At The Beginning

So, the question that you may be thinking right now is why start a blog on a Trickster Rogue build when there are so many other builds out there?  The answer could be that I find other builds often ignore the main function of a Rogue, which is single target DPS.  It could be that I’m a narcissist and think my build is just the best build ever.  Maybe, I just want to hook a bunch of TR players so, later, I can ask for money so I can finally retire from the strip club.  The fact is, I just enjoy playing the game, and I have found, through trial and error, a build that is highly effective for PVE and I like to share things that work.  The future retirement from the strip club is just a bonus.

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So, getting down to business, why a Trickster Rogue?  Well, TRs take a lot of skill to master and, no matter how good, a well geared Great Weapon Fighter will always out DPS a BIS TR.  That’s what we hear all the time, anyway, and I want you to know that that is pure nonsense.  In fact, it really irritates me.  Every class has it’s job in the party.  The TR’s main function is single target DPS.  The GWF’s main job is to exercise the fingers of button mashers.

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Just kidding.

GWFs are like a shotgun blast of DPS to everything.  So, when I say TRs can out DPS GWFs, I mean that, sometimes, we won’t out DPS them against large crowds of monsters, but what we lack there, we make up for at the bosses where we (should) do more damage than any other class, and make bosses die.

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“I know there’s a peridot in here somewhere…”

To that end, I’m sharing my build here.  I believe that you can always improve on a build and I absolutely don’t know as much as some players out there.  Take this guide as it was intended, as a helpful tool to help refine and improve PVE TRs.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment!  Take a look and I hope it helps!

 

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