[Clockwork City] The "Boom Build" – Rambo style tanking for veteran dungeons

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    Jkronc

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    Is this all attributes in magika, stamina, or a mixture of all 3?

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    tkviking2

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    Jkronc said on May 30, 2017 :

    Is this all attributes in magika, stamina, or a mixture of all 3?

    Depends on what chants you run and what pieces of armour you have. I like to pump up health until 30K – then dump rest in Magicka.

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    Koxinga

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    I’m trying to adapt your build for myself after a few months away.  I however am working only with 300 CP, is there a reasonable guideline for how you would prioritize points and what benchmarks for health and magicka to shoot for under those conditions?

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    Koxinga said on June 7, 2017 :

    I’m trying to adapt your build for myself after a few months away. I however am working only with 300 CP, is there a reasonable guideline for how you would prioritize points and what benchmarks for health and magicka to shoot for under those conditions?

    Good question. I would still aim for around 30K health – that really is a minimum to tank effectively (though experienced tanks can probably get away with around 25K for veteran dungeons).

    • In the blue tree, your priority should be to reach Elemental Expert first (because it boosts everything) – then Thaumaturge – then Blessed. Max out Elfborn last
    • In the read tree – get Elemental and Hardy first. After that, it’s a wash and you can just put points into the rest as you get them.
    • Get to 100 in Arcanist in the green tree because you need all the regen you can get. After that, put everything into Shadow Ward until you reach the right level.

    Hope that helps a bit. If you are struggling with sustain, consider replacing Thunderbug with Black Rose.

     

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    Dogfaceg

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    Is the 30k health with food ?

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    Ordinator3

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    why not just use alkosh its a stronger dot + more group viable

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    Ordinator3 said on June 27, 2017 :

    why not just use alkosh its a stronger dot + more group viable

    I do that on my trial tank. But few things:

    1) In a Veteran Dungeons (particularly in the random group finder) – good luck finding someone to synergize you enough to make it viable.

    2) Alkosh has crappy tanking stats and since you are not going to be blocking much, you really need some defence

    3) Alkosh does not benefit from the Elemental tree (it is physical damage – Thunderbug is lightning)

     

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    Dogfaceg said on June 25, 2017 :

    Is the 30k health with food ?

    Yes, this is buffed with food

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    mandroid

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    Hi!

    I have tested this build and it´s really fun. Have tried it in all vet dungeons except cradle of shadows with success. I almost have a full leeching plate set and gonna try it out soon and replace thunderbug. I have a question. Does chokethorn proc from the healing caused by the two sets when they proc? Or maybe other healing sets that proc. Does Sentinel of Rkugamz proc by the sets?  Sometimes I feel i need a little more healing especially when farming dungeons solo. I want to try some new combos for automatic self heal because i need all magica for the aoe skills not green dragon blood and skills like that. Sometimes I skip unrelenting grip and put in proximity detonation thats fun to.

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    tkviking2

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    Proxy detonation! Interesting idea :-)

    Not sure about the other proc sets. If you struggle with resources, I would use Black Rose instead of Thunderbug and keep Grothdar. Black Rose should fix any sustain issues you have and you can pop green dragon to your heart’s content.

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    Niidhoggr

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    I’m enjoying this build a LOT, it’s what got me into being the main tank into my group of friends for dungeoning. I just completed it, i just need to complete the cp distribuition. I was wondering, does this build work in pvp or it needs tweeking?

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    tkviking2

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    I am testing the build a little more to figure out best CP distribution (and Mundus stone) for HoTR.

    Currently, I am looking at whether it is possible to switch to 5L/2H and still get enough armour by dumping some CP into Light Armour specialisation. If possible, this build will rock even more (more penetration, more recovery). Will keep you guys posted.

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    tkviking2

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    Niidhoggr said on August 28, 2017 :

    I’m enjoying this build a LOT, it’s what got me into being the main tank into my group of friends for dungeoning. I just completed it, i just need to complete the cp distribuition. I was wondering, does this build work in pvp or it needs tweeking?

    I have not taken this build into PvP. But I suspect it might be fun when you meet a zerg :)

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