    Current Toons (Max CP):
    Magsorc Breton
    Magblade Darkelf
    Stam DK Redguard
    Healer Templar High Elf
    Tank DK Argonian
    Stamblade Redguard

    Completed: vHoF | vMoL | vSO | vSO HM | vAA | vAA HM | vHR | vHR HM | vMA | vDSA
  • Deyoz
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    Horowonnoe wrote: »
    it is my job as a sorc to provide them with offbalance.

    Nah, not only yours! If you have experienced healer it 'll be enough to have maybe one "full" lightning sorc. I've tested it and we got a 80-90% off balance uptime, sometimes more. It is almost mandatory to move on to fire if we do a score run for example.
    Edited by Deyoz on September 8, 2017 4:54AM
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